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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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Flyers for the 1975 march

1975: “Gay Pride (Come OUT To A Celebration)”

The Center for Social Services (CSS) again hosted gay pride events in June of 1975, but that year, they sought permits with the help of volunteer attorneys. Not without struggle, …

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Organizers in front of the Center for Social Services, 1973

1972-73: The Center is Born and the Final “Gay-In”

In 1972, Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) continued to hold services and events and the Catholic support group Dignity returned to San Diego. The Monday Night Lesbians also formed in the …

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Picket line at SDPD, 1971

1971: A Hotline, a Protest, and “Gay-In 2”

In spring of 1971, Gay Liberation Front (GLF) came back to campus. On-campus status still officially revoked, the group began to operate meetings through a course called “The Homosexual and …

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