54 Years of San Francisco Pride

The Mission of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee is to educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people.
Welcome to San Francisco Pride!

Our organization is dedicated to creating a vibrant and inclusive community for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies. As the largest gathering of the LGBTQ+ community and allies in the nation, our annual celebration brings together over 200 parade contingents and exhibitors, and features many community-run stages and venues.

Each year, our Pride Celebration begins on a Saturday in Civic Center Plaza, located in downtown San Francisco, during the last full weekend of June. This event attracts people from all over the world and provides an opportunity for the LGBTQ+ community and allies to celebrate diversity, equality, and love. The Celebration includes various entertainment options, including music, performances, food, and merchandise vendors, and a family garden where families can enjoy activities together.

The highlight of our event is the San Francisco Pride Parade, which takes place on Sunday morning and kicks off from Beale Street along Market, ending at Market and 9th St. in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Our parade features a diverse group of marchers, including floats, dancers, and community organizations, who come together to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community and promote equality and justice for all. We invite you to join us for our annual celebration and take part in our mission of creating a world where everyone is free to be their authentic selves.

San Francisco Pride is one of the largest LGBTQ+ celebrations in the world. Our mission is to create a space where everyone can come together to celebrate, honor, and uplift the diversity of our community. We are a non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community through a variety of programs, events, and advocacy work. We have worked tirelessly to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and visibility, and to create a more inclusive and equitable world for all. Our annual parade and festival bring together over a million people from around the world to celebrate the beauty and resilience of our community.

At San Francisco Pride, we believe that everyone deserves to be seen, heard, and valued for who they are. We are committed to creating a world where LGBTQ+ people can live, work, and thrive without fear of discrimination or violence. We are proud of our history and excited about the work we are doing to create a brighter future for all members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Our Members

San Francisco Pride is 501(c)3 nonprofit. In a typical year, we welcome nearly one million attendees to our in-person Pride Celebration and Pride Parade, the heart of Pride month festivities in San Francisco.

San Francisco Pride is a world leader in the global Pride movement and a part of the fabric of Pride events around the globe. We use our Celebration, Parade, and other events to educate, commemorate, and continue our struggle for true liberation — as well as to raise much-needed money for fellow non-profits across the Bay Area. At our core, we believe the festival and parade should be affordable and accessible to everyone in our diverse communities. Your membership helps us to attain all of these goals.

Please consider becoming a member today.

Membership includes:
Eligibility to nominate and vote for our governing Board of Directors
Participation in the selection of a Members Choice Community Grand Marshal
Special offers and discounts from our partners
Recognition in our annual InsidePride Magazine

Acknowledgement of Unceded Land

The San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade will take place on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples, the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula.

We recognize that Indigenous peoples are the traditional stewards of this land and that their continued presence, resilience, and resistance are critical to the health of our community and the planet. We honor the Indigenous peoples who have lived on this land for thousands of years, and we pay our respects to their elders past, present, and emerging.

As an organization committed to creating a more just and equitable world, we believe it is important to recognize the historical and ongoing injustices committed against Indigenous peoples and to work towards repairing the harm that has been done. We encourage our community to learn about and support the work of Indigenous-led organizations that are working towards justice and decolonization.

We also recognize that the struggles of the LGBTQ+ community are deeply interconnected with those of Indigenous peoples, as both have faced and continue to face systemic oppression and violence. We stand in solidarity with Indigenous peoples in their struggles for sovereignty, self-determination, and the protection of their lands, waters, and cultures.

Visit Association of Ramaytush Ohlone (ARO) to learn more, and check out the Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits (BAAITS).

Fighting for Queer Liberation since 1970

Historic photos from our 2023 "Looking Back, Moving Forward" theme.
Courtesy of the GLBT Historical Society.
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SF Pride History Comic

The story of San Francisco Pride as told by cartoonist and graphic novelist Justin Hall. Justin was commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission in 2020 to illustrate a series of 6 bus shelter posters about LGBTQ History in San Francisco, the last poster was about the history of the Pride parade itself. The series, "Marching Towards Pride" can be seen at Justin's website https://www.justinhallawesomecomics.com/pride-posters
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