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Spring LGBTQ+ Student Events

April 23: Day of Silence

May 22: Harvey Milk Day

June: LGBTQ+ Pride Month

June 6: Santa Cruz Pride

Fall LGBTQ+ Student Events

October: LGBTQ+ History Month
Check out to learn more about famous LGBTQ+ people.

Also visit the Santa Cruz County Office of Education's LGBTQ+ History Month Challenge page!

October 5-9: GLSEN Solidarity Week

October 10: Queer, Trans & Allied Student Virtual Summit of the Central Coast 
Understanding Gender Parent and Educator Summit

October 11: National Coming Out Day

October 21: International Pronouns Day

November: Transgender Awareness Month

November 20: Trans Day of Remembrance


The PVUSD Board of Trustees voted unanimously on 2/24/21 to approve flying the rainbow Pride flag at all PVUSD buildings! Click below to watch the video of the board meeting including public comments and discussion.

LGBTQ Students

PVUSD is committed to supporting students of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Our district understands that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students are at higher risk for bias-based bullying and suicide, and may not have support at home. It is crucial that schools provide safety and support for all LGBTQ+ students. The PVUSD LGBTQ+ Task Force, comprised of site administrators, counseling staff and GSA/QSA Club Advisors, is working to

LGBTQ pride flag

Every PVUSD school site is encouraged to host a GSA (Gay Straight Alliance/Genders and Sexualities Alliance), QSA (Queer Straight Alliance), or equivalent club for students. These clubs offer LGBTQ+ and ally students important support, validation, safety, and the opportunity to be school leaders and educate their school communities about diversity.

Currently, GSA/QSA clubs exist at almost every PVUSD high school and middle school, and one elementary school.

Alianza Charter School QSA

Aptos High School Rainbow Alliance

Lakeview Middle School QSA

Pajaro Valley High School QSA

Watsonville Charter School of the Arts GSA and GSA Junior

Aptos Jr High Pride Club

Cesar Chavez Middle School GSA

EA Hall Middle School Diversity Club

Pajaro Middle School

Rolling Hills Middle School

Watsonville High School SAGA Club