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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Albert H. Fulcher | Editor

Greetings from Representatives.......6

Pride Week Calendar.............................10 Festival Map..............................................12

Spirit of Stonewall Rally.......................16 Stonewall Rally Honorees...................17

Pride Music Festival...............................20

Pride Festival Lineup.............................21 Leather Realm............................................22

LGBT Pride Guide Directory...............B1

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HILLCREST BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

The Hillcrest Business Association (HBA), also known as Fabulous Hillcrest, represents more than 1,300 businesses and acts as a liaison between the business community and the City of San Diego. The organization encourages economic development for the Hillcrest neighborhood through events and promotions. Renowned for its vibrant nightlife scene, international dining, and eclectic shopping, Hillcrest has been the home of the LGBT community for more than 30 years. Its residents and businesses have been champions for equality, diversity, and inclusion in San Diego and beyond. Hillcrest markets the business district as the epicenter of fun and hip places to eat, play, shop, and stay in our city’s most colorful, vibrant, proud and diverse neighborhood. As your guide to fabulous, the HBA invites you to discover and explore the area. Rich with highly acclaimed restaurants, a thriving shopping district, exciting nightlife, and oneof-a-kind street fairs and special events — Fabulous Hillcrest is at the center of it all.

In 36 states, there are no laws that protect the LGBT community from discrimination. Both Georgia and Oklahoma passed bills this year that prevent same sex couples from adopting or fostering children. President Trump and his administration are continually attacking our transgender community who serve in the armed forces, despite the fact that the military leaders of all five branches openly believe that transgender service members have, and should have, the ability to serve. Trump is also already notorious for appointing people into high offices who have openly anti-LBGT agendas. He annulled federal funding protecting transgender student rights and transgender employment, and he fired all the members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. Iowa is seeking to weaken its own Civil Rights Act. Other states across the country are finding ways not to comply with restroom protections for transgender students. Religious freedom bills that allow for LGBT discrimination are now seen favorably in many states, giving religious preference over human rights. The future of the Supreme Court now lies in the hands of far-right Republicans, a decision that will last for decades. And this list continues to grow… Here in California, we have it comparatively easier than anywhere else in the United States. But that does not mean we cannot, or will not, be affected by the current trends. There is evidence that California is becoming a divided state. This is very apparent when you look at

the political spectrum in San Diego County. It is time for us to be more vigilant than ever in protecting our rights and creating an open pathway for our LGBT youth. This is why I applaud San Diego LGBT Pride for this year’s theme, “Persist with Pride.” In this time of uncertainty, it is imperative that we stand united — not only for ourselves, but for our allies, as well as for our underserved communities. We have to stand for the refugees, immigrants, black lives, minorities, women’s rights, and our children, neighbors, friends and strangers being slaughtered due to gun violence. All of these issues fall under the umbrella of the rainbow flag that we fly proudly in various designs, which symbolizes our unity and our freedom to live our lives without persecution. This includes all of us — whether we are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual, heterosexual, ally, non-binary, and all of the pronouns that stand within our diverse community. We need to strip away the “zero-tolerance” approach that is spreading across the nation against us. We have to take a zero-tolerance stance against bigotry, hate, intolerance, and anything that detours our path to equality and freedom

for all. Most importantly, we need to be united as one because apathy will gain us nothing. Instead, it could make us lose everything that we and those before us have fought so hard to gain. More than ever, we need to be seen, recognized and heard. We have to stand together and be visible to be viable. This year, we need to carry the notion of persistence with pride in our pockets every single day — not just during Pride week. In line with this year’s theme, not only are we observing Pride, but we are also celebrating the people, organizations, businesses and places that persist with pride every day in everything that they do. This is still a time to rejoice and celebrate our individual selves under our many colors of diversity. But it is also the time to take a firm stand to preserve our lives, protect our independence, and ensure the freedom of all of us who believe that our diversity is stronger than our adversaries. —Albert can be reached at albert@sdcnn.com.

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PRIDE GREETINGS FROM OUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

Sen. Toni G. Atkins Dear friends, I am once again extremely excited to join many thousands of San Diegans in celebrating LGBT Pride! This year’s festivities are special to me, since 2018 is the first Pride that I celebrate as president pro tem of the California Senate. I am honored beyond words to be the first member of the LGBTQ community to serve in this position. I am also forever mindful that it is due to the persistence of so many activists and advocates that I have the opportunity to do so. It is my goal every day to represent our community with hard work, honor and integrity. I am a proud member of the Legislative LGBT Caucus, the largest and most effective LGBT caucus in the country — as is my representative in the Assembly, San Diego’s own Assemblymember Todd Gloria. And every year, California leads the nation by expanding equality and civil rights. A prime example of that was my 2017 bill, SB 179: the Gender

Recognition Act. Signed by Governor Jerry Brown last October, the law created a new, nonbinary gender marker for state-issued identity documents. This change makes it easier for transgender, intersex and nonbinary residents to obtain state documents that accurately reflect their identity. I remain incredibly proud of this landmark legislation, because I know how important it is for Californians to not have to cope with the stress and hardship of having an ID that doesn’t match who they truly are. This year, among the priority bills for the LGBT Caucus is legislation that would require the Governor to annually proclaim June as LGBT Pride Month. Fortunately, California isn’t the only place where progress is being made. In 2017, numerous LGBTQ candidates were elected to public office across the country, including Danica Roem, a transgender woman who won a seat in the House of Delegates in my home state of Virginia!

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I am proud and excited to welcome her to San Diego as the keynote speaker at the Spirit of Stonewall Rally on Friday, July 13. San Diego has a wonderful history as a place where LGBTQ individuals rise up and lead, and that makes me enormously proud of our great city. In keeping with the theme of this year’s celebration, we will Persist with Pride. Let’s celebrate our achievements and, above all, have a great time. Happy Pride, San Diego! Warmly, – Toni Atkins Senate President pro Tem

When I think about Pride – its history, meaning, and evolution over time – I cannot help but be proud. Not only because I’m LGBT, but because our community has practiced what we preached – we have created a safe and inclusive space that’s accepting of everyone. What makes Pride truly unique – more so than any other event – is that the values of love and authenticity are its foundation. Every year,

our message is simple: no matter who you are or where you are from, be proud to be you and share that pride with the world. Admittedly, there are times when we are challenged, but if you take a look around on Pride weekend, you will see a community that comes together to meet any challenge because we know that we are stronger together and we will always persist with pride.

Happy Pride, San Diego! —Todd Gloria Assemblymember 78th District

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Lambda Archives’ mission is to collect, preserve and teach the LGBTQ history of San Diego; Imperial Counties; and Northern Baja California, Mexico. Our history is preserved in hundreds of boxes at the Archives, which not only contain the community’s past, but the inspiration for our future. Lambda Archives teaches by conducting walking tours of the LGBTQ history of Hillcrest for school groups, organizations, and the general public;

holding “Out at the Archives” panel discussions of important topics; assisting with researchers, including filmmaker Paul Detweiler for his recent KPBS documentary on the history of San Diego’s gay bars; collaborating with other institutions, including the Veterans Museum and an exhibit for the San Diego Women’s Museum, “Women of Pride” opening July 5; and hosting the largest exhibit of LGBTQ history in San Diego,

which opens July 8 at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park. During the 18 months of the LGBTQ history exhibit, many special events and programs are planned at the History Center.

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PRIDE GREETINGS FROM OUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

Mayor Kevin Faulconor

On behalf of the residents of San Diego, it is my pleasure to welcome you to San Diego’s Pride celebrations. Pride is much more than a series of events. For more than four decades, it has played an important role in bringing together people from all walks of life to celebrate

the history and diversity of our LGBTQ community. Through the years, Pride has helped bring about positive change toward a more inclusive and equal society. Despite the progress that’s been made, LGBTQ people still face significant discrimination, which is why it’s so important for this community and its allies to continue speaking up for equality. And Pride is a terrific vehicle toward that effort. I am honored to celebrate this month with you. Please accept my warmest wishes for an enjoyable series of events in San Diego. Best personal regards, —Kevin L. Faulconer Mayor City of San Diego

Councilmember Chris Ward This month, our community gathers to celebrate Pride. We join together to march, dance, and protest with the simple act of existing — unapologetically — in a space we created for ourselves. However, as we celebrate, we must be mindful of the current political climate and accept that our fight for recognition and acceptance must persist. Audre Lorde famously wrote, “There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single issue

lives.” As we continue to advocate for our community it remains clear that we must also stay civically engaged, vote, and fight for all communities under threat. It is imperative that we continue to acknowledge that immigrant rights are LGBTQ rights, that women rights are LGBTQ rights, and that the rights of all disenfranchised communities are unequivocally human rights. The president and his administration have chosen to indulge the most debased

Councilmember Georgette Gomez Happy Pride, San Diego! Our community has faced many challenges this year, but we are strong, and I continue to stand along with all of you as we move forward against the national narrative of hate. I’m very proud of all the intersectional work that has emerged in our region. Recently, I had the privilege of participating in the first binational LGBTQ conference in Tijuana, Mexico. As the rest of the nation looks at California for leadership, I’m happy to be part of our community here that does not see borders, believes in equality, practices humility and kindness, and above all is more united than ever. As we celebrate, let us take a moment to think about what Pride is all sentiments in our society. In the first year and a half of this administration, leaders introduced legislation and policy directives with the clear intention of attacking women, the underserved, the LGBTQ community, and communities of color. This legislation includes an unlawful ban on transgender Americans serving in the armed forces, placing undeserved fear upon thousands of active service members who only wish to openly and honorably serve their country. This also includes a decision by the Supreme Court in favor of the Colorado baker who refused service to a couple, Charlie Craig and David Mullins. In the latest demonstration of a clear disregard of morality and decency, the Department of Justice has decided to separate immigrant families seeking asylum. This move has created an outcry of opposition and protest from the public, but nonetheless will remain a lingering stain upon the legacy of this nation. While it would be understandable to feel defeated when such bigoted and racist ideology floods the highest level of government, and to grow callous and overwhelmed with the consistent attacks on the institutions and norms we have taken for granted, San Diego has instead chosen a different path. Our city has demonstrated — through its choice in leadership — a clear reproach of the policies and views of this administration. Voters elected two members of the LGBTQ community, Georgette Gómez and myself, to the City Council. Together we have advocated for the values of our districts and our city. We pushed for the City of San Diego’s first Equal Pay

about. Let us think about the struggles of the past generations that got us here and about what we must do to continue advancing our pursuit for equal rights under the law. While the road may be long, we know that we are on the right side of history and we will persist. We must persist. We must fight ignorance and hate with love and compassion. We must show that love trumps all, no matter what. I am proud to stand with you as the first queer Latina on the San Diego City Council. Together, we will persist with pride, and eventually prevail.

