2018 Pride Parade Awards

We’re excited to announce the award recipients for 2018. Congratulations to all the winners!


Best Youth / Student Contingent

  1. The Alliance of Affirming Parents and Families
  2. San Diego Pride Youth Marching Band
  3. Sweetwater Union High School District GSA

Best Non-Profit Contingent

  1. San Diego LGBT Community Center
  2. San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
  3. San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition

Best Faith-Based Contingent

  1. Pacific Beach United Methodist Church
  2. Congregation Dor Hadash
  3. Pilgrim United Church of Christ

Best HIV / AIDS Awareness Contingent

  1. AIDS Healthcare Foundation & Impulse San Diego
  2. HIV / AIDS Long Term Survivors
  3. AIDS LifeCycle

Best Health & Wellness Contingent

  1. Family Health Centers of San Diego
  2. Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
  3. AMN Health

Best Musical Contingent

  1. Broadway San Diego
  2. San Diego Women’s Chorus
  3. Super Sonic Samba School

Best San Diego Small Business

  1. Rich’s San Diego
  2. Amarin Thai
  3. Modern Times

Best Use of Pride Theme – Marching

  1. HIV / AIDS Long Term Survivors
  2. San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus
  3. San Ysidro Health

Best Use of Pride Theme – Float

  1. Leather Pride
  2. San Diego Public Defender
  3. Uber

Best Corporate Ally Contingent

  1. Blue Shield of California
  2. Hotel del Coronado
  3. Harrah’s Resort Southern California

Recipients were honored at the San Diego Equality Business Association’s Business Mixer on September 27th at The Hotel del Coronado.


About San Diego Pride

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.