San Francisco Pride to Hold Forum on African American LGBTQI Contributions

Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 3.50.26 PMAfrican American Contributions to LGBTQI Culture in the American Experience – PLEASE RSVP see below.

– San Francisco Pride is pleased to announce the first in a series of forums to explore and elucidate the 2016 San Francisco Pride theme, “For Racial and Economic Justice.”

The forum, African American Contributions to LGBTQI Culture in the American Experience, will be held at 6:30 PM, immediately following the 6:00 PM San Francisco Pride monthly membership meeting, where members will vote for one of the 2016 SF Pride community grand marshals.

The forums are designed to inform and educate, as well as entertain, while encouraging dialogue, on crucial issues impacting people of color and our community. The keynote speaker for the first forum is Dr. Ken Monteiro, Ph.D (Psychology), dean at the College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University, who will also serve as panel moderator.

Panelists include: 

Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 11.03.17 AMKen Monteiro Ph.D. (Psychology): SFSU Dean, College of Ethnic Studies, Keynote Speaker and Moderator

Micah Lubensky Ph.D. (Psychology): Co-Chair Generations Black History Experience (LGBTQQ)

John Weber: Speaker Forum Chair, Philanthropic leader, SF Pride Board of Directors Member


Kippy Marks: Violinist and Community Fundraiser

Sable Jones: Miss Queen of Hearts 2016, Drag Entertainer


What: The Forum, African American Contributions to Gay Culture in the American Experience.

When: Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 from 6PM to 8:30PM (PST)

Where: Excelsior Community Room  at the Excelsior Branch Public Library, 4400 Mission St., San Francisco. View Map

Cost:  Free

RSVP: Space is limited, and reservations must be made, through Eventbrite at:, with registered members of SF Pride receiving priority.


Hashtags: #SFPRIDE   #SFPRIDEforums #RACIALandECONOMICjustice


The 46th Annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade
Theme: For Racial and Economic Justice
June 25-26, 2016

Celebration and Festival
Civic Center Plaza Park
Saturday, June 25
Sunday, June 26
Along Market Street, from Beale to 8th Street
Sunday, June 26

About the San Francisco Pride Celebration Committee

The San Francisco Pride Celebration Committee is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded to produce the SF Pride Celebration and Parade. The mission of the organization is to educate the world on LGBTQ issues, as well as commemorate the heritage, celebrate the culture, and liberate the people of all LGBTQ communities. A world leader in the Pride movement, SF Pride is also a grant-giving organization through its Community Partners Program. Since 1997, SF Pride has granted over $2.5 million dollars in proceeds to local nonprofit LGBTQIA organizations and organizations working on issues related to HIV/AIDS, cancer, homelessness, housing rights, and animal welfare.

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