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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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
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
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
Beverage Booth Staffed by the San Francisco SPCA
San Francisco Pride is accepting applications for the 2015 Community Partner Program. In 2014, $164,608.33 was granted to our partners as a result of beverage purchases and gate donations.
The program is open to any non-profit organization based in the nine counties of the Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma) whose mission involves: Continue reading
Reacting to the nation’s fifth murder of a transgender woman of color in 2015, a coalition of local community groups and agencies has gathered a call to action for Tuesday, February 10, at San Francisco’s City Hall. TAJA (Trans Activists for Justice and Accountability) is calling or members of the Transgender Community and allies to come together at 1:30pm for a “die-in” and an opportunity to address the San Francisco Board of Supervisors during the public comment section of their meeting. Continue reading
San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Pride Celebration Committee and its Board of Directors announced today the 2015 slate of nominees for public vote for Individual Community Grand Marshal, Organizational Community Grand Marshal, and the Pink Brick (a faux award given to a detractor of the LGBT community). The winners in each of the Grand Marshal categories will be honored at this year’s SF Pride Celebration and Parade.
2015 marks the 45th anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade. The Pride Celebration & Parade will be held over the weekend of June 27 and 28, 2015. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than twenty community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is among the largest annual gatherings of LGBT people and allies in the world. The two-day celebration is free and open to all.
Public voting for Grand Marshals opens February 2 and concludes on March 2, 2015. Continue reading
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.
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
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.