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elcome to our Pride Guide supporting San Diego LGBT Pride’s 42th annual weekend of events. This year’s theme, Pride Unites the World, is especially poignant after the tragic shootings that occurred last month at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. That mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub — with 49 dead and nearly 50 more seriously wounded — is the deadliest on U.S. soil to date and it hit closer to home for LGBT communities around the world, because it could have easily been any of us. In the days following the events in Orlando, we saw an outpouring of support for the LGBT community across the country and across the globe, along with countless displays of solidarity from our LGBT brothers and sisters, allies and family members. The fact that it took place during Pride month reverberated even more. Our bars are like our churches; each and every one of us have escaped to the sanctuary of an LGBT bar or nightclub; dressing up, mingling and dancing the night away with new and old friends. We feel comfortable there; we can be our unique and authentic selves. That someone would come in and upset that sanctuary was difficult for many of us to fathom. Bars have always been our safe space, no matter what city we were in or where we traveled; if we found an LGBT bar, we knew we’d be welcomed like family. For many of us, it was the only place we could feel safe and completely be who we are. They offered us the company of like-minded people, something we often crave so much. At one time, bars were the only gathering place, the only sponsors of LGBT athletics, and decades before Grindr and other social applications, bars were the only place where you could meet a significant other. As we all struggled to come to grips with Orlando, #MyFirstBar became a popular hashtag on social media. Millions shared their stories of the first LGBT bar that they called home. My first bar was called The Underground in Portland, Maine.

The Underground was a mixed bar, filled to the gills on the weekends with gay men and women, dancing, drinking, playing pool, and seated at video games. I was young and in the Navy and knew of my attraction to women but wasn’t yet ready to identify as a lesbian and yet, the first time I walked inside, I felt like I belonged there. I was transferred to Hawaii and for nearly five years, more bars became my home: Pat’s Cocktail Center, Hula’s Bar and Lei Stand, Partners and the after-hours Alley Bar. Here in San Diego there have been many bars I’ve called my own, starting with The Flame, KC’s, Peacock Alley, Club Bombay, Bella’s, Six Degrees and Gossip Grill. In recent years, times have changed and bars have taken less of a role in our lives. As a result, many bars have suffered and we’ve watched a steady decline. Nonetheless, the bars we have are still a place where we feel more comfortable around our own community than any straight bar could ever make us feel. For the pages of this special section, I’ve reached out to many of our local promoters, bar owners, DJs and other bar people, and asked them to share what they felt about Orlando and what it means to them going forward. I urge you this Pride Weekend to get out and spend money in our local bars, especially if you haven’t done so in a very long time. Say thank you to the bar owners, the bartenders, the promoters, the DJs and even the go-go dancers. They’ve all been there for us for decades. Let’s show the homegrown terrorists that they’ll never win and that our bars still have the important places in our community that they always have. Here at San Diego Community News Network (SDCNN), publishers of Gay San Diego, San Diego Uptown News and four other papers, we are all proud to be your dedicated community newspapers of record and especially proud to share the news that matters to our local LGBT community. Happy Pride! —Morgan M. Hurley, editor, Gay San Diego t

Happy Pride from San Diego Pride! Thanks for taking a few minutes to look at everything happening at San Diego Pride. We look forward to seeing you! Teams of people have been working all year to create a fun weekend for you to celebrate who you are and celebrate the people around you. Whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, straight, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, pansexual, asexual, or identify otherwise, we hope you’ll join us. From the Pride Music Festival to the Pride of Hillcrest Block Party to the Spirit of Stonewall Rally to our huge San Diego Pride Parade, there’s lots for everyone to enjoy. I’m grateful to the thousands — yes, thousands — of people who come together to make San Diego Pride the wonderful weekend it is. Friendly volunteers and board members who contribute their time and talent, community organizations who partner with us on specific activities, generous sponsors who provide key support, our many festival exhibitors and parade contingents, government agencies that help make the weekend run safely and smoothly, my extraordinary “dream team” staff, and of course, you for attending and having a good time, which makes all of the preparation worthwhile. Thank you! We’ll see you at San Diego Pride! —Stephen Whitburn Executive Director, San Diego Pride t

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Pride greetings from our local representatives

All San Diegans, regardless of sexual orientation, can be proud of how far our country has come! We are one year out from the Supreme Court ruling that made marriage equality the law of the land. There has been progress made on ensuring equality for transgender Americans. However, Orlando was a tragic reminder that our work is not done. We gather this year to pursue equality and to honor those we lost. Pride is a time to celebrate progress made toward total equality and to recommit ourselves to Susan Davis achieving that goal. Working together we will continue that march toward freedom and opportunity. Together we will create a future where everyone can live, love and never have to live in fear for who they are. —Rep. Susan Davis 53rd Congressional District in California t

A year ago, we celebrated San Diego Pride just weeks after the Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land. That generations-long struggle ended and love won. This year, just a few weeks after the horrific shooting in Orlando, we celebrate with heavier hearts. The massacre in Orlando was an attack on the LGBT community, on LGBT allies, and on all of America. The joy we should be feeling will now have the shadow of this horrific act of hate. But what I love about San Diego Pride is that we celebrate what we have accomplished while still knowing, and preparing ourselves for, that there is more work to be done, and more fights to be won. In the time since Orlando, the cohesiveness and resolve of America’s LGBT community has helped redefine the national conversation about curbing gun violence. With our LGBT gun safety allies helping us amplify this message, there is real hope that we can take meaningful steps to curb gun violence by passing commonsense reforms to keep firearms out of dangerous, hateful hands. And while we fight for justice for the Orlando victims, we will continue working to extend the same nondiscrimination protections that we enjoy in California to the rest of America. In 32 states an LGBT American can get married Scott Peters one day and fired for being gay the next. In 32 states an LGBT American can openly serve in our Armed Forces one day and be denied an apartment for who they are or who they love the next. It’s beyond time for that to change, and as a proud ally, I will fight for full equality alongside my LGBT brothers and sisters as long as you will let me. While there is more work to be done, this is a time to celebrate the wonderful diversity of our LGBT community and reflect on hard-fought victories to show that in the face of discrimination, violence, and setbacks, we are always proud. Happy Pride, San Diego!

