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BAS Pride 2015: The Harvey Milk Club Marches with #MyNameIs and Disco Daddy Pride Edition (6/28)

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Good morning you queer grey city of love! Pride week comes to a close today with the massive annual parade and the culmination of a memorable June, to say the least.

The Supreme Court finally recognized rights that should have been in place in the first place and the city has exploded into one big ball of love.

 

The battles at home wage on you can see in the work of so many artists on the brink ongoing at Incline’s #HoldingOnToSF and the continuing strength of the Galería de la Raza and Marícon Collective’s preservation of our narrative in the face of hate and threats of violence.

 

Though the parade was founded as a symbol of solidarity and unity within our community, it has long been plagued with corporate co-opting as a result of the lack of investment from a city that has turned it’s back on it’s people in so many ways. Facebook, the channel so many rely on to connect and create visibility, was given the opportunity to sponsor this year’s parade and festival despite the fact that its real name policy has continued to put not just members of our community at risk, but many others, including those within the First Nations, victims of domestic violence, health professionals and more.

 

The Harvey Milk Club will be marching this year with the #MyNameIs contingent and very much would like to invite as many people to join us at 9:15 a.m. on the Steuart Street staging area, between Market and Mission at 9:15 a.m. We’ll have bright purple t-shirts and venerable presence of the fierce queens who are leading this fight such as Sister Roma, Lil’ Miss Hot Mess and Bebe Sweetbriar.

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Afterward, there is no shortage of parties, as you might have gathered from our coverage this week, but if your short on change and still want to cut a rug, our old pal, Bus Station John has brought back the Pride edition of his Sunday homo ho-down, Disco Daddy down at the Eagle. Cheap hooch, easy queers and groovy tracks will get you moving and rest assured, as we found out this week, that love, is indeed, the boss.

 

AND DON’T FORGET to check in later this week for our annual Pride In Pictures, where our staff will post some of the cruisey, boozy, bold and badass highlights from Pride 2015.

 

Happy Pride queeridos and love you all, from the bottom of my puto heart!! xo

 

The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club & #MyNameIs Parade Contingent
Sunday, June 28, 2015 @ 9:15 a.m.

Line-Up No. 22
Steuart Street (btw Market and Mission)
[Rincon Hill/ South of Market]
SF
FREE

 

Disco Daddy Pride Edition
Sunday, June 28, 2015   7:00p.m.- 2:00 a.m

The SF Eagle
398 12th Street (@ Harrison)
[South of Market]
SF
$5.00

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Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco)

Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inability to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999.
By trade he pours booze, but likes to think he can write and does so occasionally for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7. He also likes to enjoy time spent in old eateries, bars and businesses that, by most standards, would have been condemned a long time ago.