Tag Archives: San Diego Pride

SAN DIEGO: Gay Man Who Lost Federal Lawsuit Over Pride “Nudity” Arrest Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports: A man who unsuccessfully sued San Diego police over his public nudity arrest at a gay pride festival was found dead Wednesday night at his Hillcrest apartment in an apparent suicide, authorities said. The death of Will X. Walters comes about two weeks after a federal jury delivered the verdict in favor of police. Walters’ ...

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HISTORY: Openly Gay US Army Secretary Eric Fanning Rides As Grand Marshal In San Diego Pride Parade

From the San Diego Union-Tribune: When Eric Fanning started working at the Pentagon as an aide, the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy had just begun. The 24-year-old didn’t have gay role models in the building. A lot has changed in the United States military since then. In May, 24 years later, Fanning was appointed secretary of the Army — becoming ...

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CALIFORNIA: Ninth Circuit Court To Hear Appeal Of Man Arrested For Nudity At 2011 San Diego Pride

You may recall that in 2011 a gay man was arrested for “nudity” at San Diego Pride. On Friday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case. The San Diego Reader reports: Do San Diego police officers interpret public nudity laws differently for a gay man at a Gay Pride event than, say, a woman in a g-string ...

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Uniformed Sailors At San Diego Pride, Plus The Event’s First-Ever Gay Wedding

Not only did uniformed members of the military march proudly in San Diego’s pride parade yesterday, the event saw its first-ever same-sex wedding. After seven years together, Liz and Tricia Woodley had waited long enough. Under the eaves of a simple, open-air gazebo, amid thousands of rainbow-hued celebrants, the Temecula couple exchanged vows. It was the first legal same-sex marriage ...

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Christian Protesters At San Diego Pride

As a gay Catholic group passes: “Shame on you. You will go to hell with those child-molesting freaks. No wonder you want to be a Catholic. Shame on you.”

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Air Force Reservists OK’d For SD Pride

Via press release: Lt Gen Jackson has approved Air Force Reservists to wear their service dress uniform if they choose to participate in a special military contingent leading the 39th Annual San Diego Pride Parade this Saturday, June 13th. The following provisions shall be observed: 1. Members may only participate in personal, off-duty capacity; and, members adhere to proper appearance ...

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Marines OK’d For San Diego Pride

Via press release from San Diego Pride: As the city gears up for this weekend’s annual San Diego LGBT Pride festivities, Marines and sailors with I (First) Marine Expeditionary Force have received authorization to wear approved uniforms in the 39th annual Pride Parade on Saturday, July 13 at 11 am.  This follows authorization by the Department of Navy, Navy Region ...

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SAN DIEGO: Navy Grants OK For Sailors To Wear Uniforms In Gay Pride Parade

All of last year’s screaming by the right wing was wasted because the Navy has again granted permission for active duty sailors to wear their uniforms at San Diego Pride. Via press release: Following a historic week of marriage equality victories, the United States Navy, Region Southwest has authorized active duty Navy servicemembers under its command to wear their uniforms ...

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LGBT Military Family Group Denounces San Francisco Pride, Others Call For Boycott
>>>UPDATE: SF Pride Cancels Bradley Manning As Grand Marshal

The support group for military LGBT families has denounced San Francisco Pride for naming imprisoned WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning as one of this year’s grand marshals. Via press release: “Manning’s blatant disregard for the safety of our service members and the security of our nation should not be praised,” said Stephen Peters, president of AMPA. “The LGBT military community is ...

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SAN DIEGO: Court Upholds Settlement For Firemen “Forced” Into Gay Pride Parade

An appeals court has upheld a settlement ordered to be paid to four San Diego firemen who sued the city because they’d been told they must ride in the 2007 gay pride parade. The delicate snowflakes claimed sexual harassment because some parade attendees allegedly made obscene comments as they passed and because they witnessed men in Speedos making out. The ...

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Fireworks At San Diego Pride

But not the kind that come after the parade. San Diego Pride’s executive director has been fired and two members of its board of directors have resigned over an internal $5000 gift made to their board president, Phillip Princetta. Reportedly, San Diego Pride executive director Ron deHarte had strenuously objected to the gift made to Princetta. When the three remaining ...

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