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LGBTQ+ SAN DIEGO:
Stories of Struggles + Triumphs

The San Diego History Center is pleased to announce that LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles + Triumphs is a featured exhibition for the Balboa Park Museum’s reopening on Saturday, July 4, 2020.

In partnership with the Lambda Archives the San Diego History Center brought the first exhibition EVER in Balboa Park, focused on San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community.  Over 250,000 visitors have experienced the exhibition which opened in July 2018.

TELL YOUR FRIENDS

The link below offers further information on our exhibition
+ guides for traveling, dining, lodging, and more!

Curation & Community Collaboration:

The exhibition curatorial team is led is by Dr. Lillian Faderman, LGBTQ+ scholar and author of the book The Gay Revolution and Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death from Yale University Press.

 

Exhibition Themes:

San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community has faced both tragedy and triumph. This exhibition focuses on major community themes including:

  • Identity – Who we are and how we define ourselves
  • Persecution
  • Pioneers who have helped shape our Region’s LGBTQ+ Community
  • Families we make and choose
  • Where the San Diego LGBTQ+ Community is headed and the work that remains ahead


Visitors will hear from those in the LGBTQ+ region about the struggles to overcome persecution, the battle with AIDS, bullying, and intolerance, and the power of the community.

 

 

Check out the KPBS feature on the LGBTQ+ SD Exhibition

 

CALLING ALL LGBTQ+ FAMILIES! BE PART OF THE EXHIBITION!:

We are collecting photos for our “Families We Make and Choose” wall as part of the of the exhibition, and looking for images that showcase your concept of family–either the one you were born into, or one that you became a part of. Fun, serious, it doesn’t matter! We just want to show what family means to you.
To submit your photo, click the link below.

PRESENTING SPONSORS

The Parker H. Jackson + Joseph Blankenship Estates

to the San Diego History Center

LEADING SPONSORS

Tom + Jane Fetter

Jeffrey D. Shorn
+ Charles S. Kaminski Trust

PRINCIPAL SPONSORS

PATRONS

Barnes
& Thornburg LLP
Barona Band of
Mission Indians
Gene Burkard
Peter Cooper
+ Erik Matwijkow
Anna M. Curren
H.G. Fenton Company
International Alliance of
Theatrical Employees
(IATSE) San Diego
Patrick T. McArron
+ Glenn R. Stokes Trust
San Diego County
Building + Construction
Trades Council AFL-CIO
Sharp HealthCare
Maureen Steiner
Union Bank
UNITE HERE Local 30
United Domestic
Workers of America

SPONSORS

Hon. Christine Kehoe
+ Julie Warren
The Matys-Gleason Family
Ben + Nikki Clay
Dr. Philip Diamond
+ Kevin Tilden
Suzanne Dukes
+ Sandy Wichelecki
Imperial Court
de San Diego
Jack + Kyle McGrory
John + Liz Morrell
Duane Morris, LLP
San Diego Municipal
Employees Association
SEIU Local 221
The San Diego LGBT
Community Center
UC San Diego
Drew Woodmansee
+ Dave Kempton

FRIENDS

AVRP Skyport –
architecture, urban design

Baker Electric/
Baker Home Energy

BKM/Steelcase

Burger Construction

David Brown
+ Mark O’Brien

Candace Carroll
+ Len Simon

Kay Chandler

Randy + Michael Clark

Kay Coleman
+ Janice Montle*

Roger Cornell M.D.

Courtney Ann Coyle
+ Steven P. McDonald

Dr. Diane L. Edge
+ Ruth A. Eastwood

Iris Engstrand, Ph.D.

Loren Freestone

G|M Business Interiors

Tom Homann
LGBT Law Association

Keeney, Waite & Stevens

Nancy E. Kossan, Ph.D.
+ Deborah MacDonald

Suzanne + Bill Lawrence

Bob Lehman + Tom Felkner/
San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus

Susan Lester
+ Petra Mertens

John S. Lipsey + John A. Alexander
Family Foundation

Roy McMakin + Mike Jacobs

Mo’s Universe

Bob Nelson
Charitable Fund**

The Patio Group

Scott Peterson
+ Peter Gyorgy

Roberts Electric Service, Inc.

Allison Rossett

Safdie Rabines Architects

Jerry Sanders
+ Rana Sampson

Jeffrey + Deidre Schneider

Clifford Schireson
+ John Venekamp

Chris Sturdy

Systems Source, Inc

Nelson White
+ Dan Maccia

Scott Williford
+ Grant Reeder

Sharon Young

*San Diego
Community Foundation

**Jewish Community
Foundation San Diego

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

George + Cynthia Driver

Tim Lockridge / Lockridge Construction, Inc.

Bob Morris

Bill Purves + Don Schmidt

David Lang + Andy Cu-Unjieng, M.D.

Michael Levinson

Darrell Netherton
+ Robert Wheeler

San Diego Equality Alliance

Mary Anderson

Mike + Regan Kelaher

Hallie Putterman

Gretchen Richardson

San Diego Regional
Chamber of Commerce

Pamela L. Wilson
+ Jeanne M. Fricot

Bruce Warren

Gregory Evans

EXHIBITION DESIGN BY