Pride

SF Pride’s 50th anniversary marked by protest and calls for police reform

SF Pride’s 50th anniversary marked by protest and calls for police reform

With cancellation of official parade, event goes back to its political roots

 

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 15, 2020 stated that an employer who fires an employee for being gay or transgender is violating the law. (Courtesy photo)

Supreme Court decision a monumental ruling for LBGTQ rights

Anti-discrimination employment protections in Civil Rights Act extended across the U.S.

 

Harry Britt, former supervisor and longtime advocate for LGBTQ community, dies at 82

Harry Britt, former supervisor and longtime advocate for LGBTQ community, dies at 82

Former San Francisco Supervisor Harry Britt died Wednesday at the age of…

 

Tim Seelig is promoting his new memoir in an online event during Pride week. (Author photo courtesy Nick Leoni)

A journey from straight Texas to gay San Francisco

S.F. Gay Men’s Chorus director pens stirring memoir

Tim Seelig is promoting his new memoir in an online event during Pride week. (Author photo courtesy Nick Leoni)
San Francisco Pride Executive Director Fred Lopez points to the absolute necessity of observing and rethinking Pride on its 50th anniversary and pushing forward Black Lives Matter as the world experiences health and civil rights crises. (Courtesy San Francisco Pride)

We have never needed Pride more

Even without a parade, SF Pride is still happening

  • Jun 23, 2020
San Francisco Pride Executive Director Fred Lopez points to the absolute necessity of observing and rethinking Pride on its 50th anniversary and pushing forward Black Lives Matter as the world experiences health and civil rights crises. (Courtesy San Francisco Pride)
A flyer advertises the Christopher Street “gay-in” in 1970. (Courtesy Charles Thorpe Papers/GLBT Historical Society)

‘Labor of Love’ details birth of San Francisco Pride

GLBT Historical Society multimedia show looks at event’s first decade

A flyer advertises the Christopher Street “gay-in” in 1970. (Courtesy Charles Thorpe Papers/GLBT Historical Society)
Supervisor Harvey Milk appeared in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade on June 25, 1978. (Photo by Daniel Nicoletta)

A look at San Francisco Pride through 50 years

Civil rights quest a cycle of celebrations and challenges throughout the decades

Supervisor Harvey Milk appeared in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade on June 25, 1978. (Photo by Daniel Nicoletta)
Grand marshal Beswick will miss SF Pride parade

Grand marshal Beswick will miss SF Pride parade

Gay rights advocate marks four decades of activism

Grand marshal Beswick will miss SF Pride parade
Jacki Weaver stars in “Stage Mother,” a San Francisco-set feature closing the Frameline44 Pride Showcase. (Courtesy Frameline)

SF-set ‘Stage Mother’ closes Frameline Pride Showcase

Digital film fest offers features, shorts, docs of local and international interest

Jacki Weaver stars in “Stage Mother,” a San Francisco-set feature closing the Frameline44 Pride Showcase. (Courtesy Frameline)
New Conservatory Theatre Center presents drag artist Katya Smirnoff-Skyy in a benefit online performance with cabaret singers Jesse Cortez, Amanda King and Joe Wicht on June 30, Give Out Day. (Courtesy photo)

San Francisco Pride week events

Exhibitions, performances, film, panels round out 2020 celebrations and commemorations

New Conservatory Theatre Center presents drag artist Katya Smirnoff-Skyy in a benefit online performance with cabaret singers Jesse Cortez, Amanda King and Joe Wicht on June 30, Give Out Day. (Courtesy photo)
Iranian American writer Dena Rod focuses on diasporic experiences of Iranian heritage and queer identity in their work. (Courtesy Breyanna Ransaw)

Iranians mark milestone in diaspora with LBGTQIA Pride event

‘Out in the Diaspora’ builds representation for future generations

Iranian American writer Dena Rod focuses on diasporic experiences of Iranian heritage and queer identity in their work. (Courtesy Breyanna Ransaw)
Relentless gay rights and public health activist Larry Kramer was an acclaimed theater and screenwriter as well. (Courtesy HBO)

Larry Kramer’s persistence opened doors, achieved lasting results

Feisty advocate-writer left indelible impact on SF, the world

Relentless gay rights and public health activist Larry Kramer was an acclaimed theater and screenwriter as well. (Courtesy HBO)
Big Freedia tops the entertainment lineup of San Francisco Pride’s 50th anniversary online programming. (Courtesy photo)

Queen of Bounce Big Freedia heads up online 2020 San Francisco Pride festivities

Betty Who, David Hernandez, Dorian Electra, Kidd Kenn also to appear

Big Freedia tops the entertainment lineup of San Francisco Pride’s 50th anniversary online programming. (Courtesy photo)
On display on a Twin Peaks hillside during San Francisco Pride since 1996, the Pink Triangle serves as reminder of the persecution gay people faced during the Holocaust and a celebration of victories since. (Gabrielle Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Pink Triangle to light up for 25th anniversary

Iconic S.F. gay rights art installation shines on during pandemic

On display on a Twin Peaks hillside during San Francisco Pride since 1996, the Pink Triangle serves as reminder of the persecution gay people faced during the Holocaust and a celebration of victories since. (Gabrielle Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)
“Ahead of the Curve,” a documentary about visionary lesbian Curve magazine, screens during the online Frameline44 Pride Showcase and at the West Wind Solano Drive-In Theater in Concord on June 28. (Courtesy Frameline)

Frameline announces SF Pride weekend showcase

Big LGBTQ+ film festival offers movies and more in virtual programming

“Ahead of the Curve,” a documentary about visionary lesbian Curve magazine, screens during the online Frameline44 Pride Showcase and at the West Wind Solano Drive-In Theater in Concord on June 28. (Courtesy Frameline)
Aunt Charlie’s Lounge is a one-of-a-kind Tenderloin dive with great community spirit. (Courtesy Marissa Patrice Leitman)

Bar patrons answer call to save Aunt Charlie’s

Fans of Tenderloin drag queen haven and neighborhood spot quickly donate

Aunt Charlie’s Lounge is a one-of-a-kind Tenderloin dive with great community spirit. (Courtesy Marissa Patrice Leitman)
Alex U. Inn is a community grand marshal in this year’s San Francisco Pride celebrations. (Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)

Anti-corporate candidate runs for SF Pride Board

LGBTQ progressives are preparing to tear down San Francisco Pride’s corporate rainbows.…

Alex U. Inn is a community grand marshal in this year’s San Francisco Pride celebrations. (Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)
Golf carts are lined up before the inaugural Pride Pro-Am Golf Tournament at TPC Harding Park on June 27, 2019. (Courtesy / SF Rec and Park)

TPC Harding Park hosts inaugural Pride tournament

City-owned golf course takes part in Pride for first time with scramble tournament

Golf carts are lined up before the inaugural Pride Pro-Am Golf Tournament at TPC Harding Park on June 27, 2019. (Courtesy / SF Rec and Park)
Kin Folkz, on a quest to help people who are marginalized, appears in the YouTube documentary “State of Pride.” (Courtesy Kin Folkz)

Kin Folkz advocates for gender nonconforming community

East Bay activist appears in YouTube doc ‘State of Pride’

Kin Folkz, on a quest to help people who are marginalized, appears in the YouTube documentary “State of Pride.” (Courtesy Kin Folkz)
“Gay Chorus Deep South,” which details the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus’ 2017 U.S. tour, closes Frameline43. (Courtesy Adam Hobbs)

SF Gay Men’s Chorus spreads message down South

Groundbreaking group continues human rights’ struggle

“Gay Chorus Deep South,” which details the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus’ 2017 U.S. tour, closes Frameline43. (Courtesy Adam Hobbs)