All posts tagged: Donna Frye

Gloria Johnson’s Celebration of Life – August 26, 1937 to September 22, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013, at the First Unitarian Church of San Diego in Hillcrest, a powerhouse of San Diego Democrats gathered to honor the life of Gloria Johnson, an early and vocal advocate for LGBT issues. I was caught with only my IPhone for a camera, but I could not let this important occasion go undocumented. Gloria was the first open lesbian to be elected to the San Diego Democratic Central Committee, delegate to many Democratic National Conventions and worked on both Christine Kehoe’s and Donna Frye’s campaigns. She had many honors and numerous activities during her long and very productive life. She was very active in NOW and advocated tirelessly for LGBT issues. She was inducted into the San Diego Women’s Hall of Fame in 2009, and in January of this year, Mayor Filner named her as a “Mayor’s Living Legend” for her community work. Related articles Remembering Gloria Johnson, Trailblazer for Equal Rights (

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What position should women take in the call for Mayor Bob Filner to resign?

What is in our best interests?   With the debate raging around us, it’s hard to figure out a logical position on this civic mess the Mayor is in. Two high profile progressive activists – whom I personally have very high regard for and who have very high regard for each other – sat down virtually last week to express very different points of view, which generally represent the range of views of the women in their very tight group of progressive activists. Anne H. As a member of several women’s organizations, I along with many other women have agonized over the issue of whether or not to urge Mayor Bob Filner to resign. On the one hand, he has supported and promoted women’s issues and civil rights for the past 50 years. His voting record in the U.S. House of Representatives has consistently been 100% in support of legislation important to women and children. During the past seven months, Mayor Filner has encouraged a closer relationship with Mexico, established pedestrians’ rights in Balboa Park’s …

Jan 9 – San Diego DFA & SD PDA Metro Meetup

Our Agenda is the first of it’s kind Group Discussion on our Priorities & our Actions to support the Bob Filner Administration, all Democratic Officials and Progressive Causes It was fun at our last 12/5/12 meetup when Donna Frye came with a ton of suggestions, and our members shared a ton of ideas as well! Come & Help! Where: Giovanni’s Restaurant’s Meeting Room, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92123 (At the corner of Clairemont Mesa Blvd & Ruffin Rd) 7-9PM Website: Contact: