On August 10th, 2019, the Human Rights Campaign San Diego (HRC) honored LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs, presented by the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park in partnership with the Lambda Archives of San Diego with the 2019 HRC Equality Award.

The organizations were honored for their trailblazing efforts in highlighting stories of perseverance and achievement in the LGBTQ+ community in San Diego. The exhibition, LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs, was curated by Dr. Lillian Faderman and was the first exhibition ever in Balboa Park focused on San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community. The exhibition will be on display at the San Diego History Center through January 2020.

The award was presented on August 10 at the HRC San Diego Dinner at the Hotel del Coronado.

“The representation of people of color, youth, and femme-identified individuals exemplify the care that was taken to represent all of us here in San Diego,” said Isabel Cordova, Steering Committee Co-Chair and Member of HRCs Board of Governors. She went on, “had I grown up in a different time, I could have seen myself in many of the photos that adorn the exhibit hall.”

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The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC’s vision a reality.