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Welcome to our Pride Guide supporting San Diego's annual LGBT Pride, with another year filled with advances for our community as we look back to the previous 40 that got us where we are today. Just a couple weeks ago on June 26, we celebrated the first anniversary of the historic repeal of Prop 8, allowing marriage for same-sex couples in the state of California to resume on June 28. For San Diego, those exciting days were tainted: While thousands of couples were marrying in other counties up and down the state, San Diego same-sex couples were turned away. One such couple, Susan Hartman and Steph Torres, stayed and fought long after the County Administration building offices had closed. After a weekend that spurred not only a media frenzy but a lot of unhappy local officials and community leaders, Hartman and Torres were the first couple married when marriages finally commenced that following Monday morning, July 1, 2013. The Supreme Court also found a section of DOMA — that stated legal same-sex marriages performed in one state were not legal in another — unconstitutional. Since then, a multitude of other federal rights have been granted across the nation, and same-sex couples in a total of 19 states plus Washington D.C. have now won the right to marry the one they love. On the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decisions, Hillcrest Brewing Company released their limited edition "Pride '14: Marriage Equality Belgian Session," a beer to not only celebrate with, but that helps raise money for nonprofits that continue to work hard on the equality front today. In August of last year Council President and District 3 representative Todd Gloria was elevated to the position of Interim Mayor and took the helm of America’s Finest City. For the next 10 months, Gloria steered our city out of the storm we’d found ourselves in and proved to be a role model for all, especially for those within the LGBT community. This past May, Majority Leader Toni Atkins, a former San Diego councilmember and the first LGBT acting mayor herself, was unanimously voted Speaker, the highest position in the California State Assembly. She is the first lesbian and the first San Diegan to hold the position, and she proudly kissed her wife after being sworn in. She will be speaking at the Stonewall Rally on Friday night and on Saturday she has the honor of being the Grand Marshal of this year’s Pride Parade. As we roll into Pride Week here in San Diego, this year, like last year, proves that change is clearly on the march and although there is still a lot of work to be done, it is time to celebrate where we are today, and reflect upon — and never forget — where we have come from. We at San Diego Community News Network (SDCNN), publishers of Gay San Diego, San Diego Uptown News and four other papers, are proud to be your dedicated community newspapers of record and we are especially proud to share the news that matters to our local LGBT community.

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Pride has returned! Now old enough to go through its mid-life crisis, the 40th annual San Diego Pride and Music Festival will offer up a robust weekend of events from Friday, July 18 to Sunday, July 20, celebrating every aspect of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The weekend kicks off on Friday, with the Spirit of Stonewall Rally at the Hillcrest Pride Flag. Several community members and organizations will be honored for their contributions to LGBT pride, equality and visibility in San Diego. Laverne Cox, the transgender actress known for her critically acclaimed role in “Orange is the New Black,” is the rally’s keynote speaker. Following the rally, the Hillcrest Business Association will light up the night with their annual Hillcrest Pride Block Party from 7 – 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of University Avenue and Normal Street. The party features several local DJs, along with a bounty of other performers, entertainment and fun. For those who didn’t stay up too late the evening before, the Pride 5k hits the ground running at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday in front of The Center and ends with a continental breakfast for all participants.

Next up is the grand event: the annual Pride Parade. Starting at University Avenue and Normal Street, hundreds of contingents will make their way down University, turning left on Sixth Avenue and continuing on into Balboa Park. More than 300,000 people are expected to celebrate at the annual parade, which traces its roots back to a small contingency that rallied for gay rights at City Hall in 1974. Following the parade is the newly expanded and rebranded San Diego Pride and Music Festival held at Marston Point in Balboa Park. Festival staples like the Leather Realm and MO’s Playground return once again, joined by several new attractions, including NASA’s Destination Station, and Arcade Alley. Dozens of renowned musicians and performers will fill 10 different stages this year, with the music continuing throughout Saturday and Sunday, with our very own Voice of Pride winner opening up for award-winning pop-star Deborah Cox, who is billed as the weekend’s headliner on Sunday evening. There’s something for everyone at Pride this year. Don’t miss it!

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Welcome to the 40th anniversary of San Diego Pride On behalf of the citizens of San Diego, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our city to celebrate the 40thAnniversary of San Diego Pride. This wonderful month brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate the history and diversity of our LGBT community. Our community leaders here in San Diego have an outstanding reputation of excellence and commitment to advocating acceptance for all. I am honored to celebrate this month with you. Please accept my warmest wishes for an enjoyable series of events in San Diego this month. Best personal regards,

Kevin L. Faulconer Mayor

It is my honor to welcome you to the 40th annual San Diego LGBT Pride Celebration! Dear Friends, For 40 years, this momentous occasion has served as a yearly reminder of the great fortune San Diego holds as one of the most diverse cities in the nation. What makes this event truly special is its ability to bring neighbors and communities together to celebrate our diversity. From its early days as a small grassroots effort advocating for LGBT rights, San Diego LGBT Pride has evolved into a world-class celebration of diversity for all of us who are proud of our heritage, background, and identity. As we celebrate our diversity, it is equally important to recognize our similarities that we share as neighbors – such as, love, family, happiness, and community. Each summer during the Pride festivities, I find myself reflecting on the progress of the LGBT community.

While there is still more work on the horizon, it brings me hope to know that we have come so far. Pride is a time to stand up for justice, for who we are, for what we believe, and what we have achieved. This is why this year’s theme, “Reflections of Pride,” could not be more appropriate as it commemorates the LGBT community’s activism, courage,

unity, and spirit all in the name of equality and tolerance. I would like to commend the San Diego LGBT Pride organization for their year-round hard work and dedication that make these events possible. It is because of their commitment to diversity that this event has become one of the City of San Diego’s largest annual events and a source of pride for many San Diegans. As a San Diegan, I am proud to be part of San Diego LGBT Pride. I hope you will join me in celebrating our diversity as a community, as neighbors, and as individuals.

