|Late summer and early fall are street-fair season in San Francisco, and SF Pride has been working on our inaugural LGBTQ Freedom Day Feston Valencia Street, to debut on Sunday, Oct. 10. It is to be an all-new, free event specifically for locals, part of our reimagining what Pride can be for our communities. And it is going to be in the Mission, a neighborhood with a rich LGBTQ+ history, particularly for lesbians and queer women. |
But as we work on our plans for this event, we’ve determined that to produce a street fair with the safety and health of our communities at top priority, at the quality expected of SF Pride, is just not feasible this fall. We are not canceling — we’re merely postponing. Over the coming months, in addition to some new and returning fundraising events, we’re going to focus our energy on Pride 2022. (The window is still open for theme suggestions, by the way!)
In addition to centering lesbian history and culture, Freedom Day Fest was going to be held the day before National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11). We hope you’ll agree that one of the sweetest things about San Francisco Pride — or any Pride, really — is seeing people who’ve only recently come out gather with their friends for their first time. We remain as excited as we ever were to capture that spirit of wonder, and look forward to bringing Freedom Day Fest to all of you in October 2022.
|Register Now for the Third Annual SF Pride Golf Tournament!|
The golf world’s biggest and best LGBTQ+ fundraising event returns to TPC Harding Park, home of the 2020 PGA Championship on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8-9! This year’s tournament will once again partner with the Professional Golfers Association (NCPGA) and the First Tee of San Francisco, an international youth development organization.
New in 2021 is a Pride Golf Award Reception, to be held on Friday, Oct. 8, at Beaux in the Castro. Organizers will bestow the inaugural SF Pride Leadership in Golf award to a recipient who has expanded LGBTQ+ inclusion in the golfing world.
In this Pro-Am tournament — first-ever PGA-endorsed LGBTQ sporting event — each group of golfers is joined by a local golf professional to enjoy a fun “scramble” format. In 2020, the tournament saw 150 players raise approximately $35,000 for San Francisco Pride.
|New on SF Pride 365: An interview with SFGMC|
Through our SF Pride 365 initiative, we’re helping you stay connected with the Bay Area’s LGBTQ+ communities all year long. The latest episode of SF Pride’s podcast, The Queerness, features Tom Paulino and Ashtyn Avella from the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Listen along as the two members discuss the firestorm of homophobia their organization experienced this summer, and how the chorus makes itself welcoming to vocalists who may not identify as gay or male.Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher Podcasts, and at sfpride.org/podcast
|Suggest a Theme for SF Pride 2022!|
This year’s theme was “All in This Together,” and in that very spirit, we’re asking you for your thoughts on what 2022’s theme should be.
Submit your suggestions before Sept. 8. Pride’s membership will then help choose a winning theme.
San Francisco Pride 2022Parade: Sunday, June 26Celebration: Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26
Check out our past themes to see what members have selected down through the years.