San Diego Pride announced Thursday that recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots will be the theme of the 2019 Pride Parade.
“The theme for San Diego Pride 2019 is ‘Stonewall 50: A Legacy of Liberation,'” organizers said. “San Diego Pride will take this next year to honor and reflect on the Stonewall generation, on their activism, and on all that the community has gained through their efforts.”
The Stonewall Riots were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village. The riots are considered the beginning of the gay liberation movement in the United States.
The annual San Diego event begins with a Spirit of Stonewall Rally on July 12, followed by the parade on July 13, and the festival in Balboa Park on both July 13 and 14.
Studies have shown that pride weekend attracts tens of thousands of people and generates over $10 million for the city.
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