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

Hult International Business School

Lep Shane, National Parks

University of San Francisco Pride Alumni


Project Open Hand

Bare Chest Calendar


Healthright 360

Temple Isaiah

US Bank

McKinsey & Company


Sheppard Mullin


Raha International (School)



Joel Engardio, SF Board of Supervisors

Pacific Primary


Jumping Jackson

Assemblymember Matt Haney


Berkeley Lab's

Hilton San Francisco



San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

Avid Sports Medical

Southeast Asian Community Center

US Coast Guard

Smirnoff No.21 Vodka

EWMC Local #6

Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza

Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS)

Apple, Inc.


Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation

San Francisco Leather Pride

Jake Borelli, Celebrity Grand Marshal

Paul Aguilar, Community Grand MArshal

European Consulates

Sutter Health

Palm Bay - Confetti Sweet Wine



Omni Comsumer Products

Cathedral School for Boys

United Airlines

United in Spirit

Drew School

San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

Museums with Pride


Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

La Crema

Lycee Francais De San Francisco (LFSF)

ABC 7 News

Rob Bonta, Attorney General


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

Consulate General of Mexico

Heavy Petting Zoo Art Car


London Breed, Mayor of San Francisco

Bay Area Bisexual Network

Alliance Health Project UCSF

Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Cernter inc

American Red Cross




San Francisco Public Library

Chinese Rainbow Network



Northern California Peace Corps Association

This is Jane Project, Celebrating The Legacy of Compassionate Cannabis


Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence


United Methodist Churches of SF





Everybody Loves Corgis

Consulate General of Canada

SFO International Airport

Sober After Party

Dr. Nasser Mohamed, Community Grand Marshal

Kaiser Permanente

Matt Dorsey, Board of Supervisors

San Francisco LGBT Community Center

UC Merced

Paul Aguilar, Community Grand Marshal

San Francisco Sheriff's Department


SF Fire Department

Bay Area Independent Schools

Cheer SF


American Legion Alexander Hamilton Post 448



Seneca Family of Agencies

California Psychological Association


Free Mom Hugs



Sterne School

Honey Mahogany, Community Grand Marshal


Soul of Pride


NorCal Furries

Equal Rights Advocates

Breonna McCree, Community Grand Marshal

Latinos de Ambiente

Crew SF

City College of SF

Merck & Co.



Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

Red Bull

Bay Area Young Survivors

Epworth United Methodist Church

Planned Parenthood Northern California

Comcast NBC Universal


UC Berkeley

Graton Resort & Casino

Human Rights Campaign


San Francisco Bicycle Coalition


Alaska Airlines


David Chiu, SF City Attorney

Jose Cisneros, Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector

Imperial Council of San Francisco, Inc.

Ward 86 SF General

University of the Pacific


Assemblymember Phil Ting

FBI San Francisco

Ward 86 SF General

Cub Scout Pack 88


Swords to Plowshares

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

San Francisco Treasurer

SF Public Health

Kendo Brands

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

City of Fremont Human Relations Commission

Taiwanese Americans for Equality

San Francisco Pride Board of Directors Resistance Contingent

Alwan Foundation

Dignity Health

San Francisco City and County - Dept Human Resources

Bank of Montreal

Williams Sonoma

San Francisco Bay Times

GLIDE Memorial Church

Walt Disney Company

Manohar Raju, SF Public Defender

Stanford Medicine

International Order of Odd Fellows

Rafael Mandelman, SF Board of Supervisors


Asexuality SF

San Francisco Community Health Center

Dykes on Bikes

Pacific Anxiety Group

San Francisco Waldorf School

Catherine Stefani For Assembly 2024

Brooke Jenkins, San Francisco District Attorney's Office

Scott Wiener, CA State Senator

D'arcy Drollinger Drag Laurieate

Scouts for Equality - Golden Gate Chapter

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts


Global Transgender Safety Tasks Force USA Inc

Joaquin Torres, Office of Assessor-Recorder

Peninsula Jewish Community Center (PJCC)

Disctrict 10 Pride


Benefit Cosmetics


San Francisco Ducal Court


Build Out Alliance

San Francisco Unified School District

Lowe's Companies

JP Morgan Chase Pride Business Resource Group


Straights for Gay Rights

Dollar Tree/ Family Dollar

Ahsha Safai, SF Board of Supervisors


Youth Art Exchange

Shamann Walton, SF Board of Supervisors

Tesla Motors

Laura Lala-Chávez, Community Grand Marshal

Myrna Melgar, SF Board of Supervisors

San Francisco Veg Society

St James Infirmary


David J. Canepa, San Mateo County Supervisor

Coldwell Banker Norcal DEI Network

PrideVMC (Vet)

SF Police Officers Alliance

Prometheus Apartments


Four Seasons Hotel

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker Emerita

Eleni Kounalakis, Lieutentant Gov.


Department of Human Services

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