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LGBTQ+San Diego

Stories of Struggles and Triumphs

In 1982, a Naval Intelligence Service investigation in San Diego to “ferret out the lesbians” aboard the submarine tender USS Dixon subjected twelve women to months of ordeal and ended in the dishonorable discharge of three of them. Just thirty-six years later, Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) became the first openly gay Senate leader in California’s state history.

To highlight this and other stories of perseverance and achievement, the San Diego History Center is partnering with Lambda Archives of San Diego to bring the first exhibition on the history of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community to Balboa Park.

San Diego History Center
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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619-232-6203

Date & Time

Jul 8, 2018 - ongoing
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Donations accepted

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Macy's Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2019

Macy’s Museum Month ended February 28, 2018, but don’t fret, the program will return next February.

During the promotion, San Diegans and tourists are invited to enjoy half-off admission at more than 40 San Diego Museum Council (SDMC) member museums the entire month.

Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff, or nature lover, the SDMC has a variety of member organizations that are bound to capture your interest. And with these special savings that are only offered once a year, it’s a great time to visit both old favorites and new attractions you have never even heard of. See below for the full roster of participating organizations.

Check back soon for details.

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Nature & Me Storytime

Jan 10, 2019

Come enjoy an imaginative journey into nature through dynamic readings and visits to exhibitions. Storytime is held every second Thursday of the month.
Open to all ages with a parent (recommended for ages 1-5).

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Apollo 8 50th Anniversary Celebration

Dec 20, 2018

On Dec. 20, 2018 Bill Anders and his wife Valerie will be at the San Diego Air & Space Museum to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Bill’s historic Apollo 8 mission in December 1968, the first manned flight to the moon. In addition to being the first flight to orbit the moon, Apollo 8 also resulted in the iconic “Earthrise," one of the most historic photos ever taken.

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Live Music: Robert Allen Shepard Band

Dec 20, 2018

Performing on the Salvation Stage, Robert Allen Shepard also known as the Red Headed Stranger, plays a soulful tribute to the living legend, Willie Nelson. Enjoy Robert’s famous guitar skills with some post- rock & roll country music while you dine with us!

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Macy's Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2019
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Nature & Me Storytime

Jan 10, 2019
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Apollo 8 50th Anniversary Celebration

Dec 20, 2018
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Live Music: Robert Allen Shepard Band

Dec 20, 2018
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