San Francisco Pride expects bigger crowd due to SCOTUS Prop 8 and DOMA decisions

SF Pride is looking for medical volunteers

By Melanie Nathan,  April 04, 2013

My daughter marching with Ugandan Bishop Senyonjo, San Francisco Pride

2012-06-24_11-48-29_91 2012-06-24_11-48-34_148In an announcement naming Rock Medicine a partner in services to San Francisco Pride this year, organizers noted that this June, San Francisco Pride will need as many medical volunteers as possible because they will be expecting an increase in Pride attendees due to the US Supreme Court’s rulings on historic gay rights cases regarding the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8.

The Supreme Court’s decisions will be announced in late June prior to the start of the San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade.

In noting this SF Pride’s Board President Lisa Williams noted:-

“For all of those who have volunteered with SF Pride in a medical capacity, SF Pride thanks you for your inspired and loyal past service; all of us at SF Pride look forward to continuing to work with you in 2013 and beyond! We truly believe that this important change is a wise strategic investment to ensure the safety and security of SF Pride participants, which is our #1 priority, and again highlights our deep commitment to industry-wide best practices for an event of our size and scale,” said Lisa Williams, Board President.

To volunteer on the medical team, please visit Rock Medicine’s website ( to apply.

About San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee

The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee ( is a non-profit membership organization founded to produce the annual San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade.  Over the course of the two-day event, the San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade is estimated to bring over one million people, making it the largest gathering of LGBT people in the nation. San Francisco Pride is dedicated to education, commemoration of LGBT heritage, and celebration of LGBT culture and liberation. A world leader in the Pride movement, San Francisco Pride is also a grant-giving organization through its Community Partners Program. Since 1997, SF Pride has granted over $2.1 million dollars in proceeds to LGBT, HIV/AIDS, cancer, and animal welfare nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area.

Rock Medicine is a nonprofit organization that has provided free medical services at Bay Area events for 40 years. Rock Medicine believes that health care is a right, not a privilege.  A non-judgmental, unbiased approach to patients and a deep knowledge of medicine makes Rock Medicine unique among medical providers. San Francisco Pride is very fortunate to have partnered with an esteemed medical team with an excellent record for addressing patients’ needs, while decreasing the involvement of police and hospitals.

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