Toni G. Atkins I always look forward to celebrating San Diego Pride with my community. This year, while I am mindful and proud that we’ve accomplished much in the last several years towards LGBTQ equality, I’m acutely aware that until everyone in our community has true equality, none of us really does. So — we celebrate and acknowledge our successes. But more important, we continue our work for a just and loving society where we are safe, and feel the liberties of all Americans. —Toni G. Atkins, Speaker Emeritus, California State Assembly t

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer On behalf of the residents of San Diego, it is my pleasure to welcome you to San Diego’s Pride celebrations. For more than four decades, Pride has brought together people from all walks of life to celebrate the culture and history of San Diego’s LGBT community. Last year, we celebrated the landmark Supreme Court decision in support of marriage equality across our nation. But in the past year, we have also seen hardship. Recent events, such as the tragedy in Orlando, serve as a stark reminder why events like Pride continue to be so important. When we stand united regardless of orientation or gender identity, we demonstrate that diversity is one of our city’s greatest strengths. I am honored to celebrate this month with you. Please accept my warmest wishes for an enjoyable series of events in San Diego. —Mayor Kevin Faulconer City of San Diego t

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Pride greetings from our local representatives

My family and I are so proud to welcome you to San Diego LGBT Pride 2016. We have experienced many ups and downs during the past year. We celebrated the Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex couples can marry no matter where they live, and then last month, we felt anguish and outrage in the wake of the senseless Orlando nightclub massacre. Pride celebrations across the country have responded with a boisterous resolve that comes from a community that refuses to be ashamed or afraid. We will never return to hiding! If Pride events represent a kind of rebellion, I am proud to participate in one defined by being out, being honest and understanding that bullets and hate are no match for love and truth.

Dave Roberts So let’s celebrate love and honesty and celebrate who we are. And let’s do it with pride. —Dave Roberts, Supervisor Third District, County of San Diego t

It is my distinct honor to welcome you to the 42nd annual San Diego LGBT Pride celebration. For over 40 years, this momentous occasion has served as a yearly reminder of the great fortune San Diego holds as Todd Gloria one of the most diverse cities in the nation. What makes this event truly special is its ability to bring neighbors and communities together to celebrate our diversity. From its early days as a grassroots effort advocating for LGBT rights, San Diego LGBT Pride has evolved into a world-class event for all of us who are proud of our heritage, background, and identity. Pride is a time to stand up for justice, for who we are, for what we believe, and what we have achieved. Recently, there have been those who have tried to incite fear and intimidation both into our community and other minority groups around the world. However, it is events like Pride that demonstrate our resolve and send a clear and definite message that our community’s progress is inevitable and we will not be bullied back into the closet. Instead, let today and every day into the future serve as an opportunity for us to be united against hate, intolerance, bigotry, and injustice because it is with our unity that we will continue to move forward. I would like to commend the San Diego LGBT Pride organization for their year-round hard work and dedication that make these events possible. It is because of their commitment to equality that this event has become one of the region’s largest annual events and a source of pride for many San Diegans. —Todd Gloria, Councilmember Third District, City of San Diego t

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I am proud to wish all San Diegans and visitors a happy lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride month. For the 42nd time, our community is uniting to commemorate our history and future in the spirit of equality for all. Our activism continues to result in Christopher Ward changes for the better but we still have work to do. As LGBT community members and allies, we will continue to stand up and march proudly for what we believe in. I particularly want to thank all of our volunteers and law enforcement for keeping our activities this month safe and fun for all to enjoy. Having faced heartache from the tragedy in Orlando last month, we are resolved and further emboldened to continue our progress for a world that embraces acceptance and love, not bigotry and fear. Pride will always live on, because of all of us in this vibrant community. The staff and board of San Diego Pride and our many nonprofit partners are commended for continuing to organize what is our city’s largest attended civic event, and keeping our presence strong with activities year-round. May we look forward to the great days ahead, and enjoy the days we have this month together. —Christopher Ward, Councilmember-Elect, Third District “When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.” - U.S. President Barack Obama t


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The local business community responds to Orlando

Moe Girton Compiled by Morgan M. Hurley

Moe Girton, General Manager/part owner, Gossip Grill (part of MO’s Universe) The Orlando incident had an impact on all of us here in Hillcrest. For me personally, I was saddened by the loss of innocent lives, but, of course, my mind immediately went to “What we can do to prevent something like

this happening here?” and, “How would we react if something happened here at Gossip?” It was important for me to learn from this as a GM / Partner. I looked at the layout. I looked at what their breakdowns were, such as exit signs and entrance layout. I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t missing anything as far as our layout. Providing a safe environment is a core value for me. It is of the utmost importance to have a fun, and be a safe playground for

our community, especially with us being both a LGBT bar and a women’s bar. I had a lot of guests reaching out to me asking what we were doing to help keep them safe, and asking what we are doing for pride. I, along with our management team, have meet with Vice, SDPD, and even the Police Chief to find solutions. We are all problem solvers here and will not live in fear of what “might” happen.

