🌈🎶Our 2023 Headliners are…

Dear Pride family,

There is art in our advocacy and advocacy in our art. Our annual celebrations bring together hundreds of thousands of people who converge around LGBTQ arts and culture with clear social justice messages. As LGBTQ people whose lives, events, art, and culture have increasingly been under legislative and violent threat, it is now more vital than ever to remember that creating civic and artistic spaces where our community can safely and authentically be ourselves is a social justice issue.

At our annual Pride Festival, we elevate diverse LGBTQ artists who use their platform to advocate for LGBTQ justice as we know there is something powerful about seeing ourselves reflected on stage, in a space, and for a cause that was built by and for us and our community.

Don’t take it from me. Here’s what our headliners had to share.

“This year especially when threats to our rights are coming from every direction, it’s important that we come together to celebrate and reaffirm our pride and our identities. I cannot wait to see you all, and show the forces that would silence us that we stand united and that together we THRIVE!” – Princess Nokia, Saturday headliner

“It’s time for us to rise above the challenges we are facing and embrace the strength and resilience that define our diverse community. Let’s stay loud, together in unity and love, and show the world that not only do we survive, we Thrive!” – Saucy Santana, Sunday headliner

These are just two of the hundreds of local and world-renowned entertainers that will be performing at Pride this year. Our fabulous Pride Family can’t wait to bring together these fiercely talented headliners with our local artists, dancers, and musicians for our entire community to enjoy. We’ve got a few more surprises in store, so I can’t wait to share the full lineup with you in June! I’m beyond excited to see you all dancing to the music at the festival, ready to stand up, stand out, and Thrive!

With Pride,

Fernando Zweifach López
Pronouns: they/them/theirs
Executive Director
San Diego Pride


About Fernando

Fernando Lopez was the Executive Director of San Diego Pride. Lopez’s years of LGBT advocacy, nonprofit management, public education, diversity consulting, media relations, guest lectures, and organizing have made them a consistent presence ensuring the struggles of the LGBT community are ever visible.