Newsletter

Subject: SF Pride Is Working to Safely Return to an In-Person Parade and Celebration, June 25-26, 2022
Date: 20 Jan 2022
Author: Astrid Kane

SF Pride Is Working to Safely Return to an In-Person Parade and Celebration, June 25-26, 2022

San Francisco Pride is reimagining what Pride itself means to our communities.

While nothing could ever — ever! — cancel Pride in the queerest, most inclusive city in America, we know it has been a long time since we all gathered along Market Street and at Civic Center.

As we prepare for our return to a “traditional” San Francisco Pride, we are examining every element of Pride Weekend to ensure that 2022’s experience is our best yet. From community stage programming to partnerships, we’re working hard to make you feel represented, valued, and seen.

SF Pride 2022 and Public Health

We know that our communities are concerned about the spread of the omicron variant. We also know that people are mourning the passing of LGBTQ+ icons like Betty White and Andre Leon Talley, losses that hit us harder than usual after two years of nonstop loss, false starts, and disappointments.

The safety and wellbeing of our communities — LGBTQ+ people of the Bay Area residents, visitors to San Francisco, allies, everyone — have guided our actions since Day One. We are focused on making #SFPride2022 the safest and most welcoming event in our history.

Help Us Make Pride 2022 the Best It Can Be

Now that New Year’s is behind is, we’re actively looking for sponsors to support the work of SF Pride. These corporate partnerships allow us to build the extensive infrastructure of our large event, and help us share funds with nonprofits that directly serve our communities, via our Community Affiliates Program.

To get your organization involved in Pride 2022 — or simply to see our criteria for who we choose to work with and why — go to sfpride.org/partners.

Thank You to Everyone Who Submitted Suggestions for Community Grand Marshals!

We have to play coy on the names just yet (sorry not sorry) but we’re aiming to release the public ballot in early February — and then members of the general public will have your chance to select who we bestow this honor to.

Later, in March, SF Pride members in good standing will conduct a separate vote to make their choice, and then our Board of Directors will make one final selection of its own. The full slate of 2022 Community Grand Marshals will be announced at our membership meeting on Wednesday, April 13, at 7 p.m.

SF Pride 2022’s Theme Is “Love Will Keep Us Together”

After nearly three years since a traditional, in-person Parade and Celebration, we are thrilled that this year promises a return to the festivities we know our communities have sorely missed.

We can’t wait to share our exciting plans with you in the weeks and months to come!