It has been an incredible year for the LGBT community’s struggle for equal participation in society. This November, we watched the re-election of Barack Obama, the first sitting President supporting same-sex marriage. We watched Maine, Maryland and Washington approve ballot measures that legalized this right, and Minnesotans rejected a constitutional amendment that defined marriage as being between a man and a woman. This means that now nine states, plus the District of Columbia, have legalized same sex marriage.
Soon, we look forward to seeing the Supreme Court’s decision on California’s Proposition 8. No matter what they happens, we know the momentum of history is on our side. How did all this change happen? Through your visibility in the community, your active participation in the political process, and in all your work in making this community more just and open to all its members.
Below are two ways San Francisco Pride is doing its part in making our community visible and supporting local programs that make a difference in people’s lives. During this season of giving, we are asking for your support in continuing these traditions and look forward to seeing you at our 2013 Celebration and Parade, which will take place on June 29 and 30.
Market Street Flag Replacement
Rainbow Flags along Market Street each June are a tradition we hold dear but can’t take for granted. Every June, we announce the coming of the Pride Celebration and Parade by making one of San Francisco’s biggest, busiest streets bright with color, but our fleet of flags have been worn by time and the elements. We need to replace our flags, and are looking for donations to make this happen.
Please help us replace our flags and help us make Market Street a rainbow path of acceptance, inclusion and optimism during June. You can designate your support for this program on the donation page:
During the San Francisco Pride Celebration, our Community Partners are the organizations you see hard at work at our beverage booths, and collecting donations at the gates surrounding the celebration site, but that’s just two days out of the year. Every other day, they are making positive change for people in the LGBT community, people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, homelessness and in animal welfare.
Since 1997, San Francisco Pride’s Community Partners Program has granted over 2.1 million dollars to organizations like these, and we need your help to continue this tradition. Please help us support our Community Partners and all they are doing for the LGBT Community. You can designate your support for this program on the donation page:
Thank you for your support. We stand next to you looking at a brighter and more inclusive future for all.
San Francisco Pride