San Diego’s Pride Week will begin Saturday with the sixth annual She Fest, an event celebrating women’s talents and contributions.
The event is intended to be supportive and inclusive for women however they identify, including transgender women and nonbinary, intersex and gender nonconforming people. According to San Diego Pride Executive Director Fernando Lopez, a group of local women approached San Diego Pride about the concept of She Fest in 2013.
“When San Diego’s Dyke March dissipated, San Diego Pride made a commitment that no less than 50% of our entertainers at the festival would be female-identified and that we would have no less than one trans entertainer on each stage each day,” Lopez wrote in a recent sdpride.org blog post.
“While inclusive representation should be a minimum bar we should all set for ourselves, having intentional trans-inclusive/LGBTQ-women centered spaces is still a social justice issue and must be supported.”
The sixth annual She Fest will be held at North Park Community Park, located at 4044 Idaho St. The event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. A full list of the festival’s performers and attractions can be found at sdpride.org/shefest.
–City News Service
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