A 2011 Heroes, Pioneers, and Trailblazers honoree, Pierce has spent the last three decades helping LGBT individuals find acceptance, both in their personal lives and through the athlete-centered club, Front Runners and Walkers San Diego.
A long-time, nationally recognized activist on behalf of the LGBT community, feminist issues and Democratic politics, Johnson worries about the future of women's rights, the extinction of the word "lesbian," and she calls on the young to get involved.
For over two decades, Schaim provided individual and couples psychotherapy for the LGBT community, in addition to her work with San Diego Pride. Of Pride, she says, "It is one way to help others know that they are not alone; that they can be whoever and whatever truly lives inside; and it is an opportunity to feel proud of what we have accomplished."
Best has contributed to over 66 community organizations, was the first openly gay candidate in San Diego -- just months after Harvey Milk's assassination -- and has made significant medical contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Read about his inspiring life, in which always placed the needs of others above his own.
Chevrolet’s electric car, the Volt, which is powered by electricity without being tethered to electrical outlets, is also garnering quite a bit of consumer attention. “We have orders for every one that’s coming in.”
An asexual activist, Sara Beth Brooks is helping to educate the LGBT community about the community that exists silently among us; and is setting an example for LGBT youth. She is among the leaders shaping the next generation of LGBT activists.
Larry Baza, a 2011 Heroes, Pioneers, and Trailblazers honoree, shares his story of coming out, his involvement with civil rights and the LGBT movement, his views on marriage equality, and his hopes for the future.