Our hearts and condolences go out to all those impacted by the senseless bombing tragedy in Boston. Safety and security of our attendees is our number one priority and we take these modern-day threat challenges very seriously. With the impending Supreme Court decisions regarding marriage equality, we are anticipating larger numbers at this year’s parade and celebration. In anticipation of this occurrence, we are implementing key changes with an expanded security presence in addition to an enhanced medical team and protocols overall.
Collectively, SF Pride believes these strategic investments are now an industry-wide best practice and are essential to produce an event of our size and scale. Rest assured that we are doing our due diligence in this arena; however, we cannot go into our specific plans, as we would not want to alert those who might want to hurt our attendees.
SF Pride will always be committed to warning of any credible, specific, and impending threats overall. But, we also recognize that Americans ALL share responsibility for the nation’s security, and we should always be aware of the heightened risk of terrorist attacks; therefore, we all have a collective stake to act in a catastrophic situation, in short “If You See Something, Say Something™.