We have moved forward with direct contact with the SDPD LGBT Liaison team, as well as implementing new security procedures, such as not allowing backpacks into nightclub and checking all large bags during non-club hours. We also now have a metal detector wand, which will also be used on large bags. I don’t think it’s going to affect us at all on Pride. SDPD will have a large presence here and we are doubling the amount of certified security guards. The community is VERY strong. I hope nobody lets fear ruin their pride. It’s important that we all stand strong against violence in our community. I think what we are going to see in the future is more security structures put in place. It may become common to have bags checked or wanded on your way into a club. It’s unfortunate that it has gotten to this, but it is what it is and we have to adapt to the times. Either way, we will continue to provide a FUN & SAFE playground for our fabulous community. After all, they are all our family and family takes care of each other.t

Will Zakrajshek (right), and Caleb

Will Zakrajshek aka DJ WillZ As a DJ, promoter and event coordinator of LGBT nightlife/ community events, Orlando definitely weighs heavy on the back of my mind. The LGBT nightlife scene is like one big family, even though we may work at different venues, and we may play different music, at some point we all work together to help people forget their problems for a night out to just dance. Working in an industry with so much love surrounding it, when something like Orlando happens, it makes you realize how much work we still have to do to open people’s eyes about hate. I was recently in Seattle for their Pride celebration and you could tell the mood was different. We asked a few people if they would be attending the parade or festival and we got a few, “Ahhh I don’t know….” There was definitely a larger police presence and for the first time ever we had to go through a metal detectors to enter a club. It was a very surreal moment, but it was very appreciated that venue owners stepped up to make you feel as safe as possible. I personally won’t let it impact my San Diego Pride weekend but it will for sure make me more vigilant about situations and I will not hesitate to tell security about anything suspicious.t

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I was in Washington, D.C., DJing their Pride Parade when the news came out about Orlando. I had tons of people texting me and asking where I was and if I was safe, because they knew I was traveling. I don’t live my life in fear, but in that moment, it hit home, and I thought, “That could have been me in that club.” After Orlando I felt afraid for a while, thinking hate is everywhere and often times I don’t see it. I have since DJ’d two other Pride parades for Facebook —

Urbano Pelicon

We have just witnessed both the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in U.S. history. The LGBT community is hurt, we are scared, and if we really think about it, this could have been any of us. What happened at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, will always be remembered. It will bring tears to our eyes and heartaches to our souls. The LGBT community has worked immensely to create a safe haven for all of us among our bars, nightclubs, restaurants and organizations to be our homes away from home. Only time and unity can help the LGBT community heal. We are strong. We will progress. We


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Urbano Pelicon, General Manager, Numb3rs Nightclub

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will work together to get through this difficult time. San Diego’s annual Pride celebration is right around the corner and I can confidently state that we have taken careful measures to maximize and optimize the safety and the security of our patrons and those in the LGBT community. We have been working closely with our external security company to assure that we are equipped with additional security guards. In addition, emergency procedure trainings have been held not only for our security personnel, but our internal staff as well as. Furthermore, Numb3rs Nightclub and many other businesses in the Hillcrest community have been working closely with the San Diego Police Department and the Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control to assure safety in our community with an increase in monitoring and patrolling. The LGBT community has worked hard to assure the safety for all in our home.t

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Robert Rodriguez, co-producer / promoter San Diego DIVAS at Rich’s Nightclub The Orlando tragedy had a big impact on me. It left me numb for over a week. I was hurt, confused and afraid to go to work out of fear that we were next. The shooting left me very emotional, and it stirred up feelings I didn’t even know I had.

Just writing this gives me a little bit of anxiety. Being a promoter at Rich’s — one of the biggest and most popular gay nightclubs in San Diego — it made me wonder: “Wow. This could have been us.” What if this was us? I was scared and still am; but I will not let fear control me. I will not let this tragedy stop me from what I love doing. The show must go on! I’m hoping the future impact is that we all come out stronger, louder and braver than we have ever been. We need to more vigilant. If something doesn’t feel right, or you see something that doesn’t sit well with you, we must speak up and say something. I’d rather be wrong for speaking out, rather than see something terrible happen after not saying anything.t

Linda Kurtyka which is a high profile company — and it definitely was on my mind, both being more aware and also fearful of my safety. Of the three Prides I have been to this year, I have not felt people being scared or suppressed. If anything, it seemed like people wanted to be there to

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plenty of security at the Brass Rail for the Ladies Pride Dance on Friday, July 15 and we are looking forward to making 2016 the biggest Pride celebration in San Diego.t


ORLANDO show support and feel the love of the community. However, I have heard a lot of people saying that after Orlando, they were maybe not going or definitely not attending because of what happened. I think the impact it will have on my Pride weekend in San Diego is that I will be aware of my safety and the community, but also I will also be present in the community, to make sure I am celebrating with family and friends and being grateful we have this opportunity to express ourselves, our support and our LOVE. t

Christopher Stavros

the horror of having a friend or loved one go through what those in Orlando did and my heart just broke at hearing my mother over the phone and thinking about all those mothers in Orlando. As a community, I believe we have to be strong and wise together in how to best increase awareness and education about our community and to emulate that love does win. As a nation we need to be strong and persistent in passing laws that can dramatically help stop this type of violence from ever happening. For my Pride parties I am hiring licensed professional

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Christopher Stavros, co-owner of Babycakes San Diego Orlando made us ALL stronger and made us come together as ONE. t

Joe Whitaker, promoter, MAN UPP Events

Sally Hall, promoter “Girls Night Out” events, founder of That’s So Gay, Live! The Orlando tragedy is another reminder of how religion continues to separate the health of America. I was as devastated as all my other brothers and sisters in the

