Supervisor Fletcher Ushers in Pride Weekend in San Diego County
County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher is set to usher in San Diego Pride weekend with a special proclamation tomorrow, and light-up the County Administration Center (CAC) in rainbow colors on Thursday. The event Thursday night will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and recognize individuals that have worked tirelessly to advance LGBTQ equality and dignity.
“San Diego Pride is a cultural celebration and this year we honor the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a turning point in the LGBTQ rights movement,” said Supervisor Fletcher. “In San Diego we are incredibly lucky to have such a diverse LGBTQ community that is reflected in every sector of our county from our elected officials, the private sector, nonprofits, and even here among our county leadership.
“The activities my office has planned, and our participation in the San Diego Pride Parade, is our way of saying thank you to the LGBTQ community and recognizing the successes and struggles of last five decades,” the Supervisor concluded.
Tomorrow, Tues., July 9, 2019 during the 9:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Fletcher will present a proclamation to San Diego Pride Executive Director Fernando Z. Lopez, Jr. for their vision and leadership of Pride, which fosters equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.
“This is the first time the San Diego Pride organization or its leadership have been recognized by the County of San Diego and I want to thank Supervisor Fletcher for pushing the County to support this weekend’s Pride activities,” said Lopez. “We are looking forward to a fun, safe and absolutely amazing celebration of the LGBTQ community. We look forward to seeing the city come alive with San Diego Pride!”
On Thursday, July 11, festivities kick-off at 7:30 p.m. Supervisor Fletcher will present proclamations to:
● Former California State Senator Christine Kehoe,
● California Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins,
● CEO of the San Diego LGBT Community Center Cara Dessert,
● Executive Director of San Diego Pride Fernando Lopez, and
● The County of San Diego LGBTQ & Allies Employee Resources Group.
At 8 p.m. during a special ceremony, Supervisor Fletcher along with the County of San Diego LGBTQ & Allies Employee Resources Group and those gathered, will light the CAC. Other activities scheduled to occur include music and entertainment, games for kids and dancing.
On Saturday, July 13, Supervisor Fletcher, members of Team Fletcher and local community leaders will march in the San Diego Pride Parade as part of Supervisor Fletcher’s contingency, which will feature a decorated vehicle and LIPS performers celebrating their 20th anniversary. To march with Supervisor Fletcher, there is still an opportunity to sign-up on his Facebook event page.