Happy LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Happy Pride month! SFJAZZ strongly believes in equality and justice for the LGBTQ+ community. Normally, as an organization we would march in the San Francisco Pride parade, but as we are unable to celebrate in person this year, we’ve assembled a handy list of resources to help you learn, celebrate, and participate during this 50th anniversary of Pride, and into the future.
50 Years of Pride (Online Photography Exhibition)
In 1970, a small band of protesters marched down Polk Street, starting the summer tradition of San Francisco Pride — one of the largest annual LGBTQ+ gatherings in the world. To mark the event’s golden jubilee, the GLBT Historical Society culled through archives to put together an online photography exhibition. It documents how Pride has evolved from “a largely white, male, middle-class gay gathering” to a more inclusive celebration, curators write in the accompanying historical survey. Later this year, they hope to unveil the real-life gallery show at City Hall.
San Francisco Pride's Virtual Parade
June 27, 1-9PM and June 28, 2-7PM
"Our Online Celebration will feature live and pre-recorded performances, greetings from LGBTQ+ community members, elected officials, and celebrities, speeches from thought leaders, drag and dance performances, DJ sets, and more! Immerse yourself in two days of community engagement and entertainment."
Global Pride, Virtual
June 27, 24-hours
San Francisco Pride will take part in Global Pride, a 24-hour live streamed festival happening June 27, featuring more than 350 pride organizations worldwide.
Pride Kick-Off Party/Fundraiser (Youtube Video)
The stars of Broadway, TV, film, dance, and opera united for an Interactive Virtual Pride Kick-Off Party to raise money for New Alternatives, an organization supporting the LGBTQ+ homeless youth.
If manageable, here are a few reputable Organizations to Support: