Sonoma County Pride 2021: Beyond The Rainbow – Thriving, Reviving, and Surviving!

  • 6/18/2021, 6/19/2021, 6/20/2021, 6/23/2021, 6/27/2021, 6/30/2021
  • Varies
    453 First Street East, Sonoma
    CA, 95476

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A whole month of celebrations around Sonoma County - this year's Pride theme is Beyond The Rainbow – Thriving, Reviving, and Surviving!

Events will be updated throughout the month, here's a current list:

Raising of the Pride Flag

June 1
11:00 AM
Santa Rosa


Come out (or join us on our live stream) as Sonoma County Pride kicks off Pride Month as we raise the Pride Flag on top of Rosenberg Building at the corner of Mendocino Ave & 4th St., Santa Rosa, Sonoma County.

 
A little history: The pride flag was first introduced in 1978 by a man named Gilbert Baker. He was approached by the San Francisco Pride committee to come up with a new symbol to represent their fight for equal rights. After much deliberation, he decided on a rainbow, for its representation of diversity and of acceptance. Since then, the rainbow flag has become an internationally recognizable symbol for the gay rights movement. It is associated with love, and tolerance, and peace.
 
Drive Through Parade

June 5
11 am - 2 pm
Drive Through Parade
Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park
South Drive – East (Off Business Park Rd)

Sonoma County Pride & Graton Resort & Casino presents “Beyond The Rainbow” Drive-Thru Annual Pride Parade.

Sonoma County Pride is pleased to welcome back Graton Resort & Casino as Annual Title Sponsor of this year’s Pride celebrations, and host of this year’s unique re-imagined “Beyond the Rainbow Drive Through Parade” on Saturday, June 5! A cornerstone of this year’s month of celebration, the Parade acknowledges and respects the need for COVID-19 safety and social distancing by re-imagining the event as a drive-through experience. Organizations and contingents will occupy defined spaces for their floats and celebrants, allowing attendees to drive through to experience the excitement and community of Pride in this unique, safe manner. A streaming soundtrack will be available to guide and entertain parade-goers as they make their way through the space.

NO ADMISSION FEE! – A suggested donation of $5 at the gate, or a donation of your choice is greatly appreciated We kindly ask that you register for a time slot for the parade to help with traffic flow and safety.

 

Tea and Shade Drag Tea with Santa Rosa GayDar

Sunday, June 6
11am – 3pm

Location:
Tudor Rose English Tea Room
733 4th St
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Details:
Cost $65 person
Ok For All Ages
Event limited Reservations Required

Grab your ruby slippers and let’s go “Beyond The Rainbow!” Santa Rosa GayDar & Tudor Rose English Tea Room present “Tea & Shade” Drag High Tea with host Luis Manzo Milla Sokavitch, and her girls Vicodonia Knightingale & Charity Kase as they spill the tea and toss out the shade with an afternoon of drag, high tea & fun in downtown Santa Rosa!
 
Proceeds from Bottomless Mimosas & Unlimited Champagne benefit Sonoma County Pride 2021.
 
Space is limited & reservations are required!
 
 
Outwatch Film Festival
June 10-13
(Online)

The OUTwatch family believes the very act of bringing an audience together to watch a film builds community and inhibits the isolation too many experience. It is important for all of us who are part of the LGBTQI Community, as well as the community at large, to see both positive images of ourselves and explore the myriad of challenges we still face.

 

June 18
7:00 PM
Deerfield Ranch Winery, Kenwood

When you think one of the most prolific character actors, who’s also an outrageous openly gay stand-up comedian, one name comes to mind…. Jason Stuart.

Stuart is the co-star, co-writer and co-producer of the hit Amazon comedy series Smothered along with Mitch Hara.

His autobiography Shut Up, I’m Talking! from CCB Publishing is the funny, poignant story of a gay Jewish boy whose life changed after seeing Funny Girl at a second-run movie theatre in Hollywood. It’s about surviving a crazy family who survived the Holocaust and clearing up the wreckage of one’s past while learning how to become a man. As is his new stand up comedy album I’m The Daddy And I Have Candy.

Stuart is currently the National Co-Chair of the SAG AFTRA LGBT Committee. He also chaired the comedy shows for Lifeworks Mentoring Program for six years and he continues to mentor both straight and LGBTQ artists.

