Club Member Highlight: Jess Durfee

Jess Durfee has been engaged in Democratic Party politics and LGBT activism for over 30 years, the past 22 of those in San Diego. Jess currently serves as the Chair of the Western Region Caucus of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). He was elected to the Democratic National Committee in …

Yes, They Did! The First Transgender Elected Officials

Democrats for Equality, Last night was beyond historic. Pundits in Virginia were saying that Ralph Northam recorded the biggest Democratic win in over 30 years, and the record-breaking seats that were flipped was the most in over a century! New Jersey wasn’t even close. Democrats won (and ousted) Republicans in …

Club Member Highlight: Jamie Quient

Recently, Jamie was featured in a high-profile San Diego Union-Tribune article regarding her extensive work helping victims of human trafficking. Jamie founded the nonprofit Free to Thrive which helps provide free legal service to victims and survivors of human trafficking. She was a civil litigation attorney at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves …

Club Members Being Honored & Diaper Drive

Democrats for Equality, Over the last month, we have had the honor of sharing highlights on longtime club members John Lockhart and Bob Leyh. These two U.S. Navy veterans will be honored and inducted onto the The Benjamin F. Dillingham, III & Bridget Wilson LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor 2017 …

Out-ober and National Coming Out Day

Today is National Coming Out Day! I came out to close friends and family in high school. I was blessed with good friends and family but honestly I still lived a pretty closeted life. I joined the Marine Corps, served in silence and then I was outed. Forced from the …

2016 Club of the Year

It was an honor to be nominated, the competition was tight, and Democratic Clubs across the county are doing amazing things. However, we are proud to announce that San Diego Democrats for Equality is 2016’s Club of the Year — and it’s all thanks to you! To see more about …