Let’s stay connected

It is still so hard to wrap my head around how much you all kept us going for the last two years. This organization, our programming, and our funding have historically relied on bringing folks together in person, but when COVID-19 emerged this team adapted and you all came along with us for the ride. When I was recruited to Pride over 10 years ago, our board and ED at the time had a vision of building us into a year-round education and advocacy organization, and as I look back at the last two years of the pandemic and decade with this organization, I couldn’t be more proud of all that we’ve accomplished together. 

Remarkably, we are looking forward to starting the new year with more programs, more staff, and in a more financially secure position than when we entered the pandemic. That would not have been possible without our volunteers, donors, and supporters who helped us create year-round community-led organizing, arts, advocacy, philanthropic, and educational programs.

2022 is right around the corner and we have a lot in store for you. As we have grown and changed, so have the ways we communicate with our community. This newsletter isn’t the only one we send out, and our main San Diego Pride social media accounts aren’t the only ways we disseminate information. 

Take a look at the program accounts below and follow or subscribe to accounts, emails, and platforms that interest you on the communication tools you prefer to use. 

Sorry, we haven’t started a TikTok. Maybe next year.

Thank you all so much for sticking with us. We’re excited and hopeful that we’ll bring back the biggest and best Pride celebration yet next year and a wealth of new events and programs designed by and for our community. I’m thrilled at the prospect of being with you all again in person next year. You’ve all helped keep me, San Diego Pride, and our community Resilient.

With Pride,

With Pride,
Fernando Zweifach López
Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs
Executive Director
San Diego Pride

P.S. My 40th birthday is next week and all I’m asking for is to please consider making a special birthday donation in my name to the Tracie Jada O’Brien Transgender Student Scholarship Fund! 100% of your donations will go directly to the students.

Check out the full newsletter here: mailchi.mp/sdpride/4821


About Fernando

Fernando Lopez is the Executive Director of San Diego Pride. Lopez’s years of LGBT advocacy, nonprofit management, public education, diversity consulting, media relations, guest lectures, and organizing have made them a consistent presence ensuring the struggles of the LGBT community are ever visible.