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Parade participants carrying "Out & Free" banner and balloons, 1995

1995: “Out & Free”

The 1995 San Diego Pride theme “Out & Free” was selected to highlight the importance of coming out. The 1995 souvenir program states: “Coming out is the essential first step …

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Pink Cadillac in San Diego Pride parade, 1994

1994: “Honoring Our Past, Securing Our Future”

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 …

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