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