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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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Legacy Week

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The USS Midway Museum is the heart and soul of Memorial Day celebration in San Diego. The lineup of activities range from a Wreath Memorial ceremony, benefit concert, family activities, blood drive, interactive exhibits and more. Each element of Midway’s Legacy Week commemoration is designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage. Events also offer the community an affordable and inspiring way to kick off summer in San Diego on one of the most iconic museums in the world.

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Tree Dedication in Balboa Park

Apr 26, 2019

Friends of Balboa Park protects, preserve, and enhances Balboa Park for future generations. During the annual Arbor Day celebration, we invite the public to dedicate a tree in this special grove for a one time $500 tax-deductible donation. Your donation will help diversify Balboa Park's tree canopy and help provide cleaner air for all. There are so many benefits of trees, we hope you'll join us in celebrating National Arbor Day in Balboa Park.

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The Mayflower

Apr 18, 2019

Join the Cast and Crew of THE MAYFLOWER series for a Film Screening & Fundraiser at Balboa Park.
The series is produced by a collective of talented filmmakers from San Diego, Atlanta & Phoenix.
Red Carpet is at 6:00 pm.
Light food reception to follow the screening at Panama 66 restaurant.

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Mission Federal ArtWalk

Apr 27 - Apr 28, 2019
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Legacy Week

May 24 - May 27, 2019
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Tree Dedication in Balboa Park

Apr 26, 2019
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The Mayflower

Apr 18, 2019
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