Mayor Todd Gloria today announced the appointments to his first LGBTQ Advisory Group. While Gloria is not the first City of San Diego mayor to have an LGBTQ Advisory Board, he is the City's first openly-gay Mayor.
Twelve LGBTQ San Diegans were appointed to the board:
Today, city officials hoisted the LGBTQ Pride flag over San Diego City Hall. This is the first that a Pride flag has flown on City Hall for all to see, although Pride flags have been displayed in the building's lobby in the past.
Pride is a time we come together to celebrate the beautiful diversity of our community, honoring the struggles we’ve overcome and the work we have yet to do. 2020 didn’t stop us, and in 2021 our resilience will continue to shine!
by Fernando Zweifach López - Executive Director, San Diego Pride
The first time I went to the Spirit of Stonewall Rally was in 2000. It was only a few weeks before that I had been homeless and living in my car. Local community activist Benny Cartwright and his mother saved my life by taking me into their home.
As the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, more San Diegans will be looking to find meaningful employment. In response, the City of San Diego is devoting resources to help get people back to work and provide high-quality services to the public.