Mayor Faulconer makes history by adding two rainbow flags to a traditional gaslamp light fixture in Downtown's historic Gaslamp Quarter, alerting visitors that it is Pride season in San Diego. 124 flags will line the streets of the districe for the next two weeks. (Photo by SDCNN)

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SPIRIT OF STONEWALL RALLY • Friday, July 19, 6 p.m. San Diego Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride proudly continues the tradition of holding the Spirit of Stonewall Rally on Friday, July 18 at 6 p.m. This year, the rally returns to the heart of Hillcrest at University Avenue and Normal Street. The theme of the event, which kicks off the weekend of celebration, is “Reflections of Pride.” Pride celebrations everywhere trace their heritage to the eventful evening of June 28, 1969, when patrons of the Stonewall Inn in New York City said “No more!” to the harassing tactics of the New York Police. That protest has grown to annual events held in major cities throughout the world. The Spirit of Stonewall Rally is a time to recognize and honor leaders who are working hard to preserve our gains, and to meet the many challenges facing our collective community. Cheering crowds and energetic speakers lead up to the annual

Laverne Cox

raising of the Hillcrest Pride Flag, officially launching San Diego Pride Weekend! Speakers will include Master of Ceremonies, community activist, Fernando Lopez; Keynote Speaker, Laverne Cox; California Speaker of the Assembly, Toni Atkins; veteran activist Nicole Murray-Ramirez; and San Diego City Council President & District 3 Representative, Todd Gloria. This year San Diego LGBT Pride will honor: Champions of Pride Vincent Pompei and Lisa Mata; Friend of Pride Patti Boman; Stonewall Service Award Lambda Archives; Inspirational Couples Danielle LoPresti & Alicia Champion and Dwayne D. & Jonathan Beebe-Franqui; and Community Service Award Empress Candi Samples. *ASL interpretation and accessibility assistance available.

STONEWALL RALLY KEYNOTE SPEAKER Laverne Cox is a critically acclaimed actress who can be seen in the Netflix original series “Orange is The New Black” where she plays the groundbreaking role of Sophia Burset, an incarcerated African American, transgender woman. Laverne is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show and Time Magazine named “Sophia Burset” the fourth most influential fictional character of 2013. Her powerful voice and moving story landed her a book deal with Harlequin. Laverne is currently working on her first memoir that will chronicle her personal journey from a misunderstood and socially unaccepted child to an acclaimed actress, speaker and advocate for the LGBTQ community. She is also the first trans woman of color to produce and star in her own television show, VH1’s “TRANSForm Me” which was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. Laverne is also working on a documentary titled “Free CeCe” in order to heighten visibility and awareness surrounding CeCe McDonald, a transgender woman who was controversially sentenced to 41 months in prison for second degree manslaughter after allegedly defending herself against a racist and transphobic attack. The documentary will focus on McDonald’s case, her experiences while incarcerated in a men’s prison and the larger implications of her case for the transgender community. Laverne is the recipient of the Dorian Rising Star Award for her work in “Orange is the New Black,” the Courage Award from the Anti-Violence Project, The Community Leader award from the LGBT Center of New York City received the reader’s choice award from “Out” Magazine, was named one of The Grio’s 100 most influential African Americans, was named one of the top 50 trans icons by the Huffington Post, one of “Out” magazine’s Out 100 and “Metro Source” magazine’s 55 People We Love.

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Vincent “Vinnie” Pompei Champion of Pride Vincent “Vinnie” Pompei is the Director of the Youth WellBeing Project at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. One of Vinnie’s primary roles at HRC is to chair Time to THRIVE, an annual national conference for educators and other youth-serving professionals to promote safety, inclusion and well being for LGBTQ youth. Vinnie also serves as the President for the California Association of School Counselors and spent over 10 years as a middle school teacher and high school counselor. He helped start his district’s first middle school Gay and Straight Alliance that led to him training the entire district staff on issues affecting LGBTQ youth. Before joining HRC, Vinnie was an LGBTQ cadre trainer for the National Education Association and authored the LGBTQ section of the American School Counselor Association’s National Model. He also directed The Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership’s (CESCaL) annual educator conference on LGBTQ youth, was a chapter president for

PFLAG and an Ambassador for the Trevor Project. Vinnie’s passion for creating safe and inclusive schools has been nationally recognized. He was one of four public educators invited to the first White House Anti-Bullying Summit with President Obama and was recently called to testify at a congressional hearing on school safety. In addition, he was named one of the Advocate Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40, received awards from both Equality California and KPBS, and was selected by the National Education Association as a Classroom Superhero. Vinnie will graduate in August with a Doctorate in Education Leadership from San Diego State University.

Lisa Mata Champion of Pride Lisa Mata says her work with the LGBT community has been extremely rewarding and she is so

proud of how much progress the community has made since she came out at 17 years old. Lucky to have a supportive family, Lisa grew up in Texas and never imagined finding such a large LGBT community until moving to San Diego almost 15 years ago. The San Diego Pride Parade and Festival was Lisa’s first experience with the community, where she recalls being in shock seeing such wonderful diversity. At that Pride festival, Lisa became a member of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and a few years later, starting inquiring about having an HRC presence in San Diego. She credits her friends and mentors Brian Lacklen and Stampp Corbin for helping her build the HRC community locally. Lisa says that HRC is important to her because she wants to help people in places in the country that are not as openly diverse as California. She also joined the Lambda Archives, helping them organize their first two galas, the GSDBA Charitable Foundation, and the No on Prop 8 campaign. Lisa says her work has led her to cross paths with some of the most wonderful human beings, who have since become like family. She urges anyone who wants to make a change to get involved in any of the groups working toward equality for the LGBT community. Finally, Lisa says she is extremely lucky to have had the greatest support in this journey from her son Bryant.

Patti Bowman Friend of Pride Patti Bowman is a proud mother who loves to showcase her love for her family and the entire LGBT community through her work in PFLAG and other organizations. A Realtor by trade, Patti has been married for 37 years and has two sons — Erik and Danny. She also has a daughter-in-law Dawn. When Danny came out seven years ago, friends took Patti to her first PFLAG meeting and within months, she was serving on the San Diego chapter’s board of directors. She became co-president shortly after, and served in that role until earlier this year. She helped


the chapter gain a social media presence by creating their Twitter account, and continues to serve as administrator of PFLAG San Diego’s Facebook group, website, and blog. She also volunteers to staff the help line, meets one-on-one with parents who have questions about their LGBTQ children, and speaks to groups and organizations all over San Diego and Imperial counties. Beyond her work with PFLAG, Patti is trying to help make the lives of LGBT people around the globe better. She has participated in the St. Paul’s Foundation Global Allies program and helped produce the foundation’s “Love Heals Homo phobia” documentary. Patti is also a member of The Center’s Mi Familia group, which serves Latino/a families, and was involved in the production of a film by that group. She has attended Pride Parades in Chile and Peru with Familias por la Diversidad Sexual, an international organization that works in over 26 Spanish and Portuguesespeaking countries. She has presented at conventions about her work with PFLAG and Mi Familiar and continues to share her experiences around the globe as she can. Patti also enjoys serving on the board of directors of South Bay Alliance, and hopes to meet many more “amazing activists” that she can learn from and be inspired by!


