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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gary Virginia........................................President Marsha H. Levine................................Vice President Justin Taylor.........................................Secretary David Currie.........................................Treasurer Joey Cain..............................................Member John Caldera.......................................Member Jose Cital..............................................Member Larry Crickenberger...........................Member Michelle Meow...................................Member Chandra Redack..................................Member Jesse Sanford.....................................Member Don Wagda..........................................Member
John Anderson....................................Production Assistant Karly Andersson..................................Exhibitor Relations Manager Jane Ann Chervenak..........................Main Stage Intern Jim Gong..............................................Bookkeeper Katie Harrar.........................................Special Projects Jennifer Holmes..................................Volunteer Manager and Special Events LaNiece Jones....................................Sponsorship Fulfillment Coordinator Audrey Joseph....................................Main Stage Producer Marsha H. Levine................................Parade Manager Megan Noice.......................................Assistant to the Exhibitor Manager Brian Probst.........................................Donations Manager Rock Medicine....................................Medical Eddie Shapiro......................................VIP Coordination Scott Shuemake..................................Event Director Matthew Smith....................................Beverage Manager Tony Thomas........................................Recycling Manager Michael Velez......................................Interpreter Coordinator Lisa Williams........................................Sponsorship Sales and Relations Manager Cesar Zepeda......................................Operations Manager
STAFF George Ridgely....................................Executive Director Lucky Gutierrez...................................Office/IT Manager Alvaro Gonzalez..................................Executive Assistant Project Manager
CONSULTANTS Andy Copperhall..................................Beverage Consultant Richard Kravitz....................................Exhibitor Relations Consultant Joe Wagenhofer.................................Production Consultant
Norris Communications.....................Public Relations Sheppard Mullin .................................Legal Services Julius Turman......................................Legal Services
Davace Chin.........................................Hospitality Joan Curry............................................Safety Mindie Dodson....................................Dykes On Bikes Jay Gresham........................................Hospitality Joseph (Joey) Jelincic.......................Safety Jarno Stegeman..................................Intern Freddy Teti............................................Safety Soni Wolf..............................................Dykes On Bikes
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Whether you’re participating as a Bay Area resident or visiting from abroad, you’re sure to have a wonderful week with us as we Color Our World With Pride. SF Pride Members chose the above theme late last summer and our dedicated Board of Directors has been working diligently to reflect the theme in our social mission: “… to educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people.” While our award-winning and diverse Celebration is one of the largest LGBT events in the world, it’s also a platform to support LGBT people globally who, in the last year, have faced some of the most archaic and discriminatory, state-sanctioned laws in our history. Anti-LGBT legislation spurring mob violence from Uganda, Nigeria, and Cameroon, to India, Russia and the Middle East are a call to action to expose hate and its source. Often that source is in our own backyard, as is the case with the public’s choice for this year’s Pink Brick Award, Scott Lively. As president of California–based Abiding Truth Ministries, a conservative Christian organization, his tentacles reach from Latvia to Kampala in stirring anti-LGBT sentiment and laws. On a brighter note, this year’s community grand marshals, honorees, and main stage speakers represent a culturally rich fabric of pioneers, activists, artists, educators, and freedom fighters. From a 16-year-old transgender student who was bullied and chose to fight back to a seasoned LGBT activist championing housing as a human right, these leaders inspire us to get involved. The public’s choice of Trans March as the Organizational Grand Marshal reflects a positive trend to elevate advocacy for the most discriminated among us. Our two-day Celebration at Civic Center features 20+ community-run stages and venues, along with 300 exhibitor booths. Visit sfpride.org frequently for a full Calendar of Events, tickets for the Parade Grandstand and VIP Party at City Hall, links to purchase merchandise, the Parade line up, and more.
2014 SAN FRANCISCO PRIDE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Greetings and welcome to the 44th Annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade!
SF Pride has grown to be a complex, $2 million budget event that draws 1.5 million participants. We remind you that we’re a nonprofit organization dependent on thousands of volunteers and YOUR support provided from gate donations, sales of beverages, and official SF Pride souvenirs. A $5 to $10 donation at the gate provides $1 off all drinks and supports 60 local organizations. Thank you to our SF Pride members, staff, board, contractors, sponsors, volunteers and all stakeholders for this labor of love. It’s time to strike up the band, rev your engines, and Color Our World With Pride!
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On behalf of the staff, contractors, Board of Directors, all of our community stage producers, our amazing volunteers, and the membership of San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee, I would like to welcome you to the 2014 San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration. As the incoming Executive Director it has been my distinct honor to join the ranks of this outstanding group of individuals who bring you the largest Pride celebration in the United States. San Francisco Pride is fortunate to have such depth of experience and commitment from everyone involved in our 44th annual event. From former board members, to former executive directors, to former grand marshals, to longtime staff, volunteers and community organizers – our team is made up of a wealth of collective knowledge that is critical to our success. It is their collaborative efforts that year-after-year produce such a spectacular event. As we prepare to celebrate our victories and address our ongoing challenges at this year’s San Francisco Pride, I would also like to thank our exhibitors, donors, long-standing sponsors, and new partners who have joined us in 2014 – your support is another essential component to our success. Please support our Community Partners, and our mission, by donating at the entry gates and by having a libation from one of our many official beverage locations. This year we are lucky to have more than 60 community partner organizations benefiting from your generosity. Be good to one another; look out for one another; speak up for one another; and have a safe and enjoyable Pride in our great City by the Bay.
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We all bring something unique to the party, something for which we are proud. Feeling proud of who you are and proud of your community adds to your overall well-being. Like eating plenty of fruits and veggies, it doesnâ€™t hurt to mix it up. Kaiser Permanente is proud to have a long history as a major sponsor of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade. And weâ€™re always proud to be your partner in health. Look for our float in the parade lineup on June 29.
