Spirit of Stonewall Rally

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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

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2022 Spirit of Stonewall Awards

Every year, San Diego Pride accepts nominations from the community for the annual presentation of the Spirit of Stonewall Awards. The awards recognize individuals or groups who contribute significantly to the LGBT community through their leadership, activism, and fundraising efforts.

2022 Award Recipients
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2022 Spirit of Stonewall Speakers

Our MCs and speakers will bring both justice and joy to the Rally stage, offering inspirational stories and words from the trenches of their work for social justice. Learn more about each of our speakers here. 

2022 Speakers

2022 Spirit of Stonewall Rally Program

MCs: Amber St. James and Deja Re

Indigenous Land Acknowledgment
[Wendy Schlater and Erica Pinto – UNCONFIRMED]

Honor Guard: Presentation of the Colors
San Diego Pride Military Department

National Anthem
Roann Mesina

Opening Remarks:

History of Pride and 2022 Theme: Justice with Joy
Fernando Z. López, Executive Director

Champion of Pride Award
Alex C. Villafuerte, presented by Commissioner Julia Legaspi

Stonewall Awards

Community Service: Aidan Lin
Stonewall Philanthropy: Viejas Casino & Resort
Stonewall Service: San Diego Union-Tribune

Remarks: Immigration Justice is an LGBTQ Issue
Jenn Budd

Remarks: Environmental Justice is an LGBTQ Issue
Kevin Lee

Remarks: The War on Truth and Freedom of the Press is an LGBTQ Issue
Andrew Bowen

Stonewall Awards
Friend of Pride: Vanessa Green
Friend of Pride: Trinh Le
Larry T. Baza Arts & Culture Award: San Diego Women’s Chorus, presented by Tom Noel

Keynote: Justice with Joy
Reggie Greer
(Senior Advisor to the U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of
LGBTQI+ Persons, U.S. Department of State)

Community Grand Marshal Award
Trans Youth, presented by Tracie Jada O’Brien

Closing Remarks
Fernando Z. López

Flag Raising & Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Pride Youth Marching Band