LGBTQ/A community; however, as the strength of the community was expressed throughout via events/vigils, bringing the community together, I also realized if the fear wins, then so does hate. No one should be scared to celebrate the festivities and the

opportunity to be with friends. We can’t let fear stop our pride. As the producer of the Girls Night Out monthly ladies’ dance, we certainly felt an impact in June’s attendance; however, DJ Susu (Jones) and I are confident we will have


I was in Ft. Lauderdale throwing an event the night of the Orlando tragedy and was unaware of what had happened until I was awakened the next morning by friends and family calling because they could not remember where in Florida I was. All they could remember was I was supposed to be in Florida at a club throwing one of my events. My mother was in tears and very emotional over the phone and I cannot imagine

security guards that will have metal detector wands to scan all guests coming into my events. This is something that is needed I believe to help us all feel a little safer so we can enjoy and be proud of this year’s Pride! Wishing everyone a safe and Happy San Diego Pride 2016.t

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ORLANDO Eddie Reynoso, aka Eddie Rey, founder and CEO of the San Diego LGBT Visitors Center I woke up in Key West to frantic texts and phone calls from friends and family wondering if I was OK. I was there working Stoli’s Cocktail Classic and had originally scheduled a stop in Orlando, but changed my return at the last minute so I could visit my dad [in Reno] before Father’s Day. Throughout that morning, I had a deep sense of loss similar to what I felt during 9/11. However, as the day slowly progressed, I felt SO PROUD of my own company, my clients and the people I surround myself with, because I know that all of us make a difference every single day by living our lives with authenticity. Sadly, Orlando also set me back and reminded me that our march for equality still has a long way to go. That Sunday was the Key West Pride Parade. I recognized that I had an obligation to use my voice to bring beautiful, positive energy to the city of Key West and to countless visitors who would take that energy home with them far beyond the Florida Keys. I marched behind Stuart Milk that Sunday afternoon and I was so proud to represent San Diego, my own company [the San Diego LGBT Visitors Center] and Stoli, who gave a total of $56,000 to Orlando victims in the name of each Cocktail Classic participant, including myself. That afternoon proved to me that even in our darkest of days, we each hold the power to shine light and remain a beacon of hope for others. The following week I marched in the New Orleans Pride Parade and was driven to tears by the outpouring of support and love from everyone I encountered along the route. Again I rec-

ognize that I have a voice to highlight the best of San Diego when I’m promoting our region in other parts of the nation. I also recognize that what happened in Orlando can very well happen in San Diego. So it’s important that we as a community keep the conversation alive, not give into Islamaphobia; instead focus on actions and legislation to keep our community and others safe from guns and crimes of hate, but also keep our focus on legislation that continues to make San Diego the best place

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SPIRIT of STONEWALL RALLY Friday, July 15 at 6 p.m. Spirit of Stonewall Rally Speakers

Emcee: Jaime Carrillo, secretary of San Diego LGBT Pride Keynote speaker: Eric Fanning, Secretary of the Army Additional speakers: Mike Dee, Jennifer Restle, Lily Rubenstein Pride celebrations everywhere trace their heritage to the evening of June 28, 1969, when patrons of the Stonewall Inn in New York City said “No more!” to police harassment. That protest has grown to annual Pride events in major cities throughout the world. In San Diego, our first rally was held in 1975. Join San Diego Pride at Marston Point to hear from distinguished speakers, honor this year’s Spirit of Stonewall awardees for their hard work, and celebrate how Pride unites the world.

of San Diego Pride’s Honorary Grand Marshals for the parade on Saturday. “I am humbled to be the keynote speaker and an honorary Grand Marshal. As our community moves forward, we strive for full inclusion of all Americans who can do the job and just want an opportunity to serve the Nation they love.” —Eric Fanning, Secretary of the Army

Then-Speaker of the Assembly Toni G. Atkins addresses the Stonewall Rally crowd in 2015 (Courtesy San Diego Pride)

Keynote - Eric Fanning, Secretary of the Army

On the heels of his historic confirmation by the U.S. Senate as the 22nd Secretary of the U.S. Army and the first openly gay secretary in the Defense Department, Eric Fanning will take the stage as keynote speaker at Friday’s rally and serve as one

Mike Dee

Mike Dee has been the president and CEO of the San Diego Padres since July 2013. Since his

return to San Diego, Dee has led the effort to revamp the organization’s baseball operations philosophy, overseen ownership’s commitment to renovate and improve Petco Park, spearheaded the club’s successful bid for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and focused on transforming Petco Park into a 365 day, year-round facility with a variety of events beyond Padres baseball.

Jennifer Restle

Jennifer Restle lives at the intersection of disability and bisexuality, using her voice to challenge societal beliefs in spaces where both communities often go unseen. She facilitated the San Diego Bisexual Forum and started the first Bi+ Coming Out Group at The Center. Currently, she is

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STONEWALL a dedicated member of San Diego Pride’s Accessibility Team, writes the blog “People Aren’t Broken” and is the CFO for Disability Rights California’s Board of Directors. In acknowledgement of her contributions, Restle was named one of eight LGBT disability rights activists of note by AfterEllen and was invited to the White House.

