Monterey Bay F.C. will celebrate Pride Night at Cardinale Stadium on Saturday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m. Players will don Union Pride training tops during warm-ups, which will be signed and auctioned with all proceeds benefiting local LGBTQ+ organizations. The first 1,000 fans to enter Cardinale Stadium will receive a commemorative “Monterey Bay F.C.” Pride Night wristband. Union Pride merchandise will available for purchase in the stadium team store.
ABOUT MONTEREY PENINSULA PRIDE:
In April 2017, a group of residents from across the Monterey Peninsula collaborated on planning the first Monterey Peninsula Pride (MPP) Celebration and Parade. After two years of celebrating online, Monterey Peninsula Pride (MPP) is thrilled to announce that their annual LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration and Parade will be held in-person this summer. Please join them on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Custom House Plaza – Monterey State Historic Park for a day of friendship, love, and Pride.
This year their theme is Out and Proud. The strain and solitude of the past two years have had a heightened impact on the LGBTQ+ community and legislation like the Don’t Say Gay bill in Florida continues to create shame where there should be Pride. This event will not only celebrate the LGBTQ+ community – but be a space for collective healing in our region.
ABOUT SALINAS VALLEY PRIDE:
Salinas Valley Pride Celebrations is an all-volunteer based local nonprofit which creates spaces for LGBTQ+ people through social events, community partnerships and a scholarship program with the goal of making the Salinas Valley a more inclusive place to live, work and visit.