Ordinance, making us the largest city in the nation committed to ensuring equal pay for equal work. We have demanded that the City of San Diego not participate in this Administration’s 287(G) program, which would have local law enforcement engage in immigration enforcement activity. We supported the California Values Act, demonstrating our state’s commitment to the safety and value of our immigrant communities, and have ensured our city has stayed on the right side of history by having San Diego join in multiple amicus briefs filed against this administration. Representing San Diego at the State Capitol, we have Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins and Assemblymember Todd Gloria. Atkins recently made history by being the first woman and LGBTQ person to serve as the leader of both legislative houses. California will now benefit from her strong progressive leadership as our state continues to stand against the policies and narratives coming out of Washington D.C. Additionally, Gloria is a rising force in the Assembly. He was appointed as the

Happy Pride! —Georgette Gómez Councilmember District 9 Majority Whip this year and is the author of AB 2119, a bill designed to protect the healthcare rights of transgender youth in foster care as well as prohibiting any attempt to alter an individual’s gender identity. In the community, San Diego also has a nationally recognized leader: Dr. Delores Jacobs. Jacobs dedicated the last 20 years to our community through her work at The San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center). Under her leadership, The Center has grown into a $6 million organization with 50 staff members and more than 1,000 volunteers — all focused on providing critical, quality social services to more than 25,000 individuals annually. She actively built and sustained progressive coalitions and has acted as a bellwether of stability through our community’s wins and losses. After 18 years in the role, Jacobs recently passed the torch of leadership to the new Executive Director Cara Dessert, who will build on that progress and continue to make our community proud. This year, the theme of our celebration is to “Persist with Pride.” Join me in honoring this sentiment by supporting the work of our San Diego LGBTQ leaders. Our ongoing efforts to protect underserved communities, to fight for equity and inclusivity in our neighborhoods, and to stand in direct opposition to the oppressive policies of this administration will only succeed with you by our side. So, for everyone who has stood by the values of Black Lives Matter, Love Wins, and the more recent Families Belong Together, remember that we are family and we must continue to persist together –Chris Ward Councilmember District 3


PRIDE GREETINGS FROM OUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

Pride Director Fernando Lopez

Dear Pride Family,

Many of us still walk with one eye over our shoulders. The distance between our hand and the hand of the person we love can seem impossibly far when we walk in spaces where fear owns us more than love. The closets we carry on our backs while hiding within them at work, school, and at the dinner table can seem too heavy to bear. That is why we still have Pride. That is why we are here. If even for one week, weekend, day, or liberating hour you can dare to let your love indulge in daylight. You can breathe in decadent joy and breathe out the weight of societal expectation. During Pride we allow ourselves the peace of unwringing the calloused hands of our movement and simply celebrate. You can allow yourself the feeling of freedom as the San Diego sunshine bounces off your skin while you hold tightly to the ones you love. Our unbound voices are calling out for justice or cheering on our found family. At Pride we all have a moment to lay down our differences and

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lift up our diversity. We cast aside the shackles of shame and unapologetically embrace the ability to be radically authentic to ourselves. Pride is wherever you are and however you choose to celebrate it. This time is for you. Be brave. Be bold. Whether you’ve been with us since the beginning, or if this is your first: welcome to Pride. Welcome home. Persist with Pride, —Fernando Sweifach Lopez Jr. Executive Director San Diego LGBT Pride

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STONEWALL CITIZENS’ PATROL In July 2006, San Diego was rocked by the news that six gay men were attacked in Balboa Park. Members of the LGBT community formed a citizens’ patrol, named Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol. The name Stonewall was taken in honor of those who stood up against violence and brutality saying, “We’ve had enough!” in 1969 and embarked on a series of spontaneous demonstrations that are widely considered the beginning of the modern LGBT right movement. Today, Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol continues to “Persist with Pride” with an allvolunteer watch group that guards the neighborhoods of Hillcrest, North Park, University Heights, Normal Heights and Bankers Hill. All patrol volunteers are

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spaces such as the Paradigm Bookstore and the Women’s Music Festival. This exhibit highlights how within tragedy and oppression, strong community and culture can emerge. Runs through Aug. 31. Times vary by dates. Women’s History Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16. bit.ly/2N3f2Te

‘Women of Pride’ —Explore the stories of women activists, artists, politicians, and everyday woman of the LGBT movement from the 1960s through 1990s. Showcased in the gallery are artifacts from grassroots activism including the Blood Sisters, who organized blood drives in response to the AIDS epidemic; local LGBT women politicians; and community

in Barrio Logan. This event attempts to end homophobia in San Diego and by doing so, bring down hate crimes. Hate crimes have been on a steady rise since 2015. For hate crimes reported, 20 percent are against the LGBTQ community and more than half are committed against gay males. Support us in our quest to open minds with our incredible dick art exhibit, by more than a dozen local artists. Paintings, photographs, sculptures and

Phallusy Penis Art Exhibition —Epic penis art exhibition

IMPRIDE —Finest City Improv is partnering with San Diego Pride to bring the second annual LGBTQ Pride Comedy Festival, benefiting Pride’s LGBT youth arts program beneficiaries. The festival features three days of LGBT related improv comedy teams, featured shows, workshops, yoga classes and an all-star Lip Sync Battle Brunch. Finest City Improv and the general improv community offer a welcoming and safe environment for the LGBT community, and this festival celebrates that shared pride. All show blocks are $15 with each $10 of every ticket directly donated to SD LGBT Pride’s Your Arts Program beneficiaries. July 6–8. 7 p.m. 4250 Louisiana St. finestcityimprov.com ‘The Pride Collection’ —LGBT artist and philanthropist Jumper Maybach is set to unveil a timely and important new series of works celebrating Pride 2018. “The Pride Collection: INTROSPECTION” will be

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‘OUT to End Gun Violence’ —Kick off San Diego Pride weekend with “OUT to End Gun Violence.” This amazing live music event will benefit The Brady Center and features Justin Tranter, East of Eli featuring Chyler Leigh, Danielle LoPresti featuring Alicia Champion, and from Pulse Nighclub, DJ Infinite. General admission: $20. Third Floor VIP: $120. 8 p.m. The Music Box, 1337 India St. fgtix.to/2tB95or

Sunday, July 8 ‘LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs’ —The San Diego History Center, in partnership with the Lambda Archives of San Diego, brings the firstever exhibition in Balboa Park focused on the history of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community. Visitors will experience and learn about the struggles to overcome persecution, the battle with AIDS, bullying and intolerance, the power of the community, and the tremendous strides taken in the fight for equal rights. The exhibit curator is noted author and historian Lillian Faderman. Exhibition runs: July 8, 2018–January 2020. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 1649 El Prado, Suite 3. bit.ly/2tyQxFD

Friday July 13 Spirit of Stonewall Rally —The origins of Pride movement can trace its roots to the Stonewall riots of 1969, an uprising against police brutality that has spread around the world. More than 1,000 Pride events have been identified across the globe, each one taking on a local flair. In San Diego, we launch Pride weekend by honoring those beginnings with the Spirit of Stonewall Rally where we celebrate the accomplishments of those at the forefront of our movement and recommit to the work that lies ahead. Since 1975, the Spirit of Stonewall Rally is a time to recognize and honor leaders who are working hard to preserve our gains and meet the many challenges still facing our community. 6–7 p.m. Hillcrest Pride Flag, University Avenue and Normal Street. sdpride.org/rally

Monday, July 9

SDSU’s 11th Flag Raising Ceremony —Join SDSU’s Pride Center for its annual Flag Raising Ceremony as it kicks off its San Diego Pride Month celebration. Noon–1

Light up the Cathedral —Join us as we kick-off Pride week with an Interfaith Pride Celebration. The San Diego Women’s Chorus and the San Diego Men’s Chorus will sing. All are welcome. After the Interfaith Celebration, we will “Light Up the Cathedral” in rainbow colors, followed by a lemonade social. 7 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave. bit.ly/2KjDYYU

‘Art 4 the Heart’ —“Art 4 the Heart” will be held in the historic hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral. Light hors d’oeuvres and champagne/wine will be served. We will be asking for a $20 donation at the door; 100 percent will be given to the charities. Artists who have donated work are encouraged to attend free of charge. Please RSVP to have your name on list. We ask that you invite your friends by word of mouth and through social media outlets to reach as many people as possible interested in attending. We will be sending out electronic flyers shortly to further clarify and help spread

the word. Don’t forget to bring your business cards to share with the guests that are interested in future work. 5–9 p.m. 2728 Sixth Ave. bit.ly/2tMBR54 Power of the Party —Join in celebration for the annual Lambda Legal in San Diego event during San Diego Pride. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while viewing a short and inspiring program about Lambda Legal’s work. Come and celebrate the progress all the programs have made while staying committed and connected. National Leadership Council

member Rich Segal, our San Diego co-chairs Brian Murphy and Jason Molnar, and our wonderful Lambda Legal San Diego Host Committee invite you to attend our annual Pride week event. There is still time to sponsor this amazing free community event! Levels start at the $500 Benefactor level. 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the home of Rich Segal and Kelly Bounds. RSVP required. bit.ly/2lEDnTb ‘Queen of the Desert’ —FilmOUT San Diego presents “The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert” at the Hillcrest Landmark Theatre. $10. 7 p.m. 3965 Fifth Ave. bit.ly/2FA9Llf

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Thursday, July 12 ‘Drag Me to The Del’ —Join us for an evening of legendary drag and entertainment at the official San Diego Pride 2018 Launch Party! Benefitting the San Diego LGBT Community Center and San Diego Pride, this dance party features a variety show with the ultimate drag performance. The evening features headliners Alyssa Edwards from “RuPauls DragRace Stars,” Holy Trannity UK, and the iconic Lady Bunny Forever! Dina Delicious, Jackie Beat, Kickxy Vixen Styles, Tia Wanna and Judas Joe Manson will also perform.

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Enjoy beats by DJ Lina Bradford of Fire Island Fame with MCs Dangilo Gogo of Bollotta Entertainment and Paris Sukkomi Maxx. General admission tickets are $75 and include discounted parking. $125 VIP tickets include a 6:30 p.m. meet-and-greet cocktail hour with entertainers, a limited-edition John Varvatos equality T-shirt, plus 20 percent off John Varvatos Fashion Valley and complimentary selfparking. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave. bit.ly/2tLANy9

San Diego Pride Business Mixer 2018 —Do biz with pride! Mix and mingle during a festive happy hour with a diverse group of LGBT and allied business professionals and organizations at the 2nd Annual Pride Business Mixer. Hundreds of professionals come to mix, make employment connections,and have a great time. His megamixer is San Diego’s largest LGBT-themed mixer of the year and serves to kick off the annual San Diego LBGT Pride Parade and Music Festival. Early bird tickets $20. 5:30–8:30 p.m. Rich’s Nightclub, 1051 University Ave. PrideMixer.com

‘A Million Dreams’ —Kick off Pride Week with the San Diego Women’s Chorus at our annual Pride Concert “A Million Dreams!” Featuring music from “The Greatest Showman” and “Fun Home,” as well as songs by The Monkees, Holly Near, Annie Lennox, and thematic choral compositions, the performance is a great, musical way to celebrate Pride. Enjoy songs presented by the San Diego Women’s Chorus summer singers, plus small group and duet numbers. Enjoy a no-host bar, sweets and treats, opportunity drawings and silent auction prizes, and of course, the beautiful and inspiring music of the San Diego Women’s Chorus.

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Pride Flag Raising and Building Lighting —All are invited to the fourth annual Pride Lighting Ceremony at UC San Diego Health, the only hospital in the nation that illuminates itself in rainbow colors to celebrate its commitment to health equality and its LGBT staff, patients, visitors and neighbors. Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins is the keynote speaker this year. UC San Diego has a long history of setting the standard in caring for the LGBT community, starting with the opening of Owen Clinic during the height of the AIDS epidemic. It was the first hospital in San Diego to sponsor and participate in the San Diego Pride parade and the first to proudly fly the Pride flag. It continuously strives to be more responsive to the needs of LGBT patients, recently revising its electronic record platform to allow patients to include their preferred pronouns, gender identity and sexual orientation. 7–8:30 p.m. 200 W. Arbor Drive. bit.ly/2Mr1foI

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Queer Joy Art Show —Queer Joy: What does it lookand feel like? Is it something you toast to with your friends? Is it a state of being? Is it covered in glitter? The Brown Building is hosting a Queer Joy themed art show and open mic to help usher in Pride weekend. All art pieces and spoken word will be related to this theme. Submissions are open to members of the LGBTQ community. (Apply here: bit. ly/2lENF5x) This event is a potluck. We ask those that are able, to bring either a small snack or drinks to share. If you choose to bring something, please label the ingredients clearly. The show is an allages, free event. 5:30–9 p.m. at 4133 Poplar St. bit.ly/2MvfaK9 St. Paul’s Cathedral Pride —Join the Diocese as we walk together in the parade. Meet at the cathedral at 8:30 a.m. and depart at 9 a.m. to the parade’s staging

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General admission: $20. Reserved table seating: $25. VIP Packages available. 7–9 p.m. Parq West, 2557 Third Ave. bit.ly/2lAAe6G

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CALENDAR inclusive of transgender women, nonbinary people, intersex people and gender nonconforming folks. 11 a.m.– 6 p.m. North Park Community Park, 4044 Idaho St. bit.ly/2tJJI3l

‘OUT to End Gun Violence’ —Kick off San Diego Pride weekend with “OUT to End Gun Violence.” This amazing live music event will benefit The Brady Center and features Justin Tranter, East of Eli featuring Chyler Leigh, Danielle LoPresti featuring Alicia Champion, and from Pulse Nighclub, DJ Infinite. General admission: $20. Third Floor VIP: $120. 8 p.m. The Music Box, 1337 India St. fgtix.to/2tB95or

Sunday, July 8 ‘LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs’ —The San Diego History Center, in partnership with the Lambda Archives of San Diego, brings the firstever exhibition in Balboa Park focused on the history of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community. Visitors will experience and learn about the struggles to overcome persecution, the battle with AIDS, bullying and intolerance, the power of the community, and the tremendous strides taken in the fight for equal rights. The exhibit curator is noted author and historian Lillian Faderman. Exhibition runs: July 8, 2018–January 2020. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. 1649 El Prado, Suite 3. bit.ly/2tyQxFD

