June 30, 2012
This organization grew from just a few to over 70 volunteers inonly 5 years. After realizing a need for something for our North County San Diego LGBT community, then the Coalition started meeting and creating ways to bring the north county lgbt community together. Through events like Pride @ the beach, word spread about the group allowing for funding to establish the North County LGBTQ Resource Center. The Center now hosts support groups, movie nights, etc for over 700 visitors a month. Pride @ the beach in October has grown from it's first year in 2008 with 800 attendees to over 4000 in 2011. This year marks the 5th anniversary and will host over 5000 attendees. This event has become a great place for our youth. Several teenagers last year told me it was great to have a day where they could just be themselves with support and without critism for who they are. It's sad that our youth need these events and centers to feel aafe and true to themselves, but we are thrilled to be able to provide that outlet for them.
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