June 29 and 30, 2013

Photo Credit: Rick Gerharter

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride

Grand Marshals

Public Vote Results

Congratulations to Sister Roma of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the ACLU of Northern California. After thousands of votes cast by the public in March, the community vote went to Sister Roma as the first Individual Community Grand Marshal of the 42nd annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration & Parade. The ACLU of Northern California received the most votes in the Organizational Community Grand Marshal category, giving them that honor this year.

Peter LaBarbera was chosen to receive this year’s Pink Brick faux award for his destructive work as President of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality.

More Grand Marshals will continue to be announced as we approach the 42nd annual SF Pride Celebration & Parade on June 23-24, 2012.

A big "Thank you!" to everyone who participated in this year's vote.

About Grand Marshals

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 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender 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.

San Francisco Pride recognizes community leaders and one infamous detractor in the following categories:

  • Celebrity Grand Marshals for the 2012 Parade
  • Organizational Community Grand Marshal
  • Individual Community Grand Marshals
  • Pink Brick

Celebrity Grand Marshals

SF Pride is thrilled to announce that local celebrities, and the stars of Fuse’s trailblazing TV series TRANSCENDENT, will be Grand Marshals at this year’s Parade. Produced by the creators of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, TRANSCENDENT is a hit docu-series about Bambiana, Bionka, LA, Nya, and Xristina; a group of young, talented trans women as they navigate their professional, personal and romantic lives while performing at the award-winning AsiaSF, one of San Francisco's most popular restaurants and cabarets. Season 2 of the GLAAD Media Award nominated series premieres June 8. 

Community Grand Marshals, Individual

Local heroes (individuals currently living primarily in the nine-county Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma counties.) who shall have contributed in large part to the SF Bay Area LGBTQ community, or, as openly gay LGBTQ, contributed in large part to society at large.

Larry Yang

Community Grand Marshal

Selected by Public Vote in March
“I am deeply honored to be in the company of my co-Grand Marshals — Janetta Johnson, Black Lives Matter, Mia “Tu Mutch” Satya, and Fresh! White. Who and what we collectively represent broadens the landscape of equity and justice — and I am so inspired. Thank you.”

A teacher of meditation and mindfulness, Larry Yang is committed to serving multicultural, queer and activist communities. Playing a key role in the development of both the East Bay Meditation Center (EBMC) and the Insight Community of the Desert, and the annual LGBTQI meditation retreat in Garrison, NY . He is on the Teacher’s Council of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is a core teacher at EBMC. He is part of the coordinating team developing future diverse community meditation teachers in Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leadership Program and is part of developing the next Residential Retreat Teacher Training Program to include the participation from multicultural, queer communities.

Larry’s article, “Directing the Mind Towards Practices in Diversity” was included in Friends on the Path: Living Spiritual Communities, by Thich Nhat Hanh. His essay “Family Tree Practice” addresses how meditation and contemplative practice has directly influenced his experiences with racism, heterosexism, and oppression; it is part of Will Yoga and Meditation Really Change My Life, edited by Stephen Cope. Larry is a co-editor of Making the Invisible Visible: Healing Racism in Our Buddhist Communities, a booklet developed for building inclusive communities within spiritual practice. He has contributed to the groundbreaking anthology, Dharma, Color, and Culture, by Hilda Gutiérrez Baldoquín—a volume that provides a unique perspective from practitioners of color across the spectrum of Buddhist traditions. His recent article in “Inquiring Mind,” called Awakening Together, is about the complexities of community spiritual practice. He is working on a book for Wisdom Publications by the same title.

Fresh! White

Community Grand Marshal

Selected by the San Francisco Pride Board of Directors in March
"It’s through our ability to love and heal ourselves, that we will heal the world. Living as a transman of color is truly amazing, and challenging in a world that often sees us as dangerous and unworthy so, thank you friends, Bay Area leaders and SF Pride, for continually working to make San Francisco an equitable and safe place for our LGBTQ2AI and beyond communities."

