Pride Community Advisory Council meets for first timeOnline Only, Section 4A, Top Highlights Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — During last year’s controversial firing of San Diego LGBT Pride Executive Director Stephen Whitburn, the board of directors of San Diego LGBT Pride faced board meetings that were packed with hundreds of concerned community leaders and members who felt that the board was not listening to the community and that they had no means of input.
The Pride board made a promise and commitment to re-establish The San Diego Pride Community Advisory Council. This past Monday the Council met at the Pride Office for the first time.
Among the many LGBT organizations who sent representatives were: The LGBT Community Center, Trans Family Services, The San Diego Black LGBT Coalition, Metropolitan Community Church, South Bay Pride, Live & Let live Alano Club, Gay Men’s Chorus, HRC San Diego Chapter, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Stonewall Citizens Patrol, Dignity, Front Runners, Human Dignity Foundation, Fraternity House, Latino LGBT Coalition of San Diego, U.S.C.D. LGBT Pride Center, Greater San Diego Business Association, Imperial Court de San Diego, UCSD LGBT Organization, POZabilities, The fellowship of Older Gays, The Office of San Diego City Councilman Chris Ward and many others.
Presiding over the meeting were the Pride Community Advisory Council’s Co-Chairs Barbara Blake (Executive Director GSDBA) and San Diego City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez, co-Founder of San Diego Pride in 1974.
Among the issues discussed were establishing permanent Pride floats and contingents awards, a Tijuana and San Diego Pride event at the border, Register and Get Out the Vote 2018 Campaign, HIV/AIDS education and outreach and Stonewall 50 in New York 2019.
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