Exhibitor and Parade Applications Now Online for the 2015 Celebration and Parade

Photo: Steven Underhill

Exhibitor and Parade applications are now available online at register.sfpride.org. The convenient online application allows vendors and organizations to register and pay for their booth applications and contingent registrations.

A frequently asked question involves the cost of the booth or contingent registration. Exhibitor and Parade fees for The San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade & Celebration are based on a number criteria: type of business/organization; location; and any add-ons (tents; tables & chairs, etc.) requested by the Exhibitor or Parade Contingent. The best way to determine the fee for your business/organization is to first create a registration, and then an application for a booth space and/or parade contingent.

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San Francisco Pride Statement on the Deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner

Our purpose in making this statement on the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner is simple. San Francisco Pride (SF Pride) stands in solidarity with the family members of these two men in their calls for justice and trials for the police who killed their children. We believe in the value of all human life and demand this level of respect and of a consciousness for the rights of all before the law by all members of police agencies and city officials across the United States. SF Pride asks for nothing less than accountability on issues of racial profiling of all communities of color and the excessive use of force, and for an objective review of allegations of police misconduct. As San Franciscans, we also share the concerns of the Latino/a community in its distress over the profiling of men in the Mission neighborhood. Continue reading

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SF Pride Food and Toy Drive Update

San Francisco Pride would like to thank the community for all the generous donations to our second annual Food and Toy Drive. Pictured above is SF Pride staff member Alvaro Gonzalez, with Homeless Children’s Network staff Melissa Larrea and Alex Goldsmith.

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SF Pride Now Accepting Nominations for Community & Organizational Grand Marshal, Pink Brick Award Beginning December 9

2014 Community Grand Marshal Judy Grahn

(San Francisco) – The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee (SF Pride) will begin accepting suggestions for Community and Organizational Grand Marshal as well as the recipient of the Pink Brick Award for the 45th Annual Celebration and Parade which takes place on June 27, 28 2015.

Nominations will open at the December General Membership meeting on Tuesday, December 9 and will close after the January General Membership meeting on Tuesday, January 13.

Nominations are being accepted for:

  • Community Grand Marshals
  • Organizational Grand Marshal
  • Recipient of the Pink Brick Award

Community Grand Marshals are local heroes (individuals living in the nine-counties of the SF Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties) Continue reading

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SF Pride 2006 Special Guest Leslie Feinberg Dies at 65

Leslie Feinberg

“It’s time! It’s time! It’s time to put the “liberation” back into “gay liberation”—into lesbian and bisexual, transsexual and transgender, intersexual and queer liberation.”

From Leslie Feinberg’s speech from the SF Pride Main Stage, 2006

Transgender activist and author Leslie Feinberg passed away November 15 from complications due to Lyme Disease. Feinberg, a 2006 SF Pride Special Guest, was the author of the 1993 book, “Stone Butch Blues,” which won the Lambda Literary Award and the 1994 American Library Association Gay & Lesbian Book Award.  Continue reading

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SF City Hall To Be Lit In The Colors Of The Transgender Flag November 20

For the first time in history, on Thursday, November 20 through Sunday, November 23, San Francisco’s City Hall will be lit in the colors of the Transgender flag, in solidarity with the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance offers a time to reflect on lives lost to violence in the Transgender Community. It has been estimated that in 2014, up to ten transgender women of color have been murdered in the United Stages.  Continue reading

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Request for Proposals for the 2015 Celebration and Parade

Cheer SF at SF Pride 2014. Photo credit: Bill Wilson

San Francisco Pride is accepting proposals for Event Content and Goods and Services.

San Francisco Pride is accepting proposals for event content as well as equipment and services for the 2015 Celebration and Parade. Event content can be submitted by community groups and businesses that wish to add new programming that broadens the appeal of the event. Proposals are due by December 5.

San Francisco Pride also requires equipment and services in order to produce the 2015 event. Local businesses are welcome to submit proposals. San Francisco Pride should be contacted first to verify that a product or service is needed. Proposals are due by December 5.

For more information see our Request for Proposals page on the SF Pride website. Information on what to include can be viewed online and can be downloaded in PDF format. Additional questions can be sent to the Event Director at eventdirector [at] sfpride dot org.

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SF Pride in Bizbash List of Top 100 Events in San Francisco

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Photo credit: Bill Weaver

Contact: George Ridgely

BIZBASH LAUNCHES THE FIRST TOP 100 EVENTS LIST IN SAN FRANCISCO

On the list, San Francisco Pride is recognized as an annual event making an impact

November 11, 2014 — BizBash, the leading trade media for event professionals has added a new market to its renowned franchise of Top 100 events­—San Francisco. Whether the attraction is a technology conference, a colorful parade, or a glitzy benefit, headline-grabbing events bring thousands to the Bay Area each year. San Francisco Pride has been named to the inaugural Top 100 annual events in San Francisco due to its outstanding work and influence in the industry.

San Francisco Pride has been said to be “one of the last remaining pride events that can truly be called a rite of passage.” Continue reading

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SF Pride Hosts Second Annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive.

2nd Annual Food and Toy Drive

SF Pride will be hosting its 2nd Holiday Food & Toy drive to benefit The Homeless Children’s Network & our local community!

New toys and can/dried goods donations will be accepted at the SF Pride Office at 30 Pearl St 4th Floor, San Francisco, beginning November 12th trough December 12th. To end the drive, we will have a booth on Friday December 19th at the corner of 17th & Castro St from 12pm to 4pm.

Please Help us to make this Holiday Season a special one for somebody in need by showing your holiday spirit and helping the less fortunate in our community!

Click here for a copy of our flyer to print and share.

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SF Pride a proud supporter of the 2014 Transgender Day of Remembrance

On Tuesday, November 4, the San Francisco Pride Board of Directors unanimously voted to support the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The event takes place at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center (1800 Market Street) on Thursday,  November 20 from 6-8pm. ASL and Spanish translation will be available.

From GLAAD:

“Transgender people, and particularly transgender women of color, are disproportionately affected by hate violence in our communities. Sadly, the tragedy of these incidents is often compounded by reporting that does not respect (or, sometimes, even exploits) the victim’s gender identity.”

The Transgender Day of Remembrance offers a time to reflect on lives lost to violence in the Transgender Community. Since 1999, the Day of Remembrance has grown to a world-wide event at over 200 locations.

For a list of victims of violence and events taking place world-wide, click here.

For the latest information on the San Francisco event, click here.

To donate and support this event, click here.

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