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San Diego Pride Parade

San Diego Pride Parade

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The annual San Diego Pride Parade is the largest single-day civic event in the region and is among the largest Prides in the United States, attracting over 300,000 people.

Thank you to all of the Housing First and LGBTQ+ advocates who marched with us at the 2022 San Diego Pride Parade.

END-OF-YEAR GIVING: DONATE TO TOWNSPEOPLE’S EMERGENCY HOUSING PROGRAM

Through the end of 2022, we’re focused on raising funds for our emergency housing program. Every dollar counts, especially as we help San Diego’s most vulnerable citizens get through the coldest days of the year. Donations of $25 and more help us provide adults, teens, and children served by our emergency housing program with a range of resources and services:

  • $25 helps provide hygiene kits
  • $50 supports meal kits
  • $100 covers the cost of a one-night hotel stay
  • $500 covers the cost of a five-night hotel stay

Please donate what you can and ask your circles to support our end-of-year giving campaign! With your support, we can provide dignified temporary housing to San Diegans experiencing homelessness.

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WHY WE MARCHED

Pride isn’t just a parade. It’s a celebration rooted in protest. The theme of Pride 2022 was ‘Justice through Joy’. We at Townspeople can think of nothing more joyful or just than housing for everyone.

Decades of research show that discrimination negatively impacts housing stability and community success, and the disenfranchisement of entire groups of people continues despite great strides towards equity. For instance, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, members of the LGBTQ+ community are “more likely to become homeless, and once homeless, more likely to endure discrimination and harassment that extends their homelessness.”

We at Townspeople strive daily to actively provide hope and opportunity, especially as the need for housing and supportive services is anticipated to grow as a result of the overturning of Roe and the potential impact this new injustice may have on the reproductive healthcare of Queer and Trans persons. We believe housing is a human right as well as the foundation for health and wellness.

This Pride, and every Pride, we joyfully marched with the aim of sending San Diegans a clear message that everyone deserves a home and the right to be who they are. Housing is healthcare. Housing saves lives!

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