Pride to be celebrated in the San Jacinto Valley

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Kameron and Ashley Hanson at the second annual Hemet Pride at Tahquitz High School in 2019, the last in-person event. It was held virtually last year due to the pandemic and will be virtual again this year.
The fourth annual Hemet Pride celebration for the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender and Queer) community will be held virtually on June 25. “Resilience, Resistance & Rebirth” is the overlying message for the 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. event. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, it will be virtual again this year with two live panel discussions. The first will be a youth panel followed by an adult panel. There will be time scheduled after each for guests to engage with the panelists. Brenda Scott, Executive Director for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Mt. San Jacinto, said her group chose to start organizing and hosting this awareness event four years ago because they saw a need in the San Jacinto Valley. It has since grown to include a wide variety of supporters from throu
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