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Jess Jessop (second to left) outside Lesbian and Gay Archives tent at Pride

1989: “A Generation of Pride”

With Lambda Pride and Parade Fest now dissolved, San Diego Lesbian and Gay Men’s Pride formed anew with Tim Williams as the first executive director. After years of controversy surrounding …

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Lambda Pride Board and volunteers at Parade Fest, 1988

1988: “Here…And Here To Stay!” / “Rightfully Proud”

Following the festivities of the previous year, Lambda Pride organizers once again had a falling out. An ad-hoc committee was formed in January 1988 to produce that year’s Pride events, …

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Pride Guide, 1987 (front)

1987: “Making History”

In the year leading up to the 1987 Pride weekend, Lambda Pride meetings were heavily occupied with issues including lawsuits, debts and organizational upheaval. As a result, a “New Lambda …

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San Diego Lambda Pride car, 1986

1986: “Forward Together”

With a nearly new board of directors, Lambda Pride made some big changes. The budget grew to $95,000, nearly three times the budget of the previous year, and a two-day …

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Nicole Murray-Ramirez on the Imperial Court float, 1985

1985: “Share the Pride”

Following the turmoil of the previous year, the 1985 board of directors was comprised of mostly fresh faces and saw the return of Doug Moore. Lambda Pride again adopted an …

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First Pride Guide, 1984

1984: “Celebration ‘84, A Decade of Pride”

1984 marked the 15th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the 10-year anniversary of the San Diego Pride march. As such, Lambda Pride adopted the national theme “Unity and More …

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"I Love Being Out" t-shirt, 1983

1983: “I Love Being Out”

In 1983, Lambda Pride officially received its non-profit status, which allowed the organization more autonomy in planning their annual event. Pride celebrations grew in participation, activities, and attendance. However, permits …

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West Coast Production Company's float, 1982

1982: “Proud-Diversified-United”

With the addition of a Tijuana contingent and a “Black and White Men Together” group in 1982, Lambda Pride chose the theme “Proud-Diversified-United.” The parade took place on June 12th …

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"United for Our Rights!" button, 1981

1981: “United For Our Rights”

Due to the divide created the previous year by the Lesbian Solidarity March, the Lesbian/Gay Men’s Pride Alliance disbanded. With the leadership of Doug Moore, Lambda Pride formed and took …

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"In Celebration We Are..." button, 1980

1980: “In Celebration We Are…”

In January of 1980, the Center for Social Services was renamed the Lesbian and Gay Community Center, a move spearheaded by lesbians to address sexism. The success of the Gay …

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