San Francisco Pride Parade

The San Francisco Pride Parade is an annual event that takes place in San Francisco, California, typically held on the last weekend in June. It is the largest LGBTQ+ parade in the world and attracts millions of spectators and participants from all over the globe.

The parade features a diverse range of floats, performers, and community organizations that come together to celebrate and promote LGBTQ+ rights and visibility. The parade is known for its colorful and creative displays, with participants often wearing elaborate costumes and carrying signs and banners with messages of love, acceptance, and equality.

The parade route starts at the Embarcadero and ends at the Civic Center, covering approximately 1.5 miles. Along the way, spectators can enjoy music, dance performances, and other forms of entertainment.

The San Francisco Pride Parade is not just a celebration, but also an important political statement. It has its roots in the LGBTQ+ rights movement and continues to serve as a platform for advocacy and activism. The parade brings together people from all walks of life, uniting them under the common goal of promoting equality and social justice for all.

Participating in the San Francisco Pride Parade is a thrilling and unforgettable experience. The energy is electrifying as you march through the heart of the city with thousands of other individuals, all coming together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. The atmosphere is vibrant and inclusive, with a feeling of acceptance and belonging permeating the entire event.

As you make your way down the parade route, you will be cheered on by an enthusiastic and supportive crowd, waving rainbow flags and cheering as you pass by. The streets are lined with vendors and performers, adding to the festive atmosphere. The diversity of participants is truly inspiring, with people of all ages, backgrounds, and identities coming together to celebrate their pride.

Being a part of the San Francisco Pride Parade is not just about having fun - it is also a powerful statement of visibility and unity for the LGBTQ+ community. It is a chance to show the world that we will not be silenced or pushed back into the shadows, and that we will continue to fight for equality and justice. Overall, participating in the San Francisco Pride Parade is an incredible experience that everyone should have at least once in their lifetime.

Participating in the San Francisco Pride Parade is a transformative experience, one that empowers individuals to stand up for their beliefs and express themselves freely without fear of judgment or discrimination. The parade provides a space for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies to come together, celebrate their identities, and march in solidarity for a more just and equitable world.

The energy of the parade is electric, as participants move through the streets with colorful floats, lively music, and vibrant costumes. The atmosphere is one of joy and acceptance, with the cheers of the crowd serving as a reminder that we are not alone in our struggles. For many, the parade is a moment of catharsis, a chance to cast off the shame and fear that often comes with being a marginalized person in society.

Beyond the celebration, the San Francisco Pride Parade is also a powerful political statement. It is a reminder that the fight for LGBTQ+ rights is far from over and that we must continue to push for progress and demand equality. Participants in the parade carry signs, chant slogans, and raise their voices in solidarity, demanding recognition and respect for their communities. The parade serves as a call to action, inspiring individuals to take up the mantle of advocacy and continue fighting for a world where all are free to live as their true selves.

2023 Parade Contingents


Berkeley Lab's

City College of SF

Drew School

California Psychological Association

US Coast Guard



PrideVMC (Vet)

Alwan Foundation


San Francisco Waldorf School

San Francisco Community Health Center

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence


Pacific Primary

Bay Area Bisexual Network

San Francisco City and County - Dept Human Resources

San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

This is Jane Project, Celebrating The Legacy of Compassionate Cannabis

Soul of Pride

Museums with Pride

San Francisco Pride Board of Directors Resistance Contingent

Latinos de Ambiente

Four Seasons Hotel

Kaiser Permanente


Epworth United Methodist Church

Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Cernter inc



San Francisco Public Library

United Methodist Churches of SF

Avid Sports Medical

Brooke Jenkins, San Francisco District Attorney's Office


Sutter Health

UC Merced

Chinese Rainbow Network

Free Mom Hugs

Eleni Kounalakis, Lieutentant Gov.

Heavy Petting Zoo Art Car

Planned Parenthood Northern California

Sober After Party


Matt Dorsey, Board of Supervisors

Lycee Francais De San Francisco (LFSF)

UC Berkeley

Scott Wiener, CA State Senator

EWMC Local #6


Seneca Family of Agencies

United Airlines


San Francisco Treasurer

David Chiu, SF City Attorney

Human Rights Campaign

FBI San Francisco

JP Morgan Chase Pride Business Resource Group


SF Police Officers Alliance

Everybody Loves Corgis


Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza


Equal Rights Advocates

Dr. Nasser Mohamed, Community Grand Marshal

Temple Isaiah


Breonna McCree, Community Grand Marshal

SFO International Airport


Honey Mahogany, Community Grand Marshal

Lep Shane, National Parks

San Francisco Sheriff's Department

Sterne School

Graton Resort & Casino

ABC 7 News

Walt Disney Company

Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS)

Consulate General of Canada

SF Fire Department

Ward 86 SF General

San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club

Peninsula Jewish Community Center (PJCC)

Asexuality SF

La Crema

San Francisco LGBT Community Center

Jose Cisneros, Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector


Crew SF

Comcast NBC Universal


Alaska Airlines

American Legion Alexander Hamilton Post 448

Joaquin Torres, Office of Assessor-Recorder

City of Fremont Human Relations Commission

University of San Francisco Pride Alumni


Shamann Walton, SF Board of Supervisors

Palm Bay - Confetti Sweet Wine

Rafael Mandelman, SF Board of Supervisors

Southeast Asian Community Center


Hilton San Francisco


Northern California Peace Corps Association


Bay Area Independent Schools


Red Bull


Swords to Plowshares


San Francisco Opera


San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

University of the Pacific

American Red Cross

San Francisco Bay Times


Paul Aguilar, Community Grand Marshal

European Consulates

Manohar Raju, SF Public Defender

Kendo Brands

McKinsey & Company

San Francisco Unified School District

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

Cathedral School for Boys

Ahsha Safai, SF Board of Supervisors

Joel Engardio, SF Board of Supervisors

International Order of Odd Fellows

Drag Story Hour - Bay Area Chapter 2023, Community Grand Marshal

Rob Bonta, Attorney General


Straights for Gay Rights

St James Infirmary

Cub Scout Pack 88

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

David J. Canepa, San Mateo County Supervisor

Sheppard Mullin

I.A.T.S.E. Local 16

Myrna Melgar, SF Board of Supervisors


Disctrict 10 Pride

United in Spirit



Bare Chest Calendar

Global Transgender Safety Tasks Force USA Inc

Apple, Inc.

Bay Area Young Survivors

GLIDE Memorial Church

NorCal Furries


Smirnoff No.21 Vodka

Dykes on Bikes


Ward 86 SF General



D'arcy Drollinger Drag Laurieate


San Francisco Leather Pride

Tesla Motors

Dollar Tree/ Family Dollar

Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

Pacific Anxiety Group

Hult International Business School



Dignity Health

Stanford Medicine


Build Out Alliance


Coldwell Banker Norcal DEI Network

SF Public Health

US Bank

Imperial Council of San Francisco, Inc.



Alliance Health Project UCSF

Jumping Jackson

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker Emerita


Prometheus Apartments

Department of Human Services

Williams Sonoma


Benefit Cosmetics

Bank of Montreal

Laura Lala-Chávez, Community Grand Marshal



Lowe's Companies

London Breed, Mayor of San Francisco

Project Open Hand



Merck & Co.

Cheer SF

Assemblymember Phil Ting

Paul Aguilar, Community Grand MArshal

Youth Art Exchange

Scouts for Equality - Golden Gate Chapter

Taiwanese Americans for Equality


Gilead Sciences, Inc.

San Francisco Veg Society


Raha International (School)

Healthright 360


Jake Borelli, Celebrity Grand Marshal

Consulate General of Mexico

San Francisco Ducal Court


Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy


Assemblymember Matt Haney

Catherine Stefani For Assembly 2024

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation

Omni Comsumer Products

Support The Pink Triangle

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project by Patrick Carney
sponsored by SF Pride