47th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration

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Saturday, June 24, 2017
  San Francisco Pride is one of the biggest LGBTQ+ gatherings in the nation. Every year it draws upwards of 1.5 million people, nearly double the population of the entire city. Every block of SF seems to be covered in rainbows, and happiness floats through the air like glitter confetti. The official parade is on Sunday, but there are events all weekend, including the Trans March on Friday and the Dyke March on Saturday. The main event in Civic Center Plaza has more than 20 community run stages in addition to the main stage, and over 200 exhibitors. You can experience all types of music, food, drinks, entertainment, performances, speakers, and more. Wear rainbows, hug your fellow citizens, but always remember to be respectful of what the event represents. It is not just an excuse to party.   Pride has been happening in San Francisco since 1970, and its ‘gayborhood’ of the Castro has a deep history in the gay rights movement. The famous LGBTQ activist Harvey Milk was assassinated in 1979, but the work of him and his team changed the course of human rights for LGBT people forever. Pride is a blast, but it’s also a reminder that not everyone in our society is equal. The mission of the SF Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee is important: “to educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people.” You can find out more info here: http://www.transmarch.org/ http://www.thedykemarch.org/ http://www.sfpride.org/    
Time: 
12pm-6pm
Meeting place: 
Civic Centre Plaza

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