March 2, 2007
Community Invited to Provide Input about the Future
San Francisco Pride
Community Rap Session to take place Saturday, 3/17


Who:


People of Color, Elders, Youth, the Deaf, the Hard-of-Hearing, folks concerned about Accessibility, Leather/Kink community members, Bears, People of Faith, Families, and all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allied Members of our Communities

When:


March 17, 2007
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

RSVP for the event by Wednesday, March 14 at RSVP@sfpride.org

Where**:


The Women's Building [MAP]
3543 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Cost:
Free


San Francisco, CA – 2 March 2007 – The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Community has announced that it will be holding its Community Rap Session Saturday, March 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Women’s Building in the Mission District. The Community Rap Session is where the Pride Celebration Committee invites community members to provide input about the future of the San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade and the role of the Pride Celebration Committee in the community. The meeting will be conducted in a town hall fashion, and all attendees will have the opportunity to provide both verbal and written feedback about diversity at Pride, the role of the Pride Celebration Committee in the community, and ideas for future Pride events.

Potential quote: "We are hoping to build a stronger Pride movement by placing the community’s voices at the forefront of the discussion about the future of San Francisco Pride. We would love to hear the community members’ thoughts about bringing San Francisco Pride to the next level."

Attendees should please RSVP at rsvp@sfpride.org by Wednesday, March 14.

All questions about the Community Rap Session can be directed to info@sfpride.org.

If you would like to know more about the San Francisco Pride Celebration, you can visit our website at www.sfpride.org.


About San LGBT Pride Celebration Committee (SFLGBTPCC)
The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee (www.sfpride.org) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded to produce the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration & Parade. With its office located at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, SFLGBTPCC is dedicated to education, commemoration of LGBT heritage and celebration of LGBT culture and liberation. A world leader in the Pride Movement, SFLGBTPCC is also a grant-giving organization through its Community Partners Program. Since 1997, SFLGBTPCC has granted over $1 million dollars from proceeds of the Pride Celebration and Parade to local not-for-profit LGBT organizations and those organizations serving the HIV/AIDS and Breast Cancer communities.

About San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration & Parade
This year marks the 37th anniversary of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade. This year’s theme is “Pride Not Prejudice” and the event will be held over the weekend of June 23/24, 2007. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors and 18 entertainment stages and venues, San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT event in the nation. For more information please visit our website at: www.sfpride.org.

# # # # #

For Further Information Please Contact:
Lindsey Jones
Office (415) 864-0831
Cell (415) 596-8780
Email: Lindseyj@sfpride.org

San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee
1800 Market Street, PMB #5
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone (415) 864-0831 Fax (415) 864-5889