LGBT COMMUNITY LEADERS TO BE HONORED AT SAN DIEGO PRIDE 40TH ANNIVERSARY

May 08, 2014
Fernando

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: 



Grand Marshal

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. 



Inspirational Couple

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.



Community Service

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