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David: A Journey of Faith With Rev. David Farrell


Description: Reverend David Farrell served the San Diego LGBT community as Senior Pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego for 20 years, providing a safe, caring environment where people could come for support in the early days of the LGBT civil rights movement and throughout the AIDS crisis. As Senior Pastor, Rev. Farrell also helped unify the LGBT community into a political force. He was involved in raising awareness and gathering support in California for the fightagainst Anita Bryant and the Briggs Initiative. When hestepped down as Senior Pastor in 1995, the San Diego City Council declared December 3 to be Reverend David Farrell Day in San Diego for his twenty years of service to the MCC and to the citizens of San Diego.

Date: 1995-12

Gay Pride 1995


Description: Documents San Diego Pride in 1995. It includes an interview with Morris Kight, and a tour of the Lesbian and Gay Historical Society of San Diego (now Lambda Archives) and GLLO Art Gallery booths. Morris Kight was a political activist involved in many civil rights and labor movements. He founded the Gay Liberation Front in Los Angeles in 1969, the third in the country, and cofounded the Christopher Street West gay pride parade in LA in 1970, the Stonewall Democratic Club in 1975, and other organizations and events.

Date: 1995