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR June 1, 2014
LGBT Pride Welcome and best wishes to those gathered for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Celebrations throughout California this summer. Last June, in Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor, the United States Supreme Court made decisions upholding the findings of lower courts that state and federal laws limiting the marriage rights of LGBT Americans are unconstitutional. The outcomes of these important cases, which effectively legalized same-sex marriage in California and many other states, represent the progress our society has made in extending the full rights of citizenship to all Americans. Pride brings together the LGBT community and allies in the spirit of solidarity and demonstrates to the world that the rich diversity of the Golden State is the source of our greatest strengths. LGBT Pride also highlights the significant leadership role that the LGBT community has taken in the struggle for the full equality of every person in our society. As we celebrate the great strides we are making, we should contemplate the importance of treating all people fairly and equally, so that all may live with dignity and pride. I commend your significant efforts in this regard and offer my continued support. Sincerely,
EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
GOVERNOR EDMUND G. BROWN JR. â€˘ SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814 â€˘ (916) 445-2841
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GREETINGS FROM THE MAYOR OF SAN FRANCISCO On behalf of the City and County of San Francisco, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the 44th Annual San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Pride Parade and Celebration. I am proud to be the Mayor of a city that has a strong history of being at the forefront of extending civil rights to all citizens. San Francisco is a place that takes pride in its diverse communities and values equality and justice for all. This year’s theme of “Color Our World With Pride” greatly reflects our continued hope and tireless efforts towards the long arc of the moral universe bending towards justice. It is also reflective of the many ways we celebrate this annual event from a lit-up City Hall to the rainbow flags that line Market Street. We have faced a number of challenges toward achieving equality in California, and we will continue to fight until everyone is treated equally. San Francisco was a leader in the struggle for marriage equality for the past ten years, ever since then Mayor Gavin Newsom started one of the most important civil rights issues of our generation to ensure equality for all. To the many members of the LGBT community, their families, friends, colleagues and visitors from around the world, I wish you all a great Pride 2014. May you enjoy this wonderful, exciting, and joyous celebration of acceptance and inclusion today and in your hearts forever! With warmest regards,
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ELECTED OFFICIALS MARK LENO
CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR As LGBT victories continue to unfold across the nation, it is with great excitement that I welcome you to San Francisco’s 44th annual Pride Parade and Celebration – Color Our World with Pride. While the rights and freedoms of LGBT people are still being attacked in some parts of the world, our collective actions and voices are bringing us closer to justice and equality for all. Let us celebrate a safe and joyous 2014 Pride!
CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLYMEMBER I’m excited to look back and see the progress we continue to make. One year after the U.S. Supreme Court rulings, we see more and more states recognize marriage equality. My bill to bolster the rights of transgender students became law shortly after the last Pride Day, and the law went into effect this year, guaranteeing transgender kids the protections they deserve to have in school. Make no mistake, there’s a lot of work to do still to make sure all our brothers and sisters are treated equally, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, immigration status, religion, economic standing, housing status or disability. Each step forward in our parade should represent a step forward for LGBT people everywhere – and for people who face discrimination for any reason. We should have pride in who we are and what we’ve accomplished. Onward and outward!
TREASURER, CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO I would like to extend my warmest welcome to everyone attending our annual Pride celebration! As an openly gay elected official, I am proud to represent a city which stands so strongly for our values of equality and respect. I hope all members of the LGBT community, and their families and friends, enjoy this year’s wonderful celebration, Color Our World With Pride.
SAN FRANCISCO SUPERVISOR Pride is a very special time of year, when we remember our history, celebrate our resiliency, and envision our future. Forty-five years after the Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of our movement, we continue to
gather on this Sunday in June to recognize our achievements, to recommit to our pursuit of justice, and to send a message of hope to those in our community who cannot be here today. On behalf of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, I welcome you to San Francisco’s Pride celebration, and look forward to seeing how each and every one of you embody this year’s theme of coloring our world with pride.
SAN FRANCISCO SUPERVISOR Welcome to the 44th Annual Pride Parade and Celebration. No other city exemplifies this year’s motto of “Color Our World With Pride” like San Francisco, whether we are championing marriage equality, fighting to end DOMA, ensuring that we are caring for our at-risk youth and seniors, or backfilling HIV/AIDS federal and state funding cuts to protect our most vulnerable citizens. As the representative of the district that includes the Castro and was once represented by Harvey Milk, I’m excited to help celebrate our community throughout this fantastic weekend.
RAFAEL MANDELMAN COLLEGE BOARD MEMBER
Happy Pride, dear friends! What a joyous celebration it is, with each week seeming to bring some sweet new LGBT victory in the courts or at the ballot box. This is our great queer holiday to celebrate the courage and sacrifice of those who came before and to savor the victories we have won, but it is of course also a moment to commit ourselves to carrying on the struggle until every queer person - in Altoona or Kampala or Moscow, no less than in San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York - can come out to a life of freedom, dignity and joy. Let’s do it people: Let’s Color Our World With Pride!
LAWRENCE WONG COLLEGE BOARD MEMBER
As we continue to march forward towards equality we must continue to be vigilant in including our brothers and sisters of color and also to give voice to those in other countries where LGBTQs are persecuted and often killed. I am proud that City College of San Francisco was one of the first institutions to offer studies in the issues involving queers of color. Let us all live up to this year’s theme to Color Our World with Pride.
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Robbie successfully argued the case of her client Edie Windsor before the United States Supreme Court. In its landmark decision in United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court ruled that a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violated equal protection principles of the United States Constitution because the status of being a married gay person is “a far-reaching legal acknowledgment of the intimate relationship between two people, a relationship deemed … worthy of dignity in the community equal with all other marriages.” The consequences of the Windsor decision have been both rapid and profound. When the Windsor case was filed in 2010, only five states permitted gay couples to marry. Today, 19 states do and more are surely on the way since nearly every day, there is yet another federal or state court decision (25 in total) from judges in places as far apart in geography and culture as Ohio and Utah, New Jersey and Oklahoma, or Oregon and Arkansas explicitly relying on Windsor to extend equal rights to gay people. So far, there’s not a single post-Windsor case that goes the other way. Robbie’s representation of Edie Windsor was chronicled by Ariel Levy in her piece in the September 30, 2013 issue of The New Yorker entitled “A Perfect Wife.” Robbie is also featured in a recent video documentary by MAKERS that can be found at makers.com/robertakaplan. But Robbie is perhaps most proud of the fact that a character was named after her in Terrence McNally’s current, Tony-nominated Broadway play, Mothers and Sons.
