Pride

Transgender activist Elle Moxley took a different surname after transitioning, and it had a powerful effect. <ins>(Courtesy Irvin Rivera)</ins>

Changing my name after my transition may seem like a simple act—it was anything but

By Elle Moxley This spring, as new life began to emerge and…

 

Pride month is the time for the LGBTQ community to reach out to others and to celebrate who we are.

Pride, pageantry, and the long road to acceptance

‘Maybe it’s a luxury to be able to pick it apart for its faults’

 

The uplifting “In The Heights,” based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2005 stage musical, celebrates life in Washington Heights, N.Y. (Courtesy Warner Bros.)

Lin & tonic: Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ hits the big screen exuberantly

Film version of B’way hit is everything a movie musical should be

 

Getting dressed up in fun clothes — SF Pride in 2019 is pictured — is a popular type of Pride self-expression. <ins>(Saul Sugarman/Special to The Examiner)</ins>

Why kink belongs at Pride, and why everything else does, too

Events, venues and festivals once LGBTQ-exclusive are now big melting pots

Getting dressed up in fun clothes — SF Pride in 2019 is pictured — is a popular type of Pride self-expression. <ins>(Saul Sugarman/Special to The Examiner)</ins>
The new film adaptation of “In The Heights” is in the lineup of 2021 San Francisco Pride festivities. (Courtesy Warner Bros.)

Frameline, SF Pride screen ‘In The Heights’

Ballpark film event features adaptation of Tony-winning musical

The new film adaptation of “In The Heights” is in the lineup of 2021 San Francisco Pride festivities. (Courtesy Warner Bros.)
SF Pride organizers announced 2021 plans, which include in-person gatherings with safety protocols in place. <ins>(Mira Laing/S.F. Examiner file photo)</ins>

SF Pride 2021 to include in-person festivities

But parade, Civic Center celebration still on hold due to COVID

SF Pride organizers announced 2021 plans, which include in-person gatherings with safety protocols in place. <ins>(Mira Laing/S.F. Examiner file photo)</ins>
Pearl Teese performs on the pedestrian bridge during a video segment of the online fundraiser Chinatown Pride on March 25. (Courtesy Stephen Quinones)

LGBTQ, Asian folks unite for Chinatown Pride

Long overdue fundraiser supports communities with commonalities

Pearl Teese performs on the pedestrian bridge during a video segment of the online fundraiser Chinatown Pride on March 25. (Courtesy Stephen Quinones)
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

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

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)
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…

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