June is Pride Month in the City! The in-person celebration for the 52nd annual San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration and Parade (Pride 52) is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26. With the theme of “Love Will Keep Us Together,” this year’s festivities will include a two-day Celebration and Rally scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at Civic Center Plaza and the surrounding neighborhood.

With over 200 parade contingents and exhibitors, and more than twenty community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of the LGBT community and allies in the nation. Celebrations begin on a Saturday, June 25th in Civic Center Plaza in downtown San Francisco the last full weekend of June each year. The Parade, which takes place the Sunday, June 26th, kicks off at 10:30am from Beale Street along Market and ends at Market and 8th St. in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

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:

African American Art & Culture Complex, Grand Marshal (Public Poll Choice)

Melanie DeMore, Grand Marshal (Member's Choice)

Vinny Eng, Grand Marshal (Public Poll Choice)

Amber Gray, Grand Marshal (Board Choice)

Andrea Horne, Lifetime Achievement Grand Marshal (Board Choice)

Socorro “Cori” Moreland, Grand Marshal (Member's Choice)

Mellanique Robicheaux AKA Black, Grand Marshal (Board Choice)

Want front row seats to the parade? SF Pride Grandstand seating provides a comfortable viewing area to enjoy the San Francisco Pride Parade. Grandstands are located on the north side of Market Street between 7th and 8th Streets in downtown San Francisco. Entrance to the seating area is located on the western edge of the Grandstands, nearest 8th Street.

Want to help? At the forefront of the LGBTQ equal rights movement since 1970, every Celebration and Parade offers an historic moment in our journey to full equality. Donate to San Francisco Pride.

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Image credit: SF Pride on Facebook

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