Register today to join fellow Housing First and LGBTQ+ advocates as we once-again “March for Home” at the 2023 San Diego Pride Parade!
Come show your pride and allyship with Townspeople at this year’s event, which takes place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2023. The 1.5-mile route will take us through the heart of Hillcrest and towards the northwest section of Balboa Park, ending at the annual San Diego Pride Festival.
Everyone who signs up and walks with us on July 15 will be provided with our new House Everyone t-shirt, designed by Executive Director Melissa Peterman. Please RSVP today to march with Townspeople!
Why we are marching
Pride isn’t just a parade. It’s a celebration rooted in protest! The theme of Pride 2023 is ‘Thrive’ and we at Townspeople believe that San Diego thrives best when every San Diegan has a stable, permanent home regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, income, or health status. We 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 continues to grow from a variety of factors, including the delay in developing affordable housing units to meet the region’s growing population, the passing of anti-Trans and anti-LGBTQ+ laws in states across the country, and more. We believe housing is a human right as well as the foundation for health and wellness.
This Pride, and every Pride, we joyfully march with the aim of sending San Diego a clear message that everyone deserves a home, the right to be who they are, and the right to THRIVE. Please sign up today to march with us on July 15!
Not able to attend the parade?
Donate $35 or more to our March for Home campaign to be there in spirit! Funds raised will help us provide frequently-requested and wishlist items that help LGBTQ+ individuals with HIV/AIDS and experiencing homelessness thrive daily, items like hygiene products, laundry detergent sheets, pill organizers, and more. In appreciation of your generosity, we’ll send you our new Home Team t-shirt, also designed by Executive Director Melissa Peterman.