As temperatures rose for the first day in November, about 60 people gathered signs and marched through CSU Monterey Bay in support of trans and non-binary rights on Thursday afternoon.
The event was organized by Pride CSUMB and ended at the student center where people gathered for discussions on solidarity for LGBTQ+ rights.
Pride CSUMB president Ulises Dueñez says the march came to fruition quickly after a club meeting last week when people voiced their thoughts on coming together as a marginalized group after a recent memo from the Trump Administration discussing stricter definitions of gender.
"There was a lot of emotions and lots of people wanted to show their advocacy," says Dueñez. "We decided to take it in our own hands to organize an event."
Dueñez says since the memo, there has been a lot of conversations in his social circles about how to come together as a community.