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Lambda Archives of San Diego Stonewall Service Award Founded by San Diego LGBT community pioneer, Jess Jessop, the Lambda Archives of San Diego has been collecting our community history by amassing a treasure trove of documentation, artifacts, photography, and stories honoring the growth of the LGBT community for nearly 30 years. As one of this country’s largest collections of LGBT history, Lambda Archives is a hub for innovative LGBT historical research. The Archives is on the cutting edge of preservation techniques and one of the most respected institutions of its size and kind in the country. In addition to preserving what is believed to be this country’s largest collection of Pride materials, the Archives holds thousands of collections

reflecting our community history. Photo digitization is a large part of the current effort and leverages social media tagging and facial recognition technology to identify individuals in our community history. You are welcome to help, either on-line at flickr. com/people/lambdaarchives or in person.

With the exception of a dedicated contracted Archivist, the Archives is completely volunteer run by its hardworking Board of Directors, led by Maureen Steiner, Vice-Presidents Cheli Mohamed and Garold Wampler, Secretary Chuck Kaminski, Treasurer Haydee Sam, Membership Chair Thomas Negron, Events and Exhibits Coordinator Vicky Heithaus, Marketing Director Fernando Lopez, and Personnel Chair Drew Ector. They work hard every single day to ensure the community has access to materials documenting our past and diligently strives to educate the community through exhibitions, presentations, and partnerships with local organizations and campuses. Lambda Archives has a terrific student-training program that enlightens our young people about the struggles and achievements of our community’s past. The Archives is one of the most marvelous and valuable assets

our community has. In recent years, it has undertaken a major expansion to accommodate the ever-growing collections donated by you, our community. Lambda Archives provides a space for the community to visit and learn about our community’s collective journey and the struggles and dedication of our forerunners to arrive where we are today. It is timely and appropriate that the organization is the recipient of this year’s Spirit of Stonewall Service Award on this, the 40th anniversary of San Diego Pride. Learn more about Lambda Archives and our history at

Candi Samples Community Service Award Candi Samples was born in May 2009 when Mario Ortega created her as a contestant in the Miss Toucan’s Contest in Palm Springs, taking the first-runner up title. A few months later, the winner was stripped of her title and Candi was prepared to step

in. The organizers of the contest, however, decided that they would not pass the title onto Candi. Instead of taking this as a disappointment, Candi went out on her own and planned her first charity benefit shortly after, raising over $2,500 for an animal shelter. She entered herself into the Palm Springs Gay Pride Parade and made appearances throughout the year in drag shows and benefits around the Palm Springs area and became a member of the “Glamazons” show until moving to San Diego in 2011. Upon arriving in town, she organized a benefit for Being Alive, which led her to be one of the founders of “Diving Deep for Being Alive” — raising over $5,000 for the HIV/AIDS service agency. She was nominated for the Nicky Award for Outstanding Female Entertainer that year. While Candi didn’t win the award, that nomination put her on the map. In 2012, she was again nominated for the same Nicky Award and won. Later that year, Candi was elected unanimously as the Imperial Court de San Diego’s solo Monarch, raising over $80,000 in support of the many charities that the Imperial Court supports during her reign. Her work earned her a commendation from then-Majority Leader Toni Atkins and a proclamation from then-Interim Mayor Todd Gloria. Candi continues her work, now serving as the president of the board of the Court, and continues to lend her name and talent to raise funds. She lives with her husband, James, whom she married July 3, 2013 and her dog, Moxie.

Danielle LoPresti and Alicia Champion Inspirational Couple Danielle LoPresti and Alicia Champion have been committed partners as well as music and community leaders in San Diego for the last decade. Impassioned human rights activists, the couple created a renewed music scene in San Diego around diversity and community. Both openly bisexual, Danielle and Alicia felt marginalized as entertainers who all too often had to choose between mainstream, “straight” events, and the more exclusively LGBT-focused ones. They created a large-scale music event that defied the typical separatism between LGBT and mainstream events that brought in an audience that reflected the way they saw the world. In 2004, Danielle and Alicia ambitiously put on the very first San Diego IndieFest with a mission to celebrate and unify. Ridiculed by many mainstream local press outlets, the Gay & Lesbian Times acknowledged their triumph with the event’s first cover feature. Despite rejection, Danielle and Alicia continued year after year, growing the festival


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into what’s now regarded as one of the citys signature events. As activists, Danielle and Alicia are known for their dynamic and socially-conscious performances, to public demonstrations and city council meetings, speaking out passionately about marriage equality, nonviolent conflict resolution, adoption advocacy, safe access for medicinal marijuana, limits on Hillcrest high-rise development and more. While seemingly tireless in their efforts, 2013 slowed them down. Last January, on her 44th birthday, Danielle was diagnosed with advanced-stage cancer. She embarked on an eight-month treatment program including surgeries, intense chemotherapy, naturopathy, and acupuncture. Danielle and Alicia felt the bond of their love more powerfully than ever

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before as they walked together through the agony and downright horror of that time, all while raising their newly adopted baby boy, and somehow managing to produce the largest IndieFest event to date.

Jonathan and Dwayne D. Beebe-Franqui Inspirational Couple Jonathan and Dwayne D. Beebe-Franqui were engaged during the 2012 San Diego Pride Parade when Dwayne, a Senior Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy at the time, in full dress whites, dropped to one knee and proposed to Jonathan while walking as participants of the historic military contingent. The parade briefly stopped, the cheering was loud, but for these two lovebirds, only their love for each other could be heard. Upon realizing that the group of US Navy Sailors had come to a complete halt, Dwayne arose and

spontaneously exclaimed “Forward March,” with one fist in the air. Jonathan and Dwayne have since become role models for marriage equality and LGBT servicemembers. “Forward March” has become their household motto. In 2013, Jonathan organized several rallies in the wake of the Supreme Court hearings and Dwayne organized the first military Pride observance at Navy Personnel Command, the first of its kind outside the Pentagon. Dwayne is actively organizing the first military-wide Pride celebration, with over 30 commands participating in 2014. The couple was featured in a Department of Defense (DoD) video released by the Pentagon when spousal benefits were granted to LGBT servicemembers in September 2013. Amazingly, after much publicity of their union on May 1, 2014, Dwayne was selected for advancement to Master Chief Petty Officer, the highest enlisted rank attainable in the US military. Dwayne, a long-time resident of San Diego, met Jonathan while stationed in Pensacola, Florida and now the couple reside in military housing near Memphis, Tennessee. The couple are active members of American Military Partners Association (AMPA) and Jonathan has quickly become involved in the Tennessee Equality Project (TEP). They have two kids, Brian and Courtney.