A lover of life, coach, facilitator, mindfulness and meditation leader, Fresh! White founded the Bay Area’s first mindfulness and meditation group exclusively for the trans and genderqueer community. Fresh! also proudly works part-time as an Employment Specialist at the SF LGBT Community Center, where he supports trans and gender-variant community members in seeking employment or pursuing entrepreneurship. 

White arrived in the Bay Area in 1991, becoming well-known as a bouncer at the lesbian club experience JUNK, and later winning the title of San Francisco’s 1999 Drag King. Fresh! continued his service to the community as a speaker for the SF LGBTQ Speakers Bureau, and later serving on the Board of Directors of Communities United Against Violence (CUAV),  and volunteering for the SF Dyke March, the SF Trans March, the Transgender Day of Remembrance and the Transgender Day of Visibility.

Encouraging self-love and self-compassion practices, through social media, and through his one-on-one coaching services, Fresh! lives to reflect love and self-acceptance on his diverse global community.

Mia "Tu Mutch" Satya

Individual Community Grand Marshal

Selected by the San Francisco Pride Board of Directors in March
“As a transexual teen coming out in a Christian, conservative family in ‘Farmville, America”, I never thought I would survive high school and certainly never dreamed I would be able to create a career as a community advocate. What moves me to tears isn't the honor of riding in the parade as Grand Marshal, it's that my LGBTQ family recognizes my perseverance in fighting for racial and economic justice for all.”

Growing up in rural Texas and blossoming into a trans woman, Mia “Tu Mutch” Satya fled to San Francisco to find community. While finding the community she longed for, she also found (and survived) homelessness, discrimination, unemployment and violence. In overcoming these obstacles, she has become a trailblazing community organizer specializing in youth empowerment, economic justice, affordable housing, and LGBTQ+ liberation.

An LGBTQ cultural humility trainer, community-based researcher, policy analyst and multi-taskmaster with over a decade of advocacy experience, Mia has provided direct services, including healthcare and employment, to underserved communities including homeless LGBTQ+ youth. She has served on over ten committees in five City agencies, including the Youth Commission, and played key roles in reauthorizing the Children’s Fund and the Public Education Enrichment Fund (PEEF) which now provides over $150 million a year in services for youth. Commissioner Tu Mutch worked to secure free Muni for 40,000 low-income youth and co-created a landmark LGBTQ+ diversity training for over 9,000 City employees.

Linking her personal and professional experiences, Mia can act as a catalyst for coalition-building, propose new policies and secure long-term, sustainable solutions that make San Francisco a more equitable city. As the Director of Transitional Age Youth, San Francisco (TAYSF), Mia holds elected officials accountable to the needs of youth of color, LGBTQ youth and youth who have experienced incarceration, immigration, homelessness, disability and foster care. She facilitates forums for underrepresented youth to give feedback to City leaders, and works with coalitions to ensure all San Franciscans have successful transitions to adulthood.

Ms. Satya is an alumna of the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute, the Victory Empowerment Fellowship, the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Transgender Leadership Exchange, and is the first transsexual to be selected to participate in Emerge California, the premiere political training program for women. She works in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, supports TAJA’s Coalition’s efforts to end the genocide of trans women of color and recently launched All Out: the LGBTQ+ Political Pipeline to inspire, educate, and connect youth to transform the world.

Janetta Johnson

Community Grand Marshal

Selected by the San Francisco Pride Membership in March
“I'm happy to be a part of this year's Pride and I'm particularly excited about the fact that Black Lives Matter is also a Grand Marshal, as I'm a strong participant in the local Bay Area organizing. This is wonderful. I'm hoping that this can continue to bring awareness to the plight of black lives in the bay and hold the Bay Area accountable to work for economic justice, for all black lives in the Bay. Black Trans Lives Matter.”

While already a life-changing experience, prison can be especially harsh on transgender inmates. In institutions that aren’t equipped or aware of the issues facing LGBTQ populations inmates face solitary confinement, or placement amongst violent offenders. Survivors often face long term post-traumatic stress. Once out of the prison system, and already economically marginalized through long-term employment discrimination, former inmates can find themselves vulnerable to re-entry without strong support networks to gain the skills and tools needed to change their lives.

An Afro-American trans woman, healer and facilitator, Janetta Johnson is the Executive Director of the Transgender Gender Variant and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP). Johnson’s experiences as a formerly incarcerated trans person have inspired and informed her work to affirm the value of black trans lives through media, education and community-building. She has developed grassroots re-entry programs designed to reduce recidivism, as well as building the organizing capabilities of trans and gender non-conforming communities of color.

Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal

Mike Shriver

Selected by the San Francisco Pride Board of Directors in March
“This is a tremendous honor, one that truly leaves me speechless. I have the distinct honor of being a part of a community of incredible activists and advocates, all of whom are as deserving of this recognition as I am. I am deeply touched by this recognition.”

It is with the deepest gratitude and appreciation for nearly 30 years of service to the local and national LGBT community that San Francisco Pride names Mike Shriver the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal .

Deeply involved in HIV/AIDS advocacy, activism, program development, organizational development, and public policy, his efforts have encompassed issues such as HIV+ primary prevention efforts, substance use/abuse interventions, HIV/AIDS care, community organizing, and mobilization as well as HIV research on local, statewide, national and international levels. Mike is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the National AIDS Memorial Grove and has also served as co-chair of World AIDS Day in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

He has served as Health Commissioner for the City and County of San Francisco as well as Special Advisor to the Mayor on AIDS/HIV Policy. For several years he was the Executive Director of Mobilization Against AIDS, California’s oldest HIV/AIDS advocacy organization as well as Deputy Director of Policy at the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA) in Washington, DC. Shriver has served on the San Francisco Ryan White CARE Council (including time as co-chair).

Mike’s current affiliations, in addition to the Grove, include honorary trustee of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), a Board Member of the Castro Country Club as well as a Board Member of NorCal CMA.  His past Board affiliations include amfAR, HIV Prevention Project, the Tenderloin AIDS Resource Center, the Tenderloin AIDS Network and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.

Community Grand Marshal, Organization

Black Lives Matter

Selected by Public Vote in March

In the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the Trayon Martin murder case and a national dialogue on race and justice, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi co-founded the #BlackLives Matter movement. Starting as a hashtag and progressing to a social movement, #BlackLivesMatter has renewed and inspired a new generation of activists. The American Dialect Society chose the hashtag form of the phrase as their word of the year for 2014.

An international network of more than 30 chapters working for the validity of Black life,Black Lives Matter is working to (re)build the Black liberation movement and affirm the lives of all Black people, specifically Black women, queer and trans people, people who are differently abled, and those who are undocumented and formerly incarcerated.

Centering on those who are marginalized within Black liberation movements, Black Lives Matter imposes a call to action and response to state-sanctioned violence against Black people, as well as the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society.

Heritage of Pride Awards

Heritage of Pride - Pride Community Award

St. James Infirmary

Chosen by the SF Pride Board of Directors; the Pride Community Award is presented for outstanding service to LGBTQ communities

"The St. James Infirmary is honored to be recognized by SF Pride for this award. Over 70% of people in the sex industry in the US are LGBTIQ, yet the mainstream GLB movement often chooses to ignore this reality, sweeping sex worker rights — and the queer and trans people who need them — under the rug. We were thrilled to hear that SF Pride chose to focus on racial and economic justice as this year's theme, and we can't wait to celebrate alongside Grand Marshals like Janetta Johnson and Black Lives Matter. Sex worker rights mean rights for trans people, poor people, people of color, people with HIV, incarcerated people, undocumented people, and gay and lesbian people. We are grateful to Pride for recognizing this fight, and for awarding us in this special moment in our organization's history."

The St. James Infirmary was made possible because of the unique vision of Sex Worker rights activists from COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) and the Exotic Dancers Alliance (EDA) and a timely event in the San Francisco County Jail. Under “Hold and Treat” laws, persons arrested for prostitution charges would be forcibly tested and treated for sexually transmitted infections. In the late 90s, a local woman arrested for soliciting in San Francisco had her blood forcibly drawn in the jail and was not informed as to the nature of the test. Feeling violated, she called members of COYOTE. These members did what they felt was necessary in the face of outright social injustice—they fought back with a proposal: “Sex Workers need to take care of our own, we have a plan and here it is.” Via collaboration with the San Francisco Department of Public Health STD Control and Prevention Section (known as “City Clinic), in 1999 COYOTE and EDA opened the first Occupational Health and Safety Clinic run by and for Sex Workers.

The St. James Infirmary (SJI) is the only Occupational Health & Safety Clinic run by and for sex workers in the country. SJI offers free services such as medical care, mental health care, HIV services, transgender healthcare, groups, education and outreach. By caring for one another's basic needs, they strengthen the sex worker community's ability to fight against stigma, criminalization, violence and poverty.

In addition to their direct services, the SJI engages in policy work, public education, community organizing and media production to combat the institutional violence that puts sex workers  - and LGBT sex workers of color, uniquely - at risk. Despite being displaced from their South of Market home, in 2016 they celebrate their 17th year with expanded services, programming, partnerships, and the opening of their new clinic in the Tenderloin.

Heritage of Pride – 10 Years of Service Award

Joanie Juster

Chosen by the SF Pride Board of Directors, for those organizations, individuals, or other entities who have contributed ten (10) years of consecutive service to the LGBTQ community.

“It is humbling to be honored by SF Pride for nearly 30 years of service to this community — I can think of so many other long-time volunteers and activists who work day after day to make our community, our city, and our world a safer, more equitable place for all. The common thread that connects all the causes I've worked for is equality: equal rights and equal access to economic opportunity, health care, and a life of freedom and dignity. I'm grateful to be part of such a diverse and caring community that works together toward these goals.”

When the AIDS epidemic struck in the 1980s, Joanie Juster felt compelled to help, and she has been volunteering ever since. Usually working behind the scenes instead of on stage, her work involves fundraising, event production and grassroots community organizing for programs fighting AIDS, breast cancer, poverty and social injustice.  

From the intimacy of one-on-one client care for people with AIDS, to organizing rallies and fundraisers, her goal has always been to be there for those who need not just financial help, but someone to stand up for them.

She is best known for her work with the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, AIDS Emergency Fund, AIDS Walk San Francisco, Shanti, AIDS Emergency Fund/Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, Marriage Equality USA, and more.  

In 2014 she was Sainted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and received the Zach Long Hall of Fame Award, presented by the AIDS Emergency Fund.

Heritage of Pride - Pride Creativity Award

Mercedez Munro

Chosen by the SF Pride Board of Directors; the Pride Creativity Award is presented for outstanding artistic contribution to the LGBTQ community.

“Being recognized, and selected as this year’s Heritage of Pride Creativity Award Honoree, by the SF Pride board, was an unexpected surprise. I cannot thank the board enough for honoring the creative work that I do in the community, and for this prestigious award.”

Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan (Miss Gay Michigan in 1995, Miss Kalamazoo, Miss Winter Wonderland, and Miss Carousel), Munro moved to San Francisco in 2004. A former Miss Gay San Francisco, Miss Gay California and Miss Gay United States 2013, Munro is the first gay national titleholder from the state of California.

She considers herself as an “old school” female impersonator, with an authentic heart, who has done everything possible to perfect her craft as an entertainer, community leader, house mother, and businessperson.

Heritage of Pride - Pride Freedom Award

Sally Miller Gearheart

Chosen by the SF Pride Board of Directors, for outstanding contributions to advancing civil rights and freedom for LGBTQ people.

“I am honored to receive the Heritage of Pride – Pride Freedom Award since I am familiar with the good works of San Francisco Pride. As an old timer who was present at our very first gay march, I am especially astounded by how far we've come — and by what we have gone through to get here.”

Nationally renowned gay and lesbian rights activist, author and teacher, Sally Miller Gearhart grew up in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia.  Gearhart became the first open lesbian in the country to obtain a tenure-track faculty position at San Francisco State University in 1973. While at SF State, she helped establish one of the first women and gender studies programs in the U.S., and continued teaching until her retirement in 1992.

Gearhart fought alongside Harvey Milk in the epic battle that defeated California Proposition 6, known as the Briggs Initiative. As Milk’s debate partner, Gearhart famously debated John Briggs, attacking the initiative to ban homosexuals from teaching positions.

Gearhart has authored or co-authored numerous works including “Loving women/loving men;: Gay liberation and the church,” “Feminist Tarot,” and “The Wanderground.” Her personal and academic papers are housed at the University of Oregon, where the Sally Gearhart Fund for Lesbian Studies has been established in her name.

Audrey Joseph LGBTQ Entertainment Award

Deana Dawn

Chosen by the SF Pride Board of Directors; honoring those who have made a significant and historical impact, or left an indelible impression on the LGBTQ community and the movement for LGBTQ rights, through their artistic expression, or through their contribution within the entertainment industry.

“I'm honored to receive this award named after such an iconic force in the LGBT entertainment industry, Audrey Joseph. The light of the stage offers me a creative platform to mentor others and support many causes.”

In her decades long tour de force of creativity, accomplished stage personality Deana Dawn has earned the titles of Ms. Golden State Gay Rodeo Association 2002, Queen II of the Krewe de Kinque Mardi Gras Club, Miss Golden Gate 2005 and Imperial Empress to the Council of Emperors, Imperial Court San Francisco, and Saint Comes the Dawn Goddess of the Rising Stars of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.  Volunteering and working for the HIV/AIDS charity store Under One Roof for five years, she won the Supporting Beam Award.

Deana’s uplifting performances have raised awareness and filled coffers for communities in need, raising more than $200,000 for more than 30 charities, including Positive Resource Center, AIDS Housing Alliance, Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS), Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation, Academy of Friends, Transgender Law Center, SF Night Ministry and more.

Building community while fighting for LGBTQ rights Deana has shown a passion for mentoring youth, training them how to command a stage and take on leadership roles as title-holders. Her legacy cemented, Deana continues to perform, even through a recent, successful battle with cancer.

Past Grand Marshals

2015

Rick Welts

Rick Welts

Celebrity Grand Marshals:
Rick Welts

Celebrity Guest:
Anthony Wayne

Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal:
Felicia Elizondo

Gilbert Baker Pride Founder's Award:
Patrick Carney

Jose Julio Sarria History Maker:
Julia & Sam Thoron

Audrey Joseph LGBTQ Entertainment Award:
Audrey Joseph

Teddy Witherington Award:
Tita Aida (AKA Nikki Calma)

Individual Community Grand Marshals:
Alicia Garza
Brian Basinger
Belo Cipriani
Judy Dlugacz

Organizational Grand Marshal:
Transgender Law Center

Pink Brick Recipient:
American Family Association

2014

Janet Mock

Janet Mock

Celebrity Grand Marshals:
Janet Mock
Roberta Kaplan
Ross Mathews

Guest of Honor:
Barney Frank

Celebrity Guest:
E.J. Johnson, III

Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal:
Judy Grahn

Gilbert Baker Pride Founder's Award:
Dr. Ted McIlVenna

Individual Community Grand Marshals:
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy
Jewlyes Gutierrez
Tommi Avicolli Mecca
Melanie Nathan

Organizational Grand Marshal:
Trans March

Honorary Grand Marshal:
Chelsea Manning

Pink Brick Recipient:
Scott Lively

2013

Tabatha Coffey

Tabatha Coffey

Celebrity Grand Marshals:
Tabatha Coffey
Roger Ross Williams
Alex Newell
Cheyenne Jackson
Thomas Roberts
Mondo Guerra

Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal:
Alvin H. Baum

Jose Julio Sarria History Maker:
The Leffew Family

Individual Community Grand Marshals:
Marlena
Kamala Harris
Crystal Jang
BeBe Sweetbriar
Dr. Betty Sullivan
Mario Benton
Veronika Fimbres
Chili D.
Perry Lang & Kenneth Monteiro

Local Organizational Grand Marshal:
Bay Area Youth Summit

Pink Brick Recipient:
Boy Scouts of America

2012

Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman

Celebrity Grand Marshals:
Sarah Silverman
Dot Brown
Carmen Carrera

Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal:
Willie L. Brown, Jr.

Gilbert Baker Pride Founders Award:
Gilbert Baker

Individual Community Grand Marshals:
Edaj
Rebecca Prozan
Sister Roma
Olga Talamante
Morningstar Vancil
Gary Virginia

Global Grand Marshal:
Bishop Christopher Senyonjo

Local Organizational Grand Marshal:
ACLU of Northern California

Pink Brick Recipient:
Peter La Barbera

2011

Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono

Celebrity Grand Marshals:
Chaz Bono
Olympia Dukakis
LaKisha Hoffman
Yigit Pura

Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal:
Bishop Yvette Flunder

Special Guests:
Dustin Lance Black
Jeremy Ray Valdez

Individual Community Grand Marshals:
Dr. Aaron Belkin
Victoria Kolakowski
Christiana Remington
Therese "Terry" Stewart
Rev. Roland Stringfellow
Graylin K. Thornton

National Organizational Grand Marshal:
The Trevor Project

Local Organizational Grand Marshal:
The GLBT Historical Society & History Museum

Honorary Grand Marshals:
Susie Bright
Ron Wong

Pink Brick Recipient:
Lou Engle

2010

Cheer SF at SF Gay Pride

(Photo Credit: Tom Hwang)

Celebrity Grand Marshals:
Alice Walker
Zoe Dunning
Andy Bell

Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal:
Ambassador James Hormel

Special Guests:
Nancy Pelosi on video

Community Grand Marshals:
All past Pride Grand Marshals were invited back to celebrate as Community Grand Marshals

Organizational Grand Marshal:
Cheer SF

2009

Lieutenant Dan Choi at SF Pride

(Photo Credit: Bill Wilson)

Celebrity Grand Marshals:
Cloris Leachman
Lt. Dan Choi
The MILK Movie Team:
Bruce Cohen
Dan Nicoletta
Howard Rosenman
Real-life MILK Team:
Tory Hartmann
Frank Robinson
John Ryckman

Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal:
William Beasley

Organizational Grand Marshal:
National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People (NAACP)

Community Grand Marshals:
Joe Hawkins
Molly McKay and Davina Kotulski
Shannon Minter
Andrea Shorter
Helen Zia

Special Guests:
Calpernia Addams
Ongina
Darryl Stephens
Shirley Tan and Jay Mercado
The Cast of "WICKED"

Pink Brick Recipient:
Carrie Prejean

Pink Brick Runner-up:
Archbishop George H. Niederauer
 

2008

SF Pride Grand Marshals

(Photo Credit: Bill Wilson)

Celebrity Grand Marshals:
Cyndi Lauper
The Producers of The Milk Movie
Stuart Milk

Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal:
Theresa Sparks

Organizational Grand Marshal:
Gay Asian Pacific Alliance

Community Grand Marshals:
Erick Argüello
Joan Benoît
Marvin Burrows
Joey Cain
Evan Low
Julius Turman

Honorary Grand Marshals:
Brett Andrews
Miguel Bustos
Trauma Flintstone
Shannon Minter
Tina Phillips
Dr. Carol Queen

Pink Brick Recipient:
Bill O'Reilly
 

2007

The Men of Noah's Arc

(Photo Credit: Bill Wilson)

Celebrity Grand Marshals:
The Cast of “Noah’s Arc”
Eric Alva
Jan Wahl

Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal:
Pat Norman

Organizational Grand Marshal:
Rainbow World Fund

Community Grand Marshals:
Dolores Caruthers & Laura Espinosa
John Newsome
Page Hodel
Robert Haaland
Stuart Gaffney & John Lewis

Pink Brick Recipient:
George W. Bush
 

2006

Celebrity Grand Marshal Jennifer Beals

(Photo Credit: Jane Cleland)

Celebrity Grand Marshals:
Jennifer Beals
Honey Labrador
Reichen Lehmkuhl

Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal:
Sgt. Elliot Blackstone

Organizational Grand Marshal:
The Billy deFrank LGBT Center of San Jose

Community Grand Marshals:
Marion Abdullah
Robert Bernardo
Cecilia Chung
Dr. Kathleen McGuire
Sal Rosselli
Lancy Woo and Cristy Chung

Pink Brick Recipient:
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

More Grand Marshal History 2003-2008

Marion Abdullah  2006 Community Grand Marshal
Tom  Ammiano 2000 Community Grand Marshal
Erick  Argüello 2008 Community Grand Marshal
Jennifer Beals 2006 Celebrity Grand Marshal
Joan  Benoît 2008 Community Grand Marshal
Robert Bernardo 2006 Community Grand Marshal
Billy deFrank LGBT Center of San Jose 2006 Organizational Community Grand Marshal
Sgt. Elliot Blackstone 2006 Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal
Randy Burns 2005 Community Grand Marshal
Marvin Burrows 2008 Community Grand Marshal
Joey Cain 2008 Community Grand Marshal
Dolores Caruthers 2007 Community Grand Marshal w/ Laura Espinosa as a couple
Ilene Chaiken 2005 Celebrity Grand Marshal
Margaret Cho 2000 Celebrity Grand Marshal
Cecilia Chung 2006 Community Grand Marshal
Cristy Chung 2006 Community Grand Marshal - shared honor with Lancy Woo
Alan Cumming 2004 Celebrity Grand Marshal
Equality California 2005 Organizational Grand Marshal
Laura Espinosa 2007 Community Grand Marshal w/ Dolores Caruthers as a couple
Doretha Flournoy-Williams 2005 Community Grand Marshal
Stuart Gaffney 2007 Community Grand Marshal w/ John Lewis as a couple
Marina Gatto 2003 Community Grand Marshal
Calvin  Gipson 2004 Community Grand Marshal
Marga Gomez 2003 Celebrity Grand Marshal
Robert Haaland 2007 Community Grand Marshal &
2004 Honorary Grand Marshal
Heklina   2004 Community Grand Marshal
Page Hodel 2007 Community Grand Marshal
James Hormel 2005 Community Grand Marshal
Happy Hyder 2004 Community Grand Marshal
Inter-Club Fund 2005 Organizational Grand Marshal
Honey Labrador 2006 Celebrity Grand Marshal
Cyndi Lauper 2008 Celebrity Grand Marshal
Reichen Lehmkuhl 2006 Celebrity Grand Marshal
John Lewis 2007 Community Grand Marshal w/ Stuart Gaffney as a couple
Evan Low 2008 Community Grand Marshal
Alec Mapa 2005 Celebrity Grand Marshal
Vicki Marelene 2003 Community Grand Marshal
Armistead Maupin 2003 Celebrity Grand Marshal
Dr. Kathleen McGuire  2006 Community Grand Marshal
Molly McKay 2009 Community Grand Marshal w/ Davina Kotulski as a couple
2005 Community Grand Marshal
The Producers of "Milk" 2008 Celebrity Grand Marshal
Stuart Milk 2008 Celebrity Grand Marshal
Peggy Moore 2005 Community Grand Marshal
Juanita  More 2005 Community Grand Marshal
National Center for Lesbian Rights 2005 Organizational Grand Marshal
Gavin Newsom 2004 Community Grand Marshal
Gay Asian Pacific Alliance 2008 Organizational Grand Marshal
John Newsome 2007 Community Grand Marshal
Pat Norman Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal 2007
Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) 2005 Organizational Grand Marshal
Rev. Troy Perry 2004 Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal
Terry Person-Harris 2003 Community Grand Marshal
Dr. Carol Queen 2001 Community Grand Marshal
Rainbow World Fund  2007 Organizational Community Grand Marshal
Kate  Raphael 2004 Community Grand Marshal
Drago Renteria 2005 Community Grand Marshal
Sal Rosselli 2006 Community Grand Marshal
Donna Sachet 2005 Community Grand Marshal
Jose Sarria 2005 Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshall
SF TEAM 2005 Organizational Grand Marshal
Theresa Sparks 2008 Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal
Mabel Teng 2004 Community Grand Marshal
Esera Tuaolo 2005 Celebrity Grand Marshal
Julius Turman 2008 Community Grand Marshal
Bruce Vilanch 2004 Celebrity Grand Marshal
Hank Wilson 2003 Community Grand Marshal
Lancy Woo 2006 Community Grand Marshal - shared honor with Cristy Chung