Friday July 13 Spirit of Stonewall Rally —The origins of Pride movement can trace its roots to the Stonewall riots of 1969, an uprising against police brutality that has spread around the world. More than 1,000 Pride events have been identified across the globe, each one taking on a local flair. In San Diego, we launch Pride weekend by honoring those beginnings with the Spirit of Stonewall Rally where we celebrate the accomplishments of those at the forefront of our movement and recommit to the work that lies ahead. Since 1975, the Spirit of Stonewall Rally is a time to recognize and honor leaders who are working hard to preserve our gains and meet the many challenges still facing our community. 6–7 p.m. Hillcrest Pride Flag, University Avenue and Normal Street. sdpride.org/rally

Monday, July 9

SDSU’s 11th Flag Raising Ceremony —Join SDSU’s Pride Center for its annual Flag Raising Ceremony as it kicks off its San Diego Pride Month celebration. Noon–1

Light up the Cathedral —Join us as we kick-off Pride week with an Interfaith Pride Celebration. The San Diego Women’s Chorus and the San Diego Men’s Chorus will sing. All are welcome. After the Interfaith Celebration, we will “Light Up the Cathedral” in rainbow colors, followed by a lemonade social. 7 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave. bit.ly/2KjDYYU

‘Art 4 the Heart’ —“Art 4 the Heart” will be held in the historic hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral. Light hors d’oeuvres and champagne/wine will be served. We will be asking for a $20 donation at the door; 100 percent will be given to the charities. Artists who have donated work are encouraged to attend free of charge. Please RSVP to have your name on list. We ask that you invite your friends by word of mouth and through social media outlets to reach as many people as possible interested in attending. We will be sending out electronic flyers shortly to further clarify and help spread

the word. Don’t forget to bring your business cards to share with the guests that are interested in future work. 5–9 p.m. 2728 Sixth Ave. bit.ly/2tMBR54 Power of the Party —Join in celebration for the annual Lambda Legal in San Diego event during San Diego Pride. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while viewing a short and inspiring program about Lambda Legal’s work. Come and celebrate the progress all the programs have made while staying committed and connected. National Leadership Council

member Rich Segal, our San Diego co-chairs Brian Murphy and Jason Molnar, and our wonderful Lambda Legal San Diego Host Committee invite you to attend our annual Pride week event. There is still time to sponsor this amazing free community event! Levels start at the $500 Benefactor level. 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the home of Rich Segal and Kelly Bounds. RSVP required. bit.ly/2lEDnTb ‘Queen of the Desert’ —FilmOUT San Diego presents “The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert” at the Hillcrest Landmark Theatre. $10. 7 p.m. 3965 Fifth Ave. bit.ly/2FA9Llf

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Thursday, July 12 ‘Drag Me to The Del’ —Join us for an evening of legendary drag and entertainment at the official San Diego Pride 2018 Launch Party! Benefitting the San Diego LGBT Community Center and San Diego Pride, this dance party features a variety show with the ultimate drag performance. The evening features headliners Alyssa Edwards from “RuPauls DragRace Stars,” Holy Trannity UK, and the iconic Lady Bunny Forever! Dina Delicious, Jackie Beat, Kickxy Vixen Styles, Tia Wanna and Judas Joe Manson will also perform.

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Enjoy beats by DJ Lina Bradford of Fire Island Fame with MCs Dangilo Gogo of Bollotta Entertainment and Paris Sukkomi Maxx. General admission tickets are $75 and include discounted parking. $125 VIP tickets include a 6:30 p.m. meet-and-greet cocktail hour with entertainers, a limited-edition John Varvatos equality T-shirt, plus 20 percent off John Varvatos Fashion Valley and complimentary selfparking. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave. bit.ly/2tLANy9

San Diego Pride Business Mixer 2018 —Do biz with pride! Mix and mingle during a festive happy hour with a diverse group of LGBT and allied business professionals and organizations at the 2nd Annual Pride Business Mixer. Hundreds of professionals come to mix, make employment connections,and have a great time. His megamixer is San Diego’s largest LGBT-themed mixer of the year and serves to kick off the annual San Diego LBGT Pride Parade and Music Festival. Early bird tickets $20. 5:30–8:30 p.m. Rich’s Nightclub, 1051 University Ave. PrideMixer.com

‘A Million Dreams’ —Kick off Pride Week with the San Diego Women’s Chorus at our annual Pride Concert “A Million Dreams!” Featuring music from “The Greatest Showman” and “Fun Home,” as well as songs by The Monkees, Holly Near, Annie Lennox, and thematic choral compositions, the performance is a great, musical way to celebrate Pride. Enjoy songs presented by the San Diego Women’s Chorus summer singers, plus small group and duet numbers. Enjoy a no-host bar, sweets and treats, opportunity drawings and silent auction prizes, and of course, the beautiful and inspiring music of the San Diego Women’s Chorus.

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Pride Flag Raising and Building Lighting —All are invited to the fourth annual Pride Lighting Ceremony at UC San Diego Health, the only hospital in the nation that illuminates itself in rainbow colors to celebrate its commitment to health equality and its LGBT staff, patients, visitors and neighbors. Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins is the keynote speaker this year. UC San Diego has a long history of setting the standard in caring for the LGBT community, starting with the opening of Owen Clinic during the height of the AIDS epidemic. It was the first hospital in San Diego to sponsor and participate in the San Diego Pride parade and the first to proudly fly the Pride flag. It continuously strives to be more responsive to the needs of LGBT patients, recently revising its electronic record platform to allow patients to include their preferred pronouns, gender identity and sexual orientation. 7–8:30 p.m. 200 W. Arbor Drive. bit.ly/2Mr1foI

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Queer Joy Art Show —Queer Joy: What does it lookand feel like? Is it something you toast to with your friends? Is it a state of being? Is it covered in glitter? The Brown Building is hosting a Queer Joy themed art show and open mic to help usher in Pride weekend. All art pieces and spoken word will be related to this theme. Submissions are open to members of the LGBTQ community. (Apply here: bit. ly/2lENF5x) This event is a potluck. We ask those that are able, to bring either a small snack or drinks to share. If you choose to bring something, please label the ingredients clearly. The show is an allages, free event. 5:30–9 p.m. at 4133 Poplar St. bit.ly/2MvfaK9 St. Paul’s Cathedral Pride —Join the Diocese as we walk together in the parade. Meet at the cathedral at 8:30 a.m. and depart at 9 a.m. to the parade’s staging

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celebrate pride, themselves, others, and just have a place to be! Help our youth program raise funds for their area and food. Pride volunteers and all youth 14 and under get into the festival for free! bit.ly/2Krd1Sp

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CALENDAR area. Limited transportation available upon request; email Susan Jester at jesters@ stpaulcathedral.org. Then celebrate Eucharist together around 10 a.m. before joining the parade. There will be a blessing of the parade at 10:45 a.m. After the parade, celebrate in the cathedral’s parking lot with a BBQ and festive music. 2728 Sixth Ave. bit.ly/2KsVmtK Pride of Hillcrest —The Pride of Hillcrest Block Party returns to Pride Plaza to celebrate the culture, history, diversity and LGBTQ+ community that lives, works and plays in San Diego’s most colorful and vibrant community. Presented by iHeart Media and SDCCU, the party features a diverse line-up of local and international talent, including some of the hottest stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race! The festival also features a Stoli cocktail bar and Miller-Coors beer garden, food trucks, a laser-light show, go-go dancers, a DJ dance party, and our giant Ferriswheel to take in the views of Hillcrest’s giant 65 feet high, 20 feet wide and 30 feet high Rainbow Pride Flag! 2–11 p.m. Hillcrest Pride Flag, 1500 University Ave. bit.ly/2yQCwrI

Trans Pride —Please come out and join us in celebrating transgender, gender non-conforming, gender inclusive, and nonbinary folks of all walks of life! This will be a free event, open to respectful individuals wanting to celebrate their gender expression however they choose in a community environment that is free of judgment/criticism. There will be entertainment, food, games and new friends. Information tables will be available for folks to find resources to aid them in various aspects of living and existing. We will end the day with a Trans Visibility March to the Spirit of Stonewall

Rally. 1–5 p.m. Marston Pt., Sixth Avenue and Laurel Street, Balboa Park. bit.ly/2tNGXhc

SATURDAY, JULY 14 Pride 5K Front Runners & Walkers —With nearly 1,000 participants expected, run or walk the Pride Parade route. The USA Track & Field certified 5K race will start and finish at University Avenue and Centre Street, next to the San Diego LGBT Center. It’s a fast, flat time-chipped course that has crowds cheering you on as they gather in anticipation of the Pride Parade.

The race features gear check, after-race snacks, highquality tech T-shirts for all participants, and free vendor faire. Free parking lots 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. bit.ly/2KiRXyg Youth Zone —The Youth Zone at the Pride Festival is a fun space for young, queer, middle school through high school youth and their allies to

San Diego Pride Parade —The annual San Diego Pride Parade is the largest single-day civic event in the region and is among the largest Prides in the United States, attracting over 200,000 cheering supporters of the LGBTQ community! The parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Pride Flag at University Avenue and Normal Street, proceeds west on University, turns south on Sixth Avenue, turns left onto Balboa Drive and ends at Laurel Street, where you will find the entrance to the Pride Festival. sdpride.org/parade The Children’s Garden —Come join families at The Center who host the annual Children’s Garden for kids under 13 years old at the San Diego Pride Festival. San Diego Pride believes kids should also have fun during Pride and learn the importance of being proud with who they are. Enjoy entertainment for parents and kids from infants to preteens, including a toddler play area, face painting, hat making, a balloon artist, a playhouse giveaway, arts and crafts, and more throughout the

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CALENDAR weekend. Come eat hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, and other snacks in a private, family-only shaded oasis with tables, chairs and restrooms. By purchasing tickets to the festival, you get all weekend access to five stages of live entertainment and enjoy even more workshops and activities hosted by other community partnership organizations. Kids 14 and under are free! Saturday, noon–5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

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SUNDAY, JULY 15 Pride World Forum —Join in for a forum convening LGBTQI movement leaders from around the world that are a part of the Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program. Leaders will participate in a panel discussion as attendees learn about their work and human rights issues around the globe. The panel will include select visitors from: Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Israel, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Singapore, Turkey and Vietnam. The event is cosponsored by the San Diego Diplomacy Council, the San Diego History Center, and the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. 10:30 a.m.–noon at San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado, Suite 3. For more information, contact Natalie Maroun at the San Diego Diplomacy Council at 619-291-8105. bit.ly/2KeaZ93

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Spirit of Stonewall The origins of the global Pride movement can trace its roots to the Stonewall riots of 1969, an uprising against police brutality that has spread around the world. Over 1,000 Pride events have been identified across the globe, each one taking on a local flair. In San Diego, we launch Pride weekend by honoring those beginnings with the Spirit of Stonewall Rally, where we celebrate the accomplishments of those at the forefront of our movement and recommit to the work that lies ahead. Twenty-five years ago, San Diego voted in its first LGBTQ elected official, then City Councilmember Christine Kehoe. She would later go on to become a California State Assembly Member and Senator, paving the way for San Diego to have the highest concentration of LGBTQ elected officials in the nation. That is why we are beyond thrilled to announce that Christine Kehoe will be opening up our rally during this very important election year, and that the very first transgender person elected to a state office — Virginia delegate Danica Roem — will be our Keynote speaker.

Date: Friday, July 13 Time: 6–7 p.m. Location: Hillcrest Pride Flag, University Avenue & Normal Street, San Diego, CA 92103 Cost: Free

Speakers: Keynote Speaker Virginia delegate Danica Roem Honorable Christine Kehoe Liat Wexler Sakeenah Gallardo Ryland Whittington

Awardees: Community Grand Marshal Alberto Cortes Champion of Pride Tinesia Conwright Community Service Liat Wexler Friend of Pride Terrie Vorono Stonewall Philanthropy SDCCU Stonewall Service We Care Mixer

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MARSHAL a B.A. in Journalism/Mass Communication. She started working for the Gainesville Times a month after graduating and served as half of the full-time editorial staff. Danica worked two fulltime jobs for four out of five years 2009 through 2014, covering federal and state politics at The Hotline (National Journal Group) before writing for Yoga Alliance, a nonprofit organization in Arlington that credentials yoga teachers. She has owned two LLCs, one for her mobile yoga studio and one for her band, which has toured the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast and the U.K. On Aug. 3, 2015, Danica began working as the news editor of the Montgomery County Sentinel in Maryland, where she helped manage the newsroom and cover local stories in Rockville until stepping down from her post to run for office at the end of 2016. She ran for office to bring a reporter’s eye to Richmond and to speak truth to power. She covered transportation, economic development, education, land use and many other issues facing the residents of the 13th District from 20062015. Danica is the first transgender person to ever run for the Virginia General Assembly. Delegate Roem’s inspiring and transformative campaign gained national and international attention. As the first out transgender woman elected to a state legislature, Delegate Roem is blazing a new and unique trail. During her first legislative session this year, she was proud to champion bills important to her constituents. Delegate Roem continues to fight every day for her constituents in the 13th District.