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FRIDAY, J ULY 18, 5 – 1 1 : 3 0 P. M . N O R M AL S T R E E T & UN I VE RSI T Y AVE N UE Get Pride started with a bang on Friday night with the third annual Pride of Hillcrest Block Party. Immediately following the Stonewall Rally, the Block Party is a bonanza of live music, food, drinks and, most importantly, Pride. Held at the intersection of Normal Street and University Avenue, a pre-party begins at 5 p.m., where bars

and food trucks will open before the real party from 7 – 11:30 p.m. There will be a main stage with live performances and DJs spinning throughout the night, as well as a dance floor, a kamikaze, a VIP reception area, and even private cabanas. This is a 21 and up event. This year’s lineup features several local table scratch-

BLO CK PA RTY SCH EDUL E 7 — 8:55 p.m.…………………………………… DJ John Joseph 8:55 — 9 p.m.…………………….…… Booniez Dance Crew 9 — 9:30 p.m.………………....……………… dj dirty Kurty 9:30 — 10 p.m.………………………….......…………… DJ Nikno 10 — 11 p.m.…………....……………… TARYN MANNING Booniez Dance Crew will do dance sets during DJ sets.

BLO CK PA RTY TI CK ETS Advance: $25 regular admission and $50 VIP • Day of: $30 regular and $75 VIP General admission gets you into the event. VIP gets you admission into the event, viewing of the Stonewall Rally from within the Block Party, a private go-go dancer stage, private bar, wine tastings, complementary food and two drinks. Leading up to the party, HBA staff will sell tickets at the Block Party’s front gate and at hot spots around Hillcrest. Advanced tickets are available at Visit for hot spot locations.

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Parking and Transportation Info Traffic and parking can be a challenge due to massive size of our fabulous events! We do our best to assist with the help of additional free shuttles and parking. Our best advice is to try leave very early, bike and walk when possible, and use public transportation. Free parking lots at the Old Naval Hospital at Park Boulevard & President’s Way and San Diego City College.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014 • 11 a.m. • Start: University Avenue & Normal Street • End: Balboa Park Last year over 300,000 people celebrated at the San Diego Pride Parade after marriage equality was restored to California and the DOMA barriers were broken down. When San Diego’s first Pride march took place 40 years ago, its participants could not have imagined walking openly down Broadway, celebrating their own pride without fear of becoming ostracized in their communities. Now San Diego’s Pride Parade is the largest civic event in San Diego, attracting cheering spectators, elected officials, community groups, military service members, first responders and significant media participation. San Diego Pride welcomes everyone with an open heart to celebrate Reflections of Pride at our 40th annual Parade! 2014 parade award winners: Best Float Design Award – Chipotle Mexican Grill; Spirit of Pride Award – The T Spot; Grand Marshall Award – UTOPIA San Diego and Aztec Dance: Atlachinolli; Best Choreography Award – The Pride Pipers; Best Use of Theme Award – Fashion Week San Diego; Rainbow Mile Award – Super Sonic Samba School. Help save your stress level and let your personal UBER driver get you where you’re going! Use promo code PRIDE14 and get $20 off your first ride!

ParkHillcrest partners with San Diego LGBT Pride to offer free Hillcrest Trolley service Friday, July 18 – Sunday, July 20. The service includes several stops in Hillcrest as well as shuttle routes between the Parade start and Festival, and between the Festival, Hillcrest and designated parking lots, which are also free: the School District lot near the intersection of Normal and Washington streets on Friday, and the Old Naval Hospital lot in Balboa Park and the San Diego City College lot on Saturday and Sunday.


5 – 11 P.M. Hillcrest Community Route to the Pride of Hillcrest Block Party Free parking at the School District Lot


8 A.M. – 1 P.M. Pride Parade Route from free parking lots to Pride Parade Start 8 A.M. – MIDNIGHT Pride Festival Route from free parking lots to Pride Festival 1 – 4 P.M. Express Parade Line from Pride Parade Start to Pride Festival 1 – 11 P.M. Hillcrest Community Route to the Pride Festival


8 A.M. – 10 P.M. Pride Festival Route from free parking lots to Pride Festival 9 A.M. – 2 P.M. Hillcrest Community Route to the Hillcrest Farmers Market 11 A.M. – 9 P.M. Hillcrest Community Route to the Pride Festival

Visit or download the ParkHillcrest App for route and shuttle stop information. *Shuttle schedule is subject to change. **Some Shuttles and trolley routes will be supported by surprise complimentary private rides by Fiat! For more parking options and complete route information visit

Remember that the music festival has a free guarded bike corral!

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40th Annual SAN DIEGO PRIDE FESTIVAL Saturday, July 19 • 12 – 10 p.m. | Sunday, July 20 • 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Marston Point, Balboa Park (entrances near intersection of Laurel Street and Sixth Avenue) Tickets Visit to purchase Festival tickets in advance. Tickets can also be purchased at the Festival gate. Additionally, tickets will be sold at the San Diego Pride Office (3620 30th St.) as well as along the parade route by members of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus. Cash only. Prices Weekend pass: $20 Children 15 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parking and Shuttle Information View page 14 for detailed parking and shuttle information. Ride a Bike Free, guarded bike parking is available near the Festival entrance. ASL Interpretation Deaf Community Services of San Diego will interpret all performances on the Main Stage as well as Leather Realm and Diversity Task Force workshops. ASL interpretation will be available upon request and availability. Special Needs The Rally, Parade and Festival are welcoming and accessible for all attendees. The staff at the Information Center will supply services for special-needs access, including a large-print edition of the schedule and wheelchair loan. Information Center In addition to other general information and lost-and-found items, the information booth will also offer Spanish translation. ATM Located outside the main entrance and throughout the Festival grounds. Food Court A full food court area offering many food choices, from snacks to full meals. Restrooms Located throughout the festival. Motrin IB Unstoppable Pride [charging tent] Visit the Motrin IB booth for free mobile and tablet charging! Von’s Farmers Market A fresh and healthy alternative, including a selection of fresh fruits. Coffee Terrace Benefiting The Live and Let Live Alano Club Sobriety Village Several LGBT recovery organizations join together to offer 12step meetings hourly throughout the Festival. Art of Pride Art of Pride provides a display venue for new, emerging and established LGBT artists. Art of Pride continues year round to offer display space for LGBT artists at the San Diego Pride offices in the center of the Arts and Culture district of North Park.

Senor Cool Zone For those 55 years and older, the area offers a cool, shady spot with plenty of seating and is sponsored by Collwood Terrace Stellar Care. Interfaith Garden and Wedding Chapel In addition to commitment ceremonies for all faiths, there will also be healings, prayers and spiritual guidance offered. 21 and Older Four designated areas for beer and Barefoot Wine: The Garden Dance Party beer garden, Wine Grotto, Rainbow Lounge and new main stage beer garden. Leather Realm Dedicated to educating and entertaining those interested in the Leather, BDSM and Kink communities and presented by the San Diego Leather Community. HIV Testing Two locations: the Get Tested Cabanas sponsored by Lead the Way of the UCSD AVRC program, and the San Diego County HIV, STD & Hepatitis branch will be offering free HIV testing on site. Lesbian Health Presented by the Lesbian Health Clinic and Progressive Health Services of San Diego.

