June 18, 2007
Landmark San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade Webcasts Live Around the World June 24

Parade also to feature Google’s ‘Gayglers’ and their special guest George Takei, Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu, dancing down Market Street

San Francisco, June 18, 2007 – The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee is excited to announce that for the first time, the SF Pride Parade will be webcast live on June 24. KRON 4 starts its coverage at 10:30 a.m., PST, which will be shown live on Comcast Ch. 99 (digital) in the Bay Area. It will be webcast live at KRON4.COM and ShakeRadio.com, a Clear Channel station. A KRON 4 prime-time broadcast starts at 7p.m.

The committee is also pleased to welcome Google as a sponsor of the SFPride Parade. As part of its sponsorship, Google's LGBT employee group, the Gayglers, will host George Takei, Star Trek's Mr. Sulu, traveling down Market Street on their float.

“We are so happy to have Google in the SFPride Parade,” said Lindsey H. Jones, executive director of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee. “Google reaches all corners of the world, and that’s right where we want SFPride and the Pride movement to be, in all corners of the world.”

The company that helps people sort through a diversity of content on the Web recognizes the importance of that same diversity in its workplace.

“A lot of the innovation at Google stems from people with different experiences and opinions collaborating together.” said Wes Thierry, a Google Software Engineer.

“This sponsorship is a way to demonstrate to the community the support that LGBT employees receive from within Google, more importantly, this is a way that LGBT employees can demonstrate to Google how much we appreciate the support we are given.”

Actor, director and activist George Takei will appear on the Main Stage at the Civic Center. For more info on George Takei please go to www.georgetakei.com.

 
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Entertainment Advisory

2007 SF Pride Main Stage Line Up
San Francisco Civic Center

(Current as of June 15, 2007, check website or call for any updates)
 

Saturday, June 23
1:05 Marriage Equality Commitment Ceremony (including a performance by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus)
1:50 Hair, The Musical
2:15 Shawn Ryan
2:45 The GLIDE Ensemble
3:15 daniel lucio
3:45 Spencer Day
4:30 The San Francisco Opera
5:35 CheerSF
Sunday, June 24
11:55 BAAITS: Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits
12:10 Jenna Riot
12:25 The Ethel Merman Experience
12:45 Runhoney
1:05 Sistas In The Pit
1:20 San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Marching Band
1:25 The San Francisco Pride Board/Grand Marshals/LGBT Elected Officials/SF Mayor
1:55 Stink Mitt
2:15 Kitty Rose
2:30 Nikki Blonsky from Hairspray
2:45 Cheer SF
2:55 FunkAnometrySF
3:10 HomoRevolution Tour
3:30 Pansy Division
4:05 Culture Shock
4:15 Honey Labrador & Honey L Designs Presents Elements of Style Fashion Show
4:30 Linda Clifford
4:55 Exposé
5:20 Jai Rodriguez
5:35 Anita Cocktail & Twilight Vixen Revue
5:50 Bray
6:05 Scissors For Lefty

News Advisory


The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee announces

Heritage of Pride Awards 2007
Pride Community Award for Outstanding Service to the LGBT Community
Donna Sachet

Pride Heritage Award for Outstanding Contribution to the
LGBT Community over a period of at least 10 years
Juanita Owens

Pride Freedom Award for an Outstanding Contribution to
Advancing Civil Rights and Freedom for LGBT People
National Center for Lesbian Rights

Pride Creativity Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to the LGBT community
Sexual Minority Alliance of Alameda County

These awards are presented each year by the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee to honor local heroes who have made significant contributions to the culture and well-being of the LGBT community.

Heritage of Pride Award Winners are recognized at the SF LGBT Pride Celebration Media Party, Thursday, June 21, 6 p.m. at The Supperclub, 657 Harrison St.

Media interested in attending can call SF Pride at (415) 864-0831 or visit the media section at www.sfpride.org.


San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration & Parade
The theme of the 37th anniversary of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration & Parade is "Pride Not Prejudice." SF Pride, June 23-24, welcomes more than 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors and 18 community-run entertainment stages and venues. This is the largest queer event in the U.S. Visit online at www.sfpride.org .

San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee
The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee is a nonprofit member-based organization founded to produce the two-day San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade. SF Pride is dedicated to education, commemoration and celebration of LGBT heritage, culture and liberation. SF Pride has granted more than $1 million to local LGBT, HIV/AIDS and breast cancer organizations.


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SF LGBT Pride Celebration Committee
1800 Market St, PMB #5 San Francisco, Calif. 94102
Office: (415) 864-0831 Fax: (415) 864-5889 www.sfpride.org


For more information contact:
Cheryl Kohout, media coordinator
SF LGBT Pride & Celebration Committee
media@sfpride.org
(520) 241-9163 (cell phone)
(415) 864-0831 (SF Pride)