On Feb. 24, Being Alive San Diego celebrates 30 years of loving and caring for children, women and men living with HIV/AIDS. Their celebration gala, 30 Years of HIV/AIDS Heroes, will feature San Diego first lady Katherine Stuart Faulconer as host. Thirty years ago, during those dark days when indeed AIDS = DEATH, Scott Carlson, Dr. Brad Truax, Bruce Mitchell, Colton Moulton actually met in an attic to establish an AIDS organization that would join the then-named AIDS Assistance Fund to help HIV-positive San Diegans, whose numbers were mounting by the hundreds every month. Being Alive gave their clients not only care and help but the latest in news of AIDS research and developments and directed them to doctors who would treat them with dignity and compassion. Being Alive would actually throw “Christmas in July” parties knowing so many of their clients would not survive till December. Being Alive continues to be the largest enrollment site for HIV/AIDS care, medication, food bank, etc. They now service more than 10,000 clients and operate under one of the most beloved executive directors (voted “Outstanding Woman of the Year” at the 2017 Nicky Awards), Shannon Wagner. Please support their 30th anniversary gala. For tickets or more information, call gala chairs Big Mike Phillips at 619-807-7324, Mikie Lochner at 619-972-6369 or Miguel Angel Donaty at 619-857-0514.
Bayard Rustin Honors: March 13
Please mark your calendar for Friday, March 13, when the LGBTQ African American community celebrates “Black Pride” and honors LGBT activists, as well as black allies and supporters. The 2020 honorees include: The Malcom X Library, Earnest McGray, Damon Shearer and Christina Griffin-Jones. March 13 will be a night of Pride, soul food, and outstanding entertainment! For further information, please contact Darnelle at 619-737-7326.
One more year for LGBTQ+
San Diego exhibit!!
Great news! The acclaimed, award-winning LGBTQ+ San Diego exhibit at the San Diego History Center, “Stories of Struggles and Triumphs,” will continue for one more year in Balboa Park. In collaboration with LAMBDA Archives, it has become one of the most acclaimed LGBT community exhibits in the nation. It’s our history! San Diego History Center, 1649 El Prado. SanDiegoHistory.org, 619-232-6203
18th Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
Yes, this annual event is now in its 18th year and, at times, draws more than 500 children. Although this event is scheduled for April 12, it takes months of planning, so we are starting to ask for donations and children’s bikes (ages 3-13) to be raffled. We also need baskets, toys, etc. For further information, please contact Robert Rodriguez at 619-817-9926 or James Ramirez at jes