200 ACLU Members Will March With Pride This Saturday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2018
SAN DIEGO — A contingent of more than 200 ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties members, staff, friends and family will proudly march in the San Diego Pride Parade on Saturday, July 14.
Since the 1930s, the ACLU has been integrally involved in the local fight for LGBT+ equality in marriage, employment, military service, public accommodations, health care, parenting, Internet free speech, school clubs and more. We are proud of our victories in the courtroom, as well as our efforts in the legislature and local communities. A multi-issue organization, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties also works on other critical social issues that intertwine with LGBT+ concerns, including criminal justice reform, education equity, immigrant rights and reproductive justice.
What began as a small potluck and an informal parade in June 1974, is now one of the largest of such community events in the United States, attracting 200,000 spectators to the parade and more than 40,000 to the weekend festival. This year’s theme is “Persist With Pride.”
ACLU staff members will be available for comment during and after the parade.