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While in Congress, Frank worked to adjust America’s spending priorities to reduce the deficit, provide less funding for the military and more for important quality of life needs at home. In particular, he focused on providing aid to local communities, and to building and preserving affordable rental housing for low income people. He has also been a leader in the fight against discrimination of various sorts. He championed the interests of the poor, the underprivileged and the vulnerable, winning re-election 12 times by wide margins. As chair of the House Financial Services Committee from 2007 to 2011, Frank was instrumental in crafting a compromise bill to stem the tide of home mortgage foreclosures, as well as the subsequent $550 billion rescue plan. He worked to adopt a sweeping set of financial regulations aimed at preventing a recurrence of this crisis, and was a key author of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the regulatory overhaul signed into law in July 2010. He also led the passage of the Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights Act, a measure that drew praise from editorial boards and consumer advocates. In 1987, Frank became the first member of Congress to voluntarily come out as openly gay, and in 2012 he married his longtime partner, becoming the nation’s first congressman in a same-sex marriage while in office. After sixteen terms in Congress, Frank’s legacy as a champion of civil rights and financial reform, as well as his ability to simplify any issue at hand in a clever and witty way, will be sorely missed. According to The Wall Street Journal: “Mr. Frank’s combative liberalism and quick wit make him a standout in a Capitol filled with politicians dependent on talking points and polls, a trait alluded to by Mr. Obama who said in a written statement that, “The House of Representatives will not be the same without him.”
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Director of Counseling Programs for the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco, Avicolli Mecca’s life work has been set firmly in the rebellious and creative spirit that has made the City’s culture iconic in the American imagination. An activist, writer, singer, and performance artist, he has been an organizer of countless demonstrations and rallies as an advocate for housing rights, justice, and community compassion for the least fortunate in society. In the 1990s Avicolli Mecca played key a role in the development of three temporary shelters for homeless LGBT Youth in the Castro district, the Simply Supper food program at Metropolitan Community Church, and a shower program for LGBT and homeless day laborers at Mission High School. Still involved in LGBT homeless and affordable housing issues, Avicolli Mecca is currently working on a new LGBT shelter run by Dolores Street Community Services. During the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, Avicolli Mecca co-founded the Castro Tenants Union, advocating against the evictions of gay men with AIDS in the Castro, and played a key role in launching the Tom Ammiano write-in campaign for mayor. While ultimately unsuccessful, the campaign’s effectiveness stunned the political establishment and brought national attention to the growing economic divide in San Francisco, ultimately enabling a majority of progressives to win seats on the SF Board of Supervisors and returning the city to district elections. Avicolli Mecca is editor of Smash the Church, Smash the State: the Early Years of Gay Liberation, co-editor of Avanti: Popolo: Italian American Writers Sail Beyond Columbus, and Hey Paesan: Writings by Italian American Lesbians and Gay Men. He is also a performance artist whose latest work includes this boy is just so strange, a musical that recently debuted at the Eric Quezada Center in the Mission. Selected by the San Francisco Pride Membership
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Like many young #girlslikeus, 16 year-old Jewlyes Gutierrez loves taking family vacations, going to theme parks, shopping, and singing along with her favorite artist, Carrie Underwood. One day she would like to be a cosmetologist, and cuts, dyes and styles her family member’s hair. While she and her family always knew she was different, Jewlyes came out to her family when she was 14. Although her family sometimes struggled to understand what this meant for her life, she always had their strong support. This wasn’t always true at Hercules Middle/High School in Contra Costa County, where she is now a sophomore. She went through many years of abuse and bullying, seeking help from school administrators to no avail.
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One November day last autumn, she realized she had enough, and fought back. In spite of video evidence showing her being punched and kicked while trying to run away, she found herself charged with battery, while the three students who harassed her received no charges. An online petition in support of dropping the charges gathered over 200,000 signatures in just a few weeks. In February, after weeks of public scrutiny, the case was referred to a conflict resolution program, which will allow the charges to be dropped. While the legal case may soon be over, the local community continues to confront the issue of bullying and how LGBTQ youth are treated in the public school system. Gutierrez earned 54 percent of the public vote among ten finalists for Community Grand Marshal in a year that saw double the votes cast in 2013. Selected by Community Vote
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Melanie Nathan is an attorney, mediator, equality activist, and human rights advocate. Born in South Africa, Nathan received her law degree from the University of Witwaterstrand. She used her training to assist African workers living under apartheid in the 1980s. After immigrating to the U.S., she founded Private Courts, Inc., a mediation and human rights advocacy firm in Marin County, California. Nathan has been involved in numerous struggles affecting LGBTI people in the USA and abroad. From testifying at Senate hearings on the Uniting American Families Act, to advocating for the release of an undocumented lesbian partner from detention, Nathan has touched both individual lives and influenced policy affecting thousands. Nathan is a prolific blogger and journalist who uses her writing as a platform for her advocacy work. In addition to reporting on issues impacting LGBTI communities around the world, she writes with a focus on the USA and Africa. Her blog, O-Blog-DeeO-Blog-Da, serves as a platform for Nathan and her guests to highlight their work in a world where gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, intersex, and gender-free people are the subjects of persecution and discrimination. Nathan is Co-Producer of Gay U.S.A. the Movie, by filmmaker Kristina Lapinski, a documentary debunking the myths that impact gay rights. Selected by San Francisco Pride Board of Directors
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A participant in the Stonewall Riots, and later incarcerated at Attica State Prison, Miss Major was a participant in the 1971 uprising there. Politicized by the prison riot and the influence of Frank “Big Black” Smith, she dedicated her life to community building and providing direct care and services to other trans women, including years of activism and advocacy on behalf of prisoner’s rights. While many LGBT heroes are honored for their work in affecting policy, a consistent theme in Miss Major’s personal history has been that interpersonal caring and connection in itself is a revolutionary act.
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This has meant making sure trans women in need are cared for providing medical services when needed, hotel rooms if they are on the street. After 40 years, she has deeply impacted a generation of trans women of color, and has inspired generations after her to get involved in their local communities. She has been the recipient of dozens of awards by municipal and state organizations. Recently, the building that houses five NYC organizations committed to social justice for and by LGBTQGNC people of color, as well as poor and low income people: The Audre Lorde Project, FIERCE!, Queers for Economic Justice, Streetwise & Safe, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, was renamed the Miss Major-Jay Toole Building for Social Justice. She identifies as a father, mother, grandmother, and grandfather to her own children, and to many in the transgender community. Selected by San Francisco Pride Board of Directors
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Activist poet, writer and cultural theorist Judy Grahn is a professor in the Women’s Spirituality Master’s Program at Sofia University. She has published three poetry collections, eight chapbooks, a novel, four nonfiction books and numerous short LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT GRAND MARSHAL stories and articles. Her work has won her an NEA grant, an American Book Review award, an American Library Award and a Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. Since 1965, Grahn’s writings have inspired and fueled second wave feminism, women’s spirituality movements and lesbian activism. Grahn was a member of the first lesbian feminist collective on the West Coast, the Gay Women’s Liberation Group, which established A Woman’s Place, the first women’s bookstore, and The Woman’s Press Collective, the first all-woman press.
