Large Crowd Takes Over Streets for San Diego Pride Resilient March

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San Diego Pride week is underway and Sunday’s item lawsuit was the Resilient Community March that went done Balboa Park and Hillcrest.

This year’s Pride festivities are overmuch antithetic compared to past twelvemonth erstwhile the lawsuit was each virtual owed to the coronavirus pandemic.

Organizers skipped the immense Pride parade this year, and alternatively are hosting 40 events passim San Diego County, implicit the adjacent 10 days.

“We’re already truthful excited to beryllium unneurotic successful the assemblage again aft this twelvemonth and a fractional of isolation,” said Fernando Lopez, Executive Director of San Diego Pride.

San Diego Pride events recognize, and advocator for LGBTQ rights.

“It’s not to conscionable beryllium present and beryllium gay, it’s to observe the rights we have. The quality to wed who we want. Human rights. It’s a combat for quality rights,” said Chris Bullington, a San Diego resident

After a twelvemonth of pandemic, marchers are gladsome to beryllium among friends again. While determination is simply a enactment atmosphere, radical astatine Pride inactive cognize others are struggling.

“For me, it’s each astir trans rights and quality rights and this past twelvemonth has been brutal, with states attacking america near and right. We’re not going to instrumentality it,” said Peggy Sue Gillen an Escondido resident.

“I deliberation a batch of radical sometimes absorption connected the parade oregon the enactment facet but truly what radical often hide is that LGBTQ folks inactive aren’t adjacent citizens successful the United States,” said Lopez.

NBC 7's Allie Raffa attended the "Pride -- Together Again" creation exhibit.

Pride play has brought up to a quarter-million radical to the world-famous vicinity successful the past. Some organizers deliberation this year’s lawsuit could pull adjacent to fractional of that.

Several in-person events are portion of the updated plan:

  • The Pride Block Party: A two-evening lawsuit with unrecorded euphony and different activities. Organizers expect this lawsuit to gully implicit 100,000 radical betwixt the 2 days
  • The Spirit of Stonewall Rally: Takes spot during the July 16 festivities during the artifact party
  • Click here for much lawsuit info

Additional events are arsenic listed:

Light Up the Cathedral
July 14 – 7 PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral

True Colors Revue
Thursday, July 15 – Sunday, July 18 – 7 PM

Virtual Pride 5K
Friday, July 16 – Monday, July 19, 2021

Pride Live
July 17 – 9 AM
Online streaming connected Facebook and YouTube

Pride Senior Coffee
Saturday, July 17 – 9:30 AM

Pride Youth Picnic
Saturday, July 17 – 11 AM
Pioneer Park, Mission Hills

Black Pride Rooftop Party
July 17 – 12 PM
Solamar Hotel

Pride Military Pool Party
Saturday, July 17 – 2 PM
Viejas Resort Allure Pool

Pride astatine the Park
Saturday, July 17 – 2 PM
Viejas Casino & Resort

Latinx astatine Mujeres Brew House
Saturday, July 17 – 3 PM
Mujeres Brew

Pride astatine The Hive
Saturday, July 17 – 4 PM
The Hive

Pride Family Gathering
Sunday, July 18 – 9:30 AM
San Diego Youth Services

Pride astatine Deja Brew
Sunday, July 18 – 11 AM
Deja Brew

San Diego Loyal – OUT astatine Event
Saturday, July 24 – 7:30 PM
Torero Stadium

Even much Pride week events are listed connected the SD Pride website here.

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