SF Pride Accepting Applications for 2015 Community Partners Program

Beverage Booth Staffed by the San Francisco SPCA

San Francisco Pride is accepting applications for the 2015 Community Partner Program. In 2014, $164,608.33 was granted to our partners as a result of beverage purchases and gate donations.

The program is open to any non-profit organization based in the nine counties of the Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma) whose mission involves:  Continue reading

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Trans Liberation Tuesday at City Hall February 10

Reacting to the nation’s fifth murder of a transgender woman of color in 2015, a coalition of local community groups and agencies has gathered a call to action for Tuesday, February 10, at San Francisco’s City Hall. TAJA (Trans Activists for Justice and Accountability) is calling or members of the Transgender Community and allies to come together at 1:30pm for a “die-in” and an opportunity to address the San Francisco Board of Supervisors during the public comment section of their meeting.  Continue reading

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San Francisco Pride Announces Nominee Slate and Public Vote for 2015 Community and Organizational Grand Marshals, Pink Brick

San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Pride Celebration Committee and its Board of Directors announced today the 2015 slate of nominees for public vote for Individual Community Grand Marshal, Organizational Community Grand Marshal, and the Pink Brick (a faux award given to a detractor of the LGBT community). The winners in each of the Grand Marshal categories will be honored at this year’s SF Pride Celebration and Parade.

2015 marks the 45th anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade. The Pride Celebration & Parade will be held over the weekend of June 27 and 28, 2015. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than twenty community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is among the largest annual gatherings of LGBT people and allies in the world. The two-day celebration is free and open to all.

Public voting for Grand Marshals opens February 2 and concludes on March 2, 2015. Continue reading

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Exhibitor and Parade Applications Now Online for the 2015 Celebration and Parade

Photo: Steven Underhill

Exhibitor and Parade applications are now available online at register.sfpride.org. The convenient online application allows vendors and organizations to register and pay for their booth applications and contingent registrations.

A frequently asked question involves the cost of the booth or contingent registration. Exhibitor and Parade fees for The San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade & Celebration are based on a number criteria: type of business/organization; location; and any add-ons (tents; tables & chairs, etc.) requested by the Exhibitor or Parade Contingent. The best way to determine the fee for your business/organization is to first create a registration, and then an application for a booth space and/or parade contingent.

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San Francisco Pride Statement on the Deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner

Our purpose in making this statement on the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner is simple. San Francisco Pride (SF Pride) stands in solidarity with the family members of these two men in their calls for justice and trials for the police who killed their children. We believe in the value of all human life and demand this level of respect and of a consciousness for the rights of all before the law by all members of police agencies and city officials across the United States. SF Pride asks for nothing less than accountability on issues of racial profiling of all communities of color and the excessive use of force, and for an objective review of allegations of police misconduct. As San Franciscans, we also share the concerns of the Latino/a community in its distress over the profiling of men in the Mission neighborhood. Continue reading

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SF Pride Food and Toy Drive Update

San Francisco Pride would like to thank the community for all the generous donations to our second annual Food and Toy Drive. Pictured above is SF Pride staff member Alvaro Gonzalez, with Homeless Children’s Network staff Melissa Larrea and Alex Goldsmith.

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SF Pride Now Accepting Nominations for Community & Organizational Grand Marshal, Pink Brick Award Beginning December 9

2014 Community Grand Marshal Judy Grahn

(San Francisco) – The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee (SF Pride) will begin accepting suggestions for Community and Organizational Grand Marshal as well as the recipient of the Pink Brick Award for the 45th Annual Celebration and Parade which takes place on June 27, 28 2015.

Nominations will open at the December General Membership meeting on Tuesday, December 9 and will close after the January General Membership meeting on Tuesday, January 13.

Nominations are being accepted for:

  • Community Grand Marshals
  • Organizational Grand Marshal
  • Recipient of the Pink Brick Award

Community Grand Marshals are local heroes (individuals living in the nine-counties of the SF Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties) Continue reading

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SF Pride 2006 Special Guest Leslie Feinberg Dies at 65

Leslie Feinberg

“It’s time! It’s time! It’s time to put the “liberation” back into “gay liberation”—into lesbian and bisexual, transsexual and transgender, intersexual and queer liberation.”

From Leslie Feinberg’s speech from the SF Pride Main Stage, 2006

Transgender activist and author Leslie Feinberg passed away November 15 from complications due to Lyme Disease. Feinberg, a 2006 SF Pride Special Guest, was the author of the 1993 book, “Stone Butch Blues,” which won the Lambda Literary Award and the 1994 American Library Association Gay & Lesbian Book Award.  Continue reading

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SF City Hall To Be Lit In The Colors Of The Transgender Flag November 20

For the first time in history, on Thursday, November 20 through Sunday, November 23, San Francisco’s City Hall will be lit in the colors of the Transgender flag, in solidarity with the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance offers a time to reflect on lives lost to violence in the Transgender Community. It has been estimated that in 2014, up to ten transgender women of color have been murdered in the United Stages.  Continue reading

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Request for Proposals for the 2015 Celebration and Parade

Cheer SF at SF Pride 2014. Photo credit: Bill Wilson

San Francisco Pride is accepting proposals for Event Content and Goods and Services.

San Francisco Pride is accepting proposals for event content as well as equipment and services for the 2015 Celebration and Parade. Event content can be submitted by community groups and businesses that wish to add new programming that broadens the appeal of the event. Proposals are due by December 5.

San Francisco Pride also requires equipment and services in order to produce the 2015 event. Local businesses are welcome to submit proposals. San Francisco Pride should be contacted first to verify that a product or service is needed. Proposals are due by December 5.

For more information see our Request for Proposals page on the SF Pride website. Information on what to include can be viewed online and can be downloaded in PDF format. Additional questions can be sent to the Event Director at eventdirector [at] sfpride dot org.

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