Thousands Rally Against Prop 8 In San Diego’s Gayborhood

Describing it as the largest LGBT event to hit San Diego outside of gay Pride, our man Rex Wockner attended a huge anti-Prop 8 rally last night in that city’s biggest gayborhood.

Between 7,000 and 10,000 people took to University Avenue in San Diego’s heavily gay Hillcrest district the evening of Nov. 1 to protest Proposition 8, the Nov. 4 ballot measure that would amend the California Constitution to re-ban same-sex marriage, negating the California Supreme Court decision that legalized it.

The protest took place as some 15,000 Christians from around the nation prayed in San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium for passage of Prop 8. My blog post on that is here. Republican San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and his lesbian daughter Lisa attended the gay event. Amazingly, the gay protest was organized entirely via e-mail and, to the best of my knowledge, it was the biggest gay street action in the 14 years I’ve lived here, apart from the gay pride parade, which draws about 150,000 people.

Here are the latest (and possibly, final) ads from No On 8.