www.sfpride.org SF Pride Email Newsletter: Issue #31: 06.15.05

“Stand Proud”
35th Annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade & Celebration - 06.25/26.05

In this issue:

Cecilia Chung introduces the SF Pride Transgender Stage
Q Television Network and San Francisco Pride
Gay.com and their Magic Bus
Parade Contingents – Have you trained your Contingent Monitors?
Delta – Planning your next getaway
Get Your Wells Fargo’s Plush Pony
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing at the SF Pride Event
Comcast Proud Sponsor of 2005 Pride
Logo – New Channel on the Triangle
Showtime – Take the Dare
Parade is just 11 days away – buy your Grandstand Seating Tickets Now!
Official Pride Events!
SF Pride Wants YOU!
May’s Trivia Revealed
June’s Heritage Trivia!
Deadlines! Deadlines! Deadlines! – read all about it!

Cecilia Chung introduces the SF Pride Transgender Stage!

“Stand Up, Stand out, Stand Proud”; this year we see the trans communities taking Pride’s theme into action. The transgender communities, following our success of trans march last year, will showcase our music and talents at our First Annual Trans Stage on Pride Sunday. For the first time, the “T” in LGBT is not silent! We will be celebrating our transgender communities among our lesbian, gay and bisexual brothers and sisters. Our stage organizer, Shawna Virago, promises that the Trans Stage will be as diverse and colorful as the rainbow. Music performers, speakers, drag kings/dragqueens, trans men and trans women will turn up their volume on stage with a full day of programs that will get you up on your feet!

Q Television Network and San Francisco Pride

See what you've been missing! The Q Television Network brings you the best in entertainment, news and sports. Call RCN to subscribe. Our Life. Our Way. QTN.

Gay.com and their Magic Bus!

Featuring a photographer taking Pride pics, a lounge with a DJ, cool giveaways, dancers and Buckshot men, the Gay.com Cruiser celebrates SF Pride on two floors of fun all weekend.
Watch the Gay.com Cruiser drive by during its neighborhood tour Friday, 7 to 10 p.m. Come aboard and hang out Friday, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. while it's parked at The End Up (401 6th Street); Saturday when it's rocking on the corner of Noe and Market, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; and Sunday when it's sitting pretty next to the Fag Fridays' Stage at Pride. For more information: www.Gay.com/pride

Parade Contingents – Have you trained your Contingent Monitors?

If you have a contingent in this year’s parade you will need trained contingent monitors. Contingent monitors are two or more persons from your group who will attend a training. What is very important to know about contingent monitors is that they are mandatory! To learn more about this, determine how many monitors your contingent requires, and the when and where trainings are taking place, please visit our website at www.sfpride.org and click on the section entitled, 2005 Contingent Monitor Trainings Announced!.

Delta – Planning your next getaway!

Delta is proud to be the Official Airline of the 2005 San Francisco Pride. Planning your next vacation getaway? Consider visiting Berlin, the exciting capital of Germany. Delta introduces new daily service from SFO to Berlin via New York, JFK. Visit delta.com for low fares and convenient schedules to Berlin and over 500 destinations worldwide. Delta – good goes around.

Get Your Wells Fargo’s Plush Pony!

Open a qualifying account package with Wells Fargo and receive a
Wells Fargo/Pride 2005 Plush Pony! Open your account at one of the following three locations beginning Monday, June 20, 2005.  Offer good while supplies last. Stop by or call a convenient Wells Fargo location today! Participating locations: 557 Castro Street, 415-621-0122; 2020 Market St. (inside Safeway), 415-865-1486, and 4023 24th Street, 415-550-0128

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing at the SF Pride Event

This year, sign language interpreters will be stationed at several venues at San Francisco Pride giving deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals equal access to the festivities of the popular weekend event.

In addition to the Main Stage, the Nectar, Soul of Pride, and Latin Stages will be sign language interpreted.  The parade will also be interpreted on Sunday, June 26th, in the Grandstand seating area on UN Plaza.  Please be sure to get your ticket to sit in this area.  For more information, please visit www.sfpride.org.

In its third year, the phenomenally popular Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Gathering
Space will be open all day on Sunday, June 26th.

A ‘Special thanks’ goes to San Francisco Pride and the Deaf Gay & Lesbian
Center (DGLC), a program of Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency
(DCARA), for making this year’s event accessible to the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Community!

Comcast Proud Sponsor of 2005 Pride

Comcast Proud Sponsor of 2005 Pride- More entertainment options than a
night out in the Castro!