Medical Tent Located onsite, providing basic first aid services Mo’s Playground Looking for fun? Head down to the Carnival Corner with the Hurricane, Kamikaze and the Scrambler rides. Nearby is the dunk tank, too, however the Ferris wheel has been moved this year to the entrance, right near the main stage. NASA Destination Station Visit NASA’s Mobile Exhibit for a multi-media experience telling the fascinating story of the International Space Station Program. Take pictures in a life-sized space suit, interact with space food, and have a unique opportunity to touch a four billion-year-old moon rock brought back from Apollo 17 in 1972! Arcade Alley Bring you’re A-Game to Arcade Alley! Games are free and open to all ages. Don’t forget to stop by and try to beat someone’s top score! T Spot Transgender, genderqueer and intersex communities educate about gender identity in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment. Ralph’s Children’s Garden Hosted by The Center’s Family

Matters, you’ll find the Children’s Garden at San Diego Pride at the same great, secure location inside the Pride Festival, just south of the Juniper Street entrance. There is an entrance fee to the Pride Festival for adults, but there is no charge for entrance to the Children’s Garden. Enjoy entertainment for parents and kids from infants to preteens, including DJ Laura Jane, a toddler play area, face painting, karaoke, carnival games, prizes, arts & crafts and more throughout the day. We provide snacks and cool drinks in a family-only shaded oasis with tables, chairs, restrooms, and a diaper changing station. Join us for two days of fun in the sun! Youth Zone 14 – 18 year olds are welcomed to spend a day in the Youth Zone. Travel back in time with style through 40 years of music! There will be an hourly raffle, a meet and greet with icons, and free food! FAQs from the Pride website Q: What items are prohibited from the festival grounds? A: Please note that persons entering the festival and their bags may be subject to search for the following items, all of which are forbidden on the event premises and subject to confiscation:

• Alcohol outside of the Beer Garden areas • Ammunition • Animals/pets (except service animals) • Any item deemed inappropriate or dangerous by San Diego LGBT Pride management • Bicycles, tricycles, unicycles, scooters • Explosive or highly flammable items • Fireworks/flares • Glass bottles • Illegal drugs or substances • Laser pens and pointers • Noisemaking devices, air horns, bells and drums • Outside alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages • Poles to display banners or flags • Projectiles • Skates, skateboards, or rollerblades • Weapons, including clubs, firearms, knives, pepper spray, slingshots, stun guns, swords, or tear gas. Q: What actions are prohibited on the festival grounds? A: The following actions are expressly forbidden on the event premises and subject to equipment confiscation and removal from the premises: • Unauthorized distribution of merchandise, pamphlets, handouts or advertisements • Unauthorized photography of entertainers or performances • Unauthorized audio/video recording of entertainers or performances. Q: What about nudity? A: Nudity is not allowed per San Diego Municipal Code. Note: Balboa Park is a smokefree location.

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40 years of Pride in San Diego Established in 1974 as a sponsored program of The Center for Social Services, Inc. (The Lesbian & Gay Men’s Community Center) and then incorporated unto its own in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, San Diego Lesbian and Gay Pride existed to produce civic, cultural and educational events which support and encourage a sense of pride within San Diego’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. 1974 – 200 gays and lesbians march in protest for the first time through the streets of Downtown SD; some cover their heads with paper bags for fear of reprisal – This action is recognized as the first organized march in San Diego. 1975 – The San Diego Police Department issues the first permit granting permission for the Pride Parade to occur. Gay Pride March starts downtown at “Hobo Park” and ends in Balboa Park. Barbara Gittings and Alan Spear are Grand Marshalls.

1978 – Gilbert Baker designs the Rainbow Flag to fly in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. State Senator John Briggs attempts to pass Prop 6, which would allow gay and lesbian teachers to be dismissed and forbid any positive portrayal of homosexuality in the schools.

1987 – Mayor O’Connor becomes the first politician to walk in the parade. At the rally after the parade Nicole MurrayRamirez, Gloria Johnson, and Rick Anderson get 3,000 people to march on City Hall carrying 289 wreaths representing AIDS victims. The wreaths were laid on the steps of city hall.

1993 – The festival is moved to its current location in Balboa Park.

The City of San Diego proclaims June 13-14, “Gay Pride Days” and several city council candidates ride in the Pride Parade.

1994 - May 9: San Diego Lesbian and Gay Pride incorporated as a non-profit organization.

June 17: Same-gender couples in California finally gained the freedom to marry.

1979 – Al Best becomes the first openly gay San Diegan to run for City Council, finishing fifth in a field of 11 candidates. 1981 – After years of ad hoc committees, Lambda Pride is formed and becomes San Diego’s first permanent pride organization. The first festival is held on Juniper St. 1982 – The Festival is moved to the parking lot of the West Coast Production Company on Hancock Street. The San Diego chapter of PFLAG, an organization formed to “help others unlearn the homophobia inherent in the socialization process” holds its first meeting on Dec. 12. 1983 – Shanti opens its doors and later becomes the San Diego AIDS Project. 1985 – The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is founded.

1989 – Christine Kehoe and other community leaders convene a new Pride organization to celebrate the 20 years since Stonewall. The new Pride committee hires its first Executive Director, Tim Williams. 1991 – After almost being rained out the previous year the event is moved to July. 1992 – A Lesbian Health Fair, thought to be the first of its kind in the nation, is offered at the Pride Festival, co-sponsored by Womancare Clinic and the Center’s Lesbian Health Project.

2008 – May 15: The California Supreme Court held that the prohibition against same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

1995 – Olympic gold medalist and San Diego native Greg Louganis is named Pride Grand Marshal.

November 4: Ballot measure Proposition 8 passes by a slim majority amending the state Constitution to eliminate the right to marry for same-sex couples. Never before in California’s history has a group, who currently enjoys a basic right, been singled out and then had those rights ripped from them by a vote of their fellow citizens. Same-sex marriages came to an end. 2009 – March 5: The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case to repeal Proposition 8 and confirm that fundamental freedoms cannot be stripped from minorities by a popular vote. 2010 – August 4: Judge Vaughn Walker of the United States District Court of the Northern District of California ruled in Perry v. Schwarzenegger that Prop 8 violated the US Constitution under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the 14th Amendment. December 22: President Barack Obama signs the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

1996 – September 21: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) signed into Law 1999 – A tear gas bomb is set off among the parade watchers. The tear gas causes severe reactions among many but only temporarily halts the parade. A $16,000 reward for identification of the assailant has been offered. No arrests are ever made and the case remains unsolved.

2011 – July 16: San Diego LGBT Pride makes history with first ever Active Duty Military Contingent with over 250 servicemembers representing every branch of the military.

September 20: Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell goes in to effect and servicemembers discharged under the ban may begin to reapply. 2004 - Freedom to Marry Day, February 12, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom begins marrying same-sex couples. Courts ruled the marriages were invalid, but the action sparked several court cases in California. 2007- Mayor Jerry Sanders signs Marriage Equality Amicus Brief.

2012 – February 7: Ninth Circuit Court affirms that Prop 8 is unconstitutional. May 9: President Barack Obama becomes the first sitting president to publically endorse marriage equality. May 22: San Diego becomes the first city in the country to have a street named after LGBT civil rights leader Harvey Milk.

San Diego Pride 2014 July 19: Department of Defense issues blanket approval for active duty service members to wear their uniforms in the San Diego Pride Parade themed “America’s Pride” July 21, marking another first for the country.

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2013 – June 26: The Supreme Court declares that Proposition 8 unconstitutional, restoring the freedom to marry in California, and struck down a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), affirming same-sex couples should have equal rights, respect, and treatment in the eyes of the law. July 1: After a weekend of delays caused by the San Diego County Clerk’s failure to enforce Governor Jerry Brown's directive on June 28, same-sex marriages resume in San Diego at 8 a.m. Susan Hartman and her partner of 22 years, Steph Torres, are the first in line and Fernando Lopez officiates. 2014 – March 27: San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer becomes co-chair of the “Mayors for the Freedom to Marry,” a coalition of over 400 mayors across the country who support same-sex marriage. May 12: Toni Atkins is elected Speaker of the Assembly becoming the first out lesbian to hold that position.

The San Diego LGBT Pride parade is the largest single-day civic event in San Diego, and the fourth largest pride parade in the United States, attracting over 200,000 spectators. ROUTE: Approximately 1.5 miles | 2 hours Starting at the Hillcrest Pride Flag Monument at University Avenue and Normal Street, the parade travels west on University Avenue to Sixth Avenue, then south on Sixth Avenue to end at Upas Street in Balboa Park. AWARDS CEREMONY: San Diego Festival main stage from 2:45 – 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 20 REMINDER: Per San Diego Municipal Code, nudity and alcoholic beverages are not permitted along the parade route.

Annual Pride 5k Pride’s annual 5k returns to the streets of Hillcrest at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, inviting all to put their Pride into motion. The 5k run and walk begins and ends at the intersection of University Avenue and Centre Street in front of The LGBT Center. Registration is $40 until July 18, and $45 on Race Day. Every participant in the 5k receives a gear check, post-race continental breakfast, goodie bags, a T-shirt, chip timing, and computerized results by Race Central. The USAT&F sanctioned and certified 5k course is planned along the fast, flat parade route. Race Bib Pick-up and in-person registration is available on Race Day from 7:30 – 9:15 a.m. and on Friday, July 18, from 2 – 7 p.m. at the Kearny Mesa Road Runner Sports Store, 5553 Copley Dr. Free parking and trolley to the 5k from the Naval Medical Center Parking Lot starts at 7:15 a.m. Visit for more information. For questions, contact race director Enrique Fonesca at or 619-857-8719.

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Democrat – 78th District • Speaker of the Assembly Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2010 and was re-elected in November 2012 to represent a largely coastal district in San Diego. Atkins previously served on the San Diego City Council from 2000 to 2008 and as Acting Mayor in 2005, making her the city’s first openly LGBT mayor. As a councilmember, Toni established San Diego’s leadership on medicinal marijuana and ensured a prominent role for San Diego in California’s landmark court case establishing marriage equality. In her first year in the Assembly, Toni carried AB 887, which strengthens California’s non-discrimination laws by clarifying that gender discrimination also protects gender expression and gender identity. Her bill AB 499 protects the right of young people to seek preventive healthcare, in particular vaccinations for STD’s and preventive treatment for HIV/AIDS. Last year, the Speaker authored AB 1121, which provides a streamlined, inexpensive and private process for transgender people seeking legal name changes. She also carried AB 154, making California one of the few states in the nation to expand access to abortion. In 2014, Toni has introduced AB 1577 to ensure that the death certificates of transgender people reflect their gender identity. Toni was selected by her colleagues to serve as Speaker in early 2014 and was sworn in on May 12, 2014. As Speaker, she is one of the highest ranking elected officials in the state and is the leader of the State Assembly. She is the first San Diegan, first lesbian, and third woman to hold this position. Atkins is originally from southwestern Virginia and graduated from Emory & Henry College. In July 2004, she completed the senior executive program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She currently lives in San Diego with her spouse Jennifer LeSar and their dogs, Haley and Joey.

Community Grand Marshals: Pioneers of Pride On our 40th Anniversary, San Diego Pride honors four LGBT organizations that laid the groundwork for the vibrant community we have today. The San Diego LGBT Community Center, Dignity San Diego, The Imperial Court de San Diego, and the Metropolitan Community Church have withstood the test of time, continuing to play important roles in our community today. The San Diego LGBT Community Center traces its roots back to community leader Jess Jessop setting up an answering machine in a utility closet in 1971. Today, The Center is a multi-faceted organization supporting the LGBT and HIV communities with programs and services

that link and empower community members, provide resources, and promote human rights and diversity. Dignity San Diego was started in 1973 by Pax Nidorf to provide a safe and supportive faith community for LGBT Catholics and all who seek a healthy connection between their religious traditions and spirituality. Dignity is a voice of change within the Catholic Church, a beacon of light for all who seek justice and equality, and a place for peaceful reflection without bias. The Imperial Court system was founded in 1965 by WWII veteran and gay icon Jose Julio Sarria. In 2007, he crowned The Imperial Court de San Diego’s

longtime leader, Nicole Murray Ramirez, as his successor with the title “Queen Mother I of the Americas.” The Court in San Diego has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years for scholarships and charity. Metropolitan Community Church was founded in 1968 by Rev. Troy Perry as the first church group in the world with a primary and positive ministry to people who identified as LGBT. The San Diego congregation was founded in 1970 by Howard Williams and a group of twelve others. MCC has grown to thousands of members in over 200 congregations around the globe.

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Robbie Rivera

9PM • MAIN STAGE SATURDAY, JULY 19 Since sampling the classic disco cut “Nothing To Offer” released on Morillo’s “Subliminal” that sparked his career in music in the ’90s, Robbie Rivera has become a definitive staple in house music the world over. He’s topped the charts topping the charts and and gained massive recognition in the Sydney Olympics with “Bang,” as well as remixed top artists like Basement Jaxx, Faithless, David Guetta, Tiesto and Madonna. Founding Juicy Music in 1998, the Juicy brand has since grown

to include Juicy beach parties in Miami, Las Vegas and New York City featuring world renowned DJs such as Deadmau5, Kaskade, Axwell and Steve Angello and attracting thousands of revelers from all corners of the globe. Juicy Music continues to grow each year with The Dance or Die series, charting compilations such as Juicy Ibiza and The Juicy Show. With more on the horizon, Robbie Rivera continues to bring his signature music to the masses with upcoming releases and events.


