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 showcasing their own 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.
Spirit of Stonewall Rally
San Diego’s first rally was held in 1975. The 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. It is a time for us to honor our origins, celebrate those who are leading the way, and call our community to action around some of our movement’s most pressing issues.
When: Friday, July 15, 2022, 6 PM – 7 PM
Where: Hillcrest Pride Flag, 1500 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
More information about the Rally program to come in Spring 2022!
2022 Spirit of Stonewall Awards
Every year, San Diego Pride accepts nominations from the community for the annual presentations of the Spirit of Stonewall Awards. The awards, presented annually at the Spirit of Stonewall Rally, recognize individuals who contribute significantly to the LGBTQ community through their leadership, activism, and philanthropy.
Nominations for the 2022 Spirit of Stonewall Awards are now closed. Stay tuned for award announcements in June!