June is Pride Month in the City. This year’s theme focuses on “Looking Back and Moving Forward,” and features two days of celebration in Civic Center on June 24 and 25, caping off a month of PRIDE festivities across the City. The Pride Parade will be on Sunday, June 25, which travels Market Street from Embarcadero to the Celebration at Civic Center.

The theme of San Francisco Pride is an important aspect of the event as it serves as a unifying message and a reflection of the current social and political climate. The theme is chosen each year by members of the San Francisco Pride community, and it serves to inspire and guide the event's organizers and participants.

The theme is an opportunity for the LGBTQ+ community to come together and articulate a collective vision for the future. It can be a call to action, a celebration of progress, or a statement of solidarity. The theme can also serve to raise awareness about specific issues affecting the community, such as health care access, immigration rights, or anti-discrimination legislation.

Ultimately, the theme of San Francisco Pride is a powerful symbol of the LGBTQ+ community's resilience and determination to fight for equality and justice. It provides a platform for the community to express its voice and to be heard by allies, policymakers, and society at large. The theme serves as a reminder that the struggle for LGBTQ+ rights is ongoing, and that the community must remain vigilant, engaged, and united in its pursuit of justice and equality.

The previous 10 San Francisco Pride Celebration Themes include:

2022 — Love Will Keep Us Together

2021 — All In This Together

2020 — Generations of Hope

2019 — Generations of Resistance

2018 — Generations of Strength

2017 — Celebration of Diversity

2016 — For Racial and Economic Justice

2015 — Equality Without Exception

2014 — Color Our World with Pride

2013 — Embrace, Encourage, Empower

2023 Pride Pass. Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your Pride experience and support this organization. Pride Pass packages offer an incredible value which include Grandstand Seating, access to the Official SF Pride afterparty, access to the VIP Party at the Asian Art Museum, Grand Marshal Public Unveiling, the SF Pride Official Kickoff Party, and express lane access to both days of Pride. Purchase your Pride Pass today and get ready for an unforgettable weekend.

Parade Grandstands. The Grandstands are the seated parade viewing area for the San Francisco Pride Parade, offering a prime location to watch the festivities in comfort. Unobstructed views of the floats, marchers, and performers as they pass by. Grandstands are located on the north side of Market Street between 7th and 8th Streets, at Civic Center Station in downtown San Francisco. The area is fully accessible and offers a comfortable place to sit, relax, and enjoy the festivities.

In a typical year, SF welcomes nearly one million attendees to this in-person Pride Celebration and Pride Parade, the heart of Pride month festivities in San Francisco. San Francisco Pride is a world leader in the global Pride movement and a part of the fabric of Pride events around the globe. This Celebration, Parade, and other events are used to educate, commemorate, and continue the struggle for true liberation — as well as to raise much-needed money for fellow non-profits across the Bay Area.

The Parade Grand Marshals represent a mix of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community. With the help of community input, Pride selects these groups and individuals in order to honor the work they have put into furthering the causes of LGBTQ+ people.

San Francisco Pride Community Grand Marshals are local heroes who have contributed greatly to the SF Bay Area LGBTQ+ community or to society at large.

2023 Community Grand Marshals:

Paul Aguilar, he/him Board Choice Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal

Laura Lala-Chavez, they/them Board Choice Grand Marshal

Honey Mahogany, they/them Member Choice Grand Marshal

Breonna McCree, they/them Board Choice Grand Marshal

Dr. Nasser Mohamed, he/him Public Choice Grand Marshal

Drag Story Hour - Bay Area Chapter — Organization Public Choice Grand Marshal

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Image credit: SF Pride

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