Pride

Woodland Pride Week 2021

We are proud to announce that CommuniCare Health Centers will be hosting Woodland’s first full week of LGBTQ+ Pride!

Join us for 5 days of engaging and empowering events that begin Monday, June 14 and end with a community PRIDE MARCH & CELEBRATION on Friday, June 18 at Woodland Community College (2300 E. Gibson Rd.)

As part of CommuniCare Health Centers’ Behavioral Health department, Elevate Queer Yolo is supporting and advocating for the LGBTQ+ Community in Yolo County, as well as fostering understanding and ties with the larger community through various outreach programs and events, including a 2021 Pride celebration.

Pride Week Events

All events are open to the public, completely free, and overseen by Elevate Queer Yolo, an LGBTQ-focused resource for youth and young adults in Yolo County.

Theme: Education

1-4pm, You are invited to participate in three virtual Panel discussions on zoom to kick-off Woodland Pride Week! 1-4 pm

Join the discussion! Register to receive the zoom invite for each discussion.

1 pm – Queer 101

Come learn the basics about LGBT+ identities and communities. As apart of the first ever Woodland Pride Celebration we will be hosting a week long celebration both virtually and in person! Join us for a virtual LGBT+ 101 Training! Register for this event

2 pm – Parents, Families, & Allies – Moderated by PFLAG Sacramento

Join us for a discussion around how to be an affirming person in an LGBT+ person’s life! As apart of the first ever Woodland Pride Celebration we will be hosting a week long celebration both virtually and in person! Join us for a virtual panel discussion on how to be an affirming ally to the LGBT+ folks in your life! This panel will focus on how to be an ally for friends and family. Register for this event

 3 pm – Coming Out – Moderated by Rev. Anne McKeever

Join us for a panel of local LGBT+ folks sharing their lived experiences! As apart of the first ever Woodland Pride Celebration we will be hosting a week long celebration both virtually and in person! Join us for a virtual coming out panel! Come here from local LGBT+ people about their experiences coming out and living authentically in woodland and the surrounding areas. Register for this event

To attend these virtual events, please register on Eventbrite

Theme: Sexual Health

11 am – 1 pm (in-person): Sexual Health and STI/HIV Testing. Woodland Community College (2300 E. Gibson Rd, Woodland, 95776)

WCC students can come to WCC and get tested for STI/HIV and learn about sexual health from our sexual health educators. 

2pm-3pm (virtual): Prep Yourself! Queer Safe Sex & HIV Prevention Talk – Kenna Cook and Kelsie Hale

Join us for a virtual LGBT+ sexual health education session! Come learn the basics about LGBT+ sexual health and HIV prevention, including the once daily prevention drug, PrEP, and how to access it through CommuniCare Health Centers for FREE!

To attend the virtual event, please register on Eventbrite

Theme: Youth

Open to: all youth ages 10-18

1-3 pm: LGBTQ+ Youth event at the Woodland Public Library 

Youth (10-18) can join Elevate Queer Yolo in the  to make signs for the Pride march, tie dye, make buttons, and learn about LBGTQ history.

Location: Woodland Public Library Courtyard (250 First St, Woodland, 95695)

Theme: Young Adults

Open to: all community members over 18

4pm-5 pm (IRL): Queer Peers, LGBTQ+ Young Adults meetup at Woodland Community College

Open to all young adult (over 18) community members in Yolo County. Please join us at the Eagles Perch for the kickoff event of our Queer Peers bi-weekly meetup. We will be making art, celebrating Pride and providing refreshments.

Location: WCC Eagle’s Perch (2300 E. Gibson Rd, Woodland, 95776 – Building 800)

Theme: Celebrate!!!

All community members are welcome

9:00am – 3:30 pm: Get your COVID-19 Vaccine @ Woodland Community College.

2:30 pm: Pride March from Pioneer High School to Woodland Community College.

Directions

  • Meet at Pioneer High School at 2:15 pm
  • March will begin at 2:30, waking down Pioneer Ave, turning right on E. Gibson Rd, then right into the Woodland Community College entrance and up through the parking lot to the Pride Celebration Event.
  • March to end at 3:00 pm

3 – 6 pm: Pride Celebration, Community Booths, Entertainment, Food Trucks, and more at Woodland Community College

6 – 8 pm: Pride Movie: “Love, Simon” rated PG-13. (Bring your own blanket and movie snacks)

Love Simon Movie

Click here to watch the trailer

Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it’s a little more complicated. He hasn’t told his family or friends that he’s gay, and he doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.

Significant Events in the LGBT+ Community

Woodland has it's first pride day on June 30, 2020
Legalization of same sex marriage in 2015
First LGBT Organization in 1946

In Partnership With

Woodland Public Library
Kitchen four twenty-eight
Communicare health centers

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