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  • Bob Lehman, Executive Director, San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus

    For nearly 20 years, Bob Lehman has been an advocate for San Diego’s LGBT community. Following his service as a combat Marine sergeant, Lehman became a nationally recognized leader in the fight to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” founding San Diego’s chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights, leading the first-ever contingent of gay veterans to march in San Diego’s Veteran’s Day Parade and serving as the first openly gay appointee to the County Veteran’s Advisory Board. Working with local veterans, Lehman co-founded the highly respected Stonewall Citizen’s Patrol in reaction to the brutal attacks against gay men outside the Pride Festival.

    Lehman was also a leader in the fight for marriage equality including providing major funding and campaign offices against both antigay measures, Prop 22 and Prop 8. In 2008, Lehman and his husband Tom Felkner made history as the first two men to legally marry in California.

    Today, Lehman serves as Executive Director and President Emeritus of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus. Under his leadership, the Chorus has doubled in size and dramatically increased its community outreach role. Just months ago, Mayor Faulconer honored Lehman and the Chorus with its own “SDGMC Day.”

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      Applications must be received by May 24, 2016.

    The GSDBA has partnered with The Greater San Diego Charitable Foundation (GSDBACF) to provide educational scholarships that are available to aspiring entrepreneurs & students. Educational scholarships of up to $2,000 each will be awarded to the most qualified candidates.

    The scholarships will be granted to self-identified LGBT students and persons who have shown support and knowledge of the LGBT community.

     

     

    ELIGIBILITY
    Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the GSDBA Scholarship:

    • Permanent resident of San Diego County.
    • Have clear and purposeful educational goals.
    • Have demonstrated sensitivity to and acceptance of the dignity and human rights of all individuals.
    • LGBT or supportive member of the community.
    • Have demonstrated financial needs.
    • Not a family member or relative of an existing GSDBA or GSDBACF Board Member or staff.

    The GSDBACF established the Community Scholarship fund to further its mission of empowering and promoting LGBT businesses, professionals and supportive members of the community.

    APPLY HERE

    GSDBA Charitiable Foundation PO Box 33848, San Diego, CA 92163

    GSDBA Charitable Foundation A 501 (c)(3) Non-profit organization Tax ID 33-0804131

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  • Membership Levels and Packages

    General Member
    Dues are $250 annually. General membership is for one person in a company. General Members are entitled to all the benefits of the GSDBA including Voting Rights for Association Business.


    Associate Member
    Dues are $150 annually. An Associate Member must be sponsored by an existing General Member within the same company.  Associate Members are entitled to all the benefits of the GSDBA except for Voting Rights for Association Business.


    Non-Profit Member
    Dues are $150 annually. Non-Profit Members are entitled to all the benefits of the GSDBA including Voting Rights for Association Business.

    Friend of GSDBA Member
    Dues are $100 annually. Friend of GSDBA members are those who do not fit into any other available category of membership, but who want to participate and support GSDBA.  Friend of GSDBA Members are entitled to all the benefits of the GSDBA except Voting Rights for Association Business.

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  • For Additional Information Contact: Susan Jester, Media/PR Relations
    St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral | 2728 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA92103
    Jesters@stpaulcathedral.org (619) 298-7261 or Mobile (201) 213-9115

    Disclaimer: Candidate line up subject to change without notice. This is a non-partisan event, and the views expressed by the Candidates, Panel Members, and Moderator, does not necessarily reflect the views of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, GSDBA or our Media Sponsors.

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  • Associate Member
    Dues are $150 annually. An Associate Member must be sponsored by an existing General Member within the same company.  Associate Members are entitled to all the benefits of the GSDBA except for Voting Rights for Association Business.


  • WHY JOIN GSDBA


    Visibility: The GSDBA Consumer Guide & Business Directory is the go-to resource for the highly sought after LGBT supportive consumer. Be there when your potential consumers are searching for your specific service or product through the business directory or the GSDBA mobile app.

    Connections: Create strategic alliances and build lasting business relationships through networking, social media and events.

    Knowledge: Take advantage of professional development programming and educational seminars offered exclusively to members.

    Growth: Gain new customers and grow sales through the newly updated GSDBA business to business and business to consumer website.

    Savings: Receive exclusive member-to-member discounts.

    Good Citizenship: Be known as a home-grown business that is there for those who want to buy local and keep their dollars spent in the LGBT community.

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  • Benefits of GSDBA Membership

    • One Business Listing (includes business name, member name, address, phone and email) in the GSDBA online Directory.

    • Member-only discounts to Business Development and Networking Programs.

    • Member-to-member discount programs.

    • Promotions through GSDBA social media channels.

    • Exclusive access to GSDBA advertising.

    • All GSDBA members are automatically members of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) with access to financial support, business advocacy and contract opportunities.  

    • GSDBA is a Community Partner with the Small Business Administration; membership includes special access to SBA programs and to SCORE.

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  • Benefits of GSDBA Membership

    • One Business Listing (includes business name, member name, address, phone and email) in the GSDBA online directory.

    • Member-only discounts to Business Development and Networking Programs.

    • Member-to-member discount programs.

    • Promotions through GSDBA social media channels.

    • Exclusive access to GSDBA advertising.

    • All GSDBA members are automatically members of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) with access to financial support, business advocacy and contract opportunities.  

    • GSDBA is a Community Partner with the Small Business Administration; membership includes special access to SBA programs and to SCORE.

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  • Professional Affinity Groups

  • PROFESSIONAL AFFINITY GROUPS

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    The GSDBA Professional Affinity Groups (PAG) are designed to provide specialized business development for members in the same or related fields. The purpose of these groups is to ignite a 'meeting of the minds' to discuss and share best practices, innovations and solutions. These groups meet once a month. The format of the PAGs includes significant time for the exchange of ideas and information. Groups include guest speakers and/or group member presentations on topics of interest. Contact information and Registration located on Event Page for each meeting.

  • Business Owners Affinity Group

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    The GSDBA Business Owner Affinity Group is designed for business owners to deal with complex business issues including: work life balance, employee engagement, managing different segments of the business, client acquisition and financial review. This interactive discussion group provides business owners the opportunity to ask questions of other business owners, find best practices, and find solutions to the most pressing business issues.
    Find upcoming Business Owner Affinity Group meetings. 

     

  • Engaging Aging Affinity Group

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    Purpose: The Engaging Aging Professional Affinity Group program is designed to provide professional development and education for members in professions that are aligned to serve our aging population. Find upcoming Engaging Aging Affinity Group meetings.