San Diego Pride Parade
Thank you to everyone who marched with us in 2022!
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.
We appreciate all of the Housing First and LGBTQ+ advocates who joined us as we marched for home at the 2022 San Diego Pride Parade.
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!