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Mayor London Breed and San Francisco Pride Kickoff LGBTQ Pride Month

On the 50th Anniversary of Pride, we condemn the police violence faced by Black community members across the country.

Yesterday marked the start of San Francisco’s LGBTQ Pride Month,  honoring 50 years of community resistance, hope, and resilience. At this time, we are reminded of the continued struggle for civil rights as communities across the country are taking to the streets to protest anti-Black violence 

San Francisco has a deep legacy of resistance against oppression from the Compton Cafeteria Riots to Stonewall, from the AIDS crisis to the ongoing attacks from the Federal Government on LGBTQ rights. 

In this spirit, San Francisco is coming together for Pride at Home SF, Friday June 5th, at Noon. The virtual LGBTQ Pride Month Kickoff will include Mayor London Breed's annual Pride Flag Raising, performances, and critical community conversations.   

SF Pride’s Board President Carolyn Wysinger will moderate “Pride in Defense of Black Bodies,” a conversation about the legacy of Pride and our path forward This will be a conversation between Transgender District Executive Director Aria Sa’id, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Executive Director Imani Rupert-Gordon, and SF Human Rights Commission’s Tuquan Harrison.

The event is co-hosted by Mayor London Breed, SF Pride, Manny’s, SF Queer Nightlife Fund, the Office of Transgender Initiatives, and the SF Bay Area LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Relief Coalition.

LGBTQ Pride Month is an important time of the year, because it allows us to reflect on the legacy of our LGBTQ communities,” said Mayor London Breed. It’s also a celebration of the community’s hard-fought progress, strength, resilience, and leadership against all odds  

The Board and Staff of San Francisco Pride are outraged by the acts of anti-Black violence that have resulted in the loss of Tony McDade, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor’s lives at the hands of law enforcement officers,” said Carolyn Wysinger, SF Pride Board President. “We also speak the name of Ahmaud Arbery, who was murdered by ordinary citizens playing out law-enforcement fantasies. We acknowledge that all of these deaths happened because of a culture of policing that encourages extra scrutiny and policing of Black bodies. We stand firmly against all of these actions.

The Board and Staff of San Francisco Pride are outraged by the acts of anti-Black violence that have resulted in the loss of Tony McDade, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor’s lives at the hands of law enforcement officers,” said Carolyn Wysinger, SF Pride Board President. “We also speak the name of Ahmaud Arbery, who was murdered by ordinary citizens playing out law-enforcement fantasies. We acknowledge that all of these deaths happened because of a culture of policing that encourages extra scrutiny and policing of Black bodies. We stand firmly against all of these actions. 

“We have to condemn and take actions to end the continued police violence against Black community members throughout our country, that must include the ongoing attacks against Black trans women, and Black trans people.” said Clair Farley, Director of Office of Transgender Initiatives. “Just last Wednesday, Tony McDade, a Black transgender man, was killed by police in Tallahassee, Mississippi. This is a time to recommit to engage in tough conversations about race, and to take action. 

Pride at Home SF with Mayor London Breed
SF Pride’s Carolyn Wysinger will moderate “Pride in Defense of Black Bodies” with Transgender District’s Aria Sa’id, NCLR’s Imani Rupert-Gordon, and SF HRC’s Tuquan Harrison 

Friday, June 5, 2020
Noon-2:00 pm
Hosted by Manny’s 
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Virtual Trans March:
Friday June 26, 2020
Noon-7:00 pm
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SF Pride Online Celebration:
Saturday, June 27, 2020
1:00-9:00 pm

Sunday, June 28, 2020
2:00-7:00 pm 
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