Celebrate Pride in San Francisco: Looking Back and Moving Forward

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Friday, June 23, 2023

People march at a parade on the street with rainbow flags around a historic cable car.SFMTA Pride Parade contingent in 2022.

San Francisco has long been at the forefront of the LGBTQIA+ movement in the United States, and Pride is an integral part of the city’s cultural fabric. On Sunday, June 25, Market Street will come alive during the SF Pride Parade. This year's theme, "Looking Back and Moving Forward," embodies the spirit of reflection, progress and unity. Staff from the SFMTA will be participating in the parade and are ready to come together to celebrate! 

Pride events are important to countless people. They offer a safe and accepting space where folks can express their true selves without fear or judgment. The celebration is a powerful reminder that everyone deserves acceptance and respect, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.  

Pride Month events also acknowledge the contributions and struggles of the LGBTQ+ community throughout history. From the famous Castro district to influential activists and community organizations, San Francisco has a storied history of advocating for LGBTQIA+ rights. SF Pride exemplifies this legacy, drawing people from all over the world to celebrate love. As San Francisco prepares for its upcoming Pride events, it's important to reflect on the significance of Pride Month and why it resonates so deeply with so many people. 

You can show your support for the LGBTQIA+ community by joining some or all of the San Francisco Pride Weekend events: 

Trans March – Friday, June 23 

Dyke March – Saturday, June 24 

Pride Celebration – Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 

Pride Parade – Sunday, June 25 

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