Dear Community Members:
Thank you for your patience regarding the rescheduling of our community meeting to discuss the recent Electoral College voting. The integrity of the elections process and procedures are very important to SF Pride and the community at large. The SF Pride Board recognizes and regrets the recent error in the announcement of Mr. Bradley Manning as the Electoral College’s Community Grand Marshal. As promised, in the spirit of fairness and transparency, we are calling for an open forum where we can hear the full range of the community’s concerns.
With this in mind, we have secured the Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco sanctuary for Friday, May 31st starting at 6:30 p.m., which is located at 150 Eureka Street between 18th & 19th Streets in the Castro District. We encourage all concerned to participate in this public forum that will be facilitated by Scott Shafer, host of KQED’s California Report.
We continue to be open to peaceful and constructive conversation with set ground rules but will not condone violence in any form moving forward. To ensure that community members have the opportunity to speak along with securing the safety of all attendees, we will have security on the premises. Please also note that MCC encourages attendees to be respectful of their space –and their neighbors– and to take their water bottles, coffee cups, etc with them when leaving. The event cannot go past 9:30 p.m.
About the 2013 San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade
This year marks the 43rd anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade – held over the weekend of June 29 and 30. With more than 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors and 22 community-run stages and venues, SF Pride Celebration and Parade is not only the largest annual gathering of LGBT people and allies in the nation and second largest in the world behind Sydney. SF Pride was listed on the top of the list by Bay Area Reporter readers as being one of the 2013 “Best of the Gays.” The two-day celebration is free and open to all. For more information, visit sfpride.org