June 23 and 24, 2012

Photo Credit: Rick Gerharter

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride


"In Order to Form
a More Perfect Union..."

June 27-28, 2009

Name of Event: San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration & Parade
Celebration Site: Civic Center
Parade Route: Market St. (Beale to 8th)
Parade: 2009 Parade Lineup
Temp: 78.4°F / 26 °C
Crowd Estimate: 1 million
Board President: Mikayla Connell
Executive Director: Lindsey Jones
Mayoral Proclamation: Mayor Gavin Newsom
Chronicle Cover:
1st to Appear: BoA, Solange Knowles, Lt. Dan Choi
Amount Donated to the Community: $180,265
Major Events:
  • Community anger and state-wide protests in response to passage of Proposition 8 in November of 2008, which overturned the California Supreme Court's decision legalzing same-sex marriage
  • Maine's legislature passes and governor signs into law a bill which would have legalized same-sex marriage in the state until voter's rejected the law in a referendum vote which became known as Question 1
  • Stonewall and Gay Liberation Front's 40th anniversary
  • Stonewall/GLF 40th anniversary contingent and Stonewall 2.0 contingent lead the front of the Parade after Dykes on Bikes
Grand Marshals:

Cloris Leachman; Lt. Dan Choi; the MILK Movie Team: Bruce Cohen, Dan Nicoletta, Howard Rosenman

Lifetime Achievement:
William Beasely

Special Guests:
Calpernia Addams, Ongina, Darryl Stephens, Shirley Tan & Jay Mercado, Cast of "WICKED"

Community Grand Marshals:
Joe Hawkins, Molly McKay & Davina Kotulski, Shannon Minter, Andrea Shorter, Helen Zia

Organizational Grand Marshal:
National Association for the Advancemnet of Colored People (NAACP)

2009 SF Pride Headliner: BOA

Celebrity Grand Marshal Lt. Dan Choi

Celebrity Grand Marshal Lt. Dan Choi greets Parade attendees

Photo Credit: Richard Bui.

Stonewall and Gay Liberation Front 40th Anniversary Contingent

Stonewall 40th anniversary contingent

Photo credit: Juan Carlos Pometta Betancourt. All rights reserved.

Dustin Lance Black at SF Pride

SF Pride PSA for the 39th Annual SF Pride Celebration & Parade