About Christina Basso:
Christina never saw the ‘politics’ in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. Through her eyes, she saw humans loving humans and creating happiness; the very essence of PRIDE. Because of this view, she was awestruck by the lack of awareness, acceptance and support for these groups across her northern Nevada home, especially in rural regions. The impacts she found were devastating: staggering suicide rates. She knew if the perspective could be shifted to show that every person, every where deserved to be seen, supported and celebrated, maybe more lives would be saved. She joined Shawn Dixon and Kat Soraci on the quest to bring PRIDE to Winnemucca, NV. Their efforts were met with excitement and more attention from places they never expected the ripple effect to reach. Winnemucca PRIDE had been born.