Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast
The San Diego LGBT Community Center invites you to the annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on Friday, May 12 from 7:30-9:00 am at the Hilton Bayfront hotel, 1 Park Blvd. This is the first time since 2019 the event is being held in person. It is a time to celebrate the work of our LGBTQ movement and commit to the work that lies ahead. Established in 2009, the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast is designed to bring together diverse San Diegans who support equality and justice – to celebrate the memory Harvey Milk, influential civil rights activist. Proceeds benefit the programs and services of The Center.
Honorees include Lorri Jean, past CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, Jackie Biskupski, former mayor of Salt Lake City, San Diego Loyal Soccer Club, Paris Quion, and Christynne Wood. Although all honorees deserve the highest of praise, it is noteworthy to point out the accomplishments of the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club and Christynne Wood.
San Diego Loyal is a men’s professional soccer team which, in a powerful display of allyship with the LGBTQ community in 2020, sacrificed a potential place in the USL Championship after walking off the field in protest when one of their players was targeted with homophobic slurs and the referees did not enforce repercussions.
Christynne Wood became the target of vicious anti-trans hatred for simply using the locker room at the Santee YMCA. She responded with vulnerability and determination, speaking in defense of herself and the trans community at the Santee City Council.
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