About Us

San Diego Democrats for Equality is one of the largest Democratic Clubs in Southern California. The club has an incredibly rich history and remains one of the oldest active LGBTQ+ organizations in the United States. The history of the organization closely mirrors the progression of the national struggle for LGBTQ+ rights. It is a history that members are exceedingly proud of and rightly so.

Mission Statement

San Diego Democrats for Equality is a progressive democratic LGBT and Allies San Diego-based organization that aims to unify and organize all those interested in supporting and furthering progressive democratic values guaranteed to all Americans regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, class, ethnicity, religious affiliation, or age.

San Diego Democrats for Equality is an organization that implements its mission and platform through:

  • supporting quality Democratic candidates for every appointed and elected position at local, state and national level;
  • advancing public policies for enduring social change;
  • developing and disseminating ideas to promote fairness and democracy;
  • forging concrete connections with other community organizations which foster progressive ideals; and,
  • mentoring progressive advocates to fight for social justice.

List of Club Presidents

Tenure
Club President
Year
1. Robert "Bob" Lynn 1975 - 1980
2. Gloria Johnson 1980 - 1981
3. A. Brad Truax 1981 - 1984
4. J. Douglas Scott 1985 - 1986
5. Jerelyn "Jeri" Dilno 1987 - 1991
6. Doug Case 1991 - 1993
7. Rick Moore 1993 - 1996
8. Paula Rosenstein 1996 - 1998
9. Craig Roberts 1998 - 2001
10. Jess Durfee 2001 - 2004
11. Stephen Whitburn 2004 - 2007
12. Andrea Villa 2007 - 2009
13. Larry Baza 2009 - 2011
14. Doug Case 2011 - 2014
15. David Warmoth 2014 - 2016
16. Will Rodriguez-Kennedy 2016 - 2019
17. Ryan Trabuco 2019 - present