Views from the San Francisco Pride Main Stage. All photos by Jane Cleland
San Francisco Pride is now taking talent submissions for the Main Stage at the 2014 Celebration, which takes place on June 28 and 29, 2014. The Main Stage, Located in front of City Hall in San Francisco’s Civic Center, provides artists a unique opportunity to perform in front of one of the largest gatherings of the LGBT Community and its allies in the Nation.
For the second year in a row, SF Pride is accepting talent submissions through ReverbNation. Artists with electronic press kits on ReverbNation can submit their press kits here. Applications will be accepted from now until March 14, 2014.
The SF Pride Main Stage has been host to DWV, Karmin, Kimberly Caldwell, Jessica Sutta, Sandra Bernhard, Kerli, The Backstreet Boys, Lady Gaga, Meshell Ndegeocello, the B52s, and many well-known local artists.
For more information on our Main Stage, including the roster of talent from the 2013 and past Celebrations, visit our Main Stage page on the SF Pride website. Continue reading
This Holiday Season SF Pride is joining the relief efforts for the Philippines Typhoon disaster and also partnering with the Homeless Children Network and Dolores St. Community Services to benefit the less fortunate in our community and the world.
Donations for Can/Dried goods and new Toys will be accepted at the SF Pride office at 30 Pearl St 4th floor during business hours and also in our drop off location at Tan Bella Salon, 2193 Market St San Francisco, beginning November 12th through December 13th. SF Pride will end the Drive with a donations booth on December 14th at the corner of 17th & Castro St from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
If you don’t have the time to deliver food or toys, you are welcome to make a donation to this program – simply click on our donation page and select the program designation “Holiday Food and Toy Drive.”
Help us to make this Holiday Season a special one for somebody in need in our community and in the Philippines.
If you have any question please call us at 415-864-0831
Join San Francisco Pride as we celebrate the Second Annual LGBT Night with the San Francisco Bulls on Saturday, January 11. The Bulls take on the Alaska Aces at the Cow Palace at 7:30pm. A portion of the proceeds of $20 special group tickets for the game will be donated to San Francisco Pride. Please use this link to purchase tickets:
The team will be sporting special LGBT inspired rainbow jerseys which will be auctioned off during and after the game with partial proceeds also going to SF Pride. Festivities include live performances by prominent Bay Area gay and lesbian singing groups, LGBT themed giveaways, and much more! Continue reading
Photo Credit: Dan Nicoletta.
Since the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, there has been an increase in the participation of active LGBT personnel in Pride Celebrations and Parades. For the first time, the National Guard participated in SF Pride’s 2013 Celebration, sparking much interest and comment.
The community is invited to participate in a forum on military presence at the San Francisco Pride Celebration. Speakers and invited guests are still being determined – check back for more information.
The forum takes place on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 7pm to 10pm at Metropolitan Community Church, located at 150 Eureka Street (between 18th and 19th) in San Francisco. For more information call (415) 864-0831 or email at info [at] sfpride [dot] org. Please RSVP via Eventbrite.
SF Pride Main Stage
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 2014 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 November 22.
San Francisco Pride also requires equipment and services in order to produce the 2014 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 6.
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.
SF Pride Board and Grand Marshals. Photo credit: Nikoleta Jani.
The SF Pride Board of Directors is actively seeking those who wish to join them on the Board of Directors, in furthering the Mission of SF Pride and creating a successful 44th annual event, as well as a stable future.
We especially encourage applications from those with prior nonprofit board experience and invite women, transgendered, persons of color, disabled and/or differently abled persons; and those with professional backgrounds in law/legal, accounting, HR, public relations, and nonprofit development/fundraising to apply.
Please send a letter of interest and a current resumé in MS Word or PDF form to MarshaL AT sfpride DOT org, or drop off a printed copy at the SF Pride office with Lucky Gutierrez – 1841 Market Street (enter around the corner at 30 Pearl Street, 4th Floor) San Francisco, between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Photo Credit: Juan Carlos Pometta
The membership of San Francisco Pride selected “Color Our World with Pride” as the theme for the 44th annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade, which will take place on June 28 and 29, 2014.
With 30 submitted themes, the winning theme was chosen after three rounds of voting, “Color Our World with Pride” was submitted by Ron Anderson of Wichita, Kansas.
Embrace, Encourage, Empower. Photo Credit: David Wang
Sunday night, the San Francisco Pride Celebration Committee (“SFPCC”) learned that following our 43rd Annual Pride Celebration, two of our vendors were in the process of closing their booth and finishing up sales, when they were injured by nearby gunfire. Out of respect for their privacy and care, we decline to release any name or specific identifying information.
Our primary and greatest concern remains for the health and recovery of our two vendors. Continue reading
From the CEO…
Dear Friends & Stakeholders:
I am pleased to welcome you to Pride Month as we approach the 43rd Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade! I am particularly honored to serve as SF Pride’s first CEO. Collectively, we have accomplished so much together this year: on an organizational level revenues are at historic high levels, expenses have been reduced, loans/debts have been repaid, three years of clean audits were completed; and in the national context, our community is on the brink of a historic, marriage equality victory via the Supreme Court! Continue reading