PFLAG San Francisco, is a part of a national organization of parents, families, friends and allies united with LGBTQ people to move equality forward. Attendees include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning persons as well as parents, allies and friends. We invite you to share your experience and concerns in a completely confidential and supportive environment. We encourage lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people, parents, family and friends to attend our meetings. Everyone is welcome.
The volunteer members inspire all the regular activities and special projects of the chapter and are central to chapter leadership.
2016 Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities
Carnevale: May 28-29
Pride: June 25-26
Nihonmachi Community Street Fair: Aug. 6-7
Folsom Street Fair: Sept. 25
Castro Street Fair: Oct. 2
Sunday June 26
Our contingent details for the parade:
Where: 50 Spear Street (approximate location. We’re meeting along Spear Street between Mission and Howard in downtown San Francisco, South of Market Street). PFLAG San Francisco will be in block section K, number 73. Look for a cable car with our banner on it.
When: Be in place at 9:45AM. We step off onto Market Street around 10AM- don’t be late!
Who: You! Wear fun parade clothes: costumes, fun hats, fun hair: have fun! But remember that we are a family oriented group and your ensemble should keep that in mind. Also, be aware that as a non-profit organization; political messages endorsing a particular candidate, as well as commercial or private enterprise promotions are prohibited per IRS regulations.
Be prepared for cold weather or hot sunshine. Bring water bottles, a snack and be prepared for long lines for bathroom breaks.
PFLAG San Francisco will have our popular “Mom/Dad/Uncle/Friend” PFLAG printed signs to hand out to our contingent like back in 2015.
With our deepest respect and sympathies for the victims of Orlando’s horrible shooting, this year PFLAG San Francisco will have black cloth armbands available for anyone who wants to show their support and honor the victims of Orlando.
PFLAG In the SF Pride Festival Area
Owing to changes made to the set-up in the festival area, our old location on the plaza is no longer available. This year we will be on Larkin Street, near the Asian Art Museum. We’ll be at our booth at the following days and hours:
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
To march with PFLAG in the San Francisco Pride Parade, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 22th with “Marching” in the subject line. Please list how many people will be marching, and the names of people who wish to ride the contingent Cable Car. Please Note: There is a voluntary donation/fare of $20 for riding the cable car and we can only take cash or checks for payment. However, no one will be turned away for the lack of funds. The cable car can only accommodate 25 people, so a reservation is highly recommended.
Due to the increasing cost of participating in the parade ($2290 this year) we are suggesting that each contingent that will be marching with us make a donation of $50 to help defray costs. Individuals who are marching with us but are not part of a contingent are welcomed to donate any amount, donations from individual marchers are strictly voluntary.
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