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Calendar of Pride50 Events

SF/Arts Editors

The epidemic is not stopping all of the celebration

Calendar of Pride50 events

Information provided by SF Pride. As we go to press, some events are under revision. Please check sfpride.org for details.

Monday, June 1

Flag-Raising Ceremony at City Hall with Mayor London Breed

Friday, June 5

Eventbrite Pride Kickoff Event, with Bay Area Queer Creators

Eventbrite has partnered with various drag performers, nightlife people, and organizations on a six-hour online event.

Thursday, June 11 & 25

Lavender Talks

Commonwealth Club via Zoom.

Pride 50’s Lavender Talks series.

June 11: Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum-Seekers, featuring Okan Sengun, Edwin Carmona-Cruz, Melanie Nathan

June 25: A Celebration of SF Pride 50 Awardees.

Friday, June 26

Trans March

Check transmarch.org for updates

Saturday, June 27

Global Pride

SF Pride shares an hour-long slot with other West Coast Pride organizations in this international event.

Saturday, June 27 & Sunday June 28

SF Pride Celebration

Virtual celebrations. CBS and SF Pride will produce a three-hour show on Sunday, June 28th, from 11am-2pm, that will intersperse archival footage of past Pride Parades with 2020 content such as greetings from elected officials, prerecorded performances, and more.

Saturday, June 27, Noon - 2pm

Positive Resource Center Virtual Brunch With Gary Virginia and Donna Sachet.

Pink Triangle Global Grand Lighting June 27

For the past 24 years, hundreds of volunteers have gathered near the top of Twin Peaks to install The Pink Triangle, a beloved symbol of hope and inclusion. Led by founder and longtime LGBTQ+ activist Patrick Carney, this gigantic hillside installation can be seen from across the Bay every Pride Weekend. Once a symbol of hate and ignorance, the Pink Triangle is now a beacon of hope, resiliency, and remembrance.

This year, Carney has teamed up with Illuminate (the nonprofit behind The Bay Lights) to Illuminate the Pink Triangle, and a small, specialized team will safely install more than 2,700 LED nodes, creating a vibrant acre of light and revealing a mesmerizing, elegant civic focal point.

A Global Grand Lighting is scheduled for Saturday, June 27, at 8pm — the evening before Pride Sunday.

To complete the work, Illuminate the Pink Triangle has announced a $75,000 GoFundMe campaign. Contributions are 100-percent tax-deductible and go toward the Pink Triangle account at SF Pride which has long been the project’s fiscal sponsor. Illuminate is providing services and expertise at no fee, with all the $75,000 going toward materials, staging, and installation costs. → sfpride.org