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Chelsea Elizabeth Manning (born Bradley Edward Manning in 1987) is a U.S. Army soldier who was convicted in July 2013 of violations of the Espionage Act of 1917 and other offenses, after releasing classified documents to the public. These included records of civilian casualties and other significant incidents during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as State Department Cables. Manning stated that she hoped the release of this material would promote, “debates, discussions and reforms” of U.S. foreign policy. PVT Manning came out publicly as transgender on August 22, 2013, when her trial attorney David Coombs read a statement on NBC News announcing her desire to live as a woman named “Chelsea.” This announcement represented the result of a long process of personal introspection and discovery, which started before her arrest in May of 2010. She wishes to receive hormone replacement therapy, which is recommended by doctors as appropriate treatment for her diagnosed gender dysphoria. Chelsea’s coming out as transgender and her fight to receive proper medical treatment while in a military prison display similar courage that led her to release the secret files and documents exposing U.S. war crimes. SF Pride’s membership and BOD felt it was important to remember Private Manning and, though she will not be able to attend due to her ongoing incarceration, unanimously voted to name PVT Chelsea Manning a 2014 Honorary Grand Marshal. Chelsea Manning as she sees herself. Official portrait by Alicia Neal.
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Dr. Ted McIlvenna is an 82-year-old United Methodist clergyman who was assigned in the early ’60s as a missionary to those persons who had chosen alternate sexual explorations and identities in their lives. Ted’s father was a missionary to the Native Americans and the lumbering towns of the Pacific Northwest. From his earliest days, he showed talents in music and the arts, as well as, being a star athlete. Because of certain creative abilities, scholarships, and academic opportunities were always open to him and he graduated and was trained both as a scholar, a theologian and an art historian and finally chose as his ministry to be an advocate of sexual rights as human rights.
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Ted is now the President of the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality and Trustee of the world’s largest collection of erotic materials. Ted considers the present award a great honor which he shares with his wife of 58 years, his two children, his many grandchildren, and his many great grandchildren. In accepting the Award, McIlvenna stated, “Most people are fortunate in their lives to have had ‘giant hours’ that they will always cherish. I appreciate the SF Pride Committee recognizing the giant hours I’ve had working with and fighting for the LGBTQ community.” The Gilbert Baker Pride Founder’s Award honors those who have made a significant and historical impact on the LGBTQ community and the movement for LGBTQ rights.
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The mission of the San Francisco Trans March is to inspire all trans and gender non-conforming people to realize a world where we are safe, loved, and empowered. We strive to create a space for our diverse communities to unite and achieve the social justice and equality that each of us deserves. Several activists answered the call and organized the first Trans March on June 25, 2004 with a gathering in Dolores Park followed by a march to Civic Center. A few hundred people attended the first march, twice as many the next year, and it’s been growing ever since. The San Francisco Trans March is San Francisco’s largest transgender Pride event and one of the largest trans events in the entire world. It’s always the Friday of Pride weekend and thousands of people attend. facebook.com/transmarch
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VIP PARTY ENTERTAINERS KID ALIEN
After years of performing classical, pop, and contemporary gospel music, Kid Alien entered the electronic music world and went straight for the top. His first single, The Atmosphere, ended up on Armin van Buuren’s personal imprint and debuted on Universal Religion 5. Since then, Kid Alien has had one big-ticket release after another, with his unique combination of vocal and instrumental skills setting him apart from the pack. Kid Alien has releases on Armada, Armind, Cr2, LessThan3, and Zouk, and frequently plays at San Francisco clubs like Vessel, Mezzanine, Temple, Audio, and Public Works. He is also the editor of LessThan3.com, the largest electronic music blog on the Internet, with a weekly reach of over two million.
Jason Brock was dubbed “Mr. Entertainment” and a “songwriter’s best friend” by L.A. Reid, CEO of Sony/Epic Records. Jason is a television, film and stage star. He was seen in homes all over the world as a finalist on X-Factor singing songs like “New York State of Mind.” Jason also starred in the film, Love is not Enough, which is playing at world-wide film festivals, including the Frameline and Melbourne festivals. Jason has played Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Boxcar Theatre, a demented flower girl in Taylor Mac’s The Lily’s Revenge at Magic Theatre and Frankenfurter in Rocky Horror with Peaches Christ. He has donated many performances to charities. Jason began his San Francisco career singing jazz, pop and R&B tunes at Martuni’s Piano Bar. You can find his latest singles on iTunes.
Connie Champagne began her eclectic career with roles at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre and Theatre on the Square, and holds an MFA from the American Conservatory Theatre. She was recruited by Vegas In Space director Phillip R. Ford to portray the cult heroine Neely O’Hara in his long-running stage adaptation of Valley of the Dolls, which inspired her interest in drag as a theatrical form. An “unwitting pioneer of the Cocktail Nation,” Champagne was the winner of the SF Weekly Wammie Award for Outstanding Cabaret Performer for her work with Scrumbly Koldewyn in Connie Champagne and her Tiny Bubbles.
Well-known for her roles portraying Judy Garland, Champagne first appeared as the legendary star in the Off-Broadway production of Christmas With The Crawfords. New York Times critic Neil Genzlinger described Champagne’s performance as “a subtle masterpiece of parody and homage.” Inspired by Harry Lit of Castrobear Presents, Champagne, along with director F. Allen Sawyer and musical director Joseph Collins, created IMAGINE Judy Garland: An Evening With Connie Champagne, which played to sold-out audiences at the Empire Plush Room. Champagne revisited Garland at the New Conservatory Theatre Center in Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which assembled the repertoire Garland might sing from today’s ballads by Rufus Wainwright and Elton John, show-stoppers from Peter Allen and John Cameron Mitchell, and some improbable rock tunes that take on a whole new meaning, once they’ve been Judy-fied.
