The 11th annual Salinas Valley Pride Celebrations put the local LGBTQ+ community in the spotlight on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Central Park in Salinas. Supporters came out to celebrate Pride with informational booths, games, painting, food and performances, including a fabulous drag show. Performers danced to lively pop songs as the crowd enjoyed the show.

More than 200 people attended the three-hour afternoon event, the nonprofit's first since the pandemic. They celebrated their 10-year anniversary in 2019. 

Members of the community celebrated and also got emotional, with some speakers sharing stories of coming out in some powerful speeches.

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