SF Pride Calls for Community Meeting

Dear Community Members:

For the past four decades, SF Pride has stood firmly to advance its mission to educate the world about LGBT issues, commemorate LGBT heritage, celebrate LGBT culture, and liberate LGBT people.

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.

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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

 

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4 Responses to SF Pride Calls for Community Meeting

  1. Jim Ward says:

    The current Pride Board is grossly incompetent and should be replaced immediately. If Manning wasn’t a suitable candidate, he should never have been placed on the ballot in the first place. Backtracking after he was elected shows just how inept the Board is.

  2. chuckslaton@aol.com says:

    several days ago I left a message at Pride asking where I can buy a copy of this year’s parade. TV20 does not sell them and I am not a cable guy. I was promised a return call that afternoon. so far..Nothing.
    anyone here know how I can get a copy? it is actually not for me, but to send to the pride committee in rapid city south Dakota for their celebration on july 13 and 14. they have a very active group, and were great hosts when my partner and I were there last year for the event.

  3. In the June 25 ’13 issue of the Huffington Post ( http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/25/gay-pride-anthems-2013_n_3497134.html ), the publication listed Los Angeles based singer Jimmy Roland’s “Partners For Life” (Gay-Wedding song) as one of their TOP 34 Pride Anthems of 2013. Roland is also experiencing an increase in views of his live ’08 Long Beach Pride Fest performance of the song and iTunes activity( https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/partners-for-life/id165130662 ). On the same weekend of the Huffington Post article, the over-ruling of Prop 8 in California took place and that is when all of the “Partners” commotion began. Jimmy Roland also has a new Dance single released on July 2, 2013 “Backseat Driver (Circle Of Love)” ( https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/backseat-driver-circle-love/id661322099 )

    We hope that you will also help spread the word and support this fantastic artist and his contribution to his fellow GLBT brothers and sisters. Visit the artists official sites:

    http://www.JimmyRoland.com
    http://www.twitter.com/thejimmyroland
    http://www.youtube.com/jackieroland

  4. In the June 25 ’13 issue of the Huffington Post , the publication listed Los Angeles based singer Jimmy Roland’s “Partners For Life” (Gay-Wedding song) as one of their TOP 34 Pride Anthems of 2013. Roland is also experiencing an increase in views of his live ’08 Long Beach Pride Fest performance of the song and iTunes activity . On the same weekend of the Huffington Post article, the over-ruling of Prop 8 in California took place and that is when all of the “Partners” commotion began. Jimmy Roland also has a new Dance single released on July 2, 2013 “Backseat Driver (Circle Of Love)”

    We hope that you will also help spread the word and support this fantastic artist and his contribution to his fellow GLBT brothers and sisters. Visit the artists official sites:



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