Military Contingent

San Diego LGBT Pride: Military Contingent



In 2011, San Diego became the first city in the nation to have a contingent specifically for service members and veterans in its annual Pride Parade. Ever since, the Contingent has been a key part of this signature event.

This 2016 for the 42th Anniversary San Diego Pride, we are continuing our tradition of welcoming all members of the United States armed forces, members of allied forces, and family members to join the Pride Parade Military Contingent. We are proud to honor those who have served our country, both here and abroad, and we provide this opportunity to recognize them during San Diego’s largest civic event. Come to the event on Facebook.

For free registration to walk with the Military Contingent in this year’s parade on Saturday, July 16th at 11:00 am, please fill out the form below.

Each participant is highly encouraged to wear their uniform, but must seek and receive prior approval from their command to do so. Veterans are welcome to wear their uniforms as well, as long as they respect proper wearing of said uniform. If approval is not granted, or if you wish to wear attire other than your uniform, service members are asked to wear a branch specific T-shirt. Please remember, official branch PT t-shirts are still classified as military uniforms. In addition, the Committee of the Military Contingent is working on providing special T-shirts for those without either. Please note that if you are not registered by June 13th, we cannot guarantee that there will be a shirt available in your size.

Please see Uniform Regulation Links below. 
Again: Active duty service members must check with their commanding officer for additional information, direction, and instructions on wearing their uniform in the parade.

Uniform Regulations: ArmyNavyMarinesCoast GuardAir Force

After you register, we’ll send you additional information, via e-mail, about check-in and other details that you’ll need to know for the day of the parade.

Check out this article from LA Times on our Pride 2015 parade!

For questions and information please contact Kelly Gilliland at [email protected].