San Diego Pride made in history in 2011 by hosting the first active duty military contingent in a pride parade in the United States - while “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was still in effect. In 2012, San Diego Pride led the way again by getting approval from the Department of Defense for active duty servicemembers to wear their uniforms in that year’s parade.
This year, San Diego Pride will continue our proud tradition of welcoming members of the armed forces - active duty and veterans - as well as their loved ones and family to lead the annual pride parade as part of the Military Contingent. We are proud to honor those who have served on country and provide this space to recognize them during San Diego’s largest civic event.
To register to walk in the Military Contingent in the 39th annual San Diego Pride Parade on Saturday, July 13 at 11:00 am, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. Each participant is highly encouraged to wear their uniform, and must seek out and receive approval from their commanding officer in order to do so. If approval is not granted or if you wish to wear attire other than your uniform, servicemembers are asked to wear a branch specific T-shirt.
Again: Active duty servicemembers must check with their commanding officer for additional information, direction, and instructions on wearing their uniform in the parade.
Uniform Regulations: Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force
After you register, we’ll send you additional information via e-mail about check-in and other details you’ll need to know for parade day.
Also, all Military Contingent participants who are 21 years and older are welcome to attend an information session at Bourbon Street Bar & Grill on Thursday, July 11 from 6:00-7:00 pm. At this event, we’ll give out additional information about the contingent, and rally excitement for the parade. Bourbon Street is located at 4612 Park Blvd. in University Heights.