Thank you

Today we are thriving in gratitude and Pride after far too much time apart. I am overwhelmed by echoes of joy as we revel in the strength and beauty that is our queer resilience. Our diversity, creativity, resolve, and battle-tested brilliance have helped this community shine.

Together we put on more events on Pride weekend than ever in our history. While smaller in scale and spread out all across the county, the feeling of love, community, and celebration was massive.

Thank you for adapting. Thank you for inspiring. Thank you for creating innovative spaces to help the community find connection after a year of isolation.

While we aren’t yet out of the COVID-19 pandemic, your talents, passion, and determination have kept us going while lifting the voices and visibility of our movement. We have again been called and recommitted to our unfinished intersectional, intergenerational work.

My heart and appreciation go out to you, our volunteers, community partners, venues, sponsors, donors, staff, board, industry workers, DJs, drag performers, artists, entertainers, youth, parents, seniors, and simply everyone who helped make this Pride one to remember. Thank you for helping us pursue justice with joy! You have truly proven that together, we are Resilient.

With Pride,

Fernando Zweifach López
Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs
Executive Director
San Diego Pride


About Fernando

Fernando Lopez is 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.