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

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

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

San Diego Pride

GUEST:

Fernando López, executive director, San Diego Pride

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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.

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