8PM • MAIN STAGE • SATURDAY, JULY 19 tyDi came bursting onto the scene a few years ago and has already achieved more than some do in a lifetime. His journey started with balancing his musical career and studies, graduating with a music degree from Sydney Conservatorium of Music. This classically trained musician is responsible for creating the chart topping album “Shooting Stars,” which reached #4 on iTunes in the US, as well as #1 in Australia, Canada, UK and Finland. In addition to being voted “Australia’s #1 DJ” two years in a row, he has also been voted in the Top 100 DJs of the World for the last four years. The humble Aussie has also been honored the International Dance Music Award’s “Best Break-Through DJ of the World” award presented by Tiësto. tyDi’s single, Glow in the Dark, featuring Island Def Jam recording artist, Kerli received radio rotation from dozens of Top 40 Radio stations in America.

América Sierra

8:15 PM • LATIN STAGE • SATURDAY, JULY 19 Originaria de Los Mochis, Sinaloa; la polifacética artista AMÉRICA SIERRA es considerada como la compositora femenina más sobresaliente y exitosa del momento. Ha logrado colocar sus temas en los primeros lugares del Regional Mexicano del Monitor Latino y Billboard y ha ganado varios premios, incluso los Premios Billboard y los Premios Juventud 2013. También ha escrito temas exitosos para artistas como 3BALLMTY, LOS PRIMOS MX, y BANDA TIERRA SAGRADA, entre otros. Lanzó su primera producción discográfica como solista titulada “EL AMOR MANDA” y su segundo sencillo “Ya no sé quién soy” se está adueñando rápidamente de las listas de popularidad.

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San Diego LGBT Pride STAGES Schedule SATURDAY, JULY 19

Bear Country Saloon

Stonewall: Main Stage EMCEES: Pauly and Monk • Disco Dolly

12 – 2 p.m. Jim Blair 2 – 3 p.m. Urban Kickers 3 – 3:30 p.m. Stage House Music 3:30 – 4 p.m. Urban Kickers 4 – 4:30 p.m. LA Wranglers 4:30 – 5 p.m. Lee Armentrout 5 – 5:30 p.m. Urban Kickers 5:30 – 6 p.m. Scott Grant 6 – 7 p.m. Contest 7 – 10 p.m. Jim Blair

12 – 12:45 p.m. Dan De Leon 1 – 1:30 p.m. Diversionary Theater 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. The Cliks 3 – 4 p.m. Britney Spears Tribute Concert 4:05 – 4:55 p.m. Chris Coxx 4:55 – 5:55 p.m. DJ IDeaL 6 – 7 p.m. Ruby Rose 7 – 8 p.m. Luis Perez 8 – 9 p.m. TyDi 9 – 10 p.m. Robbie Rivera Zodiac Brand Management’s Mundo Latino: Latin Stage EMCEE: Ricky Lips 12 – 3 p.m. DJ Sebastian la Madrid 3 – 3:30 p.m. Aries Travesti show 3:30 – 5:15 p.m. DJ Rubin 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. El Folklor Mexicano 5:45 – 7:15 p.m. DJ Irma Covarruvias 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. Noches Romanticas con Daisy 7:45 – 8:15 p.m. Adrian Varela 8:15 – 9 p.m. America Sierra 9 – 10 p.m. DJ Sebastian la Madrid Oasis: Beach Party Stage 12 – 1 p.m. DJ Taktix 1 – 2 p.m. DJ Twin 2 – 3 p.m. DJ Autumn Leilani 3 – 4 p.m. Adam Salter 4 – 5 p.m. DJ Engage 5 – 6 p.m. Rick Betta 6 – 8 p.m. DJ Trevi 8 – 10 p.m. Office Twins Flicks Spectrum: Diversity Stage EMCEE: Ajax 12 – 1:45 p.m. The Facets 2 – 2:45 p.m. Bakkuda 3 – 3:45 p.m. Mauru 4 – 4:45 p.m. Teagan Taylor Band 5 – 5:45 p.m. The Sex Mashane 6 – 6:45 p.m. Lunden Reign 7 – 7:45 p.m. Better Off Blonde 8 – 8:45 p.m. Steam Powered Giraffe 9 – 10 p.m. Stage House Music Bud Light’s Electric Alley: Main Beverage Garden EMCEE: Bo Scott 12 – 1 p.m. Airee Kim 1 – 2 p.m. Travis Hevrock 2 – 3 p.m. Lucky J 3 – 4 p.m. Mikey Lion 4 – 6 p.m. THRILL 6 – 8 p.m. Tristan D 8 – 9 p.m. DJ Irene 9 – 10 p.m. DJ Taj

The Movement Stage: Hip-Hop Stage 12 – 4 p.m. Konrad Parker 4 – 6 p.m. Soul Kiss, Yung Miss, Miki Vale, Niomi Soulfly, Marcia Villavicencio, Philica Harris, Teilor, Felicia Lopez 6 – 8 p.m. Global Male Productions DJ Artistic 8 – 10 p.m. DJ Spark Flashback Cabaret: Wine Grotto EMCEE: Paige Wesley 12 – 12:45 p.m. Eddie Lenhart 1 – 1:30 p.m. Chet Sewell 1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Heather Turman 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Karina Frost 3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Soulistik 4:45 – 5:15 p.m. Just B 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Kevin Yee 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. JerVae 7:30 – 8 p.m. Alan Moore 8 – 10 p.m. ’80s ’90s Flashback DJ The Posh Knot’s My Big Gay Wedding Expo 12 – 4 p.m. Wedding Ceremonies 4 – 4:30 p.m. Welcome 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Battle of the Wedding Bands 5:30 – 6 p.m. Big Gay Cupcake Challenge 6 – 6:30 p.m. Whose Signature Drink is it Anyway? 7 – 7:30 p.m. Winner Announcements Youth Zone 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. DJ Darling 1 – 2 p.m. Guest DJ 2 – 5 p.m. DJ Darling 5 – 6 p.m. A New Challenger Approaches

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San Diego LGBT Pride STAGES Schedule SUNDAY, JULY 20

Bear Country Saloon

Stonewall – Main Stage EMCEES: Kristy Salazar Pauly • Monk

11 – 12:30 p.m. DJ Dac 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. DJ Cris Herrera 1:45 – 3 p.m. DJ Michael Romano 3 – 4 p.m. DJ Simon 4 – 5:15 p.m. Josh Whitaker 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Ryan Jones 6:30 – 8 p.m. Glitter Cub Disko feat. DJ Luke Allen

