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San Diego Pride's charitable giving rises to $146K in 2013

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Pride has announced that the organization's charitable giving in 2013 totaled $146,000, a marked increase over the organization’s giving in the previous year.

Pride strives each year to return profits from the annual LGBT Pride Weekend festivities to the community. This year’s July celebration was particularly successful, which allowed the organization to increase its giving from 2012 to 2013 by 72%.

“Our greatest drive is to not only celebrate our diversity, but to enhance the wellbeing of our community,” said Pride's general manager Stephen Whitburn. “We take great pride in supporting more than forty LGBT-serving organizations this year, and we will work to grow that support even more in the future.”

Organizations that received financial support from Pride include groups that provide LGBT-specific services and programming in the areas of senior care, foster & homeless youth, HIV/AIDS, women’s health, military spousal support, arts & entertainment, recovery, sports, education, historic preservation and more. Included in Pride’s 2013 community giving are the organizations listed below.

• AIDS Walk San Diego
• Art of Pride
• Being Alive
• Breakthrough Workshop Theatre
• Choices in Recovery
• Detour
• Different Strokes Swim Team
• Diversionary Theatre
• Equality Professionals Network
• Family Health Centers of San Diego
• Film Out San Diego
• Fraternity House
• Gay Peace Officers Association of Southern CA
• GLSEN San Diego
• Greater San Diego Business Association
• Hillcrest Business Improvement Association
• Imperial Court de San Diego
• Lambda Archives
• LGBTQIPA Youth Group - South Bay San Diego
• Live & Let Live Alano Club
• Mama's Kitchen
• North County LGBTQ Resource Center
• Pacific Arts Movement
• Parkinson's Association of San Diego
• PFLAG San Diego County
• Progressive Health Services
• San Diego Armada Rugby Football Club
• San Diego Gay Men's Chorus
• San Diego Human Dignity Foundation
• San Diego LGBT Community Center
• San Ysidro Health Centers
• South Bay Alliance
• Special Delivery
• St. Paul's Foundation for Int’l Reconciliation
• Stepping Stone
• Stonewall Citizens' Patrol
• The American Military Partner Association
• The Glenner Memory Care Centers
• T-Spot
• Uptown Faith Community Service Center
• Urban Pride
• Walden Family Services
• Y.E.S. Youth Empowerment Synergy

Founded in 1974, San Diego LGBT Pride is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is: Fostering pride in and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, locally, nationally, and globally.