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Signature Fundraising Events


Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
On Friday, Oct. 23 The Center is hosting a magical evening of mysterious characters, celebration and intrigue at Brick/828 Events in Liberty Station. And we hope you’ll join us for the fun! Costumes are enthusiastically encouraged but not required and a limited number of masks will be available to purchase at the event to help you transform “who’s who” into “who’s that?” You won’t want to miss this event - there’s no program, just amazing performances, live music, food, cocktails, mystery and more… For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Tantrums & Tiaras

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016
Tantrums & Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens is an event like no other. What can you expect to see? A high-quality spoof of beauty pageants, of course, complete with a “talent” showcase. Local companies sponsor contestants, none of whom have any experience, as they compete to be crowned the next drag star. It's an evening of wigs, glitter and hilarity, all for a great cause! Join the fun and cheer for your favorites.

Dining Out for Life® San Diego

Looking for awesome restaurants, bars and businesses? See the list of participating locations!

Thursday, April 28, 2016
On the last Thursday in April each year, thousands of San Diegans Dine Out to Fight AIDS. Dining Out for Life® is an international fundraising event involving the generous participation of restaurants throughout the country. Restaurants and bars across San Diego pledge to donate 25-100% of that day’s food and liquor sales to benefit HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs at The Center. Visit us at or find us on Facebook!

Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast

Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast is designed to bring together more than 1,000 diverse San Diegans – business, labor, Democrats, Republicans, all communities, all ages, all San Diegans who support equality and justice – to celebrate the memory of this influential civil rights activist.

The 2016 Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 19, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. Proceeds benefit the social services programs of the San Diego LGBT Community Center. For more information, find us on Facebook!

Yes! The 2015 breakfast sold out well ahead of time. Want to make sure you don't miss out next year? Visit us at to buy your table toda.

Happy Birthday Frida (Pachanga de Frida)

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Each year we celebrate the birthday of Frida Kahlo, commemorating the legendary life of one of the most influential Mexican painters of the mid-twentieth century while enjoying live music multiple art exhibits by local Latin@ artists and vendors, a Frida look-a-like contest, great food and Tequila! Proceeds from this event benefit Latin@ Services at The Center.

AIDS Walk & Run

Date TBD, 2016
Each year, more than 8,000 individuals, teams, social clubs, local businesses, schools and universities, faith organizations will come together for AIDS Walk & Run to remember those who have been lost to the disease and raise funds to support the more than 20,000 San Diegans living with HIV/AIDS. Please join us for San Diego’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraising event and be part of this incredible experience. Find out more at or find us on Facebook!