About

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Founding Purpose and Objectives

Formed in 1974 as a sponsored program of The Center for Social Services, we produced the first Lesbian and Gay Parade in San Diego to celebrate the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion on New York’s Christopher Street. San Diego Pride incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1994, and today it continues to bring together the skills, talents, and visions of our diverse community through numerous programs.

San Diego Pride raises funds primarily through festival ticket and beverage sales, and through sponsorships, and exhibitor fees. These funds support San Diego Pride’s community philanthropy which has distributed more than $2.5 million in advancement of its mission to foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.

Mission, Vision, & Values

Our Mission

Fostering pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.

Our Vision

A world free of prejudice and bias

Our Values

Diversity – being inclusive, accepting and respectful of the differences of people who share our values.
Respect – valuing others by accepting individuality and demonstrating courtesy and mutual regard.
Honesty and Integrity – communicating factual information and being true to our values.
Accountability – to be responsible for the effects and consequences of our words and action.