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The anniversaries of May 17 are bittersweet

The anniversaries of May 17 are bittersweet.

When you reside at the intersections of multiple identities, anniversaries of your civil rights struggles can be both bitter and sweet. And, May 17th was a reminder.

The other racism: Colorism

The other racism: Colorism.

America continues to struggle with its battle against white racism.  However, what’s not addressed is the internalized racism people of color struggle with too - consciously and unconsciously. And, it’s called “colorism” or  “intraracism."

Executive Director of San Diego Pride, Fernando Zweifach López: "I am Jewish"

Nothing can undo the hate, death, or violence any of our communities have faced over the generations, but we can stand shoulder to shoulder, ready to take action in our shared intersectional struggles as we all engage in our grand Legacy of Liberation.

My father, a devout Catholic man from Mexico, and my mother, a Jewish woman raised by Orthodox parents whose family left Russia and Austria respectively to escape persecution and death, each explained to me as a young person the discrimination I would face because my life encompassed these inherited identities.

City Council adopts Mayor Faulconer’s regulations for dockless scooters

City Council adopts Mayor Faulconer’s regulations for dockless scooters.

Today Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer won unanimous City Council approval for new regulations for the dockless mobility industry that require companies to obtain permits and comply with new rules aimed at improving safety, such as limiting speeds in certain public spaces and staging the devices in designated corrals.

Hoping for safe places of worship with Trump’s help

The high holy holidays of Passover and Easter is fast approaching and Ramadan is in May. 

Attacks, however, on places worship are becoming too frequent in this global climate of intolerance. As a worshiper, I need our president to make us safe. 

San Diego Pride honors the trans community

San Diego Pride honors the trans community

Physical and political attacks against our trans community members have been on the rise the last few years, yet in this torturous landscape, trans excellence continues to shine through.

San Diego Pride: "Build Power, Not Walls"

Some may wish to focus on building walls, but we at Pride are looking to build upon our queer brilliance through international, intersectional, intergenerational mentorship.

At the Stonewall Riots, our community unleashed our strength, fought back against societal and institutional violence, and then continued honoring that moment year after year, building a global movement on that rebellious foundation.