Voting Opens for San Francisco Pride Community Grand Marshal

sfprideIt is time to cast your vote for the San Francisco Pride 2017 Community Grand Marshals! Annually, the general public votes for both an individual and an organization to be honored at the parade and celebration, which is held on the last weekend in June. Voting is live and will continue until 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, March 7th. Share this with your friends! 
The 2017 nominees for San Francisco Pride Community Grand Marshal represent an impressive group of individuals and organizations that have, through their work, art, and advocacy, contributed to the strength, beauty, and complex fabric of the LGBTQ communities in the Bay Area.

Nominees – Individuals
Dr. Marcy Adelman
Judy Appel
Blackberri
Chris Carnes
Billy Curtis
Sean Dorsey
Jewelle Gomez
Amy Sueyoshi
Tom Temprano
Alex U. Inn

Nominees – Organizations
El/La Para TransLatinas
HealthRIGHT 360
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Our Family Coalition
San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

CLICK HERE for more information about each nominee and to cast your vote.   

The 2017 San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade is scheduled for the weekend of June 24th and 25th – in the heart of citywide events commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. The theme for this year’s Pride event is A Celebration of Diversity. “Our theme of inclusion, and the significant anniversary of the Summer of Love, could not come at more critical time,” according to George Ridgely, Executive Director of the San Francisco Pride Committee. “As our communities face an uncertain future at the hands of the new Presidential administration, it is more important than ever to reaffirm our core values of inclusion, diversity, and equality, and resist intolerance in any form. San Francisco has always been a beacon of these values.”
For years, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade has attracted more than one million attendees and participants, making it one of the largest gatherings of LGBTQ people and their allies in the entire world. San Francisco Pride is part of a larger network of global Pride events that play a crucial role in illuminating LGBTQ visibility, building community, and giving voice during times of both struggle and celebration.
The San Francisco Pride Parade/March will take place in downtown San Francisco on Sunday, June 25th, along Market Street. The Celebration, a rally and festival at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 24th and 25th. The Celebration features keynote speakers addressing pressing issues facing LGBTQ communities; along with performance, live entertainment, and more than twenty community-produced stages and venues. There is no mandatory admission fee for the Celebration; however, we are requesting a $1 donation from everyone who attends.

We also anticipate record participation in this year’s event and encourage groups and organizations to register early. Registration is available at register.sfpride.org. Updates and complete event information can be found at sfpride.org

 


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