Meet and Greet San Francisco Pride 2016 Celebrity Grand Marshals

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 7.08.14 PMSan Francisco, CA – On Tuesday, May 24 from 6:00-9:00 PM, San Francisco Pride and AsiaSF are hosting a Meet-n-Greet with the cast of the trailblazing Fuse TV docu-series TRANSCENDENT.

The TV show features a group of talented trans women from San Francisco, Bambiana, Bionka, L.A., Nya, and Xristina, as they navigate their professional, personal and romantic lives while performing at the award-winning AsiaSF.

Bambiana, Bionka, L.A., Nya, and Xristina will be Grand Marshals at the upcoming 46th Annual San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26.

TRANSCENDENT was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in 2016 for Outstanding Reality Program and is produced by the creators of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce. Season 2 of TRANSCENDENT premieres June 8 at 11:30 pm ET/PT.

The entire cast of TRANSCENDENT Notes:

“Is honored to have been selected as Celebrity Grand Marshals by SF Pride. It’s a privilege to represent the transgender community at this historic SF event and we couldn’t be prouder, or more grateful, to be included.

Michelle Meow, President of the SF Pride Board of Directors:

“The cast of Transcendent have made the SF LGBTQI community proud. They are sharing their lives, their stories, and their struggles with the rest of the world. There was once upon a time in which Transgender visibility on network television was non-existent. Their work honors the contributions they have made to the progress we are experiencing as out LGBTQI people today.”

Executive Director George Ridgely:

“San Francisco Pride is at its best when we celebrate and honor our local heroes, and we are incredibly lucky to have the Ladies of Transcendent as our Celebrity Grand Marshals this year.”

Tickets for the Meet-n-Greet start at $25 and can be purchased at sfpride.org/schedule

The evening is a fundraiser for SF Pride and will feature performances by the Ladies of Transcendent, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials courtesy of AsiaSF, as well as raffle prizes and give-aways. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the TRANSCENDENT cast.

AsiaSF has won many awards, is one of San Francisco’s most popular restaurants and cabarets, and was recently honored as one of the Hottest 100 restaurants in America by OpenTable:”AsiaSF just celebrated its 18th year anniversary as an iconic San Francisco entertainment landmark,” according to Larry Hashbarger, Founder and CEO. “But what we’re most proud about is our support of the transgender community over all those years. AsiaSF was a pioneer in providing employment opportunities for the trans community in San Francisco. AsiaSF is a true celebration of human diversity. Over 1 million people have come through the portals of AsiaSF since we opened, and now with our hit reality docu-series Transcendent, millions more have an opportunity to experience the wonderful world of AsiaSF.”

The 46th Annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration is June 25-26, 2016. The theme for this year’s event is For Racial and Economic Justice.

CALENDAR INFORMATION

Meet the Ladies of Transcendent – A Fundraiser for SF
AsiaSF, 201 9th Street, San Francisco
Tuesday, May 24 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tickets: sfpride.org/schedule

Facebook: http://bit.ly/sfpridemeetandgreet

Celebration and Festival

Civic Center Plaza Park
Saturday, June 25 | Noon to 6:00 PM
Sunday, June 26 | 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

46th Annual SF Pride Parade

Sunday, June 26 | Starting at 10:30 AM
Along Market Street, from Beale to 8th Street

Information on participating in the Parade, purchasing event tickets, advertising opportunities, or becoming an exhibitor, sponsor or donor may be found at www.sfpride.org

ABOUT SF PRIDE
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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