Out 4 Justice – Comes Out of the Blocks
Community Invited to Make Nominations for Parade Grand Marshals
2004 Event Logo Unveiled
Parade & Exhibitor Applications Available

Nominations are now officially open for the Community Grand Marshals of this year's San Francisco Pride Parade. With this year’s theme, OUT 4 JUSTICE, and an impending presidential election, the ground is fertile with potential candidates.

SF Pride President, Joey Cain, said:

"From labor, health and pro-choice activists to peace, sexual liberation and human rights workers, the LGBT community has produced leaders for many justice movements. This year’s theme gives us a chance to recognize and honor those members of our community who work for social and economic justice in the greater human community."

Members of the public may make nominations in the categories for the organization Grand Marshal, individual Community Grand Marshal and the Pink Brick, an anti-award symbolizing the first brick thrown at the Stonewall Riots in New York. The Pride Committee chooses the grand marshals in the Celebrity category, but all nominations are welcome.

Members of the public are encouraged to mail, fax and submit their nominations via the committee’s website (details below) by January 31, 2004 -- the closing date for nominations. To be valid, nominations must include a brief biography of the nominee and contact details for the nominee. Nominations can be made on-line at: http://www.sfpride.org/yourvoice/gmvote.htm or mailed to Grand Marshal Nominations, PMB 421, 1230 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, or faxed to: (415) 864-5889.

Concurrent with the opening of nominations, the committee has unveiled the 2004 event logo (details of how to download the image appear below). The logo features an opening door with the eight original colors of the rainbow flag streaming through.

Application forms to be a part of the 34th annual San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration either as a Parade Contingent or an exhibitor are now also available on-line at http://www.sfpride.org/beapart/forms.htm. 100% waiver of fees available to non-profit organizations with budgets under $100,000 that apply for Parade entry prior to April 2.

The event is to be held over the weekend of June 26/27. For more information about the history of San Francisco Pride, please visit our website at: http://www.sfpride.org/heritage/index.htm.