Andrew Arias

Director of Sales

Andrew Arias is the Director of Partnerships & Sales. He joined the San Diego LGBT Visitors Center in 2016. 

Southern California

Equality Business Alliance

The Southern California Equality Business Alliance is a partner funded organization that launched in 2015, under the fiscal guidance of the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation - a 501c(3) organization.

 

We operate the San Diego LGBT Visitors Center. And our programs and services include; Out On The Ice, the Equality Directory, Equality Mixer, the San Diego LGBT Legacy Walk and our NITECAP fund.

For questions, comments, sponsorships, advertising requests or to join the Southern California Equality Alliance please CLICK HERE.

STAFF & ORGANIZATION

Eddie Rey

Founder & CEO

Eddie Reynoso is the founder and CEO of the San Diego LGBT Visitors Center. He serves as co-chair of the San Diego & Tijuana Visitors Center Network- a coalition of 12 visitors centers throughout San Diego and Baja California.

Eddie was recently appointed to Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s LGBT Advisory Council and is currently working to create the San Diego LGBT Legacy Walk- a historic heritage walk commemorating the history of the LGBT community through permanent interactive placemaking signs which will be placed along the sidewalks of Hillcrest.

The San Diego LGBT Visitors Center is funded in part by the Equality Business Alliance- a partner funded organization. The Southern California Equality Business Alliance launched in 2015, under the fiscal guidance of the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation: a 501c(3) organization.
 
We are a coalition of businesses and pro-business organizations united as Partners In Equality, who believe that treating all individuals with equality and fairness is essential to maintaining San Diego’s and California's strong brand as the premier destination for LGBT and allied travelers. 
 
Our mission is to promote San Diego and Southern California through our visitor information centers, our equality directory, our media relations, advertising, website and our social media to; increase visitors for personal and business travel in our region, increase the length of their stay and increase the number of things they do.
 
We strengthen the region’s economy by marketing metropolitan San Diego region, and the southern California region as a preferred destination for meetings, conventions and leisure travel for LGBT tourists and our allies. We educate our partners on issues facing the LGBT community and provide a united and powerful voice that advocates for equality and fairness for all people who chose to live or visit our region. 
Our goal is to launch four tourism partnership chapters throughout Southern California and together our marketing reach will promote Southern California, as the "Pink Triangle of Tourism."