June 25, 2009

San Francisco Pride

Saturday, June 27:      Celebration at Civic Center, Noon – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 28:         Parade down Market Street, 10:30 a.m. start
                                 Celebration at Civic Center, Noon – 7:00 p.m.


General Info:

Over 200 parade contingents and 300 exhibitors
20 entertainment stages and venues
More than $1.4 million granted to Bay Area non-profits since 1997
Largest gathering of LGBT people and allies in the United States
Local economic impact: $100 million


Grand Marshals

Lifetime Achievement


Organizational Community Grand Marshal

William Beasely


The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)







Joe Hawkins
Davina Kotulski & Molly McKay
Shannon Minter
Andrea Shorter
Helen Zia



Cloris Leachman
Lt. Dan Choi
The MILK Movie Team: Bruce Cohen, Howard
          Rosenman, & Dan Nicoletta


Special Guests

Calpernia Addams (Transamerican Love Story), Ongina (RuPaul’s Drag Race),
Darryl Stephens (Noah’s Arc), Shirely Tan & Jay Mercado (Immigration Activists),
& The Cast of WICKED


Main Stage Appearances

Saturday Main Stage: Battle of the Bands, Marriage Equality USA

Sunday Main Stage: BoA, Solange Knowles, Fey, The Cliks, Erika Jayne, Cloris Leachman, Lt. Dan Choi, Howard Rosenman, Bruce Cohen, Dan Nicoletta


Special Thanks to Media Party Co-Host


There are four ways to watch the 39th annual San Francisco Pride Parade:

- LIVE Broadcast: On Comcast Digital Channel 99  starting at 10:00 a.m. in all Comcast serviceable areas throughout California.

- LIVE Webcast: Clear Channel Radio on SFPrideLive.com Live & Uncensored from 10:00 a.m. until the end.

- Prime Time: KOFY TV 20/Cable 13, starting at 8:00 p.m.

- Comcast: Comcast Channel 1 On Demand/Local Events starting June 29th at 7:00 p.m. until July 31st


About San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee (SFLGBTPCC):
The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee (SFPride.org) is a non-profit membership organization founded to produce the annual San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade. With its office located at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, San Francisco Pride is dedicated to education, commemoration of LGBT heritage and celebration of LGBT culture and liberation. A world leader in the Pride movement, San Francisco Pride is also a grant-giving organization through its Community Partners Program. Since 1997, SFLGBTPCC has granted over $1.4 million dollars from proceeds of the Pride Celebration and Parade to local non-profit LGBT organizations and those organizations serving the HIV/AIDS and breast cancer communities.

About the 2009 San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration & Parade:
This year marks the 39th anniversary of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade. This year's theme is "In Order to Form a More Perfect Union…," and the event will be held over the weekend of June 27 and 28, 2009. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than twenty community-run stages and venues, San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation. The two-day celebration is free and open to all. For more information please visit our website at


For Further Information Please Contact:

Brendan Behan
Deputy Executive Director
1800 Market Street, PMB #5
San Francisco, CA  94102
Phone (415) 864-0831 ext.102   Fax (415) 864-5889
media [at] sfpride.org