Take a Stand for Pride
Join the Society of Supporters
2015 marks the 45th anniversary of our esteemed event with the theme Color Our World with Pride, set for June 27 and 28. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than 20 community-run stages and venues, the SF Pride Celebration & Parade is the largest gathering of LGBTQ people and allies in the United States. Last year 1.8 million people participated and 400,000 viewed the Parade online!
More importantly, SF Pride is a world stage for us to not only celebrate, but to educate people about the plight of LGBTQ people globally and in our own backyard. State sponsored oppression and persecution of LGBTQ people are on the rise in Russia, Uganda, Nigeria, Cameroon and beyond; and locally, 29% of homeless people in San Francisco identify as LGBTQ. The time is now for us to leverage our influence.
We've come a long way since the June 28, 1969, police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York's Greenwich Village which sparked the Stonewall Riots. One year later, the first Pride marches were held in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Today, we're inviting you to be a part of SF Pride's history as a Charter Member of our SF Pride Society of Supporters for those who believe in our mission and want to preserve our future with an annual donation.
Donations may be made on our secure online link, or checks may be mailed to: SF Pride, 1841 Market St., 4th Floor, SF CA 94103. Your donation may be made in honor or memory of a loved one, and may be set up as a one-time gift or automatic payment monthly or quarterly for pledges.
For the first time, the working budget to produce the Celebration & Parade surpassed $2 million. To keep our event FREE and open to all, we rely heavily on more than 1,000 volunteers, corporate sponsors, and minimal private support. Any size donation will help us meet rising costs to produce a quality event in June.
SF Pride was recently voted best Utopian Pride and U.S. Marriage Mecca in the 2013 GayCities poll, garnering more than 80,000 votes. In spite of increased expenses, SF Pride has granted nearly $2.3 million since 1997 to local non-profit LGBTQ organizations and groups working on issues related to HIV/AIDS, cancer, homelessness, and animal welfare.
With your support, SF Pride will be in a strong position to advance equality and liberation for our brothers and sisters under intense pressure in foreign countries, as well as those struggling locally. In advance, we thank you for joining the SF Pride Society of Supporters in this noble cause.
- Shows your support for Pride
- Earns $1 off drinks all day Saturday OR all day Sunday at the Pride Celebration
- Donate twice if you want a sticker for an additional day
- 50% of all donations are granted back to our non-profit Community Partner beneficiaries
- By donating in advance, you can show your support for Pride, help dozens of local charities, and get discounts on beverages.
Each year, SF Pride also gives back tens of thousands of dollars in grants to Bay Area-based community nonprofits as part of our grant-giving Community Partners Program.
A donation to SF Pride helps support dozens of diverse, nonprofit organizations in the community. Please join us, knowing you can give with Pride while supporting the critical work of building community and creating safe spaces for LGBT people.