SHOW INFO
Doors open at 6:00pm. The show is outdoors on the Crush Pad. Local guests please bring your comfy outdoor chair or blanket. Beautiful views of the Mayacamas Mountains set the back drop for the show! Seating will be provided for guests traveling from outside of the immediate Bay Area.

Deerfield’s entire wine portfolio is offered for purchase by the bottle, with select wine for sale by the glass. Non-alcoholic beverages available. Picnics welcome. PLEASE NO OUTSIDE DRINK.

Deerfield Ranch Winery
10200 Sonoma Hwy
Kenwood, CA 95452
Complimentary parking onsite
Open to guests age 21 and up
Valid photo ID required at the door
All ticket sales are final
Ticket refunds are only offered upon cancellation or reschedule by The Laugh Cellar.
No video of comedy performance, still photos ok.
A Covid-safe playbook will be in effect

THIS SHOW IS IN SUPPORT OF SONOMA COUNTY PRIDE!



Behind the Curtain: Movie Night
Wizard of Oz Sing Along

Saturday, June 19, 2021
Door Open 7:00 pm
Dinner 7:45 pm
Movie 8:30 pm

Location:
Sally Tomatoes / Somo Village
1100 Valley House Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Details:
Cost: $40 per person
cost includes dinner & movie


Grab your ruby slippers and click your heels three times to transport yourself to Sonoma County Pride’s “Behind the Curtain” Dinner & Wizard of Oz Sing-Along! We are transforming Sally Tomatoes into a magical wonderland, and you are invited to come to watch this classic movie musical with all the words to the songs displayed on the screen for you and your friends to sing along!

Follow the Yellow Brick Road and sing along with Dorothy, Auntie Em, Toto, The Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and the rest of the characters as they make their way to the enchanting Emerald City. Master of Ceremonies for the evening’s festivities will be the SF Bay Times’ Jan Wahl, two-time Emmy Award winner, television and radio broadcaster, film critic, and Hollywood historian. Excited for the event, “Your Favorite Movie Critic” Wahl rhapsodizes, “What a perfect time, and perfect movie, to celebrate life, Pride and gorgeous Sonoma County!”

Concurring is Grace Villafuerte, Sonoma County Pride’s VP, who adds “After a year of the pandemic, it will be such a relief to come together, while still following covid guidelines, to watch such an iconic movie for our community, sit outdoors enjoying a Sonoma County summer, and sing along with such familiar songs!”  Wahl will lead the crowd through the evening’s audience participation events, which will include a trivia quiz and a movie-themed costume contest. Dress as your favorite Wizard of Oz character and be prepared to test your Wizard of Oz knowledge for fun and exciting prizes.

Check out Jan Wahl’s weekly column “Off The Wahl” every week at the San Francisco Bay Times.




"Sunday Friends and Fitness"

Sonoma County Pride & Graton Resort & Casino Present “Sunday Friends & Fitness” sponsored by Loud +Clear. Our “Sunday & Friends & Fitness” events are designed to provide an alternative activity & physically active component to Pride, encourage safe socializing, and promote healthy, family-friendly activities.

JUNE 6 – SUGARLOAF STATE PARK HIKE
6.3 Miles Challenging Hike lead by Laurie Lynn Hogan

7 am Meet time in the parking lot
7:30 am Start hike

This 6.3-mile hike will dazzle your senses and challenge your body as we take the scenic back trails to traverse +/- 1600 feet of elevation in a loop trail to and from Bald Mountain Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.

Our guide, Laurie Lynn, grew up hiking Colorados Rocky Mountains with her dad. Today, she brings her lifelong love of hiking to the Epic Trail Challenge, and endurance hike and fundraising event that benefits Santa Rosa Community Health.

JUNE 13 – FAMILY FRIENDLY HIKE at FOOTHILLS PARK
Hosted by North Bay LGBTQI+ Families (Contact: Sal)

10 am-12 pm for at Foothill Regional Park in Windsor

Our All Ages Family Pride Hike will be led by C.L. Teravainen (He/Him), a queer and Trans California Naturalist. A former environmental educator with Sonoma County Regional Parks, C.L. enjoys sharing his love of art and the outdoors with those around him. When not exploring the outdoors he enjoys spending time as a plant and cat dad while working on his own art. C.L. has also facilitated the North Bay LGBTQI Families monthly social and family gathering for gender-expansive youth under 12. Regional Parks staff will be present and available at this event to interact with families, and will bring some nature-related show and tell items from the park for kids to explore. While families should bring water and snacks, there will be some additional light refreshments on hand.

