Tag Archives: San Francisco Pride

Quote Of The Day – Chelsea Manning

“As a trans woman, I appreciate the Pride movement’s significant role in bringing together diverse communities and elevating the public profile of the fight for queer rights, I have always enjoyed attending Pride celebrations given the opportunity, and I’m deeply honored to receive this title.” – Chelsea Manning, writing from federal prison in reaction to being named honorary grand marshal ...

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Scott Lively: SF Pride Has Named Me This Year’s Pink Brick Award Recipient

Scott Lively claimed yesterday that a writer from the Bar Area Reporter has called to get his reaction to being named this year’s recipient of San Francisco Pride’s annual Pink Brick Award, which they describe on their site: “The Pink Brick is a symbol of the first brick hurled at the Stonewall Riots in 1969. This faux award is an ...

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LGBT Military Family Group Denounces San Francisco Pride, Others Call For Boycott
>>>UPDATE: SF Pride Cancels Bradley Manning As Grand Marshal

The support group for military LGBT families has denounced San Francisco Pride for naming imprisoned WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning as one of this year’s grand marshals. Via press release: “Manning’s blatant disregard for the safety of our service members and the security of our nation should not be praised,” said Stephen Peters, president of AMPA. “The LGBT military community is ...

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SF Pride Grand Marshal Nominees

Bay Area Reporter has the details and the bios of all the nominees. At first glance, my personal picks would be Kate Kendell and Sister Roma. The public can vote at the SF Pride site.

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Top Two Leaders Of San Francisco Pride Resign Over Financial Crisis

San Francisco Pride executive director Amy Andre and board president Mikayla Connell have both resigned over the organization’s financial crisis. Via Bay Area Reporter: Andre and Connell’s decisions to leave come after months of both women being defensive over Pride’s crumbling finances. The two leave the organization with a deficit for this year that could be as much as $150,000. ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Two Shot During Pink Saturday Shooting Vigil

Two people were shot last night at a memorial vigil for the young man shot to death at San Francisco’s Pink Saturday street party in the Castro. The shooting was reported at about 8 p.m. near the intersection of Third Street and Quesada Avenue during a neighborhood vigil being held for 19-year-old Stephen Powell, who was shot and killed Saturday ...

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SF Pride Flash Mob Performs Grease

(Tipped by JMG reader Steve)

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LGBT HISTORY: HIV Story Telling Video Booth To Launch For San Francisco Pride

Generations HIV – A Video Story Telling Booth & New Media AIDS Quilt for the 21st Century will launch in San Francisco on June 16th at Under One Roof. Facebook event page here. The booth will be open until June 30th to share and record your life with HIV.

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Backstreet Boys To Headline SF Pride

The Backstreet Boys will headline San Francisco Pride on Sunday, June 27th. You weren’t expecting that were you? Main stage producer Audrey Joseph, who was brought on board by the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee only in April to line up talent for this year’s 40th anniversary of the LGBT Pride Parade and festival, confirmed the news Tuesday, May ...

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Dan Choi On Pride And DADT

Lt. Dan Choi speaks about his role as grand marshal of SF Pride, DADT, and tonight’s LGBT cocktail party at the White House. Eloquent as always. When do I get to vote for Lt. Dan Choi in New York?

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Hater Gets Silly Stringed At SF Pride

Technically, I believe that Silly Stringing somebody might be construed as battery. On Sunday, an anti-gay pastor at Wichita Pride was charged with battery for throwing his admission pin at a Pride employee. Lawyers?

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SF Pride Throws Pink Brick At HRC

San Francisco Pride has nominated the Human Rights Campaign for their annual Pink Brick award, the first time a LGBT organization has received such a dubious distinction. The Pink Brick is meant to recognize groups or persons on the wrong side of the fight for LGBT equality. While no other LGBT groups have been nominated since the award was created ...

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