PRESS STATEMENT
June 23, 2011

SF Pride General Event Release 2011

Pride Committee Welcomes Main Stage Headliners Sandra Bernhard, Kerli, and Kat Graham as well as Elvis Crespo on the Latin Stage

San Francisco, CA – 23 June 2011

PRESS ADVISORY
The 41st Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade
June 25-26, 2011

Celebration Location & Times
Civic Center

Saturday, June 25

 

Sunday, June 26

Noon to 6:00 PM     

 

11:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Parade Route & Times

Sunday, June 26

 

Along Market Street

Kickoff at 10:30 AM 

 

From Beale to 8th St.

2011 THEME
“In Pride We Trust”

2011 EVENT FOCUS
LGBT Youth

ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINERS
Sandra Bernhard, Kerli, Jessica 6, Deep Dark Robot with Linda Perry, Kat Graham, Moonalice, and Big Freedia will be headlining this year’s Main Stage. Elvis Crespo and Dulce María and Christian Chávez of Mexico’s RBD will be headlining on the Latin Stage on Sunday, June 26.

This year we are excited to present three amazing headlining stars at the Steamworks Latin Stage: direct from Puerto Rico, Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner ELVIS CRESPO will take the stage to perform songs from his latest release "Indestructible," as well as his classic hits. Elvis' performance is a part of his national Indestructible Promotional Tour, which he has dedicated to the LGBT community. Also headlining the Steamworks Latin Stage, direct from Mexico City, DULCE MARIA and CHRISTIAN CHAVEZ.

GRAND MARSHALS & HONOREES

Celebrity Grand Marshals:
Chaz Bono
Olympia Dukakis
LaKisha Hoffman, Winner of the Amazing Race
Yigit Pura, Winner of Top Chef: Just Desserts

Celebrity Guests:
Dustin Lance Black, screenwriter of the MILK Movie
Jeremy Valdez, La Mission

Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal:
Bishop Yvette Flunder

National Organizational Grand Marshal:
The Trevor Project

Local Organizational Grand Marshal:
GLBT Historical Society and History Museum

Community Grand Marshals:
Dr. Aaron Belkin
Victoria Kolakowski
Christiana Remington
Terry Stewart, Esq.
Rev. Roland Stringfellow
Graylin K. Thornton

Honorary Grand Marshals:
Susie Bright
Ron Wong

 

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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. 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, SF Pride has granted over $1.7 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 2011 San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade:
2011 marks the 41st anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade. The Pride Celebration & Parade will be held over the weekend of June 25 and 26, 2011. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than twenty community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest annual gathering of LGBT people and allies in the nation. The two-day celebration is free and open to all. For more information please visit our website at SFPride.org.

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For Further Information Please Contact:

Brendan Behan
Interim Executive Director
1841 Market Street, Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103-1112
Phone (415) 864-0831 ext.102
Fax (415) 864-5889
media@sfpride.org