Daft-nee Gesuntheit! has taken San Francisco by storm in the short four years of her existence. Since her inception, she has performed at the legendary Marlena’s Bar in the Hayes Valley Follies, Cookie Dough’s Monster Show at The Edge Bar, Sunday’s a Drag at The Starlight Room and most every other venue in San Francisco. Fond of fundraising, she participates in galas for the Academy of Friends. She is a Princess of the Imperial Court, a miracle worker and shiny gem in the community. Befriend her on Facebook and visit daft-nee.com for more fun and frivolity
THE PRANCING ELITES
The Prancing Elites consists of five members: captain Kentrell Collins, Adrian Clemons, Jerel Maddox, Kareem Davis, and Timothy Smith. The team has been around since the early 2000s. But as it stands, the above mentioned team is the current team. The main reason that the team was created is because boys aren’t allowed to audition for the dance teams in the school system in Mobile, Alabama. In their eyes, morally it isn’t right. So, they created their own team. If the girls are doing it, why can’t the boys do it too?
MAIN STAGE ENTERTAINERS MARGA GOMEZ
Marga Gomez is a GLAAD award winner and triple winner of the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “Best of The Bay Comedian Award.” She is also one of the first openly lesbian comedians in the nation and a former SF Pride Grand Marshall. Armistead Maupin has called Marga Gomez “Astonishing!” Robin Williams has praised Marga as “a Lesbian Lenny Bruce.”For more about Marga visit margagomez.com. GOMEZ
Katdelic is Ronkat Spearman’s brainchild. Projecting a wide range of talents as a composer, producer, singer and multiinstrumentalist, Ronkat Spearman showed an aptitude for music at an early age and developed a unique style, playing guitar left handed but strung for a right handed player. Realizing his gift for making music, Ronkat left his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan for Los Angeles to pursue his dream. In a short time he wrote many songs that became hits for dozens of artists including Jade, Toni Braxton, El Debarge and Rick James. Ronkat garnered Grammy nominations and was awarded BMI Songwriter of the Year for his song “Don’t Walk Away” (Jade).
Liam Mayclem is an Emmy Award-winning radio/tv personality known to Bay Area residents as the host of CBS 5’s Eye on the Bay and as The Foodie Chap on KCBS. The Irishman with an English accent is also a much-in-demand auctioneer and emcee. Liam has helped raise millions of dollars for causes and organizations close to his heart including 49ers Foundation, Edible Schoolyard, Michael J. Fox Dream Foundation, Project Open Hand, SF & Marin County Food Banks, SFCASA, SF AIDS Foundation, Share Our Strength (No Kid Hungry). When not broadcasting or hosting events Liam can be found enjoying local cuisine, music and theatre.
Midnight Magic is a cosmic disco ensemble with a desire to make you, the listener, and the rhythm, become one. This love child of George Clinton and Donna Summer builds upon a love of dance music achieved by both electronic and analog means. Anchored by New York City underground dance music
vets Morgan Wiley and W. Andrew Raposo, and powered by vocal temptress Tiffany Roth, the band’s size matches their larger than life sound, ranging anywhere from four to nine people. The singles “Beam Me Up” and “Drop Me a Line”, along with their star studded remix treatments, solidified Midnight Magic as an underground nightlife staple. 2012’s “Walking the Midnight Streets” marked the group’s full length debut; an expansive record that introduced fans to a wider variety of the band’s abilities. After touring for support of Holy Ghost and Cut Copy, the band has returned to the studio, with a handful of new singles and remixes in the works.
Ralph Woodson’s Purple Haze is not your typical tribute band. He has studied his idol to the point of being able to play the guitar behind his back, and with his teeth. Ralph’s a Hendrix authority, and it’s obvious when you see him perform. The youngest of nine, he grew up in Richmond, CA, and was initially struck by the sound of the Band of Gypsys record. Ralph has toured with Hedzoli Sounds (of which Hugh Masekela was a member), as well as The Mighty Diamonds, Lady Bianca, Faye Carol, and a Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead)/ Sy Klopps (Herbie Herbert) collaboration called The Trichromes. Ralph played on big stages, opening for Tower of Power, James Brown, ZZ Top, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, among others. He’s appeared at the College of Marin and on KFOG-FM with author/Hendrix expert Steve Roby, demonstrating the sound and techniques of Jimi Hendrix. Ralph formed the Ralph Woodson Experience in 2001 (which became Purple Haze in 2010), focusing on the Hendrix material that he grew up with and always loved. Purple Haze has gained a steady following in the Bay Area and knock people out wherever they go. Ralph’s showmanship and command of the Hendrix material is second to none. See it for yourself!
SHAKE IT! BOOTY BAND
Shake It! Booty Band is a super group of top Bay Area women musicians fronted by powerful lead vocalists Maria Stanford and Judea Eden. This band is one of the most entertaining, rollicking, funky, disco-down dirty dance bands to hit the scene in a long time. If you are looking for a band that can keep the party on the dance floor, a band that your guests will talk about for weeks, you need to look no further!
Steed Lord is a musical force to be reckoned with. This creative Icelandic group is known for their electrifying live performances and spectacular on-stage presence. With the confidence and charisma of vocalist-diva Kali and the hard grooving production by brothers Eddie and Mega, Steed Lord is an unstoppable musical art collective driven by the raw energy of their home country Iceland. You have to experience Steed Lord live to witness the power of their music and their magical visual world. Their music has traveled all over the world and been released on record labels such as Ed Banger Records (FR), Dim Mak (USA), Southern Fried (UK), Get Physical (DE), Disque Primeur (FR) and One Love (AU) along with multiple features on hit television shows such as ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ in North America and other shows on networks like MTV! VH1, Bravo and E-Channel.
Over the last five years, San Francisco natives The She’s have established themselves as an integral part of the San Francisco music scene. They create garage-pop beachy tunes that make you want to fast forward to summer held together with smart songwriting and tight musicianship. To bring their songs to life, Hannah Valente (rhythm guitar), Sami Perez (bass), and Eva Treadway (lead guitar) create angelic yet haunting harmonies over Sinclair Riley’s tight drumming. The She’s have gained a cult following around their debut album “Then It Starts to Feel Like Summer” and are back with an EP that’s a little deeper, vibier, and more sophisticated without losing the essence of the pop mentality that made the debut so appealing. Songs like “My Secret to Keep” and “Dream Girl” show versatility in the sharp pop songwriting they have honed thus far.
JESIKA VON RABBIT
Jesika von Rabbit is the hotly anticipated solo project of the LA Weekly’s band of the year Gram Rabbit’s lead singer. Jesika, a native of Green Bay, Wisconsin is stepping away from a ten year history with her wildly popular Joshua Tree, California based band, Gram Rabbit which was co-founded in 2003 with partner Todd Rutherford and later joined by esteemed producer Ethan Allen. Gram Rabbit garnered over 30 licenses for film and television projects as well released six studio albums and a spawned a rabidly loyal fan base and international cult of followers known as the Royal Order of Rabbits.
