San Francisco Pride has announced its in-person return for 2022, with the theme “Love Will Keep Us Togehter.” Be sure to mark your calendar for June 25 and 26, as this is sure to be an epic comeback.
The parade/march will take place on Sunday, June 26 in downtown SF beginning at 10:30am. The celebration and rally will happen on Saturday from 12-6pm and Sunday from 11am-6pm, with home base at Civic Center Plaza.
Exhibitors and parade contingents can now register for the 2-day celebration, and voting is now taking place for the parade’s Grand Marshal. The 4th annual SF Pride Golf Tournament is also in the works, with details to come.
The news comes amid some leadership changes for the organization. Ahead of the 2022 celebrations, Suzanne Ford will take over as interim SF Pride Executive Director in place of Fred Lopez, who headed the board in 2020 and 2021. Ford is a transgender woman who previously served as SF Pride’s Treasurer, and her appointment means that SF Pride will be led by women on both the board and staff levels for the first time in many years.
“It is truly a landmark year for the organization,” said Carolyn Wysinger, President of the Board. “Women have always played such an important role in our LGBTQ community. It is only fitting that the organization returns to Market Street with a leadership team that truly reflects our diverse community.”
“I am honored and humbled to help SF Pride at this important moment,” said Suzanne Ford. “This organization is very dear to my heart, and I know how badly our LGBTQ+ family wants a Pride celebration in the streets after so long apart. Our team is already hard at work to present a Pride in 2022 that is familiar and we want to bring some new fresh perspectives as well.”
Stay tuned as we learn more about this year’s in-person celebration!