1994: “Honoring Our Past, Securing Our Future”

Pink Cadillac in San Diego Pride parade, 1994. San Diego Pride Photo Collection 1994-2008, Lambda Archives of San Diego.

In 1994, former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock, who had declared Human Rights Day in 1983 to overlap with Pride weekend, shifted more sharply to the right and began advocating for homophobic action on his conservative radio show. Inspired by Hedgecock, a right-wing group called the “Normal People” organized to protest San Diego Pride and… Continue reading 1994: “Honoring Our Past, Securing Our Future”