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Description: The San Diego Democrats for Equality was founded by Bob Lynn in 1975 under the name of the San Diego Democratic Club. At that time, there was a general lack of support within San Diego politics, even among Democrats, for LGBT issues. Bob and other founding members had difficulty finding 30 people willing to put their name to paper to help secure a charter for the Club in fear of being outed. A few courageous non-LGBT friends came forward to help meet the 30 person threshold and a charter was procured. Meetings were held in private homes because politicians and others did not want to be seen in a public place attending a gay club meeting.

Date: 1995, 2000-07-27, 2000-08-24