We are honored to have the following speakers address the community regarding our signs of progress and challenges in the 2018 Spirit of Stonewall Rally.
2018 Spirit of Stonewall Speakers
History of Pride
Christine Kehoe became San Diego County’s first openly LGBTQ elected official when she was elected to the San Diego City Council in 1993. She served as Council Member for District Three until 2000 when she was elected to the California State Assembly and to the California State Senate in 2004.
Investing in LGBTQ & marginalized youth of color
Born and raised in Southeast San Diego, Sakeenah Gallardo graduated from Mt. Miguel High School, where her love for theater and public speaking began. Despite being a teenage mother, she knew the importance of having an education and went straight to college after high school, while simultaneously working one full-time and two part-time jobs.
Liat Wexler is a genderqueer, white, femme, bi-national, hard-of-hearing, queer activist and survivor. They have worked to end intimate partner abuse and sexual assault since 1999 and currently train on social justice, intersectionality, anti-violence work, community accountability, and LGBTQ communities.
Delegate Roem’s inspiring and transformative campaign gained national and international attention. As the first out transgender woman elected to a state legislature, Delegate Roem is blazing a new and unique trail. During her first legislative session this year, she was proud to champion bills important to her constituents. Delegate Roem continues to fight every day for her constituents in the 13th District.