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Spirit of Stonewall honorees services to be funded by federal HIV funds. He is a founding member of the LGBT Community Leadership Council. Over the years Cortes has served on many nonprofit boards of directors including McAlister Institute, Being Alive San Diego, San Diego Men’s Chorus, Gay Men’s Chorus of San Diego, and Being Alive San Diego. For the last six years, he has been a peer mentor to nonprofit leaders through the Fieldstone Leadership Network — and he also sings second tenor with the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus.

COMMUNITY GRAND MARSHALL Alberto Cortes Alberto Cortes moved to San Diego in 1983, after serving the U.S. Navy from 1979 to 1983. He served the submarine force on the USS Dace (SSN 607). Soon after arriving he joined Dignity San Diego and also started volunteering with the San Diego AIDS Information Line, one of the first responses to the AIDS epidemic in San Diego. He has worked in the field of HIV in San Diego for more than 30 years. His work includes some of the initial HIV prevention efforts in South San Diego County targeting the Latino/a community and other HIV prevention efforts targeting communities of color; as well as involvement in the establishment in the first needle exchange program in San Diego County. For 16 years, he has served as executive director of Mama’s Kitchen. Initially focused on the nutritional needs of people living with HIV, Mama’s Kitchen has expanded its mission to service people with critical illnesses, including cancer, congestive heart failure and diabetes. In the process, close to 9 million meals have been delivered to San Diego county residents. Cortes serves on the San Diego County HIV Health Services Planning Group, a group that prioritizes

CHAMPION OF PRIDE Tinesia Conwright Tinesia Conwright, a devoted community leader within the nonprofit and forprofit industries, was born and raised in Southeastern San Diego during the 1980s and ’90s — at the peak of gang violence — within a neighborhood facing large pockets of poverty as well as few opportunities for educational advancement and socioeconomic mobility. Despite the challenging environment, she found an outlet to express her love for dance through a Christian youth group. There she realized the capacity within youth to impact social change and uplift their peers. She discovered her self-worth and met people within her

community who inspired her to become the person she is today. Conwright earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University and her master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from University of San Diego. As she began to rise up the corporate ladder, she recognized a lack of black gay women in leadership roles and decided to make a difference within her community. Passionate about nurturing our future leaders of tomorrow, Conwright launched Depositing Empowerment Through Outreach & Urban Redevelopment (DETOUR), which has empowered more than 1,000 girls through its Focused and Naturally Confident Youth (F.A.N.C.Y.) Teen Girls programs since its inception. DETOUR is a mentoring program created to increase the number of college-educated girls of color with viable employment in STEAM careers contributing to the economy and to our regions. Since 2016, 100 percent of the girls from the program graduated from high school and were accepted into four-year universities, where they are currently pursuing their college journey. More than half the girls entered into STEAM majors. When the San Diego black LGBT community united in 2010 to create an inclusive space, taking over the reins from Ebony Pride, Conwright was involved in the creation of Urban Pride — a new organization of LGBT people of color who raised awareness of social and health issues amongst LGBT people of color, provided toy drives, and hosted community events. In 2012, when San Diego LGBT Pride decided to add a hip-hop stage to its annual festival, Conwright was handpicked by Cheli Mohammad to fulfill the role of the first Hip-Hop Stage Manager, affectionately naming the stage “Hip Hop Reloaded” — and later “The Movement,” to signify the progress made by

our black LGBT community. Conwright also worked with the entertainment team for three years at Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend — popularly known as “The Dinah” — which is the largest girl party music festival in the world, hosted in Palm Springs. There she worked with the likes of Eve, Lady Gaga, Mary Lambert, Meagan Trainer and Iggy Azalea. She is now a member of the San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition. In 2017, she provided insight about her journey and expertise as a panelist at the organization’s inaugural conference in 2017. Conwright is also a 2015 Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Honoree and currently serves on the City of San Diego Human Relations Commission and the San Diego Police Department Chief’s LGBT Advisory Board. She is happily married and enjoys spending time with her daughter during visits home from college.

FRIEND OF PRIDE Terrie Vorono Terrie Vorono is the current president of PFLAG San Diego County (PFLAG SDC) and board member of GLSEN San Diego. “If the world needs a parent for a gay child, let it be me,” she said in a conversation decades ago. She is the mother of two sons, Ben and Jake. Ben is gay. After sharing the information with her parents, they invited Vorono to hear some people from PFLAG at an adult education class. Vorono attended a PFLAG SDC meeting 12 years ago and discovered people who

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COMMUNITY SERVICE Liat Wexler

Liat Wexler is a genderqueer, white, femme, bi-national, hard-of-hearing, queer activist and survivor. They have worked to end intimate partner abuse and sexual assault since 1999 and currently train on social justice, intersectionality, antiviolence work, community accountability, and LGBTQIA+ communities. As training specialist with Center for Community Solutions, they have brought increased focus to LGBTQIA+ survivors, as well as access for people with disabilities. Wexler has presented at statewide and national conferences on issues related to intimate partner and sexual violence within LGBTQIA+, polyamorous, and BDSM communities, and teaching advanced facilitation skills for trainers. They also engage in collaborations around San Diego, including a task force that increases resources and improves responses to gay, bisexual, queer men and transmasculine people who are sexually assaulted. In coalition with San Diego LGBT Pride, Center for Community Solutions, San Diego LGBT Community Center, North County Lifeline, and San Diego’s California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SD-CAMFT), Wexler coorganized #MeTooLGBTQ: a day-long conference to improve providers’ skills and awareness as well as offer survivors support and healing. In addition to this work, Wexler consults with organizations on trans inclusion projects such as

converting gender neutral bathrooms at Diversionary Theatre; supporting school administrators from La Jolla to Lakeside in accommodating transgender students; and working with Planned Parenthood to more fully serve transgender patients. They regularly speak in classrooms and workplaces, and moderate panels on queer and trans issues. Wexler co-founded GenderQueer San Diego, the first non-binary group in the region, in 2011. In 2012, they organized The T Spot, a trans contingent, and booth at Pride as well as served on Pride’s Diversity Task Force. They co-established San Diego’s annual Trans Pride in 2014 and 2015. They also were involved with “Visible Bodies: Transgender Narratives Retold,” a 2013 photography and storytelling project documenting the beautiful resilience of San Diego’s communities. Wexler is only here due to many brilliant collaborators and queer family.

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Parade. During the parade, Team SDCCU marches/dances past our branch on Fifth and University in the heart of Hillcrest, which is decked out in a rainbow pride window cling and rainbow upward LED lighting year-round. Similar upward rainbow LED lighting can be found on the SDCCU Tower in North Park at 32nd and University, to celebrate San Diego LGBTQ Pride week. Team SDCCU can also be found staffing a booth, with a Cool Zone lounge, at the twoday festival in Balboa Park. Since 2014, SDCCU has proudly sponsored the San Diego LGBTQ Community Center’s AIDS Walk/Run, San Diego’s largest fundraising event to help fight HIV/AIDS and stand up for those impacted by the disease. SDCCU is also a member of the Greater San Diego Business Association (GDBA), now called the San Diego Equality Business Association, an organization that supports small businesses in San Diego while advocating for mainstream acceptance of diversity. GSDBA, is one of the largest specialty chambers in San Diego County and the second largest gay, lesbian and supportive chamber in the nation. Additionally, SDCCU has a partnership with the Hillcrest Business Association and sponsors various activities, including CityFest, in order to help keep the Hillcrest area fabulous. At SDCCU, we want to ensure that everyone feels welcome and supporting the LGBTQ community is one way to do that — while also helping organizations that are serving the community and giving back.

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San Diego Equality Business Association Founded in 1979, the newly renamed San Diego Equality Business Association (formally GSDBA) is the county’s LGBTQ and ally Chamber of Commerce. An established, respected nonprofit organization, SDEBA is the go-to resource for LGBTQ-owned and friendly businesses. Our mission is to promote LGBTQ influence and empowerment through business ownership, workforce equality and active consumerism. While our primary focus is the business development and prosperity of our members, as a Business Community of Purpose, our members are also directly involved in the overall health and well-being of the LGBTQ community. Timed to coincide with San Diego Pride, SDEBA recently launched the mobile app “BuyLGBTQ” to kick off a consumer awareness campaign focused on the positive impact potential of our community’s over $10 billion in buying power.

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SUNDAY 11 a.m.–noon Ukeim Noon–12:30 p.m. Ballet Folklorico Yaqui 12:40–12:45 p.m. Z’licious Zumba Crue 12:45–1:45 p.m. Azucar 2–2:30 p.m. Cecilia J-Lo Garcia 2:30–3:30 p.m. Los Hollywood 4–5 p.m. Chulita Vinyl Club 5:05–6:20 p.m. Blake G 6:30–7:30 p.m. Alejandra Sandoval 7:30–8 p.m. Mariachi Real De San Diego

The Movement Stage SATURDAY 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 1–2 p.m. 2–5 p.m. 5–5:30 p.m. 5:30–6 p.m. 6–7 p.m. 7–8 p.m. 8–9 p.m. 9–10 p.m.

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LEATHER REALM

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The Caliph

This bar and restaurant is located in the historical Gaslamp District, one block away from Petco Park. If you are looking for an event space that is fun, provides great food and service and has a retro twist with vinyl records lining the wall, look no further. The environment is suited for birthdays, corporate events, and much more.

The Caliph is "Everyone's Bar" — it doesn’t matter if you are gay or straight, male, female or orange with purple spots, all are welcome at this Hillcrest bar. The Caliph has been known for over five decades for its top-notch live piano entertainment. Many talented fingers have traveled back and forth over the ivories here. The current line-up includes Carol Curtis, Kenny Ard, Kevin McCulley, Ria Carey and Don LeMaster.

prices, from 4–8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. Sip on a Mega Margarita on their rooftop deck, feast on their sizzling fajitas and killer nachos, or get the party started with ice-cold shots of Patron. Fiesta Cantina is the ultimate entertainment and sports event destination, with extra-large HD flat screens for the big game, the hottest music videos, and “Drag Race” viewing. There's never a cover.

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619-234-4404 929 Broadway San Diego, CA 92101

Cheers Baja Betty’s

Baja Betty’s is home to the most fabulous margarita north of the border. Serving colorful people colorful drinks and a hearty plate of Mexifresh cuisine, it showcases over 100 tequilas on the shelves. Join the “family” and check out any of the 12 weekly specials, as well as the monthly “Tequila Club” or “Cinco De Mes” on the “5th of The Month.” The restaurant and bar also offers “Papi Hour” every day, as well as $3 late night happy hour with $2 fish tacos. 619-269-8510 1421 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92103 bajabettyssd.com

Cheers is an unpretentious neighborhood gay bar hosting seasonal events, serving daily drink specials. It is open at 11 a.m. every morning until 2 a.m. every night. 619-298-3269 1839 Adams Ave. San Diego, CA 92116

Fiesta Cantina

Fiesta Cantina is infamous for their “Fiesta Time” two-for-one drink

Flicks

Flicks has been in business over 33 years and is located right in the heart of Hillcrest. Flicks is one of the original video bars in the United States, but it is more than just a video bar, gay bar or sports bar. It strives to be one of the best gay bars in Hillcrest to meet people of all ages and backgrounds, make new friends, and have fun. Stop in on Well-Fare Wednesday for cheap drinks and Thursdays for Club Flicker. Every Saturday there is an underwear show at noon, where participants have the chance to win $100 and swag from Manifest. Karaoke is also offered on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights.

