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SD Pride Board and community leaders reach an agreement

The San Diego Pride Board and community leaders have pushed through their differences and Pride will go on as usual.

Editor's note: This is a  press release from San Diego Pride:

San Diego, CA – San Diego Pride is pleased to announce that an agreement with LGBT leaders has cleared the way for the community to come together in support of the 2017 San Diego Pride events.

No progress made in Committee/SD Pride Board stalemate

Community Negotiating Committee are still not satisfied with the San Diego Pride Board's lack of response.

In a month-long battle with the San Diego Pride Board, the Community Negotiating Committee, put in place to arrange terms on the future direction of the organization, has released a letter stating that talks have “gone nowhere.”

A small note to the community from Stephen Whitburn

A small note of thanks from Stephen Whitburn

In light of last night's public outcry for his return to the Pride board, Stephen Whitburn wrote a small note to the community this evening: 

"I want to say how deeply grateful I am for your expressions of how meaningful you've found the work we've all done together.

Emotional confrontations at San Diego Pride meeting on Wednesday night

An emotional night for the San Diego Pride Board and the community.

Emotions ran high at the public San Diego Pride Board meeting on Wednesday night.

Sixty-five people, sought answers to some issues they have about the conduct of the current Board, such as the absence of meeting minutes and financial statements, outdated since 2015.

Stephen Whitburn of San Diego Pride dismissed

Stephen Whitburn

Word is coming through SDGLN from a reliable source that  Executive Director of San Diego Pride Stephen Whitburn is no longer with the organization.

Several sources have told SDGLN that Whitburn was asked to step aside, although we are not able to confirm this through San Diego Pride after multiple e-mail attempts.

San Diego Democrats for Equality celebrate 40 years

The club will host a 40th Anniversary Brunch on Sunday, Nov. 7, featuring former Assembly Speaker John Perez with current and past club members, and the general community is also invited.

An open letter about the 2015 San Diego Pride Parade

Pride was recently contacted by members of the transgender community who notified us of their plan to conduct multiple “die-ins” during which individuals will lie on the street, stopping the parade, while others encircle them with crime scene tape and read the names of trans* individuals whom we’ve lost this year to murder and suicide.