La Jollans celebrate diversity at annual San Diego LGBT Pride events

San Diego Film Festival board member Steven Persitza, Jay Judal with the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, and Andy Thomas with Evans Hotels (The Lodge at Torrey Pines)

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Photo by Pat Sherman


PHOTO GALLERY: Click on the NEXT> button above to see all 10 photos from the San Diego LGBT Pride events.

La Jollans were among the estimated 400,000 people who participated in the 2013 San Diego LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Pride events, including a sold-out gala Friday night, July 12 at the historic Burnham House near Balboa Park.

The event was a fundraiser for the Rob Benzon Foundation, which provides financial assistance to San Diegans suffering from a catastrophic event who require emergency support, as well as local charitable causes serving youth and the LGBT communities.

The organization is named after Rob Benzon, a 31-year-old San Diegan who drowned on June 5, 1999 after getting caught in a rip current while on vacation in Acapulco. More information at robbenzon.org

The annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade was held Saturday, July 13 with co-grand marshals Brad and George Takei (best known for portraying Sulu from the original “Star Trek” TV series) and entertainer/singer La Toya Jackson.

Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who issued a statement on July 12 saying his appearance at Pride would be a “distraction” and that he would not be attending, made a surprise visit to the pride festival in Balboa Park on Sunday, July 14.

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