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HOPE takes Poetry Night and other Santa Maria Pride events online this year

The House of Pride and Equality (HOPE) kicked off its virtual series of Santa Maria Pride events with a live music stream on June 22, which continued with an LGBTQ-plus panel on June 23, and its annual Drag Show on June 24. The series continues with Youth Pride Lounge on Thursday, June 25, starting at 6 p.m., and Poetry Night on Friday, June 26, starting at 6:30 p.m. Guests can find out more about each nightly livestream and join in by following HOPE on Facebook ( or Instagram (@santamariapride). 


Also in celebration of Santa Maria Pride, HOPE is currently offering a variety of Pride Packages, which feature limited edition HOPE face masks, commemorative buttons, stickers, and more. Packages are available for pre-order, at $10 each, and a merchandise pickup day takes place on Saturday, June 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. 

Visit or for more details. As a nonprofit, HOPE also accepts donations at any time, and all contributions are tax-deductible. 

Weekly Poll
What'd you make of the county's decision to close beaches for the Fourth of July weekend?

It was sensible since counties to the south closed their beaches.
I was OK with it. I set off fireworks at home instead.
It was ridiculous. The restrictions have to stop.
It didn't matter. I went to SLO County.

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