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The Glass Door

Glass Door is a restaurant that offers the casual sophistication that San Diego is known for and features a seafood-based menu that draws true influence from every major culinary capital in the world. Every Friday from 5–10 p.m., Glass Door hosts the hottest gay happy hour in San Diego on the Ripassi Rooftop of the Porto Vista Hotel, five floors up with harbor views. Top of The Bay San Diego is the original LGBT Happy Hour with an entirely new point of view. Shuttle pick up is available at The Loft and The Caliph in Hillcrest every 30 minutes from 5–10 p.m. 619-564-3755 1835 Columbia St. San Diego, CA 92101 glassdoorsd.com

nice with the boys and everything in between. Gossip Grill is decked out with feminine inspired art, chandeliers, and a foliage facade outdoor patio bar with two fire pits, that allows everyone to enjoy Hillcrest the way it was supposed to be enjoyed — outdoors. Pair that with modern American comfort food and you’ve got yourself a oneof-a-kind five-star women’s bar. 619-260-8023 1220 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92103 thegossipgrill.com

Hillcrest Brewing Company

Hillcrest Brewing Company (HBC) is the “The World’s First Gay Brewery.” It is famous for its handcrafted beer stone over pizza, bottles, growlers and kegs to-go. This year, HBC partnered with Ballast Point Brewing to collaborate on the annual Pride Brew for 2017, which is a Cucumber Lager. 619-269-4323 1458 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92103 hillcrestbrewingcompany.com

The Hole in the Wall Gossip Grill

Gossip Grill is Southern California’s only seven-days-a-week, Nicky Award-winning, women’s bar. Since its conception in 2009, Gossip Grill has blossomed into a full patio bar and restaurant with a dance floor. As the San Diego sunsets, Gossip transforms into a dance nightclub for the ladies. However, it also plays

Open since 1924, The Hole in The Wall is the friendliest dive bar in San Diego. Enjoy the old-school atmosphere of its historic bar, relax by the fire pits in the outdoor patio, or take a seat at the bar and chat with regulars. There are a dozen different beers on tap. Karaoke is offered on Thursday,

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THE HOLE Friday and Saturday. Its original “Sunday Funday” features new food trucks and pitchers of beer. 619-996-9000 2820 Lytton St. San Diego, CA 92110 theholesandiego.com

Lips

Lips is the ultimate in drag dining, providing dinner and drag shows six nights a week. Every Sunday, enjoy Dragalicious Gospel Brunch hosted by Sister Nun-of the Above (Tootie) with the Sisters of Sequin. The reservation-only event includes a show, an entrée and unlimited drinks. Lips also offers Bitchy Bingo on Wednesdays, Dinner with the Divas on Thursdays, Glitz and Glam shows on Fridays and Saturdays, and many more weekly and monthly events. 619-295-7900 3036 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92104 lipssd.com

The Loft

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Cabaret Supper Club featuring live entertainment with acts from Los Angeles, New York and beyond. Enjoy a hip, eclectic dining experience in an upscale, yet un-stuff y environment while enjoying incredible entertainment presented on the MA4 Main Stage. An eclectic menu of American Cuisine focuses on highlighting seasonal flavors and showcasing the craft of its culinary team. It is known for its namesake — a selection of over 100 award-winning, handcrafted, specialty martinis. Enjoy ticketed shows and events as well as live, no-cover entertainment on the MA4 Main Stage, seven days a week. Happy Hour is offered daily from 4–7 p.m. with extended hours all night on Monday, and Late Night Happy Hour is nightly from 10 p.m.–close. 619-400-4500 3940 Fourth Ave. San Diego, CA 92103 info@martinisabovefourth.com ma4sd.com

Park & Rec

619-795-9700 4612 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92116 parkandrecsd.com

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North Park’s premier neighborhood bar welcomes you. Pecs Bar offers drinks at fair prices, pool, darts, digital jukebox, six large screen TVs, free wifi access and a full service outdoor patio, which is open daily.

Every Tuesday at 9 p.m., Pecs hosts a fighting game “Poundtown.” Bring Smash Bros skills or check out Marvel versus Capcom and Injustice while enjoying $1 off all beers. All skill levels welcomed. 619-296-0889 2046 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92104 pecsbar.com

The Rail

Considered San Diego’s first gay bar, The Rail originally opened for business in the 1930s in Downtown’s historic Orpheum Theatre building. It quickly became a popular lunch spot for business professionals, heating up in the evenings as a top meeting spot. Back then, law enforcement was known to have entered with flashlights demanding “All hands above the bar!” to keep men from holding hands. The landmark destination relocated to Hillcrest in the early 1960s. More than a nightclub hotspot, The Rail serves up modern versions of artisanal cocktails, craft beer, and brunch and lunch menus, functioning both as a nightlife hotspot and daytime social experience. The Rail is proud of its heritage as a family owned and operated business for over 55 years, contributing to its time-tested legacy of success and dedication to the community. 619-298-2233 3796 Fifth Ave. San Diego, CA 92103 thebrassrailsd@gmail.com thebrassrailsd.com

Redwing Bar and Grill

Redwing — a North Park dive bar — has pool, darts, a full outdoor

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TRANSFAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES TransFamily Support Services (TFSS) is a nonprofit organization that serves transgender and non-binary folks and their families. We provide navigation for this very challenging journey. TFSS serves all ages but focuses especially on youth. Research show us that a trans and non-binary youth whose family does not accept their gender identity have a 58 percent suicide attempt rate. In stark contrast, youth who have at least one parent that accepts them only have a 4 percent suicide attempt rate. The two key factors we see that affect these youths are family acceptance and support. TFSS guides parents with education and resources to be able to move toward acceptance and support for their youth. With students spending the majority of their waking hours in the classroom, it is so important that they feel safe at school. TFSS focuses on having the same conversation with educators that are had with parents. All the staff in the education system needs to understand the nature of gender identity and the best ways to support these students. Many times, a student will “come out” to their friends or a teacher at school even before they tell their parents. So, it’s vital that educators and other school staff are educated, accepting and supportive of these students. TFSS engages at individual schools and works tirelessly to influence at the district level in order to provide education and training. It is essential that the school staff realizes the importance of using the chosen name and pronoun, rather than the assigned pronoun, for students. This one action can actually save lives! TFSS is working daily to spread education and awareness of the transgender/non-binary community. We do regular trainings with medical and mental health professionals, as well as in general businesses. We cultivate relationships to open doors to be able to spread the information far and wide. Every person who is educated can make a difference and can make San Diego, and beyond, a safer place for all trans/non-binary folks.


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REDWING smoking patio, great bartenders and a relaxed laid-back atmosphere. It offers Buzztime Trivia weekly and Karaoke seven nights a week. The bar is open 11 a.m.–2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday–Thursday.

Although they have no dress code, San Diego Eagle encourages leather or fetish wear all nights of the week, with a relaxed dress code during early evening happy hour. This dress code suggests that a major article of leather should be worn, including a biker jacket, bar vest, chaps, harness, leather shirt, leather shorts or leather pants. Uniforms, rubber or latex are always welcome.

619-281-8700 4012 30th St. San Diego, CA 92104 info@redwingbar.com redwingbar.com

619-295-8072 3040 North Park Way San Diego, CA 92104 sandiegoeagle.com

Rich’s San Diego

Spin Nightclub is a three-story nightclub venue that offers an experience filled with a thumping sound system, huge dance floor, four full bars, interior mezzanine, VIP tables, separate rooms for music and a rooftop deck. The club hosts a wide variety of music genres and events — from underground electronic music, hip-hop, and reggae to bands and rooftop day parties. Most events at the after-hours nightclub go until 3 a.m. or later. The Spin team is dedicated to hosting and growing dance music culture here in San Diego.

Rich’s is San Diego’s largest and most popular gay nightclub. It has two large rooms, each with a fully-stocked bar, DJ, and dance floor; a VIP area with four private VIP booths; a separate private party room that overlooks the main dance floor; and an outdoor smoking patio. The bar is open 10 p.m.–2 a.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Every Thursday is ladies’ night. Enjoy hot bar dances on the hour, sexy all female bartenders serving you drink specials, and more. For VIP Bottle Service, general inquiries about #LEZ or go-go girl inquiries, email richslez@ gmail.com. 619-578-9349 1051 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92103 leonela@richssandiego.com richssandiego.com

San Diego Eagle

The San Diego Eagle is an intimate gay bar featuring a pool table and nighttime events in a low-key atmosphere.

Spin Nightclub

619-294-9590 2028 Hancock St. San Diego CA 92110 spinnightclub.com

SRO Lounge With deep red walls and chandeliers, this storied gay bar delivers a glam but laid-back vibe. SRO Lounge has been around for 35 years with a daily happy hour from 2–7 p.m. Join them on Friday and Saturday for “Gurlz Nite Out.”

619-232-1886 1807 Fifth Ave. San Diego, CA 92101

Uptown Tavern

Uptown Tavern understands that real people-to-people connection is what matters most at the end of the day. As such, the bar views guests as extended members of its own family. Enjoy beautiful San Diego weather on a front patio, a more intimate experience in the Arrow Lounge with a private bar, or dancing and DJs on the weekend at our main bar. Whether you are looking for a place to relax after a long day of work, somewhere to catch the big game, host a private event, or just to get a little wild on the weekends, Uptown Tavern is the second home and family you’ve been looking for. 619-241-2710 1236 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92103 chad@uptowntavernsd.com uptowntavernsd.com

Urban MO’s Bar & Grill

Urban MO’s Bar & Grill, “The Best Gay Bar in The World” is located in the heart of San Diego’s LGBT community — Hillcrest. Urban MO’s is a hetero-friendly gay restaurant that makes the best burgers in San Diego, hands down. Urban MO’s is colorful and fun. The bar believes that cocktail glasses should be adorned with plastic farm animals, and that San Diego is better served with outside patio seating and an all new upper deck. And it now offers $13.95 bottomless mimosas from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. every day of the week. MO’s is more than a bar with the best Happy Hour in Hillcrest — it is part of what makes Hillcrest, Hillcrest.

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URBAN MO’S 619-491-0400 308 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92103 urbanmos.com

COMMUNITY SERVICES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Last year, The Center provided more than 73,000 direct service visits to San Diego community members, and through its events, activities and advocacy, touched the lives of thousands more. Services include HIV and STD testing, daily senior group activities, and a monthly children’s play group. Additional services, resources and events can be found online.

Since 1933, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has led the fight for equal protection under the law for all people. The union is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that reaches out to and represents anyone whose fundamental freedoms have been violated. They are the largest organization defending civil rights and civil liberties in the world. With more than 500,000 members, the ACLU aims to protect the freedoms of the oppressed and underrepresented. They believe that sticking up for the little guy is fundamental to preserving the integrity of our democracy. 212-549-2500 125 Broad St. 18th Floor New York, NY 10004 aclu.org

Being Alive

Founded in 1989, Being Alive assists and educates San Diegans living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. It offers insurance program enrollments to ensure medical care for low income HIV+; free groceries to households; and complementary therapy appointments for clients experiencing debilitating side effects from long term medication use. Additionally, the group moves households to safe, affordable housing, prior to eviction or and/or becoming homeless; assists individuals with housing plans to find affordable housing; and distributes various event tickets to HIV+, low-income clients and their caregivers, which builds a sense of community for people who have never before attended a play or concert due to financial hardship. 619-291-1400 3940 Fourth Ave. San Diego, CA 92103 beingalivesd.com

The Center

The San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center (The Center) is the nation’s second oldest and one of the largest LGBT community centers. The Center is led by a 12-member board of directors, employs more than 50 paid staff, and utilizes more than 1000 community volunteers to achieve its goals of promoting LGBT health and human rights. At The Center, direct program services are offered to the many different facets of the LGBT community, including men, women, youth, seniors, families, LGBT Latino community members and their families, and those living with HIV.

