Skip to main content

LATEST UPDATES: Tracking COVID-19 | Vaccines | Racial Injustice

Executive Director Of San Diego Pride Says The ‘Fight Isn’t Over’

San Diego State University student Amber McKinney helps raise a rainbow flag ...

Photo by Megan Burks

Above: San Diego State University student Amber McKinney helps raise a rainbow flag to celebrate Pride, July 7, 2017.

San Diego Pride


Fernando López, executive director, San Diego Pride


Rainbow lights will shine at the UC San Diego Health Center in Hillcrest Monday night.

The annual lighting ceremony is one of the first events of San Diego Pride.

The theme of this year's Pride parade, festival and rally is "Persist with Pride."

Fernando Lopez, the new executive director of San Diego Pride, said the continuing struggles the LGBTQ community faces can weigh on those involved.

"We really wanted to talk about the persistence that is required in order to be a part of that long ongoing struggle and that that fight isn't over yet," Lopez said.

Lopez joins Midday Edition Monday to discuss the current challenges the community faces.


San Diego News Now podcast branding

San Diego news; when you want it, where you want it. Get local stories on politics, education, health, environment, the border and more. New episodes are ready weekday mornings. Hosted by Anica Colbert and produced by KPBS, San Diego and the Imperial County's NPR and PBS station.

  • Need help keeping up with the news that matters most? Get the day's top news — ranging from local to international — straight to your inbox each weekday morning.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Midday Edition banner

KPBS Midday Edition is a daily radio news magazine keeping San Diego in the know on everything from politics to the arts.

Want more KPBS news?
Find us on Twitter and Facebook, or sign up for our newsletters.

To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader.