On Sunday, June 25th, an estimated 50,000 people marched in the 2017 San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade; which kicked off with hundreds of riders in the Dykes on Bikes contingent, followed by thousands of marchers in the Board-led Resistance Contingent. Overall, there were 271 contingents in the 47th Annual Parade. See who participated.
2017 AWARD WINNERSEvery year a panel of judges award participants for their creativity and engagement in the San Francisco Pride Parade. Thanks to Sister Merry Peter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for organizing our judges this year!
BEST OVERALLChosen by public vote..
California Bluegrass Association
Dedicated to preserving and promoting bluegrass, old-time, and Gospel music in California, the California Bluegrass Association contingent consisted of a float featuring a live bluegrass performances, along with adults, youth and children, all wearing Bluegrass Pride T-shirts, marching alongside. Some of the marchers carried bluegrass instruments and played for the crowd. They also handed out listings of upcoming bluegrass performances in the Bay Area. Photograph by Mike Melnyk.
2017 marks the first year that the California Bluegrass Association participated in the San Francisco Pride Parade.
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS CONTINGENTS
Awarded to those contingents with great emotional content, message, or outstanding presentation.
• Amy Sueyoshi – APIQWTC
• Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits – Gilbert Baker Pride Founder’s Award
• Consulate of Mexico
• Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America (LMDA)
• Utopia SF
ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS CONTINGENTS
Awarded to contingents whose presentation is unexpected, over-the-top, brilliant, and/or unique.
• American Legion – Alexander Hamilton Post 448
• Dykes on Bikes
• ConfiDance Fitness
• Latinos de Ambiente
• San Francisco Playhouse
• The Trevor Project
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS MUSICAL CONTINGENTS
Awarded to outstanding contingents with live music, a chorus, or feature music as an important element.
• AIDS Emergency Fund/Positive Resource Center (with Beach Blanket Babylon)
• California Bluegrass Association
• National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
• San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band
• UC Davis Aggies Marching Band
• Youth Pride Coalition
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS THEME CONTINGENTS
Awarded to those contingents that best incorporated our theme: “A Celebration of Diversity”.
• El/La Para TransLatinas
• GLBT Historical Society
• Planned Parenthood of Northern California
• San Francisco Pride Board Resistance Contingent
• San Francisco Public Library
• United in Spirit
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS MARCHING CONTINGENTS
Awarded to outstanding contingents with two or more people marching.
• Glide Memorial Church
• Muttville Senior Dog Rescue
• Rhythm & Motion/Dancers’ Group
• San Francisco Department of Public Health
• San Francisco Ducal Court
• WikiMedia Foundation
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS FLOAT CONTINGENTS
Awarded to outstanding contingents with a mechanical float or large interactive display.
• San Francisco Balloon Magic
• San Francisco Bay Times
• The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
• Theatre Rhinoceros
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS SPONSOR CONTINGENT
Selected by our Parade judges..
• Sutter Health
From Market/Beale to Market/8th Street in downtown San Francisco.
Registration for 2018 is not yet available.
For questions regarding parade logistics, contingent training, etc.: firstname.lastname@example.org