Fabulous Hillcrest, a program of Hillcrest Business Association, is the epicenter of fun and hip places to, eat, play, shop and vacation in San Diego’s most colorful, vibrant, proud and diverse neighborhood. Fabulous Hillcrest is your guide to Hillcrest and invites you to discover and explore the neighborhood. The area is rich with highly acclaimed restaurants, a thriving shopping district, exciting nightlife, and one-of-akind street fairs and special events. 619-299-3330 3737 University Ave. Suite 202 San Diego, CA 92103 fabuloushillcrest.com

Fellowship of Older Gays

Fellowship of Older Gays (FOG) is a social activities group for older gay men founded in September 1993 in San Diego. FOG, also called the Club, has been formed as a California Mutual Benefit Corporation to provide social activities, emotional support and education for older gay men. The primary focus of the Club is on social activities, but with the approval of the Board of Directors the Club may participate in other activities which would benefit our members or the community at large. Activities include FOG weekly coffee on Saturdays, a nonfiction book club every first Monday, Friday Morning Rap Group, a monthly Sunday potluck and more. P.O. Box 635062 San Diego, CA 92163-5062 joe@mayercs.com fogsd.org

Gay for Good

Gay for Good is an LGBTQ organization that volunteers time to social and environmental causes and participates in service projects. Through Gay For Good’s grassroots efforts, parks have been cleaned, homeless have been fed, schools have been restored, elderly have been cared for, animals have received love and a movement has been created. This organization of volunteers has logged thousands of hours with its 10 chapters throughout the USA and is steadily growing to become the leaders in making a social impact. info@gayforgood.org bit.ly/2ICl3TI

Hillcrest Business Improvement Association

The Hillcrest Business Improvement Association (HBA) represents over 1,300 businesses acting as a liaison between the business community and the city, and encourages economic development for the Hillcrest area through events and promotions. The HBA also employs private security patrols in the core of our

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619-299-3330 3737 Fifth Ave. #202 hillcrestbia.org

NORTH COUNTY LGBTQ RESOURCE CENTER

619-692-2077 3909 Centre St. San Diego, CA 92103 thecentersd.org

Fabulous Hillcrest American Civil Liberties Union San Diego/Imperial Counties

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Hillcrest Wind Ensemble

The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble, one of Southern California’s finest adult musical organizations, is celebrating over 30 years of providing quality musical programs for the greater San Diego community. Originally called San Diego’s Finest City Freedom Band, the group was formed to bring music to the LGBT community as a marching band that also played concerts. With the turn of the new century, the band has evolved into an elite wind ensemble, playing more advanced music with a new mission to entertain the ideal of diversity as well as promoting quality music to all of San Diego. The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble is a nonprofit organization and self-supporting program of The Center. The group does not receive any funding from The Center. Rather, it exists on income from concert ticket sales and donations from patrons and sponsors. 619-692-2077 x814 c/o The Center, 3909 Centre St. San Diego, CA 92103 hillcrestwindensemble.com

Hillcrest Youth Center

The Hillcrest Youth Center (HYC) is the first drop-in and recreational center in San Diego County dedicated to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and HIV Positive youth. HYC offers programming for LGBTQ+ youth and allies, ages 14–18, with special hours on Tuesdays for youth ages 10–13. Programming and resources include: computer access, health education, basic financial education, youth leadership training, HIV prevention education, life skills training workshops, discussion groups, creative and performing arts programming, social activities, and more.

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The North County LGBTQ Center’s core purpose is to ensure that members of the LGBTQI community not only enjoy access to the resources and support we provide, but also build self-confidence, a more cohesive and mutually respectful community, and contribute to the greater good of the region. LGBT centers are on the front line of helping people every day. We aim to empower through the numerous services we provide, and address poverty, homelessness and lack of health care when is needed. We are here when our kids are kicked out of their homes just for being who they are. We are here when our trans members need the visible support to overcome injustice, scrutiny and violence. We are here to make sure our history and who we are as a community is transmitted through generations. We are here to fight against ignorance, bigotry and institutionalized racism as well as to educate, form and shape our future. But ultimately, we are here because our non-binary and queer existences need a place in the world — out of the statistics and into the diversity, creativity, spontaneity, unity and love that our Pride so well represents. Happy Pride everyone!


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HYC

619-497-2920 1807 Robinson Ave. Suite 106 San Diego, CA 92103 HYC@thecentersd.org bit.ly/2IyHWr9

Campaign (HRC) represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC’s vision a reality. HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans, the Human Rights

619-692-1967 P.O. Box 34104 San Diego, CA 92163 imperialcourtsd@gmail.com bit.ly/2ICQope

202-628-4160 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036-3278 feedback@hrc.org hrc.org

Imperial Court de San Diego Human Rights Campaign San Diego

Francisco and now there are chapters in over 68 cities within the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The international Court System was founded in 1965 by War World II veteran and gay icon, Jose Julio Sarria who in 1961 became the first openly gay candidate for public office in North America. The first Imperial Court Chapter was established in San

Impulse Group Impulse Group is an international group dedicated to promoting healthier sexual lifestyles among gay men in 18 cities around the world.

see Impulse, pg B9

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Mama’s Kitchen believes each person is entitled to the basic necessity of life — nutritious food. As a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization, Mama’s Kitchen prepares and provides home-delivered meals, pantry services, and nutrition education services to over 1,200 men, women and children in San Diego County annually living with critical illnesses, including HIV, cancer and others. The nonprofit was founded in 1990 when volunteers from the AIDS Assistance Fund, who volunteered at a small grocery store for low-income people with AIDS, discovered patients were dying from malnutrition long before their immune systems were overcome by AIDS-related infections. They realized that a reliable home meal delivery service was needed for patients too ill, isolated or emotionally devastated to help themselves. In 2006, Mama’s Kitchen expanded its mission to serve people under the age of 60 with illnesses other than HIV. In 2009, the Mama’s Kitchen’s scope was refocused to provide nutritional support to critically-ill local residents most vulnerable to hunger and malnutrition: those fighting HIV or any type of cancer. And in 2017, Mama’s Kitchen proudly expanded its mission to include “other critical illnesses,” such as congestive heart failure and diabetes. Every day, volunteers package, prepare, cook, and deliver nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinners to over 300 individuals and their families free of charge. Mama’s Kitchen is the only home-delivered meals program for people with HIV, cancer or other critical illnesses that provides three meals a day, seven days a week, serving clients across San Diego County. This region spans from Oceanside and Escondido in the north, to El Cajon and Spring Valley in the east, south to the border and throughout the city of San Diego. Over 95 percent of Mama’s Kitchen’s clients live in poverty, most on a disability income. Without Mama’s Kitchen’s help, many would have to make the terrible choice between paying for housing or food. Their problems are amplified when they have dependent children to feed. Mama’s Kitchen’s meals bring a semblance of normality to a child’s life that has been devastated by their parent or caretaker’s illness. With adequate nourishment, they are more likely to stay in school and are less likely to fall victim to the consequences of hunger, neglect and delinquency. Mama’s Kitchen’s meals are designed to meet the complex nutritional needs of people the organization serves. The organization also provides vital nutritional assistance for people who are at risk of life-threatening weight loss and malnutrition. In addition to the regular menu, the nonprofit offers 20 different meal plans for clients with dietary restrictions due to their religious beliefs, and for others whose symptoms or medications affect their ability to eat or tolerate certain foods. Mama’s Kitchen’s meals help its clients gain weight, rebuild strength, increase immune function and ultimately slow the progression of their illness. With proper nutrition, a person’s quality of life is enhanced, and their life-span is increased. In 2019, Mama’s Kitchen will serve its 9 millionth meal.


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IMPULSE With support from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, this group of volunteers works to create campaigns, events and online content to reach a new generation of gay men. 3940 Fourth Ave. San Diego, CA 92103 impulsegrp.org

Jewish Family Service

Founded in 1918, Jewish Family Service (JFS) is one of San Diego’s largest, most impactful human services agencies — touching the lives of more than 25,000 San Diegans every year. With a focus on uplifting individuals and families and supporting aging with dignity, the nonprofit helps people of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds build more stable, secure, and connected lives. 858-637-3000 Turk Family Center 8804 Balboa Ave. San Diego, CA 92123 jfssd.org

Lambda Archives of San Diego

Lambda Archives of San Diego (LASD) is a nonprofi t that was established to preserve and make available for research and educational purposes the tangible record of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community with a special emphasis on those materials relating specifically to San Diego County and northern Baja California. Lambda Archives of San Diego is one of the best-maintained collections of LGBTQ+ history in the country. It houses the Fritz Klein Bisexual Archives and a tremendous Pride collection.

858-333-4515 4275 Executive Square San Diego, CA 92037 info@lgbtfinancialresources.com lgbtfinancialresources.com

The Live and Let Live Alano Club

The Live and Let Live Alano Club hosts more nontraditional Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings than other clubhouses in California. The club has been instrumental in providing specialty meetings for atheists and agnostics, the leather and kink community, and those who identify with the Bear culture of the LGBT community. The Alano Club also hosts more than 50 meetings a week including meetings for Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA), Sexual Compulsive (SCA) meetings, Co-Dependent Anonymous (CODA) meetings, Problem Gambling (GA) Meetings, and Nicotine (NicA) and Marijuana Anonymous (MA) meetings. 619-298-8008 1730 Monroe Ave. San Diego, CA 92116 info@lllac.org lllac.org

Log Cabin Republicans

Log Cabin Republicans is the nation’s original and largest

organization representing LGBT conservatives and straight allies. Log Cabin Republicans has state and local chapters nationwide, federal and state political action committees, and more. The Log Cabin Republicans believe in limited government, strong national defense, free markets, low taxes, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. Log Cabin Republicans believe all Americans have the right to liberty and equality. They believe equality for LGBT Americans is in the finest tradition of the Republican Party and educate their party about why inclusion wins. The Log Cabin Republicans believe opposing LGBT equality is inconsistent with the GOP’s core principles of smaller government and personal freedom. 202-420-7873 1090 Vermont Ave. NW. Suite 850 Washington D.C., 20005 sandiego@logcabin.org logcabin.org

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During a time when little was known about this vicious disease, a caring community came together to ensure that those suffering were given a chance at life and were able to receive one of their most basic rights — the right to nutritious food. Since then, Mama’s Kitchen has grown into a service that provides three meals a day, free of charge, to individuals across San Diego County who are struggling with HIV/AIDS or cancer, and their dependent children. Through its services, the group is able to provide food, compassion and hope to over 1,300 people annually. After 27 years of service, Mama’s Kitchen has delivered over eight million meals. 619-233-6262 3960 Home Ave. San Diego, CA 92105 mamaskitchen.org

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The San Diego-based group is affiliated with the National Organization for Women (NOW), the largest feminist grassroots organization in the United States. The NOW Foundation focuses on a broad range of women’s rights issues, including economic justice, pay equity, racial discrimination, women with disabilities, reproductive rights and justice, and marriage and family formation rights of same-sex couples. The San Diego chapter is inclusive of men, transgender women, and all

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Mama’s Kitchen

Mama’s Kitchen was established in 1990 by a San Diego caregiver who enlisted volunteers to help prepare and deliver free meals to a few neighbors who were sick with AIDS.

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619-260-1522 4545 Park Blvd. Suite 104 San Diego, CA 92116 manager.lambda.archives@gmail.com lambdaarchives.org

LGBT Financial Resources

LGBT Financial Resources & Insurance Services works directly with individuals to develop the right financial plan for them and their specific goals. For clients, experienced financial advisors will determine the best path forward towards the individual’s retirement planning, college funding, estate planning or other financial goals. In addition to building individual financial plans — and providing financial services to the LGBT community — LGBT Financial Resources & Insurance Services brings together the LGBT community through a variety of educational opportunities. The business provides financial literacy workshops to members of the community, as well as insurance services and resources for help in other professional areas of life, including accountants, attorneys, bookkeepers, web designers, and physicians. LGBT Financial Resources & Insurance Services also hosts workshops and mixers aimed at connecting members of the community together. Upcoming workshops and mixers are listed in their online calendar.

Pride and persistence are part of the DNA of The San Diego LGBT Community Center. The Center was founded by a brave and visionary group of individuals during a time when members of our LGBT community were persecuted and prosecuted. It was founded to give LGBT San Diegans support, resources, and a place to find and build community. But, even those visionaries may not have been able to imagine what The Center would become more than four decades later. Today, Our Center has become one of the strongest and most comprehensive LGBT community centers in the nation. We provide more than 78,000 service visits annually to our community while tirelessly advocating for equality for all. We strives to open our doors even wider, welcoming the full diversity of our incredible community. That means all of us and our families – LGBT parents and their children and LGBTQ youth and their parents. Trans and nonbinary community members. Bisexuals. Latin@s. Lesbians. Gay men. People of color. Older adults. Young professionals. HIV positive. HIV negative. Undetectable. Immigrants, refugees, and mixed-status families. Everyone is welcome at The Center. Our work is possible only because of the vision, generosity, and persistence of our amazing community. For all those who have given of their time, talent, and resources, we thank you! This Pride weekend, we invite you to march with The Center’s contingent in the San Diego LGBT Pride parade (look for The Center’s banner at University Avenue and Normal Street). The Center is proud to be home for our San Diego LGBT community, and we wish everyone a very happy and safe Pride! More info about The Center’s services and programs is available at: thecentersd.org facebook.com/At.The.Center twitter.com/LGBTCenter Instagram: bit.ly/2MJUUF4

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that feel a woman’s right is equal to that of all others. It welcomes you to attend at a chapter meeting as a guest, join a committee, or attend one of its inclusive social activities.