Lily Rubenstein

Lily Rubenstein is a 16-yearold transgender activist from San Diego. She has appeared on the Emmy-nominated “This is Me” documentary series, Netflix’s “Transparent,” HBO’s “Looking,” People Magazine, CBS, France 24 and “I am Cait.” She also speaks at school staff meetings and diversity trainings, and is on the Mayor’s LGBT Advisory Board. She enjoys advocating for the transgender community and hopes to make positive changes. In her personal life, she plays competitive volleyball, and volunteers for the Friendship Circle and Canine Companions for Independence.


board of directors and, in 2015, was named the chairman. Stepping Stone was founded 40 years ago in 1976, when there were few accepting places for LGBT alcoholics and addicts to find refuge and get the help they needed. Stepping Stone was established in City Heights as a long-term residential recovery program providing the structure, education, treatment and tools to enable our LGBT brothers and sisters to rejoin our community and their families, sober and healthy. During the height of the AIDS crisis, the organization adapted to the needs of our population and added a focus on HIV treatment and prevention. Although times have changed, the need for Stepping Stone in our community could not be greater. Moore’s focus at Stepping Stone is to help lead the organization back to its roots, bringing focus to the men and women who pass through and whose lives are transformed by being free of drug addiction and alcoholism. He is committed to making sure these lifesaving recovery and HIV/ AIDS services are available to our community regardless of ability to pay. As chairman, Moore has provided important business planning and budgeting discipline to control costs, enhanced fundraising efforts and recruited former Executive Director Cheryl Houk to return and lead the organization once again. For his day job, Moore works as vice president of product management for a digital health company using his years of experience to provide healthrelated applications and services. Champion of Pride — An individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the LGBT community over an extended period of years and/or has made an exceptional contribution in the past year.

Every year, San Diego Pride accepts nominations from the community for the annual Spirit of Stonewall Awards. The awards recognize and honor individuals who work hard to preserve our gains and meet the many challenges still facing our community. They each contribute significantly to the LGBT community through their leadership, activism and fundraising efforts. Community Grand Marshall — Awarded to an individual or couple who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the LGBT community over an extended period of years with consideration to service to San Diego Pride.

• Michael Moore

Michael Moore is a community leader with over a decade of experience supporting Stepping Stone of San Diego, in addition to other community organizations. In 2014, he joined Stepping Stone’s

Sue Reynolds is the head of Community HousingWorks (, a leading California nonprofit housing developer and owner of affordable apartments based in San Diego. Under her leadership, CHW is partnering with The Center to break ground in July 2016 on the construction of San Diego’s first LGBT-affirming affordable senior apartment community. The Ohio native moved to San Diego in 1989 via New York City, where she went to school, and Washington D.C., where she spent time demonstrating for LGBT civil rights. Reynolds joined the leadership of CHW almost 19 years ago, just in time to open CHW’s Marisol Apartments, the county’s first affordable apartment community for people with HIV and AIDS.


Center staff and #BeTheGeneration volunteers enjoying themselve (Courtesy San Diego Pride)

Members of MARYAH crowd around Greg Louganis (crouching, center) at a recent fundraise (Courtesy San Diego Pride) When she was younger, Reynolds often joked with friends about all living together in an “old lesbians’ home.” Now with CHW, she is actually getting to build one and she applauds The Center and all the other LGBT senior advocates that have worked hard to make the housing for the elders possible.

• Sue Reynolds

July 15–17, 2016

Friend of Pride — An individual who does not identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, but who has stalwartly supported the LGBT community over an extended period of years and/or has made an exceptional contribution in the past year.

• Dale Kelly Bankhead

As the secretary-treasurer of the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, Bankhead leads over 200,000 working families and 135 affiliated unions of our local labor movement. She comes to this position after many de-

cades working on behalf of equality and social justice, including for the LGBT community. Most notably, Bankhead has been active in the fight for marriage equality, serving as statewide manager for the No on 8 Campaign and its predecessor, Equality for All. She has appeared in the media many times, both nationally and locally, to discuss this issue and was instrumental in securing the endorsement of the conservative San Diego UnionTribune for marriage equality. Bankhead’s work also includes leading the fight to oust the discriminatory Boy Scouts from their free location in city-owned Balboa Park and serving on the Anti-Bullying Task Force of the San Diego Unified School District. Bankhead held a number of senior policy and management positions on the staff of Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins and has played a prominent role in legislative successes on behalf of the LGBT community, such as bills which eliminated much of the expense and other hurdles associated with ensuring that a transgender person’s birth and death certificates accurately reflect their gender identity. She also served on the board of directors of The Center since 2003 and held the position of cochair in 2011 and 2012 and then

again in 2014 and 2015. Her professional background includes eight years as the public affairs director for the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties and numerous political campaigns. Stonewall Service Award — Awarded to a group or organization, which may or may not identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, but who has stalwartly supported the LGBT community over an extended period of years and/or has made an exceptional contribution in the past year.

• #BeTheGeneration

The San Diego LGBT Community Center launched the groundbreaking #BeTheGeneration campaign in October 2014, with the goal of ending new infections of HIV in San Diego County by 2024. In the short time since the campaign’s launch, it has become a well-known brand around town, engaging community members to have conversations about the new hope in HIV, while decreasing the stigma and fear that prevent so many people from accessing testing, prevention tools, and treatment. Center staff members have infused #BeTheGeneration conversations into all of the agency’s

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STONEWALL programs, and the outreach team has engaged over 100 community members who serve as ambassadors of the campaign, speaking about tools like PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) — the once-a-day pill that prevents HIV infection, and the importance of treatment to suppress the virus for those living with HIV. The Center has also trained a team of HIV test counselors who provide client-centered HIV test counseling, encouraging clients to be empowered to take care of their own health. #BeTheGeneration looks forward to seeing an end to new cases of HIV once and for all — and will keep working until the goal is reached. Stonewall Philanthropy Award — Awarded to a group or organization, which may or may not identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, but who has diligently raised funds to support the LGBT community over an extended period of years and/or has made an exceptional contribution in the past year.

