Solidarity with Chabad

San Diego Pride and the DevOUT Interfaith Coalition are deeply grieved by yet another act of terrorism targeting our community. We stand united against all acts of hate-motivated violence: whether that affects LGBTQ people in Orlando, a mosque in New Zealand, black churches around the country, a church in Sri Lanka on Easter, or a synagogue on the last day of Passover. No one should be gunned down for what they believe, where they worship, the color of their skin, or who they love. The LGBTQ community and our own organization are not strangers to these kinds of hate-motivated acts of violence, and we are united in our shared struggle for equality, acceptance, and peace. We stand in solidarity with Congregation Chabad in Poway, mourn the devastating effects of this act of anti-Semitic and white supremacist terror, and commit to working across faiths to bring justice and equality to San Diego and beyond.

We will be attending the community vigil in Poway High School (15500 Espola Road, Poway, CA 92064) this evening at 6:30PM along with our friends at ADL, Jewish Community Foundation, Jewish Family Services, Jewish Federation, and Poway Unified School District, and we hope to see you there.

With Love and Hope,

Fernando Z. López
Executive Director
San Diego LGBT Pride

Pastor Brandan Robertson
DevOUT Co-chair
San Diego Pride

Minister Anna Runion
DevOUT Co-chair
San Diego Pride


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San Diego Pride raises funds primarily through festival ticket and beverage sales, and through sponsorships, and exhibitor fees. These funds support San Diego Pride’s community philanthropy which has distributed more than $2.5 million in advancement of its mission to foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.