A former environmental educator with Sonoma County Regional Parks, C.L. enjoys sharing his love of art and the outdoors with those around him. When not exploring the outdoors he enjoys spending time as a plant and cat dad while working on his own art. C.L. has also facilitated the North Bay LGBTQI Families monthly social and family gathering for gender-expansive youth under 12.
 

JUNE 20 – PRIDE PADDLE at SPRING LAKE
Alexis P Holmes & Sonoma County Regional Parks

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

10 Boat Rentals available per sessions 9am-10am & 10am – 11am
People with personal boats can come also
Meet at Boat Rental off Violette Dr.

We will have designated picnic tables for Sonoma County Pride between 9 am – 1 pm. Regional Parks is offering 10 boats to rent from 9 am -10 am, and 10 boats to rent from 10 am -11 am. They are also offering to take folks on a tour in Spring Lake discussing various wildlife at the lake. Paddlers in the personal boats are welcome to join the tour. Regional Parks will also display bones and pelts after 11 am for people to touch and learn about wildlife.

JUNE 27 – THERAPEUTIC MOVEMENT at ANDY’S UNITY PARK
Co-Host – Sonoma County Regional Parks 

Start Time: 10 am
Arrive by 9:45 am
Andy’s Park also has a fenced-in Dog Park

Join us for an hour of Somatically Oriented Therapeutic Movement taught by J.T. Bymaster. SOTM is an occupational modality that incorporates aspects of martial arts, qigong, yoga, dance, developmental movement, group process, fitness, and nature connection. This movement practice is intended to awaken and revive our bones, joints, muscles, organs, cardiovascular and nervous systems, as well as challenge our vestibular, proprioceptive, and social senses. SOTM is an adaptive modality and we welcome all body sizes, abilities, and gender expressions.

J.T. Bymaster is a manual, movement, and process-oriented therapist and somatic educator. Certified in California as a massage therapist in 1997 J.T. has studied with many masters and has received many certificates in the fields of martial arts, chi gung, dance, somatics, and manual therapy. Currently, J.T. is a Pre-OT Kinesiology Student at SSU and has completed original research studying the effects of parental motivation on the physical activity levels of their children with disabilities.



"Friends of Dorothy" Community Conversations

𝗝𝗨𝗡𝗘 𝟮 – 𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗕𝗬 𝗦𝗢𝗡𝗢𝗠𝗔 𝗖𝗢𝗨𝗡𝗧𝗬 𝗟𝗚𝗕𝗧𝗤𝗜𝗔+ 𝗖𝗢𝗔𝗟𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡

Announcement of LGBTQIA+ Needs Assessment Survey
Introductions, Purpose, and Recent Work of Coalition

Mission: This coalition exists to advocate on behalf of all LGBTQ people in Sonoma County by coordinating services and using an intersectional approach to advocacy.

𝗝𝗨𝗡𝗘 𝟵 – 𝗦𝗨𝗣𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧 & 𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗢𝗨𝗥𝗖𝗘𝗗 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗖𝗔𝗥𝗘𝗚𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗦
Group activity for LGBTQIA+ caregivers, facilitated by 𝗥𝗵𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝘅𝗼𝗻, 𝗠𝗣𝗔

𝗝𝗨𝗡𝗘 𝟭6 – 𝗖𝗛𝗢𝗦𝗘𝗡 𝗙𝗔𝗠𝗜𝗟𝗜𝗘𝗦 – 𝗛𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗡𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗕𝗮𝘆 𝗟𝗚𝗕𝗧𝗤𝗜 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘀

𝗝𝗨𝗡𝗘 𝟮𝟯 – 𝗕𝗢𝗗𝗬 𝗗𝗬𝗦𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗣𝗛𝗜𝗔 𝗗𝗜𝗦𝗖𝗨𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡
Presentation on Body Dysmorphia and its effect on the LGBTQI Community. 4 individuals sharing their personal experiences.

𝗝𝗨𝗡𝗘 𝟯𝟬 – 𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗥𝗚𝗘𝗡𝗖𝗬 𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗘𝗗𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗦
Presentation & Resources from 𝗦𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗺𝗮 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝘆 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁
facilitated by: 𝗖𝘆𝗻𝗱𝗶 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗻 – 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹

Our “Friends of Dorothy” Community Conversations Zoom events are free to register. Once you have registered for our Zoom workshops, we will send you a weekly email with the Zoom information for the workshop.