LOGO – New Channel on the Triangle

Keep your eyes out for LOGO, the first full-service 24/7 digital entertainment channel for gays and lesbians.  It is the newest channel from the creative minds at MTV Networks!

Showtime – Take the Dare

Dare to be entertained. And dare to do it differently. SHOWTIME is the place to find bold, critically acclaimed Original Pictures, Series, and Award-winning Programming. So discover SHOWTIME – where we dare to make great TV.

Parade is just 11 days away – buy your Grandstand Seating Tickets Now!

Grand Stand seats are bleacher style seating set up specifically for the parade on Sunday morning. These seats are located directly along the parade route on the north side of Market Street at U.N. Plaza. A Grand Stand seat assures you a premium space at the parade, unobstructed views, and a break from the standing crowds. The cost for a regular ticket in advance is $30.00, plus a $1.00 processing fee, and $35.00 the day of the event.

Accessibility Tickets and Accessibility Partner Tickets
Tickets for those with accessibility needs can be purchased on a sliding scale. Also available on a sliding-scale basis is a “partner” ticket. Please note that a partner ticket must be accompanied by an accessibility ticket for entrance into accessibility seating area. In addition to the seating, a special ground-level area has been created for wheelchair users and their partners.
The first two rows of seating are for those with disabilities, and a sign language interpreter will be stationed there to provide services for members of the deaf and hard of hearing community.

You can purchase tickets in advance at the following locations (please note, not all of the venues accept personal checks or credit cards.  Please call the venue in advance so that you have the appropriate form of money to purchase the tickets):

Under One Roof
549 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: 415.503.2300
Selling: Regular, Accessibility and Accessibility Partner tickets

*Under One Roof can process tickets for those who are coming from out of town. Please note that they close at 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and do not re-open until 11:00 a.m. on Sundays, including Pride Weekend!

The Pacific Center For Human Growth
2712 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone: 510.548.8283
Selling: Regular, Accessibility and Accessibility Partner tickets
*The sale of tickets will be from Noon to 6:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

The Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County
3024 Willow Pass Road, Suite 200, Concord, CA 94519
Phone: 925.692.0090
Selling: Regular, Accessibility and Accessibility Partner tickets.

Official Pride Events!

Visit our online official events list at www.sfpride.org. There is something for everyone: performances, workshops, a bay cruise, exhibits, Latin, Trans and Black Pride events, films, dances, sexy events, creative events, formal events, educational events and more.

SF Pride Wants YOU!

Help make it happen - volunteer at Pride! We are currently seeking pre-event, safety, medical, parade, and celebration volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to get involved, meet new people, have a lot of fun, and get a free t-shirt. If you are interested in signing up, please visit our website (www.sfpride.org). Also, our volunteer coordinator Simon would be very excited to hear from you (volunteers@sfpride.org).

May’s Heritage Trivia revealed…

Thank you all for participating in the May’s Trivia. I hope you enjoyed searching our website looking for the answers. The following are the official answers:

Question Number One: What year at the San Francisco Pride event hosted carnival rides at Civic Center?
June 29th, 1980
"Liberty and Justice for All"

Question Number Two: What year did the President of the United States sign a letter of support for the SF Pride event, and who was that President?
June 27th & 28th, 1998
"Shakin' It Up"
The president was “Clinton”

Question Number Three: What year was the San Francisco Pride event criticized for being a party and losing sight of the political goals of the movement event?
June 30th, 1974
"Gay Freedom by '76"

June’s Heritage Trivia!

The following are June’s trivia questions. We invite you to visit our website at www.sfpride.org and take a look at the “Heritage/Photo Gallery” section for confirmation of the answers.

Question Number One: What year did Anita Bryant use footage of the parade in her anti-gay campaign? [WIN A PIN!]
Question Number Two: What year did Dr. Laura Schlessinger receive the Pink Brick award? [WIN A CAP!]
Question Number Three: What year did not have a parade? [WIN A POSTER!]

Only one winner per question, the first to answer it correctly wins, so act fast! To catch a glimpse of what you may be winning, please visit our website at www.sfpride.org, click on “Merchandise” and look at the heritage caps, pins and posters as you will be able to choose from them according to the question you answered. Please email your responses to info@sfpride.org and include “Heritage Trivia” in your re: line.

Deadlines! Deadlines! Deadlines! – read all about it!

Women’s Motorcycle Contingent - For a registration form and more details, go to: http://www.sfwmc.org. Applications must be postmarked by no later than June 22, 2005.

Contingent Monitor Trainings – If you haven’t trained ‘em – you need too! Please visit our website at www.sfpride.org and click on 2005 Contingent Monitor Trainings Announced! for more details.

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