LGBT COMMUNITY LEADERS TO BE HONORED AT SAN DIEGO PRIDE 40TH ANNIVERSARY
SAN DIEGO — San Diego Pride is proud to announce its 2014 Spirit of Stonewall Award winners, who will be honored at the Spirit of Stonewall Rally, taking place Friday, July 18 at 6:00 pm, at the Hillcrest Pride Flag.
The annual awards are designed to honor individuals and organizations that have made a positive impact on San Diego’s LGBT community. Nominations for the awards were received from the San Diego community and the list of recipients follows:
The honorable Speaker of the Assembly, Toni Atkins.
Community Grand Marshals
Pioneers of Pride: The LGBT Community Center, Dignity San Diego, The Imperial Court de San Diego, and the Metropolitan Community Church
Champions of Pride
Vincent Pompei – For his national service to LGBT Youth and education.
Lisa Mata – For her volunteerism and helping to bring the Human Rights Campaign to San Diego.
Friend of Pride
Patti Boman – For her dedication to PFLAG and LGBT youth.
Stonewall Service Award
Lambda Archives – For preserving the San Diego LGBT community’s history.
Danielle LoPresti & Alicia Champion – For volunteerism and dedication to the LGBT community.
Dwayne D. & Jonathan Beebe-Franqui – For working to give a face and voice to LGBT military couples.
Empress Candi Samples – Dedication to the LGBT community through her work at the Imperial Court.
“While Pride is our community’s largest celebration, it is also a time to honor our roots and give thanks to the leaders and organizations what work every day to make our community a better place,” said Stephen Whitburn, San Diego LGBT Pride, Executive Director.
For more information on this year’s event visit sdpride.org.
Founded in 1974, San Diego LGBT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is: Fostering pride in and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, locally, nationally, and globally. www.sdpride.org