***** Chapter 9: A Quandary of an Enigma -Murder in SF **** La Luna es Lunática *** Chapter 8: The Expansive Horizon: Murder in SF *** la ley de la frontera Chapter 7: A Parting Glance *** Murder in SF Por la Tarde The Performer -*** Murder in SF *** Chapter 6: The Restaurant *** Murder in SF Spain 2016 Diaphanous Destrucción Creativa Chapter 5: How a Dream Comes True -Murder in SF Chapter 4: Check, Mate – Murder in SF Chapter 3: A Body of Evidence -Murder in SF Obra de Arte To Die For Bird-of-Paradise My Chandelabra La Joya La LLuvia Eternal La música de las esferas It’s Not What You Think Chapter 2 – An Encounter with Destiny -or whatever her name was Mente Abierta -Open Mind San Antonio, TX Poemas Sin Sentido La Cueva Mexico -Guanajuato Mexico Pictures 2016 -my recent visit to La Ciudad Murder in SF Chapter 1 Voyager Consider Galveston, Texas, for an LGBT Friendly Vacation Galveston, Texas: An LGBT Friendly Gem Francophone Meetup Group Started San Juan Puerto Rico LGBT Travel and Honeymoon Guide Books, Bikes and a LGBT Friendly Neighbourhood Attend the Longest Running LGBT Film Festival in San Francisco The Pitfalls of Political Gerrymandering Finding Bed & Breakfasts in New Hampshire Finding Bed & Breakfast in Maine New Hampshire Pro Light Rail Website Trip to Paris I DON’T WANT MY CHICKEN BASTED WITH BIGOTRY Texas State House Race Reeks of Republicans Is the Texas State Senate Race Jogging in Place? Pete Gallego, Redistricting and Regaining a Republican District Nibbling and Cuddling at Cafes in Austin Noshing and Canoodling at Cafes in Galveston MARY GONZALEZ: SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIVIST AND LEADER Chick-fil-a is Chock Full of Contradictions Dishing and Dating at Cafes and Frozen Yogurt Shops in Houston Life Is a Beach in Fabulous Fort Lauderdale San Francisco: City of Soul; City of Passion San Francisco: City of Soul; City of Passion As Texas Goes, By Gail Collins, Is Big Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Texas San Francisco Pride Weekend A Gay Getaway in Provincetown LANE LEWIS: THE ADVOCATE Some Like it Hot Margaret Cho Lights Up Provincetown LGBT Air Travel For Total Comfort Don’t Defend Dumb DOMA Broke Back Blanton Pride in Paris SAN FRANCISCO: Harvey Milk SAN FRANCISCO: Civil Rights C’est si bon… Paris Cooking Classes in English Oscar Wilde’s Paris Falling for California Invitation to Create -Ptown The Beauty that is Hawaii Galveston NH / New England San Francisco

San Francisco Pride Weekend

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San Francisco Pride is perhaps the biggest party in the City by the Bay, bringing upwards of a million people over the Golden Gate and onto Market Street to celebrate, culminating in an infamous parade. This year, however, San Francisco’s Pride Parade may be a bit different than in past years.

A new theme, as always – this year’s is “Global Equality” – is not the only change those familiar with Pride will witness as the parade begins this weekend. This year, a new association known as OccuPride will be present to protest the commercialization of this event, now sponsored by Willie Brown and Wells Fargo. These protesters want to give Pride back to the gay community, taking it away from rich investors.

Many people, however, are still happy to attend the Pride festivities and to celebrate this important event for the gay community in a way that has become a San Francisco tradition over the course of its 42 years. San Francisco’s Pride has become one of the most famous and attended Pride celebrations in the world, and this weekend, nearly 200 contingents will make up the parade, which starts down Market Street from Beale Street at 10:30 am on Sunday, June 24th. The contingents will include Dykes on Bikes, who generally head up the parade, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the San Francisco Leather Pride Contingent and the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association.

The parade may be one of the most famous Pride events, but it is by no means the only one. Parties, concerts and activities abound throughout the week and the weekend, many of which are open to the public. For a lineup of all of the events offered during this Pride in San Francisco, this schedule – available on the official Pride website – should help: http://www.sfpride.org/official-events/.

While in the early years of the parade, anti-LGBT protesters were common, today, Pride has become much more of a party than a place of protest, a celebration of the rights and acknowledgement the gay community has fought for and acquired over the past few decades, as well as a reminder of all that is yet to be accomplished.

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