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Voters Organized in Coalition for the Elections (VOICES) march in the parade, 1996

1996: “Spotlight on Freedom”

In 1996, San Diego Pride focused on politics, as a presidential election was to take place in November. At a national level, the LGBTQ+ community was celebrating the Supreme Court’s …

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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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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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"Paper Bag Brigade" marches against Proposition 6

1978: “No More Lies, Never Again!”

As with the previous year, defending homosexuality in education took the spotlight of the 1978 Pride event, which was held on June 25th. California voters faced Proposition 6, which would …

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Grand Marshals Jess Jessop and Gloria Johnson

1977: “Unity (A Day With Human Rights Is Like A Day Without Sunshine) / No More Miamis”

Despite the infighting and dispersion of niche interest groups that occurred the previous year, participation in the 1977 Pride march increased. That year, former Miss America runner-up Anita Bryant began …

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