June 21, 2005
Media/Sponsorship Party Takes on New Life
New Partnership with 7x7 Magazine Helps SF Pride Shine

(San Francisco) The SF LGBT Pride Celebration Committee is pleased to announce the 2005 Pride Media/Sponsorship Party, 23 June 2005 6:00-8:00pm at the Bambuddha Lounge (601 Eddy Street @ Larkin). In attendance will be this year's Grand Marshals, Ilene Chaiken, Alec Mapa, Esera Tuaolo, Donna Sachet, James Hormel, Randy Burns, Juanita More, Reverend Dr. G. Penny Nixon, and Peggy Moore. Joining the Grand Marshals will be Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal Jose Sarria and the Executive Director & Board President of PAWS, the 2005 Community Grand Marshal.

SF Pride beverage sponsors Smirnoff Twist, Red Bull, Bud Light, Pepsi, Aquafina, and Rancho Zabaco of E & J Gallo. Bambuddha Lounge, through partnership with 7x7 Magazine are providing food and venue for the Media Party.

Lindsey Jones, SF Pride Interim Executive Director, said, “We are thrilled to be welcoming national and international journalists from 250 outlets to document this world renowned event, and the commemoration of Stonewall, for those not able to join us in this great city. We thank 7x7 Magazine for their genuine support and partnership in this important work”.

The new and improved Media Party would not be possible without the input from new SF Pride local magazine partner 7x7, the dynamic magazine that celebrates San Francisco people and their stories in a sophisticated and stylish format.

“Pride is a perfect philosophical pairing for 7x7 Magazine, and we are thrilled to be part of this legendry San Francisco tradition,” said Heather Luplow Hartle, creative and editorial director of 7x7. “The festival is about celebrating San Francisco while making a statement about the uniqueness of the city, and that is what we strive to convey in our magazine.”

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration. The event theme is, "Stand Up, Stand Out, Stand Proud," and will be held the June 25/26 weekend. For more information about San Francisco LGBT Pride please visit our website at: www.sfpride.org.

For further information please contact Jonathan Fishleder at: (415)
864-0831.