San Diego community, including LGBT youth, individuals living with HIV and families. Williams serves on the board of directors at Christie’s Place, an organization that provides comprehensive HIV/AIDS education, support and advocacy to women, children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS. As an avid cyclist, she has also completed the AIDS LifeCycle, a 545-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles that raises money to eliminate HIV/AIDS. Toppel is the chief operating officer at Jewish Family Service of San Diego, an organization that provides a wide range of vital human services to empower people of all ages and faiths to reach their goals and build better lives. Being the parents of an energetic, beautiful, loving 5-year-old is the couple’s proudest accomplishment to date. Community Service — An individual who is recognized as an up-and-coming leader within the community or whose contribution to the community in the past year was of particular significance.


Metro Area Real Estate Professionals for Young Adult Housing (MARYAH) is a group of more than 20 local real estate professionals in the LGBT and ally communities who for the past 11 years have been fundraising for the Sunburst Youth Housing Project — a program of The Center that provides safe and supportive housing for San Diego’s homeless youth, including LGBT and HIV-positive youth. MARYAH’s board of directors produces three fundraising events throughout the year, including their signature David Yoder Memorial Casino Royale and Poker Tournament; Summer Solstice; and Harvest Howl. These three events have not only proven that you can put the “fun” in fundraising but shown how well a professional community can work together to make a difference. The members of MARYAH have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help the Sunburst Youth Housing Project and are changing the lives of our youth. Inspirational Couple — Awarded to a couple whose love and commitment embodies the humanity our community.

• Denice Williams and Dana Toppel

Denice Williams and Dana Toppel share a commitment to do their part to create a world where everyone is happy, healthy, safe and thriving. The couple met 14 years ago while working at the Hillcrest Youth Center. Both women have and continue to volunteer and work with organizations and initiatives that support the wellbeing of the

• Tita Viveros

Born in Veracruz, Mexico, to a very conservative family, Tita Viveros reached San Diego in the early 1990s, fleeing the violence and rejection that forces many LGBT people to leave their countries of origin. In her journey to join a different culture, Viveros sought out support groups and community agencies for assistance. In addition to guidance, she found friends who became a new family to help her heal from difficulties in her past. She was empowered to help others in similar situations, especially the Hispanic LGBT community living in the Tijuana /San Diego area. Since the mid 1990s, Viveros has facilitated support groups and been involved in community agencies such as Christie’s Place, Pacto Latino AIDS Organization, Bienestar San Diego, The LGBT San Diego Center, COCUT Tijuana and Jardin de Las Mariposas, Tijuana. Viveros has also been part of organizing committees that raise awareness and educate about LGBT topics, HIV and immigration, such as Transgender Day of Remembrance, Transgender Day of Empowerment, Remembranza Trans Tijuana (Transgender Day of Remembrance Tijuana), Jornada contra la Homofobia Tijuana (Journey against Homophobia Tijuana), and many more that are held on both sides of the border. In addition, Viveros has served as HIV case manager and treatment educator for Comprehensive Health Center, housing coordinator for Pacto Organization Latino AIDS Organization, and Latino ministry coordinator at Metropolitan Community Church. She currently works as a patient advocate for Pride Pharmacy in Hillcrest. t

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Pride of Hillcrest Block Party Date and times: Friday, July 15, 6 – 11 p.m.


Normal Street and University Avenue (Hillcrest Pride Flag)


$20, ages 21 and older San Diego Pride and Fabulous Hillcrest will host their fifth annual Pride of Hillcrest Block Party. This signature party kicks off Pride weekend with urban style and flair. They’re shutting down the streets, bringing in dance stages and throwing a gigantic block party, with local DJs, carnival rides, dancing in the street, and go-go dancers, immediately

following the annual Spirit of Stonewall Rally at Marston Point in Balboa Park. Pride of Hillcrest Block Party ticket purchasers can get the party started early with a hosted hour from 6 – 7 p.m. with complimentary craft cocktails for the first 300 guests. The block party will also feature: • The official Hillcrest Pride flag-raising ceremony. In celebration of Pride weekend, the 216-square-foot rainbow flag will be raised over the neighborhood of Hillcrest. • Luminescent carnival rides

• Two massive bars • Local Hillcrest DJs and gogo dancers • Bottle service • Gourmet food trucks • VIP area • Official after-party at Rich’s Nightclub Buy tickets at Advance general admission tickets are $20 and advance VIP tickets are $45. Regular admissions tickets include event entry. VIP admissions tickets include event entry, two complimentary drinks and one food item.

The Hillcrest Pride Flag flies proudly at the corner of Normal Street and University Avenue, where the parade also starts. (Courtesy San Diego Pride) All proceeds benefit the neighborhood of Hillcrest and San Diego Pride. To find out more, visit Pride- Visit for more information about Hillcrest events.t

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Free parking lots on Saturday at the Old Naval Hospital at Park Boulevard and Presidents Way and San Diego City College. 8 a.m. — 1 p.m. – Pride Parade route from free parking lots to Pride Parade start. The shuttle drops off next to race staging area. With the recent tragedy of young LGBT teens being driven to suicide, suffering physical and psychological bullying at school and trying to cope with rejection by family, friends and even their churches, we have selected the San Diego LGBT Community Center’s Youth Housing Project as this year’s beneficiary. This program is a vital safety net giving teens a safe place to live and an opportunity to get the education and skills needed to lead productive and fulfilling lives. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to San Diego Pride Community Grants. If you have any questions, contact race director Enrique Fonseca at 619-857-8719 or visit

