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Get your tickets for Be Scene!,
a fundraiser for SF Pride.
June 7, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
at W San Francisco
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Saturday, June 23, 2012
Noon to 6:00 p.m. in SF's Civic Center [MAP]
Sunday, June 24, 2012
11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in SF's Civic Center [MAP]

About the SF Pride Celebration


Photo: Jane Cleland

San Francisco Pride has been said to be "one of the last remaining pride events that can truly be called a rite of passage."

The SF Pride Celebration will be held over the weekend of June 23 and 24, 2012, in downtown San Francisco in Civic Center at the foot of San Francisco's historic City Hall where Harvey Milk once stood and addressed Pride-goers more tha thirty years ago.

With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than 20 stages and venues, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation.

The Celebration at Civic Center is host to our Main Stage which has been host to incredible acts like Lady Gaga, the Backstreet Boys, Asian pop sensation BoA, Solange Knowles, the Cliks, Margaret Cho, Kat DeLuna, Inaya Day, Crystal Waters, and Big Freedia, among others.

2012 Event Theme

Global Equality


The event theme for the 42nd annual San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade was selected by Pride's Membership at our Annual General Meeting on September 10, 2011.

Bishop Christopher Senyonjo of Uganda and Rev. Canon Albert Ogle of San Diego submitted the winning theme. The Bishop and Rev. Canon Albert Ogle of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation met with the leadership of San Francisco Pride on Friday, September 2, and submitted their theme. Bishop Senyonjo has been visiting California to raise awareness of the plight of LGBT Ugandans and others in the 76 countries which currently criminalize LGBT people.

Bishop Senyonjo has called for a grass roots educational campaign, led by local Pride organizations to help the American public understand the urgency to decriminalize LGBT people globally, particularly around access to HIV prevention information and critically needed health services.

Take a Stand for Pride

Donate $5 at the Event Gates


Photo: Jane Cleland

San Francisco Pride is committed to maintaining an event that is accessible to people of all economic backgrounds.
Take a stand for Pride by donating as generously as you can at the event gates. We request a minimum donation of $5.

Your generosity at the entrances to the Celebration in the form of donations helps keep San Francisco Pride free to all members of the community and provides crucial support to this important community event.

Our donations program also helps to support over eighty Bay Area non-profit organizations through our Community Partners Program. Donations from the celebration have helped San Francisco Pride to give back nearly $2 million in grants since 1997.

With your help, we can invest more in our community's future.

With a minimum donation of $5, you will also be able to enjoy $1 discounts on beverages at the Celebration all day long. No tickets are needed and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.

Past San Francisco Pride Themes


Photo: Gibran Barrack

1970 - First San Francisco Gay-In 
1971 - No event held
1972 - Gay Pride 
1973 - A Celebration of the Gay Experience 
1974 - Gay Freedom by '76 
1975 - Join Us, The More Visible We Are, The Stronger We Become 
1976 - United for Freedom, Diversity is our Strength