San Francisco Pride is thrilled to present the 2014 Parade Awards in the following categories:
- Absolutely Fabulous
- Absolutely Outrageous
- Absolutely Fabulous Individual
- Absolutely Fabulous Street Act
- Absolutely Fabulous Marching Contingent
- Absolutely Fabulous Musical Contingent
- Absolutely Fabulous Theme Contingent
The public vote has begun for Absolutely Fabulous Overall Contingent. The public can vote through the SF Pride web site until Sunday, August 17 at 11:59pm.
IN FEBRUARY, THE SAN FRANCISCO PRIDE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTED CHELSEA MANNING AN HONORARY GRAND MARSHAL FOR THE 2014 PARADE. EAST COAST WRITER AND VLOGGER LAUREN MCNAMARA WAS DESIGNATED MANNING’S REPRESENTATIVE FOR THIS YEAR’S PARADE.
You told me this is your first time visiting San Francisco. What are you most looking forward to while you’re here?
I’ve always been fascinated by the architecture and historical sites of San Francisco – the Golden Gate Bridge, the Castro, and Pier 39. We’re even staying in Hotel Vertigo, which was featured in a Hitchcock film. But most of all, I’m excited to see so much of our community gathered together in celebration, and I’m hoping to connect with plenty of people I otherwise wouldn’t have had the chance to meet. And, of course, I’m incredibly proud to be representing Chelsea.
Chelsea Manning reached out to you online, a total stranger, and you chose to befriend her and played an important role in helping her find herself. What motivated you to play this role? Continue reading
The American Cancer Society is looking for LGBT cancer survivors, their friends, and allies to march with us this June 29th. We understand that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people are at greater risk for cancer and less likely to access necessary and appropriate diagnostic and treatment resources.
Engagement of the LGBT community in the fight against cancer speaks to our mission, activities and volunteerism. If you’re looking for information about being gay with cancer, we have useful resources such as Cancer Facts just for you. We’re a presence in the community, and we’ve attended Pride events in Atlanta, Long Island, Newark, NYC, San Diego and San Francisco.
Please come and join the American Cancer Society as we walk in the 2014 San Francisco Pride Parade. We invite everyone (LGBT cancer survivors, family, friends, as well as anyone who is dedicated to finishing the fight against cancer) to join us in this wonderful community event.
Sign up to march in our contingent by visiting EventBrite and get your free ticket to be a part of the fun!
VIP Pride Passes are now on sale through the San Francisco Pride web site and Eventbrite. The Pride Pass is being offered at $150 for one and $250 for two passes.
The Pass allows SF Pride attendees to experience the best of San Francisco Pride with access to Grandstand seating along the Parade route as well as access to the exclusive VIP Party in the City Hall Rotunda on Sunday June 29. The Official VIP Party in the historic City Hall Rotunda, will feature live entertainment, a hosted bar and snacks. Entertainers include Connie Champagne, Velocity Circus with Gregangelo, the Prancing Elites, Kid Alien, Jason Brock and Daftnee Gesuntheit! Pass holders will also be given one dollar discounts on drinks purchased at the Celebration site during the weekend event.
SF Pride is also thrilled to share that once again, Pride Pass will allow front of the line access and free admission to Juanita More’s 10th Anniversary Pride Party, benefiting. the AIDS Housing Alliance/San Francisco. Continue reading
2013 SF Pride VIP Party
Tickets are now on sale for San Francisco Pride’s annual VIP Party in the historic City Hall Rotunda. The annual event provides ticket holders the opportunity to mingle with SF Pride’s Grand Marshals, Main Stage performers while enjoying a hosted bar and catering by Whole Foods Market.
Entertainment includes appearances by: Continue reading
Photo credit: Imani Brown
Volunteer applications are online for the 2014 Celebration and Parade. Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles:
- providing assistance and support along the Parade route and assembly area,
- staffing information booths,
- assisting our sponsorship and exhibitor teams
- working behind the Main Stage
- and many more opportunities!
Volunteer perks include: Continue reading
Photo credit: Jane Cleland
SF Pride is looking for vocal performers who can do covers of popular songs to perform and compete on the Main Stage on Saturday, June 28th.
The competition, in a format similar to “The Voice,” will give singers the opportunity to share their talents in front of thousands of attendees at the annual Celebration which takes place in Civic Center Plaza. The Grand Prize is $200, plus a chance to perform on the Main Stage on Sunday, June 29th.
Those interested can contact San Francisco Pride at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(San Francisco) – The board of directors of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee appointed Xi’an Chandra Redack and Larry Crickenberger to board seats at their meeting on April 1, 2014.
Xi'an Chandra Redack
Xi’an Chandra Redack has been involved in a variety of LGBT groups since moving to San Francisco in 1982. She currently works in customer service and is a department coordinator at Rainbow Grocery Cooperative. In her spare time, she ís a musician and composer, recently performing guitar, vocals and live percussion on her first album, ìKiwi.î She is particularly interested in LGBT people of color, women, youth and transgender issues. For the past six months sheís been helping to organize her building of residence at 1049 Market Street against an impending eviction.
Larry Crickenberger brings vast finance and law experience to the Pride board, as well as volunteer experience. Continue reading