SAN DIEGO - The City Council Tuesday will declare July to be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month in the city of San Diego.
The proclamation, to be presented by Councilman Todd Gloria, calls San Diego a "trailblazing city,'' led by Mayor Jerry Sanders, who frequently speaks out on behalf of marriage equality.
Events are scheduled to begin Friday when a rainbow flag is raised up a 65-foot pole in Hillcrest, the center of the city's LGBT community.
The Pride Parade is set for Saturday at 11 a.m., running along University Avenue in Hillcrest and Sixth Avenue to Balboa Park, the site of a weekend-long entertainment festival.
Comic Sandra Bernhard will be the headliner at the festival Saturday night. Sunday night, the festival will wrap up with a performance by British singer Natasha Bedingfield.