The scholarship fund is named for the Coalition’s first official President, Damon J. Shearer.
The San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition strives to be a haven for OUR community. As your central hub for LGBTQ Black life, our primary focus is connecting you to resources, events, and outlets that support and enrich your life, and providing opportunities to strengthen the community in which we live.
In order to benefit Black LGBTQ individuals and families, the "Coalition" organizes unique events aligned with our vision of becoming a "strong, sustained and connected" community. Our flagship Annual Conference is a vibrant gathering of Black, Queer culture. Distinctively themed each year, the conference is both a reflection and a celebration of our lives, challenges, and transformation. Our social mixers and events create space for the community to gather, connect, and exist in space together, while our community outreach events allows us to engage with the larger San Diego community.
Description of Award:
Previous Treasurer, Tyquan Moore, dreamed of the Coalition providing financial support to members of the Black LGBTQ community who excelled in academics. Moore thought to name such a scholarship fund after the Coalition’s first official President, Damon J. Shearer. Shearer, a passionate educator, spent years guiding the Coalition and working to strengthen our Black LGBTQ community.
Selected winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Application and additional information is here.