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San Diego Pride announces 2021 theme

San Diego Pride announces 2021 theme

While it is unclear at this point whether San Diego Pride's 2021 signature events will be held in-person, virtually, or as a hybrid of the two, the organization is moving forward with its planning and programming regardless of the scenario. As planning moves forward, Pride leaders today announced that this year's theme will be "Resilient."

San Diego Pride's Spirit of Stonewall 2020 honorees

San Diego Pride's Spirit of Stonewall 2020 honorees
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.

San Diego Pride canceled for 2020

San Diego Pride cancelled for 2020.

San Diego Pride has made the difficult decision to officially cancel its outdoor festivities this year due to the coronavirus.

The celebration was scheduled to take place on July 17-19, but new directives from Governor Newsom to reduce crowd gatherings this summer were paramount in Pride organizer's decision to drop the celebration for 2020. 

A message from Fernando Lopez of San Diego Pride

San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender News

With so much uncertainty and so many things changing from day to day, I wanted to take this moment to share with you some of the changes and adaptations we’ve made and how we are moving forward. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by the mental, emotional, physical, health, and financial damage that has been done by this virus.

SD Pride announces dates and theme for 2019

Winter has barely begun and San Diego Pride is already looking forward to summer. Today Pride's Executive Director Fernando Z. López announced the theme and date of next year's festival.

The Stonewall Riots, a pivotal point in LGBT activism, marks its 50th anniversary in 2019 and Pride is honoring the event. 

Pride of Hillcrest Block Party kicks off Pride and this year it's free

Hillcrest Block Party is on Friday, July 13, from 2 pm until 11 pm at the Pride Plaza, under the Hillcrest Pride Flag.

Get ready San Diego, the Pride of Hillcrest Block Party is back, and this year it's a free event. The celebration is presented by iHeart Media and San Diego County Credit Union and is inclusive adhering to the theme: “Find Your Home Here.” This will kick off San Diego Pride immediately following the Spirit of Stonewall Rally. 

Newest SD Pride executive director resigns, Fernando Lopez poised to take over

Fernando Lopez will more than likely step in as interim executive director of San Diego Pride.

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News has learned that the new executive director of San Diego Pride, Eric Heinritz (pictured left),  has resigned and current Director of Operations, Fernando Lopez Jr. will more than likely be the interim executive director, eventually taking over the role officially. 

There is no formal word as to why Heinritz is stepping down.