Who We Are & What We Do
To achieve equality, justice and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities through the education and celebration of LGBTQIA+ culture.
We envision a world free of bias and prejudice- one heart, one community at a time.
Our foundation is the first registered 501(c)3 nonprofit in the Santa Ynez Valley that is dedicated to supporting and celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community.
We create the annual SYV Pride Parade & Festival, collaborate with local partners, organize, sponsor, and support other community events, and bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to further achieve our mission to foster pride and equality through the education and celebration of LGBTQIA+ culture.
Lauren Lastra (She/Her)
Higher Ed Administrator, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Laura Newman (She/Her)
Owner Lefty's Coffee Co.
Alyce Barrick (She/Her)
Mom of 2
Master in Human Behavior
Cancer sun, Taurus moon
Plant Lady Goals
Queen Cup Coffee
Adriana Reyes (She/Her/Ella)
Case Manager / Inclusion Program Director
People Helping People
Harry Mullin (They/Them)
SYV local and student at University of California, Santa Cruz.
CPA, Sports handicapper, Tax advisor, Consultant, Owner Sorenson & Associates
Santa Yne z Valley Pride was founded as a 501(c)3 in 2022 by Golzar Meamar and the founding Board of Directors.