You’ve heard of XELLE. They’re that girl group that threw an illegal dance party on a moving NYC subway train for their debut video, Party Girl. They’re the indie band whose songs and videos are lighting up TV shows, radio stations and dance floors around the world. They’re those sexy girls with huge voices who rocked the stage at your favorite club last night. They are XELLE, and you’ve been waiting for them to come along. Fronted by dance floor divas JC Cassis and Rony G and produced by international hitmaker Zach Adam, XELLE makes megapop music that the world can’t get enough of. With over a million views on YouTube, their incredible music videos have whipped the international press into a frenzy. CBS News called XELLE “anything but ordinary,” Perez Hilton proclaimed their videos “an effing good time,” and Edge Magazine says that “XELLE excels at delivering a pure dance floor confection.” Together with Zach Adam, XELLE creates and produces music video masterworks. Their video, Hologram, is the first choose-your-own-adventure, interactive YouTube video, and the longest music video ever, starring Janeane Garofalo, Kerri KenneySilver, Martha Wash and more. Queen is a trippy, visually stunning piece starring nearly all of the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. Invincible is a moving empowerment anthem that will make you want to change the world. And of course, they brought you Party Girl, the how-did-they-pull-that-off, one-take, illegal subway takeover that started it all.
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Other artists scheduled to appear on the Main Stage include:
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There will also be apperances by the 2014 Grand Mashals and other honored guests. Pick up your copy of PocketPride at the celebration or visit sfpride.org for more information.
COMMUNITY STAGES SATURDAY ONLY: BENCH AND BAR & CLUB 21 INTERNATIONAL STAGE
The International Stage is produced by the team at the Bench and Bar & Club 21, both of which are located in Oakland just 15 minutes from downtown San Francisco by car or a quick 10 minute BART ride (just exit 19th Street). Bench and Bar & Club 21 are 2 of the largest Latin & Hip Hop nightclubs in Northern California which makes them a perfect fit to produce one of the most visited stages on Pride weekend. The stage features some of the sexiest go-go dancers, performances, contest and DJs. Interested in go-go dancing or performing on the stage? Contact our Stage Manager Valentino of Valentino Presents Marketing Director for both Clubs at email@example.com for more information. Download the Club 21 Oakland APP in the APP Store under Club 21 Oakland or text partyboy to 46786 or visit bench-andbar.com or club21oakland.com. Corner Grove and Van Ness Avenues.
SATURDAY | SUNDAY: CHEER SF STAGE Are you looking to be wowed by high-flying stunts and high-energy dance routines? Then the fourth annual CHEER SF Stage is the place for you! CHEER San Francisco, along with fellow squads in the philanthropic Pride Cheerleading Association, will be performing all weekend for your entertainment and donations to benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. cheersf.org
DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING GATHERING SPACE We offer deaf, deafened, deaf-blind, and hardof-hearing attendees a chance to celebrate their Pride together. Our tent is located near the Main Stage and provides a place to socialize, enjoy the entertainment, and exchange information regarding accessibility for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. SLI
THE MARRIAGE PAVILION Get engaged for marriage equality with Marriage Equality USA. Discover what you can do in your local area to make marriage equality a reality in all 50 states, and learn more about how together we can win full equality nationwide. Couples can get married, publicly pledge your love and renew your vows, or simply take a picture together with San Francisco City Hall -- where marriages were first performed 10 years ago -- as the historic backdrop.
QUEER YOUTH SPACE Hosted by Larkin Street Youth Services and located on Civic Center Plaza, the Queer Youth Space is a drug, alcohol, and smoke free area where all queer youth and their allies can grab a snack, a drink, play games and win prizes, or just hang out in a safe space and enjoy the amazing Pride celebration. Rapid, confidential HIV testing will be available again this year. jfountain@ larkinstreetyouth.org AFZ
SUNDAY ONLY: GRAY PRIDE: 60+ SPACE Presented by Institute on Aging (IOA) and On Lok Lifeways: Partnering to Serve LGBT Seniors and Older Adults. IOA and On Lok are dedicated to understanding and addressing the unique issues facing the LGBT community. IOA’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for adults as they age by enabling them to maintain their health, well-being, independence and participation in the community. IOA fulfills this mission for a diverse community by developing and providing innovative programs in health, social service, creative arts, community and professional education. On Lok Lifeways is a fully-integrated and licensed health plan celebrating over forty years of service to Bay Area seniors. On Lok Lifeways helps older adults maintain their independence – by providing all necessary primary and specialty medical care, adult day health care, in-home health and personal care, transportation, physical rehabilitation, recreation therapy, case management, social work services, skilled nursing and acute care – so seniors can continue to live in the communities they know and love.
ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITY PRIDE STAGE & PAVILION A&PI Wellness Center and the A&PI LGBT Pride Council is proud to present the Asian & Pacific Islander Pride Stage & Pavilion. This venue serves as home to A&PI LGBTs performers and artists and has been billed to be one of the “most anticipated venue during SF Pride.” The A&PI Pavilion is anchor to various A&PI LGBT organizations such as GAPA, A&PI Equality and others. Plus HIV Testing will be available throughout the day (10:00 am - 5:00 pm) and results will be ready in twenty minutes. For trans folks, you may qualify to get a $ 20.00 Visa Gift Card, come check it out! Located at Polk and Golden Gate Streets. Performances starts at 12:00pm till 6:30pm. apiwellness.org or apilgbtpride.com
The Accessibility Pavilion is a place to escape the madness of the day and rejuvenate. Volunteers will manage this area which offers some much needed rest and relaxation inside. The Accessibility Pavilion provides shade, rest, snacks, friendship, and more to people with accessibility needs.
SOBER STAGE 2014
Once again, the Castro Country Club hosts a special oasis of fun and fellowship for the recovery community and their supporters. Live entertainment, DJs, dancing, drag shows, and a meeting! Bring a picnic and join the celebration at this grassy, tree-lined piece of paradise at UN Plaza at Hyde and Fulton Streets.
LEFT MAGAZINE DANCE MUSIC CELEBRATION AREA
A floor-stomping, hand-clapping house music celebration featuring some of San Francisco’s most recognizable names and guests from around the world. DJ Hawthorne serves up an unforgettable afternoon of music and fun! facebook.com/djhawthorne for details!
