We will celebrate it virtually , but Pride, let alone gayness, is a hard thing to celebrate while social distancing. Who made the rules about which insults we reclaim? For me, it means a guy that can be comfortable with his feminine side. I was born in Queens. Lived on Queens Boulevard, no less. He ate for free, issued his own money and even decreed that a bridge be built to connect San Francisco to Oakland.
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This weekend-long festival includes music, gourmet food, and more than exhibitors. This year's theme is "Generations of Strength. The popular and colorful Pride Parade is on Sunday, June It starts at am at Market Street and Beale. Before the festivities begin, community volunteers will once again install the huge Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks. It's an annual commemoration of the gay victims persecuted and killed in concentration camps in Nazi Germany starting in
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The president of San Francisco's annual gay pride celebration said on Friday that Bradley Manning, the US Army private who is charged in a massive leak of US secrets to the WikiLeaks website , will not be an honorary grand marshal after all. SF Pride board president Lisa Williams said in a statement that an employee of the organization had prematurely notified imprisoned intelligence specialist Manning this week that he had been selected for the distinction, which recognizes about a dozen celebrities, politicians and community organizations each year for their contributions to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. He does not now, nor did he at that time, speak for SF Pride," Williams said. A committee of former San Francisco Pride grand marshals did select the year-old Manning, who is openly gay, for the honor, but the Pride board decided his nomination would be a mistake, Williams said. Manning's lawyers have argued that his experience as a soldier before the repeal of the US military's ban on gay service played an important role in his decision to pass hundreds of thousands of sensitive items to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.
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