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San Diego Pride Parade – Pride Unites the World Date and time: Saturday, July 16, 11 a.m. — 1 p.m. Location: Parade steps off at Normal Street and University Avenue Route: 1.5 miles | 2 hours Cost: Free community event Grand Marshals:

Secretary of Army Eric Fanning, Michael Moore The annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade is the fourth largest in the United States, attracting over 100,000 cheering spectators, elected officials, community groups, military service members and first responders, as well as significant media participation. The Pride Parade is the best attended and largest single-day civic event in San Diego. There are eight reviewing stands, including an Accessible Pride reviewing stand with ASL interpreters, shaded review stands for seniors, and bilingual reviewing stands. A Pride Youth Marching Band features more than 100 young local musicians from across the region. The parade begins at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Avenue and Normal Street, proceeds west on University Avenue, turns south on Sixth Avenue, turns left onto Balboa Drive and ends at Laurel Street.t Images from last year's rainy Pride Parad (Courtesy San Diego Pride)






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(above and below) After the rain stopped last year mid-Saturday afternoon, people flocked to the festival (Courtesy San Diego Pride)

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Date and times: Saturday, July 16, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Sunday, July 17, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Location: Marston Point, Balboa Park (Sixth Avenue and Laurel Street) Tickets:

—Two-day General Admission tickets $20 advance, $25 at gates —Two-day VIP tickets - $120 advance, $150 at gates —Youth 14 and younger get in free —Purchase online at, along the parade route, or at the gates San Diego Pride’s renowned Pride Music Festival includes multiple stages of entertainment; more than 150 musicians, bands, comedy and dance performers; over 250 participating exhibitors; cultural presentations; and great food. It’s also San Diego’s biggest summer dance party. Celebrate diversity under San Diego’s amazing sky over two days at five stages with over 100 entertainers and thousands of your closest friends. Featured this year are Kesha, Candis Cayne, Demetria McKinney, Wrabel and many others .

Stages include: Stonewall Main Stage presented by Harrah’s; Euphoria Dance Garden presented by Sony; Mundo Latino; The Movement: Hip Hop.

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Stonewall Main Stage:

Euphoria Dance Garden:

It’s the centerpiece of the Pride Music Festival with headlining artists and the best in video, lights and sound. Enjoy the show from the Alaska Airlines Beverage Garden or VIP Lounge by Harrah’s Resort.

Mundo Latino:

It’s musica Latina en español with some of the best emerging artists in live rock, folkloric dancing, y más. Enjoy the musical flavors with a Latin flair. Be a part of the Latino community at Mundo Latino.

Top notch DJs will be spinning the hottest sounds from hiphop, soul and R&B. With its own dance floor and beverage garden, this stage will keep you moving and in the zone. Feel the excitement as you surge with house music. Featuring local acts and international DJs. Dance all day and into the night. Presented by SONY.

General Pride Weekend:

Join San Diego Pride from July 15 to July 17 for a weekend of fun and entertainment. Honor our community leaders at the Spirit of Stonewall Rally, strut your stuff at the Pride Parade, and celebrate at the annual Pride Music Festival. For tickets and more information, visit

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Parking and transportation information Traffic and parking can be a challenge due to the massive size of San Diego Pride events. Organizers do their best to assist with additional free shuttles and parking. The best advice is to try to leave early, bike and walk when possible, use public transportation, or ride share with Uber and Car2Go.


Love together. Ride together. Celebrate Pride safely this year with Uber. Get a reliable ride in minutes with the Uber app. All rides are on demand and the rider’s fare is automatically billed to a credit card on file. Uber is again the official rideshare partner for San Diego Pride. Sign up at go/sdpride16.

Bike information

San Diego Bike Coalition will host the Bike Corral located just outside the Pride Music Festival.

No parking zones

Centre Street (from University Avenue to Park Boulevard) Normal Street (from University to Washington Street) Robinson Avenue (from Fifth to Sixth avenues) Lincoln Avenue (from Cleveland Avenue to Park Boulevard) Evans Place (from Fifth to Sixth avenues) Harvey Milk Street (from Cleveland Avenue to Centre Street) Pennsylvania Avenue (from Fifth to Sixth avenues) University Avenued (from Sixth Avenue to Park Boulevard) Brookes Avenue (from Fifth to Sixth avenues) Sixth Avenue (from Upas Street to University Avenue) Ivy Lane (from Fifth to Sixth avenues) Balboa Drive in Balboa Park Polk Avenue (from Normal Street to Park Boulevard)

Shuttle schedule*


Take advantage of San Diego Pride’s complementary shuttle service that will take you to and from the Car2Go Drop Zone. There are designated spaces to park your car2go vehicle and free valet, or pick one up to take you to the next party.

Free parking lots are available courtesy of San Diego Pride on Saturday and Sunday at Old Naval Hospital at Park Boulevard and President’s Way. • Pride Parade route 8 a.m. — noon • Route from free parking lots to Pride Parade start • Pride Festival route 8 a.m. — midnight • From free parking lots to Pride

Festival • Express Parade Noon — 4 p.m. • Line from Pride Parade start to Pride Festival Sunday, July 17 • Pride Festival 8 a.m. — 10 p.m. • Route from free parking lots to Pride Festival

Street closures

The following streets will be closed starting at 6 a.m. and open by 4 p.m. on July 16: Centre Street (from University Avenue to Park Boulevard) Lincoln Avenue (from Cleveland Avenue to Park Boulevard) *Normal Street (from University Avenue to Washington Street) *Harvey Milk Street (from Cleveland Avenue to Centre Street) Normal Street and Harvey Milk Street are closed starting 6 a.m. on July 17 for the Pride of Hillcrest Block Party.

