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TJSL Shows its Pride in Parade

Published: July 18, 2011
Pride Parade

TJSL's Outlaw, along with California's Western's Pride student organizations, were proud to be part of San Diego’s Pride Parade this past Saturday. Both groups brought together LGBT students and allies to march.

“It was an amazingly powerful event that allowed everyone to make new friends and see the support that the community provides,” said Jason Woltman 2L, co-president of Outlaw and co-organizer of TJSL’s contingent in the parade. Students, staff and faculty showed up to march.

San Diego’s Pride Parade finds its roots in the original march held in June of 1974, when a four-hundred person march/rally was held in Balboa Park. Today the parade has grown into a huge annual event that fosters pride and respect for all LGBT communities both locally and globally.

“Outlaw’s co-presidents Jason Woltman and Richard Younger did a great job organizing TJSL’s presence at the Pride Parade,” said TJSL Associate Dean for Student Affairs Beth Kransberger. ”Outlaw’s great participation sets a great tone for the coming 2011-2012 year.”