John Lockhart joined the United States Navy in January of 1951, and has been a San Diego resident for over 45 years. Duty stations included the U.S. Naval Station in Guam, with service in the Pacific, Japan, and Korea.
After being honorably discharged in 1954, John worked for the San Diego County Office of Education for two decades as a Legislative Advocate, travelling to Sacramento and Washington, D.C. He retired in 1997.
He joined the San Diego Democratic Club (now San Diego Democrats for Equality) in the late 1970s, and was awarded the Volunteerism Award in 2012. John was a founding member of Front Runners & Walkers San Diego in 1981, and has been a longtime volunteer for San Diego Pride, the San Diego LGBT Center, and Diversionary Theatre.
On November 9, 2017, John Lockhart will be inducted onto The Benjamin F. Dillingham, III & Bridget Wilson LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor at a ceremony held at the San Diego LGBT Center. The Benjamin F. Dillingham and Bridget Wilson LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor recognizes LGBT veterans with ties to San Diego who have taken the oath to serve our country and have done so honorably, and with distinction, acting as role models in advancing equality. The Veterans Wall commemorates these veterans’ lives in hopes that their courage, bravery and sacrifices will continue to inspire future generations.
Our members make history. Join or renew your membership here.