The following streets will be closed starting at 9 a.m. and open by 4 p.m. on July 17: • University Avenue (from Sixth Avenue to Park Boulevard) • Evans Place (from Fifth to Sixth avenues) • Sixth Avenue (from Upas Street to University Avenue) • Pennsylvania Avenue (from Fifth to Sixth avenues) • Balboa Drive in Balboa Park • Brookes Avenue (from Fifth to Sixth avenues) • Robinson Avenue (from Fifth to Sixth avenues) • Ivy Lane (from Fifth to Sixth avenues) t

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San Diego Pride Music Festival has three stages. Main Stage is shown here (Courtesy San Diego Pride)

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Entertainment line-up | Pride Unites the World THE STONEWALL MAIN STAGE Presented by Harrah’s Resort, Southern California The centerpiece of the Pride Music Festival with headlining artists and the best in video, lights and sound. Enjoy the show from the Alaska Airlines Beverage Garden or the VIP Lounge, sponsored by Harrah’s Resort.

Saturday 11:00 — 12:30 p.m. • Boys Don’t Disco 12:30 — 1:30 p.m. Paul Cowling 1:30 — 2:30 p.m. Erick Diaz 2:30 — 2:45 p.m. • Gay Men’s Chorus of San Diego 2:45 — 3:45 p.m. DJ Taj 3:45 — 4:30 p.m. • Jason Maek & Zaena 4:30 — 5:00 p.m. Rilan 5:00 — 6:00 p.m. • DJ IDeaL + Mike Taylor 6:00 — 7:00 p.m. Drew G 7:00 — 7:15 p.m. Tony Chevy 7:15 — 7:20 p.m. Hype Break 7:20 — 7:40 p.m. Wrabel 7:55 — 9:00 p.m. Kesha 9:00 — 10:00 p.m. Cazztek Emcees 12:30 — 4:45 p.m. Kristy Salazar 4:45 — 10:00 p.m. Candis Cayne Sunday 11:00 — 12:30 p.m. Adam Salter 12:30 — 1:00 p.m. Gay C/DC 1:30 — 2:00 p.m. Groove Kitty 2:00 — 2:30 p.m. Local DJ 2:30 — 3:00 p.m. Ricky Rebel 3:00 — 4:00 p.m. Sam Sparro 4:00 — 5:00 p.m. Bright Lights 5:00 — 6:00 p.m. Pierce Fulton 6:00 — 7:00 p.m. Paul Oakenfold 7:00 — 8:00 p.m. Local DJ Emcees 11:00 — 4:00 p.m. Kristy Salazar 4:00 — 8:00 p.m. Barbie Z Neors t see Music Festival, pg 25

Music Festival Stages Info MUNDO LATINO

It’s musicá Latina enspañol with some of the best emerging artists in live rock, folkloric dancing, y más. Enjoy the musical flavors with a Latin flair. Be a part of the Latin community at Mundo Latino.


12:00 — 2:00 p.m. Dj KA 2:00 — 4:00 p.m. DJ Rick Betta 4:00 — 4:10 p.m. Joanna 4:10 — 5:10 p.m. DJ Fariba 5:10 — 5:40 p.m. Maryam Malak 5:40 — 7:20 p.m. Viejo Lowbo 7:20 — 7:30 p.m. Ricky Lips 7:30 — 8:15 p.m. Noelia 8:15 — 8:55 p.m. Viejo Lowbo 8:55 — 9:50 p.m. Mediodia Emcees 12:00 — 7:55 p.m. Ricky Lips 11:00 a.m. — 7:55 p.m. Isaac Siqueiros


11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. DJ Rubin 12:30 — 1:00 p.m. Ballet Folklorico Yaqui 1:00 — 1:10 p.m. Christian 1:10 — 1:20 p.m. Bianca 1:20 — 2:30 p.m. DJ Rubin 2:30 — 3:00 p.m. Sonoro 2 3:00 — 3:10 p.m. Claudia Kristina 3:10 — 4:40 p.m. Latin Lovers 4:40 — 5:10 p.m. Gia Farrie 5:10 — 5:40 p.m. Margarita Henriquez 5:40 — 6:30 p.m. DJ Rubin 6:30 — 7:00 p.m. AB Soto 7:00 — 7:55 p.m. Rumba y Soul Emcees 12:00 — 7:55 p.m. Ricky Lips 11:00 — 7:55 p.m. Isaac Siqueiros t see Music Festival, pg 26

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Here, top notch DJs will be spinning the hottest sounds from Hip-Hop, Soul and R&B. With its own dance floor and beverage garden, this stage will keep you moving and in the zone.

Saturday 11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. DJ Hektik 1:00 — 4:00 p.m. DJ Konrad Parker 3:00 — 3:30 p.m. Urban FX 4:00 — 6:00 p.m. Global Male 6:00 — 6:45 p.m. Demetria McKinney 7:30 — 8:00 p.m. ThaMost 8:00 — 10:00 p.m. DJ Shorty Emcees 4:45 — 10:00 p.m. Kristy Salazar Sunday 11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Dj Kiki 1:00 — 3:00 p.m. DJ K-Swift 3:00 — 4:00 p.m. DJ HevRock 4:00 — 4:30 p.m. Culture Shock San Diego 4:30 — 5:00 p.m. DJ HevRock 5:00 — 7:00 p.m. DJ Artistic 7:00 — 8:00 p.m. James Wright Chanel (host 6-8) Emcees 6:00 — 7:00 PM James Wright Chanel


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