11 – 12 p.m. Opening Ceremony 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus 1 – 1:30 p.m. SD Women’s Chorus 1:45 – 2:15 p.m. SD Women’s Chorus 2:30 – 3 p.m. Vinita 3 – 4 p.m. Lady GaGa Tribute Concert 4 – 4:45 p.m. Alex Newell 5 – 5:45 p.m. Ryan Cassata 6 – 6:45 p.m. Charice 6:50 – 7:05 p.m. Voice of Pride Winner 7:05 – 8 p.m. Deborah Cox Zodiac Brand Management’s Mundo Latino: Latin Stage EMCEES: WWIWWI 12 – 2 p.m. DJ Sebastian la Madrid 2 – 2:15 p.m. Ballet Folkorico Yaqui 2:15 – 4 p.m. DJ Viejo Lowbo 4 – 4:20 p.m. Wendolee 4:20 – 6:30 p.m. DJ David Frias 6:30 – 7 p.m. Alejandra & Sus Divas 7 – 8 p.m. Banda paso de Tecuala Oasis: Beach Party Stage 11 – 1 p.m. DJ Tc Czaritsa 1 – 2 p.m. Ahlex Diego 2 – 3 p.m. XP 3 – 4 p.m. Eklektek 4 – 5 p.m. DJ Darviz 5 – 6 p.m. Miss Lady D 6 – 7 p.m. Raul “IROK” Rios 7 – 8 p.m. Boys Don’t Disco Flicks Spectrum: Diversity Stage 11 – 11:45 p.m. Better Off Blonde 12 – 12:45 p.m. Lady Kennedy & The Lone Stars 1 – 1:45 p.m. Piracy Conspiracy 2 – 2:45 p.m. San Diego Women’s Drum Circle 3 – 3:45 p.m. Okapi Sun 4 – 4:45 p.m. Dario 5 – 5:45 p.m. Crush 333 6 – 7:45 p.m. Well Actually Bud Light’s Electric Alley: Main Beverage Garden 11 – 12 p.m. Bo Scott 12 - 1 p.m. Dizkotek Panda 1 – 2:30 p.m. Jesusdapnk 2:30 – 4 p.m. AWX 4 – 5 p.m. Tim Tensity 5 – 7 p.m. The Perry Twins and Cameron Neilson 7 – 8 p.m. DJ KIKI

The Movement Stage: Hip-Hop Stage 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. DJ Tish 2 – 3 p.m. Urban FX, Culture Shock 3 – 4 p.m. Fashion Show, Soulistik, Studdin Daily, Always Stay High Paraphernalia,Studher 4 – 5 p.m. DJ Jiji Sweet 5 – 8 p.m. DJ Cros 1, DJ Hektik, DJ Felt 1 Flashback Cabaret: Wine Grotto 11 – 11:45 a.m. Seng 12 – 12:45 p.m. Encore Vocal Ensemble 1 – 1:45 p.m. Phoenix 2 – 2:45 p.m. Stage House Music 3 – 3:45 p.m. Melissa Dove 4 – 5 p.m. SD KingsClub 5:15 – 6 p.m. Alexis Lillian Lefranc 6:15 – 7:45 p.m. DJ Sista SASS The Posh Knot’s My Big Gay Wedding Expo 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wedding Ceremony 12:30 – 12:50 p.m. Fashion Show 1 – 1:30 p.m. Style the Aisle Contest 1:45 – 2:15 p.m. DIY Flower Crowns 2:15 – 2:40 p.m. How to start planning your Big Gay Wedding 2:45 – 3:05 p.m. Encore Fashion Show 3:05 – 4 p.m. Enjoy My Big Gay Wedding Expo 4 – 6 p.m. Evening Ceremony Youth Zone 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Guest DJ 12 – 1 p.m. Breaking Tempo 1 – 3 p.m. Guest DJ 3 – 4 p.m. Hundred Caliber 4 – 5 p.m. A New challenger Approaches 5 – 6:30 p.m. Guest DJ

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6PM • MAIN STAGE • SUNDAY JULY 20 Charice (Pempengco) looks like any other teenager: pretty, petite, filled with energy and a wide and engaging smile. At just 5 feet 1 inch tall, Charice has a profound 10-decibel voice. With 13 million hits on YouTube, her audience is growing at a staggering pace. Her online performances attracted the attention of American television, and she soon appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Several months later, she performed on the Oprah Winfrey Show bringing Oprah and the audience to tears. 15-time Grammy winning producer David Foster invited Charice to perform on his David Foster and Friends PBS Show at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas alongside such star studded names such as Michael Bublé, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Katharine McPhee and Josh Groban. In between the two Vegas appearances, Charice went on to perform with Andrea Bocelli (“The Prayer”) in Tuscany and Celine Dion at her Madison Square Garden show in New York City. “It was a dream come true. She’s my idol. I felt like the luckiest kid in the world,” confessed Charice in People Magazine on her experience performing on Celine Dion’s stage. Charice also made two subsequent appearances on Oprah Winfrey. Her most recent one included a heart-stopping song by multi-Grammy winning songwriter Diane Warren which became an instant Top 10 hit on iTunes. Charice also has a featured role in the new “Alvin and the Chipmunks” movie. Charice has also made several appearances on Glee. Currently recording her debut album in Los Angeles which is scheduled for a late fall release, Charice is also joining the David Foster & Friends national tour which begins in Chicago on October 21st. Next stop for Charice? “I want to sing and dance with Justin Timberlake,” she laughed. Her 13 million fans would certainly look forward to seeing that.

Deborah Cox


Alex Newell

A multi-platinum, multi-talented entertainer, Cox has earned three Juno Awards, conquered the R&B and pop charts, and played the lead role in Elton John and Tim Rice’s Broadway musical, Aida. From the release of her second album came the double platinum “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” which held the record for being the longest running #1 R&B Single for 14 consecutive weeks. Her second single “We Can’t Be Friends” also went to #1 on Billboard’s singles chart and sold over 500,000 copies. In 2000 Deborah recorded the duet “Same Script Different Cast” with Whitney Houston. “I am excited to be part of the 40th anniversary of San Diego Pride. Together, we will celebrate the great achievements that have been accomplished and continue to work towards complete equality for all,” Cox said.

4PM • MAIN STAGE • SUNDAY JULY 20 Alex Newell has recently gone from regular high school student to appearing on one of the hottest series on television. Fierce, dynamic, and wildly talented, Newell can be seen on FOX’s “Glee” as Wade ‘Unique’ Adams. Newell grew up in a small town where he found his love for music in church. The styles of gospel music, dominant vocals blended with soul and the expression of personal beliefs were ingrained into Newell. Alex supports the American Cancer Society, and is an inspiration for LGBT teens worldwide. He gives people motivation to be whoever they are and to never change for anyone.

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