SF Rec & Park Celebrates Pride 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation & Park Department is proud to celebrate Pride Month. During the month of June, SF Rec & Park celebrates Pride with civic events and hosting citywide events in our public spaces. The series of events will begin this Friday with the Women on Women Dodgeball Tournament at the Eureka Valley Recreation Center. To learn more about the Women on Women Dodgeball Tournament, visit: http://bit.ly/WOWDodgeball

At the Harvey Milk Photo Center, named for the former San Francisco Supervisor and gay rights leader, SF Rec & Park will be hosting its newest photo exhibit LGBTQ Chronicled: 1933-2016. The exhibit, which will open with a party and performance on June 18, will focus on a historic body of exciting and iconic photographs showcasing Gay Pride, as well as include contemporary photographs from Bay Area LGBT Youth and LGBT Seniors. The famous drag performer Peaches Christ will be on hand to help kick off this illustrious celebration and exhibit with a show featuring local artists. To learn more about the photo exhibit, visit: http://harveymilkphotocenter.org/

Rec & Park staff have raised rainbow flags in Civic Center Plaza — and this year, the Conservatory of Flowers will be lit up in rainbow colors for the first time ever.

“From our own programming, to the events happening within our parks, we stand with the entire LGBT community in celebrating Pride,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec & Park General Manager. “Recreation and Parks are truly for everyone — and this month, like all months, we’re proudly demonstrating that parks are for all communities.”

Other Pride events happening in our parks include Trans March (June 24) and Dyke March (June 25), both of which will begin in the mornings at Dolores Park before departing on march routes at 6p.m. To learn more about Trans March, visit: http://www.transmarch.org/. To learn more about Dyke March, visit: http://www.thedykemarch.org/

The 37th annual Pride Run in Golden Gate Park will also take place on Saturday, June 25. Participant can run the 5K or 10K both of which start and end at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park. To learn more about the Pride Run, visit: http://www.sffr.org/priderun

The largest event of the weekend will be the 46th Annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade which will end in Civic Center Plaza. The celebration will include 20 stages and venues.  San Francisco Pride will also be hosting Saturday’s LGBT Pride Festival in Civic Center Plaza. Rec & Park staff will host a booth on both days promoting leisure services and providing information about San Francisco parks. To learn more about San Francisco Pride and the Pride Parade, visit: http://www.sfpride.org/

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