THE LGBTQ FAMILY GARDEN
The LGBTQ Family Garden is a fun and safe space for LGBTQ families. Come bring your kids to enjoy the vibrant arts and crafts, games, face painting, balloon animals, resources, and (for the first time ever) healthy kid-friendly food. The Family Garden is sponsored by Our Family Coalition, which advances equity for LGBTQ families with children through support, education, and advocacy. On your way to the garden, march with the LGBTQ family parade contingent, too! firstname.lastname@example.org
FAERIE FREEDOM VILLAGE
The Radical Faeries offer an oasis of spirituality, art, music, love, a commercialfree, chill-out zone with live cabaret, performance art, deejays, visual art, magic, rituals, transformations, and transfigurations. Relax and connect with one another and with nature, in the special ways of faeries. Bring things to share: food, drink, art, drums, drag, an open heart, and an open mind.
HOMO HIP HOP STAGE
Kick off the summer and dance in the sun all day long. The Homo Hip Hop Stage features an array of local talented DJs that represents our community. DJ Special K, DJ Luna, DJ Rapture, DJ Milestone, DJ Jason Mitchell, and DJ Lamont will be mixing up the sickest hip hop, R&B, and soul music. The Homo Hip Hop Stage is your stage created for you to celebrate your special individual self, so come with the intention of pride, love, peace and respect.
CLUB PAPI LATIN STAGE PRESENTED BY STEAMWORKS
Club Papi, Faces Nightclub, and Mundo Fox 38 are excited to present the 17th Annual Steamworks Latin Stage at SF Pride. This year, we are pleased to announce Headline act Belanova direct from Mexico. Join this caliente Latin fiesta at Pride with America’s hottest Latin go-go boyz and girlz, along with the West Coast’s top DJs. Ain’t no party like a papi party at Pride!! Visit our website at clubpapi.com for more updates and all the official Latin parties of SF Pride weekend.
Does leather, BDSM, kink, fetish, gear, or motorcycles get you hot or entice you? Want to learn more and connect with others like you? Join us at Leather Alley – for kink, leather, fetish, gear and motorcycle enthusiasts. See hands-on demonstrations. Talk with experienced players. Discover yourself. Have fun. Find clubs and events to continue the adventure. A Leather Alliance Project. SLI
SONIC REDUCER STAGE
The Sonic Reducer Stage is Pride’s venue for cutting edge electro and new wave, featuring DJs Donimo, Chris Zachos and Tomas Diablo.
SUNDANCE COUNTRY-WESTERN DANCE CORRAL
Whether it’s two-step, line dance, waltz, or swing, country western dancing is popular in the queer community all around the world. Today’s country dancing is fun, romantic, wild, sexy, and free-spirited. The country-western dance floor is produced by the Sundance Association for Country-Western Dancing, an all volunteer, nonprofit organization that promotes country-western dancing in the gay and lesbian community. sundancesaloon.org
SOUL OF PRIDE
The Soul of Pride Stage and Village represents many Black cultures at the San Francisco Pride celebration. We hope you will join us in presenting the Soul of Pride stage at the largest Pride celebration in the world. We will host many amazing artists, DJs, dancers, MCs, local vendors and more! Our artist this year include an amazing Gospel choir, local hip hop artists, major rhythm and blues singers and DJs that make you want to dance! We look forward to building our Global Community. Corner of Grove and Goodlett Street. email@example.com
THE TANTRA UNDERGROUND DANCE MUSIC STAGE A showcase of San Francisco underground dance music is brought to you by the same crew who rock Pink Saturday, How Weird Street Faire, and Lovevolution. Tantra stage will bring you banging house and electro, building up to a peak of high energy trance. If you are looking for the tribal trance dance experience, check us out.
TRANS:THRIVE PAVILION AND DANCE ARENA TRANS:THRIVE hosts this fabulous venue for the transgender community who comes to Pride! Located at Polk and Golden Gate Streets, we provide a welcoming space to FTMs, MTFs, genderqueer/variant folks, allies and everyone in between. Hosted by TRANS:THRIVE, we are putting the “T” in this celebration. Various trans organizations will be present and for this first time, the TRANS:THRIVE Dabce Arena from 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm featuring trans DJs and trans go-go boys and girls! TRANSFORM SF, a collaboration of TRANS:THRIVE, Instituto Familiar de la Raza and El/LA will be hosting booths and providing HIV testing all day providing a $20.00 Visa Gift Card incentive for those who qualify. Other programs participating include tm4m and Candy Shop for trans youth ages 14- 28! Come and be proud to be TRANS! transthrive.org
WOMEN’S STAGE The Women’s Stage, formerly NectArena, is the evolution and celebration of lesbian focused entertainment at the SF Pride festival. Join us for a dynamic arena of fun, games, sexy performances all designed to entertain, build community and empower all who come out to join in the festivities. McAllister Street (between Hyde & Leavenworth). SLI
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Come together as one! Pride’s Indie Oasis returns. It’s the place at Pride for indie kids of all genders, orientations (musical and otherwise), and ages. indieoasis.org
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FROM PRIDE TO PRIDE: THE GLOBAL BACKLASH
Ugandan Gay Pride 2012 resulted in arrests. Last year’s San Francisco Pride parade saw marriage equality helming our joy, with much focus on our victories in the United Sates. Since then, we have watched the incredible domino effect, as the states, one by one, bow to the constitutional correctness of claiming the right to marriage equality for same-sex couples. Though we have yet to set a unified benchmark in our quest for full equality, with an unfortunate flawed and floundering ENDA taking center stage, it is imperative that we view ourselves beyond the relative comfort of our own borders, and recognize the dire consequences for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) family abroad and the part we have played in it. We are a catalyst for the backlash, as law and milieu in many parts of the globe have become increasingly harsh and unbearable. San Francisco Pride 2014 has provided us, most appropriately, with this opportunity to “Color Our World With Pride,” and we would be remiss if we did not participate with a full understanding of the stakes for our LGBTI family, who suffer insidious persecution abroad, at the hands of governments and populace alike.
AROUND THE GLOBE WE ARE CRIMINALS: Seventy-seven countries criminalize homosexuality, mostly through draconian penal codes, remnants of the old Colonial era. Some countries have sought to make these laws more onerous, while others have started to enforce the once sleepy laws with terrifying vigor. To make matters worse, clergy, politicians and presidents have made homophobic comments that have served to fuel these fires. Much of the recent fervor to harshen these laws has been a direct response to what is perceived as the encroaching western ideals of LGBTI equality.
