The Rally

Spirit of Stonewall

The origins of the global Pride movement can trace their roots to the Stonewall riots of 1969, an uprising against police brutality that has spread around the world. Over 1,000 Pride events have been identified across the globe, each one taking on a local flair. In San Diego, we launch Pride weekend by honoring those beginnings with the Spirit of Stonewall Rally where we celebrate the accomplishments of those at the forefront of our movement and recommit to the work that lies ahead.


San Diego’s first rally was held in 1975. San Diego Pride’s Spirit of Stonewall Rally is a time to recognize and honor leaders who are working hard to preserve our gains and meet the many challenges still facing our community.

Nominate someone who inspires you for the 2019 Spirit of Stonewall Awards.



Pride annually accepts nominations from the community to recognize individuals, organizations, and groups who have contributed significantly to the LGBTQ community through their leadership, activism, and fundraising efforts.

We’re honored to announce this year’s Spirit of Stonewall Awardees.

Learn more about our awardees here


Hear from our inspiring speakers as they address issues still facing the LGBTQ community.

Learn more about our speakers here