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818-927-3669 P.O. Box 3134 San Diego, CA 92163 sandiegonow.org

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North County LGBTQ Resource Center

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The North County LGBTQ Resource Center is a nonprofit organization that serves the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, and questioning community of North County San Diego. The organization envisions its resource center as a symbol of the LGBT community in North County San Diego. The Resource Center supports, builds, educates, and improves the relationships of the LGBT community and their friends and allies. Services include support groups for youth, seniors, military service members, HIV/AIDS testing and prevention, counseling, civil rights advocacy, classes, and workgroups. 760-994-1690 3220 Mission Ave. Suite #2 Oceanside, CA 92058 info@ncresourcecenter.org bit.ly/2MwRVj0

PFLAG San Diego County

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Inc. (PFLAG) is a support, education and advocacy nonprofit organization, unaffiliated with any political or religious institution. PFLAG participants are invited to a confidential and supportive setting where they can share concerns with others, as well as find comfort and reassurance about gay children, family members, friends and themselves. The organization was founded in 1981 by 25 parents and now represents more than 75,000 households, and speaks for thousands of others. PFLAG affiliates are located in more than 400 communities throughout the United States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and 11 other countries.

The Pride Center: Serving SDSU's LGBTQ+ Communities

The Pride Center offers information pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, ally, and many other communities at San Diego State University (SDSU). Since opening at SDSU in Spring 2014, The Pride Center offers its own programming and services and also acts as the hub for vibrant resources on the SDSU campus. 619-594-3520 5141 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA 92115 pridecenter@sdsu.edu bit.ly/2IzrIOu

888-398-0006 P.O. Box 82762 San Diego, CA 92138 pflag.com

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest

Since 1963, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest has been providing confidential, comprehensive, high-quality medical services to the communities of San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties. Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest prides itself on offering the highest standard of care possible at each of its 17 health centers. Its caring, professional staff provide a full range of reproductive health care services. 619-881-4500 1075 Camino del Rio South

By SDCNN Staff Missiongathering Christian Church’s new billboard serves as quite the contrast to signs many evangelical groups hold at Pride each year. “RADICALLY INCLUSIVE — GOD TAKES PRIDE IN YOU, SO DO WE!” the forefront reads, naming 24 groups traditionally marginalized by American evangelical churches. Some of those groups listed include Bisexual, Black, Neurodivergent, Muslim, Transgender, Non-Binary, Refugee, Immigrant, Palestinian, Indigenous People, Elderly, Disillusioned, Atheist, Queer, Liberal, Women Leaders and others. “For far too long, Christians have been known for who we are against. We’re afraid of difference,” Brandan Robertson, lead pastor of Missiongathering, said in a press release. “We only desire to make the world conform to our image of what is right and good. At Missiongathering, we believe that in our diversity that we best reflect God’s divinity — that when we

Project Youth

Project Youth is a project of the North County LGBTQ Resource Center that provides opportunities for change, leadership and education. The program creates and sustains a strong community with and for LGBTQ youth and ensures a safe space where all youth can feel supported and empowered. 760-994-1690 bit.ly/2IzP3j1

see Equality, pg B11

amplify the beauty of our differences, all of us are challenged to expand our perspective and become more loving, more mindful, and more kind.” The billboard was purchased on July 3 by the church and is purposely positioned on University Avenue on top of the Uptown Tavern, along the San Diego LGBT+ Pride Parade route. The church hopes to provoke discussion and remind paradegoers that they have Christian allies. Missiongathering will be marching in the Pride Parade on Saturday, July 14 and will have a booth at the festival inviting attendees to declare ways religious communities have hurt them. Additionally, on Sunday, July 15 at 10 a.m. Missiongathering will host its annual Pride Worship Service featuring Broadway songs and members of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus. Missiongathering Christian Church is a progressive and inclusive church in North Park, located at 3090 Polk Ave., that is led by author and activist Pastor Brandan Robertson. For more information, visit missiongatheringSD.org.


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San Diego Democrats for Equality

San Diego Democrats for Equality (SDEE) is a progressive, Democratic LGBT and Allies San Diego-based organization. The group aims to unify and organize all those interested in supporting and furthering progressive Democratic values guaranteed to all Americans — regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, class, ethnicity, religious affiliation or age. SDEE is an organization that implements its mission and platform through supporting quality Democratic candidates for every appointed and elected position at the local, state and national level; advancing public policies for enduring social change, developing and disseminating ideas to promote fairness and democracy, forging concrete connections with other community organizations which foster progressive ideals and mentoring progressive advocates to fight for social justice. 619-796-2726 PO Box 33050 San Diego, CA 92163 Info@DemocratsForEquality.org democratsforequality.org

San Diego Equality Business Association

Founded in 1979, the San Diego Equality Business Association (formerly GSDBA) continues to support small businesses in San Diego while advocating for mainstream acceptance of diversity. San Diego Equality Business Association (SDEBA) is one of the largest specialty chambers in San Diego County, and the second largest LGBTQ and supportive chamber in the nation. SDEBA prides itself on outreach to other business chambers and to society at large. A founding member of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), SDEBA takes an active role in national level programs to meet the needs of small businesses. All members are automatically members of NGLCC, granting them access to financial, procurement and advocacy programs. Diversity is the ground of creativity and strengthens SDEBA as an association. SDEBA encourages and welcomes membership from anyone who supports equality for all people and seeks the opportunities provided in business support, networking, advertising, professional growth and business resources. 619-296-4543 P.O. Box 33848 San Diego, CA 92163 info@gsdba.org sdeba.org

San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus

Under the leadership of Artistic Director RC Haus and Executive Director Bob Lehman, the San Diego

Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) is celebrating its 33rd anniversary of changing lives one voice at a time. With more than 200 members, it is one of the largest gay choruses in the world and has sung at locations including the White House, the Super Bowl and Lincoln Center. The group’s official mission is to create a positive musical experience through exciting performances that engage audiences, build community support and provide a dynamic force for social change. 619-432-2244 PO Box 33825 San Diego, CA 92163 info@sdgmc.org sdgmc.org

San Diego Human Dignity Foundation

The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) is one of the largest LGBT foundations in the country as well as a community foundation in San Diego dedicated to the benefit of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. SDHDF funds programs and projects that promote equal treatment, tolerance, wellness, well-being, and above all else, human dignity. They also work to strengthen LGBT organizations and leadership. It nurtures philanthropic giving to support LGBT people and address important issues such as aging, arts and culture, health and wellness, and youth. 619-291-3383 2508 Historic Decatur Road

Suite 160 San Diego, CA 92106 sdhdf.org

The San Diego LGBT Community Leadership Council

In the summer of 2003, in response to the feedback of many community organizations and stakeholders, The San Diego LGBT Center (The Center) hosted the first meeting of the Community Leadership Council. This group consists of the board, staff members and appointed representatives who lead more than 40 LGBT and allied community organizations. The council meets monthly to provide a formal vehicle for community organizations to: create a vision and strategize for the future of San Diego’s LGBT community; create stronger collaborations to leverage limited resources and address the needs of our community; and strategize ways to provide leadership development for our community organizations. 619-692-2077 x103 publicaffairs@thecentersd.org thecentersd.org

San Diego LGBT Visitors Center

San Diego LGBT Visitors Center is San Diego’s official travel resource for LGBT tourists and allies.

The goal of the San Diego LGBT Visitors Center is to share San Diego’s LGBT friendly brand and image with the world. The LGBT Visitors Center is partially funded by the Southern California Equality Business Alliance, operating under the fiscal guidance of the charity organization San Diego Human Dignity Foundation. The LGBT Visitors Center also serves as a coalition of businesses and pro-business organizations united as partners in equality, who believe that treating all individuals with equality and fairness is essential to maintaining San Diego’s and California's strong brand as the premier destination for LGBT and allied travelers. Its mission is to promote San Diego and Southern California through our visitor information centers, equality directory, media relations, advertising, and website and social media.

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Its goal is to increase visitors for personal and business travel in the area, increase the length of their stay and increase the number of things they do. 619-432-LGBT (5428) 529 University Ave. San Diego, California 92103 eddie@lgbtvisitorscenter.org bit.ly/2MyLk7x

San Diego Pride

Formed in 1974 as a sponsored program of The Center for Social Services, San Diego Pride produced the first Lesbian and Gay Parade in San Diego to celebrate the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion on New York’s Christopher Street. Today, the nonprofit organization continues to bring together skills, talents,

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and visions of our diverse community through numerous programs. The organization raises funds through festival ticket and beverage sales, sponsorships, and exhibitor fees. These funds support San Diego Pride’s community philanthropy, which has distributed more than $2.5 million in advancement of its mission to foster pride and equality, as well as respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally. 619-297-7683 3620 30th St. San Diego, CA 92104 info@sdpride.org sdpride.org

Founded in 2005, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. is a leading-edge Order of queer nuns and nonprofit organization dedicated to the promulgation of universal joy and the expiation of stigmatic guilt. The Sisters have devoted themselves to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, as well as to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. The Sisters believe all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty, and use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit. 2260 El Cajon Blvd. Suite 868

San Diego, CA 92104-1192 revelations@sdsisters.org sdsisters.org

619-291-FEMM PO Box 632794 San Diego CA 92163 info@sdwc.org sdwc.org

619-297-7373 4021 Goldfinch St. San Diego, CA 92103 specialdeliverysandiego.org

San Diego Women’s Chorus

The San Diego Women’s Chorus (SDWC) is a lesbian-identified, feminist sisterhood of musicians that welcomes members and volunteers from the vastly diverse LGBTQ and straight-ally communities. Founded in 1987 by community activist Cynthia Lawrence-Wallace, SDWC has grown from a group of 14 lesbians gathered around a piano in a private home to a thriving community with over 125 members, who believe in the power of music and the power of women. For over 30 years, SDWC has provided a safe space that encourages women’s creativity, celebrates diversity and inspires social action. San Diego Women’s Chorus is a nonprofi t community chorus that strives to entertain and inspire audiences with music that speaks to issues as diverse as human rights, love, world peace, religious freedom, environmental harmony, inclusion and cultural diversity. SDWC supports and affirms the music of women, as well as lesbian and gay composers and arrangers.

It provides quality and homemade meals, including fresh wholesome vegetables and fruits, with daily deliveries. The group also focuses on quality of life and doing all it can to ensure the well-being of the individuals it serves.

South Bay Alliance Association

South Bay Alliance Association, Inc. (SBA) is nonprofit organization building a coalition of the LGBT community and allies social networking, business promotion, and political awareness in South San Diego County and Baja California North. Every summer, the organization hosts the South Bay Pride Art and Music Festival. The planning committee meets the first Monday every month at 6 p.m. 1901 First Ave. Suite 124 San Diego, CA 92101 southbaypride.org

St. Paul’s Senior Services

St. Paul’s Senior Services is dedicated to serving the physical, spiritual, and social needs of the elderly, fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion consistent with personal and affordable choices. The organization is spiritually guided in its multi-disciplinary approach within our changing environment. 328 Maple St. San Diego, CA 92103 stpaulseniors.com

Special Deliveries San Diego

Special Deliveries San Diego aims to alleviate hunger and malnourishment in medically homebound and people living with AIDS, cancer and other critical illnesses. Fresh, wholesome food is prepared, infused with love, and home-delivered to feed both the body and soul.

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Stepping Stone of San Diego

Founded in 1976, Stepping Stone is a nonprofit alcohol and drug recovery agency that offers a variety of treatment and recovery programs incorporating evidence-based best practices. As an organization dedicated to helping individuals who want to be treated for their alcohol and other drug problems with their co-occurring disorders, Stepping Stone believes in celebrating the diversity of the communities by being inclusive and accepting, providing a safe and healing environment that encourages health of the mind, body and spirit; meeting the needs of those in recovery; being trustworthy to and with clients and other stakeholders; providing professional, effective services; and offering a caring and safe environment with holistic treatment. 619-278-0777 3767 Central Ave. San Diego CA 92105 bit.ly/2IxSyq1

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The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the country. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ folks are ensured their basic equal rights, and can also be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. HRC’s most visible fight was for marriage equality for all LGBTQ individuals. Once that historic legislation was passed, HRC moved its focus to outreach in some of our nation’s most oppressed areas and to fight the export of hate around the world. HRC also works to support LGBTQ and ally candidates for political office that will continue to fight for LGBTQ rights. Locally, HRC is led by a diverse all-volunteer steering committee focused on volunteer engagement, community outreach, diversity and inclusion, and fundraising through our Federal Club program. HRC San Diego is involved in the LGBTQ community throughout the year in many forms — from supporting organizations such as The Center and Lambda Archives, to creating our own local fundraisers. These efforts include a food drive for homeless youth; a personal care drive for Martin Luther King Jr. Day; our Annual Gala, which is coming up soon on Aug. 11 at the Hotel del Coronado; Bowling for Equality, held every February; the Pride parade and festival; and many other events. HRC is also involved in speaking with numerous companies on the importance of LGBTQ diversity in their workplaces, as well as the inclusion of those LGBTQ employees in leadership positions. Our fierce work is meant to connect with individuals to see LGBTQ people as folks who are capable and equal to the rest of the community. Ultimately, HRC seeks to change the hearts and minds of Americans to the side of equality. If you're interested in learning more about joining HRC San Diego, please reach out to volunteer@ hrcsandiego.org anytime!

Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol

The Stonewall Citizens' Patrol is a volunteer neighborhood watch patrol group operating in Hillcrest, North Park and University Heights. Over 30 volunteers receive training from the San Diego Police Department and take turns patrolling the streets. In addition to patrolling, the organization focuses on crime awareness and crime prevention by distributing safety whistles, crime prevention posters, and safety tip cards. Volunteers conduct themselves with a “hands-off ” approach and do not carry weapons. They are merely additional “eyes and ears” for the San Diego Police Department. 619-320-8219 P.O. Box 632795 San Diego, CA 92163 info@stonewallcitizens.org bit.ly/2MtNNQY

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Trans Family Support Services

Trans Family Support Services (TFSS) is dedicated to saving the lives of local transgender and gender nonconforming youth by providing them resources, family engagement, education and advocacy essential to navigate their transition. TFSS offers family coaching, assistance with healthcare and insurance issues, help navigating the legal system, and support at schools for no fee. 858-304-0085 12463 Rancho Bernardo Road #218 San Diego, CA 92128 info@TransFamilySOS.org transfamilysos.org

Trans • Youth • Project

The San Diego Trans/GNC Youth Project is focused on establishing safe space collectives. It is run by and for trans/gender non-conforming youth. bit.ly/TransYouthProjFacebook transyouthprojectsd@gmail.com bit.ly/2IxGsNV

The Trevor Project San Diego

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film “TREVOR,” The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth ages 13–24. The mission of The Trevor Project is to end suicide among LGBTQ young people. The organization works to fulfill this mission by providing crisis counseling to LGBTQ young people thinking of suicide; offering resources, supportive counseling and a sense of community to LGBTQ young people to reduce the risk of them becoming suicidal; educating young people and adults who interact with young people on LGBTQ competent suicide prevention, risk detection and response; and advocating for laws and policies that will reduce suicide among LGBTQ young people. 866-488-7386 bit.ly/2MuVHJC

Young Professionals Council

The Young Professionals Council (YPC) is an all-volunteer program that operates under the San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center). The council is led and facilitated by the executive committee that is elected by the members of the council every year.

The mission of YPC is to develop and empower young LGBT professionals and their allies to preserve and grow The Center for future generations. The council aims to advance The Center’s goal of promoting LGBT health and human rights. The YPC fosters a culture of diversity, service, leadership, advocacy, and camaraderie among LGBT and allied San Diegans. It collaborates with local business, organizations, and community leaders to produce fun and dynamic events. The YPC is led by a seven-member volunteer executive committee, elected each July by the YPC membership. Support to the program is provided by two staff members of The Center. 619-692-2077 3909 Centre St. San Diego, CA 92103 bit.ly/2KsDMGd

FAITH COMMUNITY Dignity San Diego

Dignity/San Diego, a chapter of DignityUSA, is a Catholic Eucharistic Community providing a safe and supportive faith community for LGBT Catholics and all who seek a healthy connection to our Catholic traditions through weekly liturgy, social and service activities. Dignity affirms the faith of all those who celebrate in a welcoming environment that supports LGBT and straight community members. Services are held every Sunday at 6 p.m.

Mission Hills Methodist Church 4044 Lark St. San Diego, CA 92103 dignitysd.org

First Lutheran Church

Called to be the heart of Christ in the heart of the City, First Lutheran Church of San Diego works for justice, mercy, and wholeness for all people. First Lutheran Church is A Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregation, welcoming all people regardless of race, ethnic background or sexual orientation. Services are held every Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 619-234-6149 1420 Third Ave. San Diego, CA 92101 firstlutheransd.org

First Unitarian Church

Religious freethinkers will find support and a vibrant, accepting community at First Unitarian Universalist Church. Its mission is to create community, to nurture spiritual growth, and to act on values to help heal the world. Hillcrest services are on Sundays at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. There are also services in South Bay on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. 619-298-9978 firstuusandiego.org Hillcrest Location 4190 Front St. San Diego, CA 92103

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Being Alive San Diego is in the midst of a major fundraising campaign to preserve services for some of San Diego’s most vulnerable residents — those who are living with HIV/AIDS. Each year, Being Alive San Diego has more than 8,000 HIV/ AIDS patients walk through the doors and more than 10,000 calls each year seeking treatment information and support. These are more than just numbers — they are people in crisis. Approximately 90 percent of the people we serve are not only dealing with HIV/AIDS, but they are also living at or below the Federal Poverty Level. Programs at Being Alive are designed to keep this often-fragile population connected to medical care and treatment. Each day we aspire to make their lives more manageable, to bring them out of isolation and despair, and to connect them with care. We do this by providing a variety of wellness programs that are not provided anywhere else, which include: Holistic AIDS Response Program; Daniel’s Pantry & Farmers Market; Recreation Program; New Beginnings; Peer Advocacy; Helping Hands Moving Services; and Support Groups. Government funding for HIV/AIDS Support Services and Education has all but been eliminated. We urge you to make a commitment today to partner with Being Alive and make sure all San Diegans living with HIV/AIDS have access to a support system that keeps them connected to care, to society and to life. Please visit beingalivesd.com and step up for the thousands of clients who are counting on all of us!


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South Bay Location 970 Broadway #104 Chula Vista, CA 921911

SOUTH BAY ALLIANCE South Bay Alliance (SBA) is a nonprofit organized in 2006 to build a coalition of the LGBTQ* community and our allies for social networking, business promotion, and political awareness in South San Diego County and Baja California North. Our annual Pride celebration is held on the second Saturday in September at the Bayside Park in Chula Vista. This event has grown from an attendance of about 200 to around 15,000 in 2017. This community-based, all-volunteer event works with local youth, teachers, businesses, politicians, and others to provide this social space and time dedicated to celebrating our diverse LGBTQ* community. SBA is also active in the bi-national community outreach by working with other community-based organizations and governmental bodies in order to encourage HIV testing/treatment, promoting the Live Well San Diego and Getting to Zero initiatives. In that capacity, we are part of the California Planning Group for the State Office of AIDS and architects of both the state and county’s Getting to Zero initiatives. We are also founding members of the Border Health Consortium of the Californias, initiating and taking lead on the construction of a bi-national epidemiological profile to establish baselines for evidence-based interventions. Finally, as part of our service and outreach, SBA is reaching out to South Bay businesses/organizations this year to post our 4 inch by 4 inch Palm Tree decal, indicating to the community that these groups are LGBTQ* friendly and in support of LGBTQ* equality. In fall 2018, SBA will be posting a free online listing of LGBTQ* welcoming organizations and businesses in South San Diego and border regions.

The Metropolitan Community Church

The Metropolitan Community Church (The Met Church) is an open and affirming faith community. With roots in the teachings and spiritual practices of Christianity, The Met Church is also respectful of the rich wisdom of other faith traditions. The Met Church affirms each individual as a unique and gifted creation of God. Building on a history of celebrating diversity in sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, it is a congregation that welcomes all people. Service times are 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. every Sunday. A Live Stream of the 11 a.m. service is available on its Facebook page with American Sign Language interpretation: bit. ly/2KwY7tS. 619-521-2222 2633 Denver St. San Diego, CA 92110 themetchurch.org

Muslim Community Center of Greater San Diego (MCC)

The mission of the Muslim Community Center (MCC) is to secure the present and future of Islam in America with Muslims who are

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distinguished by positive contributions, actions, and behavior. MCC values mercy, justice, respect and dignity for the entire human race without discrimination, compulsion or intimidation. It values peace, participation, accountability and service to humanity, and freedom from tyranny. Services are offered daily. Prayer times are at 4:45 a.m. for Fajr, 1:05 p.m. for Dhuhr, 6:15 p.m. for Asr, 8:12 p.m. for Maghrib, and 9:30 a.m. for Isha. The first Jumu’ah is at 12:45 p.m. and the second at 3:25 p.m. 858-756-5100 14698 Via Fiesta San Diego, CA 92127 mccsandiego.org

St. Paul’s Episcopal

St. Paul’s Cathedral uses the tradition of Episcopal liturgy in a warm and inclusive atmosphere. It thoughtfully engages the critical issues facing the contemporary world. It expresses its openness to God and to one another through worship, prayer, learning, service and generosity of spirit. St. Paul’s Cathedral meets daily, with service times ranging from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 619-298-7261 2728 Sixth Ave. San Diego, CA 92103 stpaulcathedral.org

University Christian Church

University Christian Church was the first open and affirming congregation in Southern California. It is a progressive congregation that takes the Bible seriously, but not always literally. They welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities into the full life and leadership of the Church and are a proud member of the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance. Additionally, the University Christian Church is a multiracial/ multicultural congregation that welcomes all races and ethnicities. It is a peace and justice congregation, believing God cares deeply for those who are oppressed and marginalized. The University Christian Church meets Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, as well as some Wednesdays and Thursdays at varying times. The full schedule is available online. 619-295-4146 3900 Cleveland Ave. San Diego, CA 92108 uchristianchurch.org

FARMERS MARKETS Hillcrest Farmers Market

The Hillcrest Farmers Market is held every Sunday from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. It currently consists of about 175 vendors offering a wide variety of locally grown in-season fruit, produce, gifts, arts and crafts, and flowers. The market also hosts a large variety of prepared food and hot food items with an emphasis on international cuisine. Additionally, each week, there are a large number of arts and crafts vendors participating, as well as weekly entertainment performed by a variety of bands. 3960 Normal St. San Diego, CA 92103 bit.ly/2FC4slg

North Park Thursday Market

North Park Main Street holds its weekly North Park Thursday Market every Thursday from 3–7:30 p.m.

on three blocks of North Park Way, from 30th Street to Utah, for the neighborhood’s Certified Farmers’ Market. Starting at 3000 North Park Way, farmers and vendors fill more than 90 tents with their locally grown produce, artisan grocery items, prepared foods and hand-crafted goods every week, rain-or-shine, at this family-friendly community event. 3000 North Park Way San Diego, CA 92104 bit.ly/2H9Aitc

THEATERS Diversionary Theatre

Diversionary Theatre was founded in 1986 to provide quality theater for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities. The theater’s mission is to provide an inspiring and thought provoking theatrical platform to explore complex and diverse LGBT stories, which influence the larger cultural discussion. 619-220-0097 4545 Park Blvd. #101 San Diego, CA 92116 diversionary.org

Landmark Theatres

Landmark Theatres is the largest movie theater chain in the U.S. dedicated to exhibiting and marketing independent and foreign films. There are two San Diego theaters in Hillcrest and Kensington. landmarktheatres.com Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas 619-298-2904 3107, 3965 Fifth Ave. #200 San Diego, CA 92103 Landmark Ken Cinema 619-283-3227 4061 Adams Ave. San Diego, CA 92116

Moxie Theater

Moxie Theater’s mission is to create more diverse and honest images of women for today’s culture using the intimate art of theater. By producing works by female playwrights and giving special attention to plays that defy female stereotypes, Moxie expands the idea of what is feminine. 858-598-7620 6663 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92115 moxietheatre.com

The Old Globe

The Old Globe aims to preserve, strengthen and advance American theatre by ensuring diversity and balance in programming; providing an environment for the growth and education of the community; and more. 619-234-5623 1363 Old Globe Way San Diego, CA 92101 theoldglobe.org

San Diego Repertory Theatre

San Diego Repertory Theatre produces intimate, exotic and provocative theater. It promotes a more inclusive community through progressive works and celebrates the multiple voices of the region. 619-544-1000 Westfield Horton Plaza 79 Horton Plaza San Diego, CA 92101 sdrep.org 


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