Pride celebrations everywhere trace their heritage to the eventful evening of June 28, 1969 when patrons of the Stonewall Inn in New York City said “No more!” to the harassing tactics of the New York Police. That protest has grown to annual events held in major cities throughout the world. In San Diego, our first rally was held in 1975. Today, across the world we still face challenges to our diverse community.
The San Diego LGBT Pride Spirit of Stonewall Rally is a time to recognize and honor leaders who are working hard to preserve our gains, and to meet the many challenges facing our collective community. Cheering crowds and energetic speakers all lead up to the official launching of San Diego Pride weekend with the spirit of Stonewall!