by Fernando Lopez - 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 restrictions limiting which businesses can operate begin to be lifted, the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) is encouraging San Diegans to "Get Back To Fabulous" by supporting the Hillcrest businesses they know and love. While everything isn't completely back to normal yet, Fabulous Hillcrest is ready to Get Back To Fabulous!
San Diego Pride Executive Director Fernando Lopez (pronouns: they/them) is featured in a recent edition of KPBS San Diego's "My First Day" podcast titled "Driving Through Butterflies." In the 14 minute episode, Lopez shares why they chose to leave their Imperial County hometown of El Centro and what it was like upon fir
by Office of Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins
While the COVID-19 health crisis and need to slow the virus’ spread has required the closure of some of our state parks, and closed parking and modified usage at all of our parks, there are several ways to bring the beauty and history of our state parks indoors thanks to the California State Parks’ website.
San Diego Pride has scheduled a series of upcoming virtual events to keep the LGBTQ community connected during these difficult times. The series began last Monday with an hour long question and answer session with City of San Diego Councilmember Chris Ward who shared about COVID-19 and its direct impact on the local LGBTQ community.
With so many people struggling right now due to reduced work hours or unemployment, Rich's San Diego wants to help. The popular Hillcrest nightclub plans to offer free meals every Wednesday to anyone who works at an LGBTQ+ business or organization in Hillcrest and whose livelihood has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.