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Youth Empowerment Summit 17

Saturday, October 07, 2017 at 09:30 AM

If you're Broke'n, Get to Cope'n: 2017 Youth Empowerment Summit

Join us for our annual Youth Empowerment Summit (YES) where middle school and high school students come together for youth led discussions on what it means to be LGBT+ and how we can make our schools better for everyone. We also include a workshop track for educators and parents, where you will hear from experts on how to improve home and school environments for LGBT+ youth. An advance track option will be available for returning attendees. This year our theme is focused on coping skills and the need for them.

  • Guest speakers, performances, special keynote speaker
  • Lunch is provided
  • Free to attend!
  • Free shirt with pre-registration

October 7th 2017
9:30am Registration/ 10:00am Summit
Central United Methodist Church 3700 Pacific Ave Stockton, Ca

Contact us at or 209-466-7572

Please click on this link to fill out the registration form (it will open a different window) 


Pride Honors 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM · $40.00 USD
San Joaquin Pride Center



This year's Pride Honors Honorees will be announced live at Stockton Pride 2017. If you think someone from San Joaquin County deserves recognition for a lifetime of work supporting our local LGBT+ community or someone's community service or education went above and beyond in 2016, then nominate them for the Pride Honors Award. 

Our 2017 Pride Honor Recipients 

Legacy Award- Miss Monique
As the founder of the very first LGBT+ organization in San Joaquin County, our LGBT+ movement starts with her. Miss. Monique has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years. She was a big presence during the AIDS crisis, shifting the focus of the organization she had founded to raise money to help those affected. Our community is indebted to her service. 

Education Champion- Lange Luntao
The first gay male to be elected to public office in San Joaquin County, Lange in a very short time has proven his stripes when it comes to supporting LGBT+ students at Stockton Unified School District. Leading the charge on making SUSD a sanctuary city and championing ethnic studies, Lange understands the importance of intersectionality and its impact on our LGBT+ youth. He is continually finding ways that SUSD can innovate their support of our LGBT+ youth and he's always looking for ways to have the district collaborate with our Pride Center. 

Pacific Urgent Care- Christopher Morales
Pacific Urgent Care gets it! Equality means treating the transgender community with the same level of respect and care that that their other patience's receive. With the majority of health care providers still hesitant to provide hormone therapy services, Pacific Urgent Care carries its rainbow credentials with pride. From the receptionist to the nurses up to the doctors, the respect of LGBT+ culture is a model for the entire San Joaquin County health care industry.



Legacy (Lifetime) Award-Given to an individual, couple or organization for LGBT advocacy that has spanned generations and is a model of leadership for future generations to come.

The following awards are given for advocacy during the year following the previous Pride Honors.

Community Award- Given to an individual, couple or organization who uses their power of influence to earn support or the LGBT community.

Education Advocate- Given to an individual, couple or organization who through advocacy, legislation work or policy work have changed school climates in a way that makes it safer for our local LGBT youth. 


 2016 Honorees

Legacy- Renee Hall & Susan Eggman

Community Award- Health Plan of San Joaquin

Education Advocate- Julie Penn, Jennifer Robles, Stockton Unified School District/ Van Ha To-Cowell, Lincoln Unified Board of Trustee

2015 Honorees

Legacy- Dr. Robert Visick 

Community Award- California Rural Legal Assistance 

Education Advocate- Tina Lantern Skokan, Lincoln High GSA Advisor, Annette Feldman, West Tracy High GSA Advisor

2014 Honorees

Legacy: Donna Brown & Colleen Foster

Community Award- Imperial San Joaquin Delta Empire 

Education Advocate- Lani Schiff-Ross, First 5 of San Joaquin,  Jennifer Torres Siders UOP’s Beyond Our Gates 

Special Recognition- Ashton Lee

2013 Honorees

Legacy- Byron Roberts

Community Award- First Unitarian Universalist Church Stockton 

Education Advocate- Steve Jacobson 

2012 Honorees

Legacy- Sally Miller

Community Award-Inaugural Pride Festival Committee