Matt Friday was the founding co-chair of Monterey County Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Task Force; Co-director of Monterey’s first Gay Pride event in 1992 (and co-organizer in several since); Board member of Monterey County American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU); Founder, Hate Crimes Emergency Response Team (HCERT); Commissioner, Monterey County Equal Opportunity Advisory Commission; and Co-founder of the Monterey Boy Scouts of America Task Force. Matt has been deeply involved in bringing together and creating LGBTQ+ community in the Monterey Peninsula. Matt’s greatest wish is that everyone take a stand, lend a hand, and be kind to one another.
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California State University, Monterey Bay, "Interview with Matt Friday" (2019). LGBTQ Community of Monterey County Project. 1.
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