Alright! Here are the details for where and when to meet SMYRC and QueerZone at the Pride Parade this Sunday, June 19th!
Come meet up with us anytime after 10am at the corner of NW Davis and NW 12th.
The parade kicks off at 11:30am. We’re #98 in the parade so we won’t be moving right at 11:30am but come ready to have fun, do some final decorating and celebrate at our float before we start moving! See you there!
And, here’s some additional fun things to do this Pride Weekend!
Saturday, June 18th
Vanguard Revisited: LGBTQ Homeless Youth Activism in the 1960′s and Today
(at New Avenues for Youth – 314 SW 9th Ave. This event is for folks 24 and under.)
San Francisco’s GLBT Historical Society shares the queer history of 1960s anti-poverty organizing with faith and youth groups across the country.
SEE artwork from street kids in the 1960s and today
…HEAR stories of what has changed and what hasn’t
TAKE copies of original and new Vanguard magazines
LEARN about our queer history, to better change our future!
In 1966, a motley group of San Francisco Tenderloin street youth, urban ministers, and anti-poverty activists formed Vanguard, the nation’s first queer youth organization. They organized dances in church halls, held street protests, created their own extra-ecclesiastical street churches, and produced a self-titled magazine that linked themes of poverty and social stigma; isolation and loneliness; artistic expression; and faith and queer theology.
5pm – 7pm
(Meet at the North Park Blocks-W. Burnside and Park)
The march is open to ALL dyke-identified folks and allies!! Accessibility vehicles will be provided for those who need them. Come with your noisemakers, voices, and pride!!
Monday, June 20th
(At Oaks Park–1 SE Spokane St)
A night of the hokey pokey, backwards skate and putting on some serious mileage at Oaks Park. Proceeds benefit the Just Out Scholarship Fund. All ages! $6 plus a food donation for Esther’s Pantry.