March 24, 2009

UPDATED INFO: San Francisco Pride Corrects Grand Marshal Calendar


San Francisco, CA – 24 March 2009 – The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee announced today a correction to their Grand Marshal calendar.  An internal communication error resulted in an incorrect announcement regarding the modified selection process for 2009.   

As has been stated previously, there will be no publicly selected Community Grand Marshal through the traditional public polling process this year while Pride’s Board of Directors gathers input from the community about the role of the Grand Marshal process and SF Pride in the community.  Community members are encouraged to submit their input at info [at] or to contact Pride’s Board of Directors to set up a meeting.

Pride’s membership still select one Community Grand Marshals at their May General Planning Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, May 12.  Only full members of the organization may submit nominations, and the membership’s nominations will close at their April 14 meeting.  Pride’s membership meetings take place the second Tuesday of each month at the SF LGBT Community Center at 7:00 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to submit nominations for the membership’s consideration by Monday, April 6 at 5:00 p.m. to  All public input about Grand Marshal candidates will be forwarded to Pride’s Board and membership. 

Pride’s Board of Directors will also select between one and three Community Grand Marshals at their May Board Meeting scheduled for May 5. 

Pride’s Electoral College, which is made up of former Grand Marshals, will select one Community Grand Marshal by the end of April.

San Francisco Pride’s Grand Marshals are the public emissaries of Pride. They represent a mix of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the LGBT community.

With the help of community input, Pride selects these groups and individuals as Grand Marshals in order to honor the work they have put into furthering the causes of LGBT people.


About San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee (SFLGBTPCC):
The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee ( is a non-profit membership organization founded to produce the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration & Parade. With its office located at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center, SFLGBTPCC is dedicated to education, commemoration of LGBT heritage and celebration of LGBT culture and liberation. A world leader in the Pride movement, SFLGBTPCC is also a grant-giving organization through its Community Partners Program. Since 1997, SFLGBTPCC has granted over $1.4 million dollars from proceeds of the Pride Celebration and Parade to local non-profit LGBT organizations and those organizations serving the HIV/AIDS and breast cancer communities.

About the 2009 San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration & Parade:
This year marks the 39th anniversary of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade. This year's theme is "In Order to Form a More Perfect Union…," and the event will be held over the weekend of June 27 and 28, 2009. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than a dozen community-run stages and venues, San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation. The two-day celebration is free and open to all. For more information please visit our website at


For Further Information Please Contact:

Brendan Behan
Deputy Executive Director
1800 Market Street, PMB #5
San Francisco, CA  94102
Cell (619) 347-3714
Phone (415) 864-0831 ext.102   Fax (415) 864-5889
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