On June 27th and 28th 2015, San Francisco celebrated the 45th anniversary of San Francisco Pride. The theme was “Equality Without Exception” and the event hosted over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than twenty community-run stages and venues. The San Francisco Pride Celebration is one of the largest Pride events in the world and is dedicated to education, to the commemoration of LGBT heritage, and to the celebration of LGBT culture and liberation.
A world leader in the Pride movement, SF Pride is also a grant-giving organization through their Community Partners Program. Since 1997, SF Pride has granted over $2.4 million dollars from proceeds of the Pride Celebration and Parade to local non-profit LGBT organizations and those organizations working on issues related to HIV/AIDS, cancer, homelessness, and animal welfare.
This year was an extra special celebration because of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Friday June 26th that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Basically, this means that there is no longer any such thing as gay marriage: It’s simply a union between two people who love each other. And that my friends is simply AWESOME.
“Pride has come to symbolize several things: the long history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer dignity, the freedom of all people to meaningfully and proudly express their sexual and gender identities, and the commitment of LGBT people to combating oppression.” says SF Pride “From this history of rebellion grew the mission of San Francisco LGBT Pride: to educate the world, celebrate our culture, commemorate our heritage and liberate our people.”
I feel proud to live in a city that honors and recognizes such a beautiful cause. We celebrated all weekend in my group fitness classes at EQUINOX with positive energy, enthusiasm, workouts, and uplifting music. My favorite gym even got all dressed up for the occasion with an amazing Pride display on it’s tall beautiful pillars (photo above – what a rainbow! EQUINOX Pine Street is always lookin good ). I wanted to share one of my Pride playlists with you, so you could enjoy a part of our celebration too. Its a great mix to empower your next workout or simply to make you smile and remember that LOVE ALWAYS WINS.
Leave me a comment and let me know if you play this mix and like it!
Next years SF Pride celebration is set to take place on June 25 and 26, 2016. Save the date and I’ll see you to celebrate 🙂
Sending love to you,
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- Self Massage online exercise videos. Do it as you view it.
- I’ve been nominated for 80’s Prom Queen! (yes seriously lol). Help me support the Gaurdsmen and raise funds for at risk Bay Area youth. 100% of your donations go directly to the cause. Not only that but the nominee that raises the most dollars in donations gets to be crowned Queen of the court! Thank you for your support and totally awesomeness. Please share this link: https://www.crowdrise.com/SF80sProm/fundraiser/carolinejordan