Thank you, San Diego!

My heart is so full! On behalf of the staff, board, and countless volunteers and community members who worked to make this last weekend a huge success, “Thank you!” In a year full of hardships and setbacks, this weekend truly felt like Pride!

Over 10,000,000, yes 10 million, people heard our messages of Pride through earned and social media, nearly 300,000 people tuned in to our Pride Live event, and so many of you found creative ways to celebrate your Pride safely and with joy!

We received so many messages from people who told us they felt Pride. From LGBTQ people in nations where being their true self is a death sentence, folks in unsupportive rural communities across the country, and folks living in unsupportive San Diego homes who all reach out with appreciation because if we had not done this, they would not have been able to experience a Pride.

Pride looked different this year, but you all showed up online and in the world. Thank you again from all of us.

Please wear a mask. Please stay safe. We all need to work to end this pandemic so we can be together again. We look forward to that day.

With Love and Pride,

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

P.S. In case you missed it, click here to watch Pride Live 2020!


About Fernando

Fernando Lopez was 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.