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sfpride.org              SF Pride E-Newsletter: Issue #37: Dec. 1, 2009
In Remembrance: World AIDS Day
40th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade - June 26-27, 2010

In this issue:
- World AIDS Day
- Give the Gift of Community
- SF Pride Open House Event
- OVO - Cirque du Soleil
- Volunteer in Our New Offices
- Membership Annual Renewal Period
- Boost Your Visibility with an Ad in Pocket Pride
- Take Advantage of Early Bird Rates and Apply Now

 World AIDS Day


Photo Credit: Bill Weaver

   Today, December 1st, is World AIDS Day.  Communities around the globe will be raising awareness about HIV/AIDS.  By wearing a red ribbon today, you can make a simple but powerful statement about the ongoing epidemic and the importance of remembering, healing, and acting. This coming January marks twenty-nine years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. 
    Show your support for World AIDS Day and take a stand against stigma by wearing a red ribbon.  Friends of SF Pride on Facebook can post the names of friends and loved ones that have been lost to the epidemic.


 Give the Gift of Community

    Keeping positive images of LGBT lives and our diverse identities out in our communities is a critical way to change hearts and minds and to garner grassroots support for our rights.
    Your tax-deductible financial contribution today will provide critically needed funds for our year-round educational events and outreach initiatives for LGBT equality.  Every dollar we receive will be put hard to work building and coalescing our community to send the message far and wide that Pride is a year-round commitment of LGBT people and our allies to continue to fight for our rights.
    Contribute as generously as you can, whether that means donating $500, $50, or $5, to support much needed programming like our non-partisan voter registration initiative.  Make your secure online donation today:

  Donate to SF Pride's Memebrship and Outreach fund.  

Make your tax-deductible contribution online now

Or you can mail your check donation made out to "SF Pride" to: SF Pride, ATTN: Outreach Fund, 1841 Market Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-1112.

 SF Pride Open House Event

    You are invited to Pride’s upcoming open house event on Tuesday, December 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The event will take place at Pride’s new office location at 1841 Market Street, which is at the corner of Market and Pearl Street.  Visitors can enter the offices around the corner from Market at 30 Pearl [MAP].  Meet our newest members of the board and enjoy some snacks while getting a tour of the new Pride office.  We hope to see you there!

 OVO - Cirque du Soleil


 Volunteer in Our New Offices

Photo Credit: Rick Gerharter


    The SF Pride office is the central planning location for the 40th anniversary Pride Celebration & Parade.  With the help of our creative and supportive office volunteers, this year will be one of the most exciting ever.  Volunteering in the office can be done on a one-time basis, over a period of a few days, or as an on-going, weekly occurrence.
    We currently need your assistance with a variety of exciting projects. You can help with archiving historical Pride documents, preparing for the new membership year, updating spreadsheets, and sending out mailings. We've moved, so you can even help us to organize our new space.  Our office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. 
    Please contact us at volunteers@sfpride.org or call 415-864-0831 ext. 110 with your availability.  If you have any questions or if you are having difficulty finding the 30 Pearl Street entrance [MAP], please call us at (415) 864-0831.  We look forward to welcoming you to our new offices!

 Membership Annual Renewal Period

    As our 40th anniversary approaches, now is the time to stay strong and stay active. All memberships with SF Pride are currently renewable. Avoid termination of your member voting privileges by completing and sending in a renewal form by December 11, 2009. If you were not present at the AGM, a renewal form has been mailed to you at the most current mailing address we have on file. 
    To update your membership records, please email us or download and print the form here. Completed and signed renewal forms must be received at the SF Pride Offices by December 11, 2009 to avoid the termination of your member voting privileges. Duplicate renewal forms can be obtained by emailing us or by downloading the form here.
    Interested in joining our organization? Sign up to become a member here.

 Boost Your Visibility with an Ad in Pocket Pride
    Advertise in Pocket Pride 2010 by January 8th 2010 and save 20%!Place your order and find rates at pocketpride.sfpride.org.  To qualify for the 20% discount, you must pay by 1/8/10. Artwork is due 5/15/10. 
    Call 415-389-1515 for assistance.
 Take Advantage of Early Bird Rates by Applying Now

Photo Credit:
Juan Carlos Pometta Betancourt

    Be a Part of the 40th anniversary San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade!  Register Online as an exhibitor or parade contingent at  register.sfpride.org.  Call 415-389-1515 if you have questions.