San Francisco Pride Condemns Attack on Jerusalem Pride March

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DATE:                  Friday, July 31st, 2015 

San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Pride joins InterPride and others in condemning the horrific attack that occurred yesterday during Jerusalem’s Gay Pride march, where a religious extremist repeatedly stabbed several participating as they moved peacefully through the streets of the holy city.

This tragedy demonstrates clearly why Pride events are still relevant and much needed, as they ensure the visibility of the LGBT community, and promote acceptance and equality everywhere, for everyone. Our hearts are with the victims, their families, and the entire LGBT community in Jerusalem and Israel. Continue reading

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Vote for the 2015 SF Pride Absolutely Fabulous Overall Contingent

San Francisco Pride is thrilled to present the 2015 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 Wednesday, August 21st at 11:59pm. The winner will be announced at SF Pride’s Annual Check Granting Party on August 29th.

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ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 2015 MAIN STAGE MARRIAGE CONTEST

LONG-TIME COMMUNITY LEADERS SET TO TIE THE KNOT JUNE 28

Hydie Downard and Beate Siedler have deep roots in the local LGBT Community. In addition to serving on the SF Pride Board for fourteen years, Hydie was a member of the Imperial Council of San Francisco and was the first woman on the board of the Cable Car Awards. She was the first woman on the board of the Gay Softball League and was inducted into their Hall of Fame, as well as a founding board member serving as Vice President.

In 1997 they appeared on stage with former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown and Carole Migden officiating, to be united as one of the first couples to be legally recognized as domestic partners.

This weekend, at 1:50pm, they will take the next step as they deepen their commitment in front of thousands. Join us as we celebrate the right to marry in California, and if all goes as we hope – the nation.

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San Francisco Pride Honors Golden State Warriors President and COO Rick Welts as 2015 Celebrity Grand Marshal

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DATE:   June 15, 2015

San Francisco Pride Honors Golden State Warriors President
and COO Rick Welts as 2015 Celebrity Grand Marshal 

San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Pride Celebration Committee and its Board of Directors is pleased to announce Rick Welts, Golden State Warriors President and COO, as their 2015 Celebrity Grand Marshal. With the ongoing excitement surrounding the team’s current participation in the NBA Finals, and the 45th Annual Pride Celebration & Parade coming up later this month, SF Pride is excited to bestow this honor on America’s first prominent, openly-gay sports executive.

One of the most respected business executives in the NBA, with over 39 years of experience in the league, Rick Welts is currently in his fourth season as president and chief operating officer of the Golden State Warriors. Continue reading

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March with the American Cancer Society!

The American Cancer Society is leading the fight against every cancer for every person in every community by researching to find cures, advocating for better cancer legislation, and providing free information and services. That’s our promise in this fight, but we need your help. Join us in our efforts to save more lives and finish this fight once and for all!

This year, the American Cancer Society will bring its mission to the San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade and Festival. 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.  Come help the American Cancer Society celebrate diversity and deliver critical, lifesaving information by marching with us in the parade or volunteering at the American Cancer Society’s festival booth.

Please click here to join the American Cancer Society’s parade contingent.

Click here to learn more about cancer and the LGBT community.

For more information about festival volunteer opportunities, please contact: Imani Brown, imani.brown@cancer.org

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SF Pride 2015 TV Commercial

We are thrilled to share our latest TV commercial for San Francisco Pride. Thanks to all those who shared their stories, and special thanks to SF Pride Board Member Michelle Meow for her work on this project. Share your stories and tag them with ‪#‎mypride‬

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Joint Statement from SF Pride and Facebook

 

 

 

The 45th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is a commemoration of the struggles the LGBTQI community has faced, a celebration of the victories we have won, and an acknowledgement that there are further barriers to dissolve before we reach full equality and fair treatment for every member of our community. We are one of the largest Pride events in the world, and it has been a core value for us to keep this event free and open to all. We recognize the significant role the support of our community and the support of our corporate partners play in helping to achieve this goal.

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Want to Get Married at SF PRIDE?

Thank you everyone for your interest. A couple has been chosen. We will announce them soon.

Get Married at SF Pride
SF Pride honors our right to marry with a live wedding on the Main Stage this year! Witnessed by hundreds of thousands of people in Civic Center, this will be one of the first gay marriages following the Supreme Court ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges. We are seeking a real life couple from San Francisco who would like to showcase their love and commitment for one another as part of this historic celebration. If you or someone you know would like to exchange vows of matrimony on the Main Stage of SF Pride, please submit the following: Continue reading

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Alicia Garza Selected as Member’s Choice for Community Grand Marshal

Alicia Garza

At the March 10 General Planning Meeting, the membership of San Francisco Pride selected Alicia Garza as the Membership’s Choice for Community Grand Marshal for the 2015 Celebration and Parade. Community Grand Marshals are local heroes who have made significant contributions to the LGBTQ community, or as openly gay members of the LGBTQ community, have made significant contributions to society at large. As the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee continues its preparations for the 2015 event, the roster of Community Grand Marshals and honorees will continue to grow as final honors selected by the Board of Directors in the coming month. A final list or honorees will be presented in April.

At the intersection of race, class, gender and sexual orientation stands Alicia Garza. Continue reading

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2015 Public Vote Community Grand Marshal Selected

After counting and verifying the public vote, San Francisco Pride is pleased to announce that the LGBTQ and ally communities have chosen Judy Dlugacz for their 2015 SF Pride Community Grand Marshal. Garnering 39% of the votes cast, the Founder and President of Olivia Travel won amongst a field of worthy competitors.

Photo Credit: Irene Young

Beginning with the founding of Olivia Records in 1973 and Olivia Travel in 1990, Judy Dlugacz’ vision in recognizing the economic power of the LGBT community has been rewarded by making Olivia the world’s largest company to serve the Lesbian community. Dlugacz has combined her entrepreneurial spirit with a commitment to serve the community as a founding partner in the USAID LGBT Global Development Partnership, which was created to support and fund LGBT organizations throughout the developing world.  Judy also helped found the LGBT Haiti Relief fund of the Red Cross, and has supported numerous organizations, including the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Arcadia Women’s Health Center, the Lesbian Community Cancer Project, and the National Organization for Women.  Continue reading

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