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Watsonville Shines at First Annual LGBTI Pride Celebration
by ~Bradley
Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
People throughout the Monterey Bay Area marched, danced, and sang, with style and grace, at the historic, first annual, Watsonville LGBTI Pride Celebration on August 24th. Many families and youth took part in the march and rally, as well as non-profit, community and religious organizations. The most flamboyant marchers may have been Grupo Horizontes, a social support group in Watsonville and Santa Cruz for gay and bisexual Latinos that works to elevate personal esteem and mutual respect within the queer community with a focus on personal identity. The Brown Berets, perhaps the most recognizable organization in Watsonville, received a loud applause they marched into the plaza with a spray-paint banner that translates from spanish to english as, "Liberation for All of the Oppressed."
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For very good bilingual background information about the first Watsonville Pride Celebration and danielsan's multimedia coverage from the event, please check out:

indynewswire 8.22.08: Maria Perez & Olga Fuentes on Watsonville PRIDE/Orgullo!!
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/08/22/18528773.php

Watsonville LGBTI Pride a Huge Success / Fotos y Audio del Exitoso Marcha de Orgullo LGBTI
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/08/24/18529452.php
§Union Street
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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§Yo Amo Mi Hijo Gay
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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§No on 8
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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SantaCruzNoOn8.org
NoOnProp8.com/home
California Proposition 8 (2008) @ wikipedia.org
§Queer Youth
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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§Rainbow Youth
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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§Queer Youth Leadership Awards
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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§Grupo Horizontes
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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GrupoHorizontes.net
Horizontes es un grupo social y de apoyo para hombres gay o bisexuales Latinos. Nuestro objetivo principal es ayudar a elevar la estima personal, el respeto mutuo entre los miembros del grupo y enfoque en la identidad personal. Horizontes está comprometido a promover la educación de la salud en general, la prevención del HIV / SIDA, crear relaciones personales, desarrollando habilidades para liderar y colaborando con organizaciones en la comunidad. Horizontes fue creado con la idea de que la mejor imagen de sí mismo conlleva a un mejor cuidado de la persona.
§Adelante
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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§Horizons
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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§Beauties
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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§Castroville
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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§Rainbow Kid
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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§Salinas Valley
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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§Liberation
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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§Lesbianas Latinas y Aliadas
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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YWCAwatsonville.org
Latinas y Lesbianas y Aliadas
To support Latina lesbians, gay rights activists and their allies in Santa Cruz County
According to a Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County survey, local respondents reported that women who identify as lesbians and as Latina have few resources dedicated to their specific needs.
§Watsonville Pride
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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§I Love my Moms
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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§Gloria Anzaldúa
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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§Main Street
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:49 PM
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§Un camino para seguir adelante
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:50 PM
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§What if you have a place?
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:52 PM
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=) Where you didn't have to Pretend anymore... =)
§Daxi Arredondo
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:53 PM
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Martha Arredondo is the mother of Daxi Arredondo, a transgender woman that was allegedly found dead in a hotel room in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco.
§Watsonville Brown Berets
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:53 PM
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§Círculo
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:54 PM
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§Rainbow Flag
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:54 PM
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§Almost There
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:55 PM
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§Holding Hands
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:55 PM
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§Poetry and Song
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:56 PM
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§Pruebas
by ~Bradley Monday Aug 25th, 2008 1:56 PM
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by SRS
Sunday Sep 14th, 2008 9:56 PM
these are really great photos