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El Monte Kicks-off the San Gabriel Valley Pride Tour 2023 with PRIDE NIGHT at the Farmers Market

El Monte, CA – On Thursday, June 1, the City of El Monte, in partnership with the San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ+ Center and the San Gabriel Valley Pride Roundtable, will kick-off the San Gabriel Valley Pride Tour 2023 by hosting PRIDE Night during the Farmers Market on Main St. Thousands of individuals and families are expected to attend PRIDE Night which will feature a musical performance by Mariachi Arcoiris, the first and only LGBTQ+ Mariachi in the word. The City is also partnering with the Queer Mercado, the first Latino marketplace focusing on LGBTQ+ businesses and brands, to welcome vendors that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and Latino heritage. In addition, this family-friendly event aims to educate the community, build acceptance and allyship while positioning the San Gabriel Valley as a welcoming region to queer and transgender people and families.

El Monte’s PRIDE Night will mark the beginning of the SGV Pride Tour 2023 which will consist of eight coordinated events throughout the San Gabriel Valley, organized by the San Gabriel Valley Pride Roundtable, a collaborative effort formed by the SGV LGBTQ+ Center, Mayors, City Councilmembers, and Community Leaders from across the SGV. This kick-off event will set the tone for the rest of the tour, creating an atmosphere of unity, acceptance, and love.


FEATURING:

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis City of El Monte Elected Officials The San Gabriel Valley LGBTQ+ Center San Gabriel Valley Pride Roundtable elected officials and community leaders

PRIDE Night will welcome thousands of individuals and families to celebrate the SGV queer and transgender communities while enjoying music from Mariachi Arcoiris and vendors from The Queer Mercado


SGV PRIDE TOUR SCHEDULE:

  • June 1 from 5pm-9pm: City of El Monte’s Pride Night at the Farmer's Market

  • June 3 from 8:30am-12pm: Cities of Alhambra & Monterey Park 3rd Annual SGV Pride & Parade Festival

  • June 4 from 11am-3pm: Cities of La Puente & City of Industry: Brunch by the Bridge, Pride Resource Fair

  • June 10 from 10am-6pm: City of Altadena: 2nd Annual LGBTQ+ Pride Walkabout

  • June 15 from 7pm-9pm: SGV LGBTQ+ Center: Gayme Night, Pride Loteria

  • June 24 from 6pm-9pm: City of Pasadena: 2nd Annual Pride Festival - Love, Loud & Proud

  • June 29 from 5:30pm-9pm: City of Baldwin Park: Pride Mixer, Resource Fair & Concert

  • ● June 30 from 5pm-7pm: Hacienda Heights: Pride at the Park

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