Welcome to the 2024 Stanford Pride Summit! Use this high-level schedule to get a sense of the programs, activities, and events that will take place each day.

The schedule is subject to change as the Summit Leadership Committee solidifies details.

Friday, June 14

Welcome Reception at Local LGBGTQ+ Hot Spot!

5 – 7 pm • insideOUT, 1642 University Ave #100, San Diego, CA 92103 (Google Maps)

Join us to kick off the Pride Summit! We will have light fare and hosted drinks offered on a first come, first served basis.

This event is included in your Summit registration.

Saturday, June 15

All events on Saturday through the dinner service will be held at the San Diego LGBT Community Center at 3909 Centre St, San Diego, CA 92103 (Google Maps).


8 – 9 am • Registration & Check-In | Coffee and Light Refreshments

9 – 9:10am • Welcome and Agenda

Morning Sessions

9:10 – 9:25am • “Everything I Know about Career Growth, I Learned in Queer Leather Relationships” by Billie Mandel ‘94

9:30 – 10am • “Unconventional Paths to Home Ownership” by Darcey Pancoast ‘15

10:05 – 10:40am • “LGBT Health and Aging” Panel

  • Dr. Mark F. Robb, ‘75
  • Bláz Bush, M. Ed, Executive Director, LGBTQ+ Health Program at Stanford Medicine
  • Moderated by Danny Pintauro ’98

10:40 – 10:55am • BREAK


12 – 1 pm • Throughout the Center

A boxed lunch will be provided to each attendee. Registered attendees will receive a survey by email to select their meal choice.

Afternoon Sessions

1 – 1:45 pm • Ethical Non-Monogamy and Relationship Styles Panel

  • Roselyn Thomas ‘08
  • Ananda Lusion ‘18
  • Moderated by Brianne Huntsman ’16

1:50 – 2:40 pm • Breakout Rooms

The following skills-based interactive sessions will be offered simultaneously.

  • Kasiemobi Udo-okoye ‘15 – “Career Planning for Multi-Skill Professionals”
  • Brianne Huntsman ‘16 – “PIVOT! Actionable Steps to Make a Major Career Change”
  • Gus Hernandez ‘99 – “Rethinking Masculinity in the Workplace “
  • Merrianne E. Dean, Esq. – “Estate Planning for LGBTQ+ Individuals”

2:40 – 2:55 pm • BREAK

3 – 3:50 pm • Family Planning Panel

  • Ben Fong ‘08 – Surrogacy
  • Lou Hexter ‘82 – Foster Then Adoptive Parent
  • José Arzate (Stanford Health Care) – Surrogacy
  • Billie Mandel ‘94
  • Moderated by Danny Pintauro ’98

Closing Reflections

3:55 – 4:10 pm • Closing Remarks

We will wrap up the day by reflecting on the challenges our speakers have presented us, and will look forward to how Stanford Pride will embody these themes.


5 – 7 pm • Dinner at Baja Betty’s, 1421 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 (Google Maps)

This event is included in your Summit registration.

After Party

7 – 9 pm • Gossip Grill, 1220 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 (Google Maps)

Gossip Grill is a woman-owned and LGBGTQ+ hotspot in San Diego. Attendees will be given drink tickets for a fun evening!

Sunday, June 16

NOTE: Sunday events are optional and cost is not included with your Summit ticket.


10:30 am • Urban MO’s, 308 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 (Google Maps)

Beach Trip

1 pm • La Jolla Shores – Beach Day

Relax on the beach with friends new and old. Free registration. Additional cost for scuba diving or surf lessons.

Balboa Park

1 pm • Balboa Park

Take a stroll around historic Balboa Park. Free registration. Additional cost for San Diego Zoo or museum visits.

Whale Watching

1 pm • Location TBD

View majestic whales in the Pacific Ocean as they feed during the warm winter months. This activity will require a minimum number of participants.