Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a moment in our history where we fought back against police brutality and the legal oppression of our community. Our community rallied together and commemorated that act of rebellion the following year with the Christopher Street Liberation Day March with solidarity events held in cities across the country. The number of solidarity events has continued to grow every year all across the world, as the global Pride movement now boasts nearly 2, identified Prides, organized by hundreds of thousands of people, connecting millions to resources, community, and the celebration of our diverse sexual orientations and gender identities. I know that each of us, in the battles we face along the journey of our lives, and the small acts of kindness or resistance we make every day, are a part of the continuum of activism sparked at the Stonewall Inn.
The Parade - San Diego LGBT Pride
Our Mission: Fostering pride in and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, locally, nationally, and globally. It is in serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally communities that we put on the largest civic event in the region, Pride Weekend, attracting , people a year. In addition to this major event, San Diego Pride also engages in charitable work, civic engagement, and community outreach year round. Our Pride programs include; serving seniors, food and toy drives, charitable walks and runs, sporting events, voter engagement, and leadership development to name a few. Sign up to receive the latest news, events, and updates about San Diego. Our monthly and weekly newsletters will keep you informed about the latest and greatest happenings in the destination. For the ultimate guide to planning your San Diego vacation, view and download the San Diego Visitor Planning Guide, packed with useful information that will help you plan the perfect San Diego getaway.
Pride’s 2019 Dates & Theme
The event features the Pride Parade on a Saturday, preceded by a block party in the Hillcrest neighborhood the night before, and followed by a two-day Pride Festival on Saturday and Sunday in Balboa Park. Pride Weekend is believed to be the largest civic event in the city of San Diego. The mission of San Diego LGBT Pride is "fostering pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally. The Center became a social and political focus for the gay community.
The annual parade began at 10 a. The 1. As always, dozens of colorful floats made their way through the procession. Spectators lined the route, waving and dancing in the spirit of unity, inclusion, and diversity. Images: San Diego Pride Parade.