Monique "Mo" Gonzalez is a queer chicanx community event organizer, youth educator and poet raised in Oxnard, CA. They created Get Loud Movement in 2018 launching their first event "Loud & Queer" at the Ventura Majestic Theater bringing in over 200 attendees. Their vision was to create platforms for queer artists of all realms to express themselves in their most authentic ways. Since then, they have co-organized numerous events centering LGBTQIA+ artists such at Ventura County Pride, Conejo Valley Pride, Transgender day of Remembrance and youth advocacy events increasing visibility and resilience through the arts.
"It was important for me to create these events in my hometown first because I knew there was a great need for it, especially for our LGBTQIA+ youth." - Mo
Mo's vision is to expand Get Loud and take their main event
"Loud & Queer" on the road to build community engagement and platforms for queer artists to empower and inspire others around them.