A longtime member of the San Diego LGBT community and Pride family, Bob is thrilled to be Pride’s Programs Manager. He says “Come volunteer with Pride and let me show you the wonderful world of San Diego LGBT Pride.”
Bob Leyh, a native of Rochester, New York, entered the U.S. Navy in May of 1993. Bob’s tours of duty included Yeoman “A” School in Meridian, Mississippi; U.S. Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico; the submarine tender USS Simon Lake (AS 33), homeported in La Maddalena, Italy; and Helicopter Tactical Wing, Pacific Fleet, at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego. Bob served six and a half years in the Navy.
Upon his separation from the Navy, Bob became active in San Diego’s LGBT community. His has been involved with Front Runners and Walkers, an LGBT running club; Special Delivery, a meal-delivery service for people debilitated by AIDS; Scouting for All; and AIDS Walk San Diego. He is also the former vice president of San Diego Democrats for Equality. Bob has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in public administration from National University.
Bob and his partner Bill McClain, a school teacher in the San Diego Unified School District, celebrated 24 years together on October 1, 2017.