San Francisco Pride Guide

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It’s Pride all day every day 365 days a year in beautiful San Francisco.

What’s up y’all! It’s Pride all day every day 365 days a year in beautiful San Francisco baby, but this month especially there are local events scattered around the Bay Area celebrating. I’ve done some serious research on best queer events the golden city has to offer in the following weeks, and not to be missed.

For everyone’s benefit, I’ve put together a lovely shortlist of the five events I’m most excited to check out. With the interest of the community in mind, every event listed here is all grassroots, no rainbow corporate bullshit. Queer is community, corporate is the antithesis. Let’s have fun!

San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration (June 25th)

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The Pride Parade will be on on June 25th starting at 8:30am, going down Market Street from Embarcadero to the Celebration at Civic Center.

Queer First Fridays

Queer First Fridays is a monthly gathering held at different venues across San Francisco, providing a space for LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies to connect, socialize, and celebrate. These events often feature live performances, DJ sets, and interactive activities, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie. Attend Queer First Fridays to meet new people, dance the night away, and support local queer-friendly venues.

San Francisco Official Pride Bar Crawl (June 24th)

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During this pub crawl you’ll have the opportunity to visit a carefully curated selection of LGBTQ+-friendly bars, clubs, and venues. Each location has been chosen for its welcoming atmosphere, fantastic entertainment, and diverse clientele, ensuring an exciting and enjoyable night out for all.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-francisco-official-pride-bar-crawl-tickets-632906037997?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

PRIDE SF Glow Party

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Saturday June 24th, 9pm-4am. Stay out late and get funky in the limelight!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pride-sf-glow-party-tickets-604746823027?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Frameline47 San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival (June 14-24)

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Queers, enthusiasts of queer cinema, world cinema, and all movie lovers come together for the largest and longest-running LGBTQ+ film festival in the world!

PRIDE IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Corporate-sponsored events often dominate, and ultimately diminish, Pride Month celebrations. San Francisco GLORIOUSLY offers a vibrant array of independent local pride events that emphasize individuality, community, inclusivity, and continuous support for local initiatives.

By attending these grassroots gatherings, you can connect with like-minded individuals, be whoever you want without exploitation, and embrace local queer culture. Never forget, the true spirit of pride lies in embracing the values of inclusivity, acceptance, and grassroots activism.

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