Inaugural San Francisco Pride Human Rights Summit

June 2, 2023


Inaugural San Francisco Pride Human Rights Summit Addresses Intersectionality, Racial Justice, and Anti-Trans Legislation

San Francisco, CA – June 22, 2023 – The Inaugural San Francisco Pride Human Rights Summit will take place on Thursday, June 22, 2023, bringing together community leaders, activists, and organizations to address pressing issues of intersectionality, racial justice, and the fight against anti-trans legislation. Headlining the summit will be transgender lawmaker Zoey Zephyrs and Imani Rupert-Gordon, Executive Director of National Center for Lesbian Rights. The summit will be held at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.

"Being your free authentic self is under attack more than it has been in decades. As we come together to celebrate at SF Pride, let us also unite to protect our community.” said  Suzanne Ford, Executive Director of SF Pride. “ In the face of adversity, our strength lies in standing shoulder to shoulder, advocating for our rights, and ensuring that every individual can live and love without fear or discrimination."

Key Points of the Summit:

Intersectionality: The summit will explore the intersections of various identities, acknowledging the interconnectedness of social justice movements.

Racial Justice: Discussions and sessions will delve into the challenges faced by marginalized communities, with a focus on racial justice and combating systemic racism.

Anti-Trans Legislation: The summit will address the alarming rise of anti-trans legislation and discuss strategies to protect and advocate for transgender rights.

AAPI Hate: The summit aims to raise awareness about the rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and foster dialogue on supporting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.

The summit will commence at 8:00 am with an opening session, followed by a diverse program that includes keynote speeches, plenary sessions, and breakout sessions on various critical topics. Confirmed speakers and sessions include:

In addition to Keynote Speakers, the summit will feature several breakout sessions.

Closing Remarks: Suzanne Ford

The summit will provide a platform for important conversations, networking opportunities, and strategies to drive positive change in the fight for equality and human rights. Attendees will leave equipped with valuable insights and inspiration to continue their advocacy work.

For more information and registration details, please visit the San Francisco Pride website at


Registration for the San Francisco Pride Human Rights Summit is now open. The first 100 to register receives a free copy of Chasten Buttigieg's book 'I have Something to Tell You. To secure your spot and stay updated on the latest summit news, visit or follow San Francisco Pride on social media [@SFPride].

About San Francisco Pride

The San Francisco Pride Celebration Committee is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded to produce the SF Pride Celebration and Parade. The mission of the organization is to educate the world on LGBTQ+ issues, as well as commemorate the heritage, celebrate the culture and liberate the people of all LGBTQ+ communities. A world leader in the Pride movement, SF Pride is also a grant-giving organization through its Community Partners Program. Since 1997, SF Pride has granted over $3 million dollars in proceeds to local nonprofit LGBTQ+ organizations and organizations working on issues related to HIV/AIDS, cancer, homelessness, housing rights and animal welfare.

About The Commonwealth Club

The Commonwealth Club of California is the largest public issues forum in the United States and is a nonpartisan, nonprofit membership organization. It is the leader in its field both nationally and internationally, with a fast-paced, lively, and stimulating environment and a range of fascinating and informative people and ideas. The Club hosts daily in-person, online, and hybrid programs that include lectures, panel discussions, roundtables, and special events on issues of public concern and interest, for both engagement and enrichment. Every year, the Club produces several hundred programs with extensive content that is distributed through online video streams, podcasts, a digital magazine, and a weekly national radio broadcast that airs on more than 230 public and commercial stations and other platforms. For more information, visit

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