Just Announced: 46th Annual SF Pride Dates, Grand Marshals and Honorees

The 46th Annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 25 and the Parade is scheduled for Sunday, June 26 in the heart of downtown San Francisco beginning at 10:30am. The two-day celebration and festival are scheduled to run from noon to 6pm on Saturday and from 11pm to 6pm on Sunday at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza Park.

This year’s annual theme for SF Pride, as chosen by the organization’s membership, is “For Racial and Economic Justice,” which is intended to illuminate the intersections of multiple movements within the broader population. The theme serves to acknowledge connected struggles and ignite an obligation to address all forms of inequality. The global Pride movement was born out of the fight for equality and justice.

Celebrity Grand Marshals have also been revealed for this year’s Parade: the stars of Fuse’s trailblazing TV series Transcendent. Produced by the creators of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce, Transcendent is a hit docu-series about a group of young, talented trans women (Bambiana, Bionka, LA, Nya, and Xristina) who navigate their professional, personal, and romantic lives while performing at the award-winning AsiaSF, one of San Francisco’s most popular restaurants and cabarets. Season 2 of the 2016 GLAAD Media Award nominated series premieres on June 8.

A number of Community Grand Marshals and Honorees will also be recognized this year for their contributions to the LGBTQ community and movement. San Francisco Pride Community Grand Marshals and Honorees are local heroes who have contributed greatly to the SF Bay Area LGBTQ community or to society at large. Honorees include Community Grand Marshals Larry Yang, Fresh! White, Mia “Tu Mutch” Satya, Janetta Johnson as well as Lifetime Achievement award recipient Mike Shriver. Visit the SF Pride official blog for the complete list and biographies of all the honorees.

Meet the Ladies of Transcendent – A Fundraiser for SF Pride
Tuesday, May 10 at 6pm
AsiaSF, 201 9th Street, San Francisco

Celebration and Festival
Saturday, June 25 from noon to 6pm
Sunday, June 26 from 11am to 6pm
Civic Center Plaza Park

46th Annual SF Pride Parade
Sunday, June 26 starting at 10:30am
Along Market Street, from Beale to 8th Street

For more information on Parade participants, purchasing event tickets, advertising opportunities, or becoming an exhibitor, sponsor or donor, please visit www.sfpride.org or call 415-864-0831.

Last year was a historic celebration as it coincided with the Supreme Court decision’s to make same-sex marriage a constitutional right.

Written by Carlos Olin Montalvo

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