1982: “Proud-Diversified-United”

West Coast Production Company's float, 1982. Doug Moore Collection, Lambda Archives of San Diego.

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 and featured forty-six contingents including horses and motorcycle clubs. Christian fundamentalists, referred to by parade participants as “fundies,” protested on the sidelines with signs quoting… Continue reading 1982: “Proud-Diversified-United”

1980: “In Celebration We Are…”

"In Celebration We Are..." button, 1980. Button and Pin Collection, Lambda Archives of San Diego.

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 Pride Picnic and Olympics the previous year seems to have influenced the 1980 Pride parade. That year the event took on a tone more celebratory… Continue reading 1980: “In Celebration We Are…”