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Out of 54 countries in Africa, 38 ban same-sex acts, with severe criminal penalties. Notwithstanding existing criminalization, Nigeria and Uganda took advantage of the newly heightened anti-gay sentiment, and their Presidents played gays as political pawns and scapegoats for the numerous social and economic problems when signing new anti-homosexuality legislation. Cameroon enforced penal codes with arrests and torture to force confessions, while Gambia, Namibia and other countries conducted frequent arrests.
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Nigeria: The new Nigerian anti-homosexuality legislation, signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan, mandates a 14-year prison sentence for anyone entering a same-sex union and a 10-year term for “a person or group of persons who supports the registration, operation and sustenance of gay clubs, societies, organizations, processions or meetings.” In addition, public displays of affection by gay men and lesbians are also criminalized. Uganda: President Yoweri Museveni, in preparation for a vote that would deliver him his 30th year as Uganda’s President, patronized his NRM party with his assent to the astoundingly popular AntiHomosexuality Act, once dubbed the “Kill The Gays Law,” which stipulates 14 years to life in prison for same-sex acts, as well as prison terms for so called “promotion” of homosexuality. In both these countries the new legislation triggered a wave of persecution against LGBTI citizens, like never before. In Nigeria we saw a spate of arrests, public whippings and the stoning of gays. In Uganda, the most widely read East African newspaper celebrated the new law with a series of articles outing Uganda’s “Top 200 Homos.” Police arrested and paraded suspected gays in front of press and
television cameras. Many LGBT people have had to flee from homes, schools and jobs, for fear of assault and death threats. And many have reported being blackmailed by police and even friends. India: In 2009 after the Delhi High Court brought an end to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code dating back to British rule, the LGBTI community rejoiced. However the celebration soon turned to disappointment when in December, the country’s highest court overturned the lower court’s ruling, once again making same-sex acts a crime punishable by up to ten years in jail, putting millions of Indians at risk of prosecution and persecution. Russia: During the immediate post-Soviet period, Russia reflected a trend toward liberating its LGBTI community, with same-sex relationships decriminalized in 1993. However in recent years, and with some encouragement from the same U.S. anti-gay religious extremists who plagued Africa with their gay-hating rhetoric and active call for anti-gay legislation, Russian authorities have reversed the trend. Pride parade permits were routinely denied and LGBTI people were intimidated, assaulted and arrested by police, with government officials making extreme anti-LGBTI statements. In June 2013, Vladimir Putin signed a new law passed by the Russian Duma, banning the “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships” to minors. This law has been seen to give license to extremist vigilante groups who have targeted mostly gay men and transgender people with assaults, kidnappings, torture and outings
that have resulted in severe injuries and many suicides. Brunei: The billionaire Sultan of Brunei, who owns the Dorchester Collection of Hotels, including the renowned Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel Air is implementing a Sharia-based penal code, which imposes death by stoning as a punishment for a series of crimes including same-sex activity.
OUR RESPONSIBILITY: These new laws, underpinned by false notions and horrendous myths of what it is to be LGBTI, were exported to countries by radical right wing Christian Evangelicals, such as Scott Lively and Lou Engle, who see their losses in the United States as a call to invigorate the globe with homophobia. The American LGBTI community must take serious responsibility to participate in decrying these laws and help LGBT people who have become victims of this horrendous persecution. With some guidance by the human rights defenders in these regions, we have a duty to provide as much help as we can, including financial support and participation in educational programs. We must also advocate to change our own laws here in the United States, to create a means for LBGTI people who are living under threat of persecution, to reach our shores, so they can live their lives with absolute freedom to express one of the most basic of human rights- the right to one’s sexuality.
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The Pink Brick is a symbol of the first brick hurled at the Stonewall Riots in 1969. This faux award is an opportunity to highlight an individual or organization that has done significant harm to the LGBT community. It is also an opportunity to educate the community and the Pink Brick recipient about relevant issues. SF Pride’s 2014 public voting tallied 6,898 registered votes, with Scott Lively receiving almost 36%, edging out Russian President Vladimir Putin (24%) and Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (11%) for this year’s Pink Brick Award. (2,027 people did not select any of the above.) According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Lively launched the virulently anti-LGBT group Watchmen on the Walls with Sacramentobased Russian radio host Vlad-Kusakin, Seattle megachurch pastor Ken Hutcherson, and Latvian megachurch pastor Alexey Ledyaev. Categorized as an international network of Christian activists dedicated to fighting the “homosexual agenda,” Lively traveled to Riga, the capital of Latvia, in 2007 and spoke at Ledyaev’s church, where he railed against the gay rights movement, calling it “the most dangerous political movement in the world.” Lively often refers to LGBTs utilizing terms such as “predators” and “disordered.” He expressed pleasure and support for a bill that outlaws “homosexual propaganda” in Russia, signed by President Vladimir Putin in 2013, and claimed in an interview with NBC that he influenced the Russian lawmakers who implemented it. Clearly his reach extends beyond our borders. Lively’s call for the criminalization of “the public advocacy of homosexuality” has included his influence on the engineering of the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act. Often referred to as the ‘Kill The Gays’ bill, originally calling for the death penalty for those who engage in same-sex relationships, it was subsequently changed to propose life imprisonment as punishment. Lively’s talking points from a Ugandan conference he attended in 2009, in a presentation titled “Exposing the Truth Behind Homosexuality and the Homosexual Agenda,” were included in the bill’s preamble. This legislation is considered to have influenced similar legislation in other African states, such as Nigeria and Kenya. Scott Lively is the president of the Abiding Truth Ministries, a conservative Christian organization originally founded and located in Temecula, California. It relocated to Springfield, Massachusetts in 2008. defendthefamily.com
Established by resolution of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the Rainbow Honor Walk is about to become a reality in bronze. This June, the sidewalk tribute to those who have “walked the walk” for LGBT equality will become part of the pavement in the Castro, sporting 3-foot by 3-foot portrait plaques emblazoned with the likeness of LGBT heroes, heroines and icons. The first one unveiled at a presentation ceremony held on December 20, 2013, was dedicated to late local singer Sylvester (James), known widely for his disco hit (You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real.
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The luminaries to flank Castro Street with their starkly contrasted panels will include Jane Addams, James Baldwin, George Choy, Federico Garcia Lorca, Allen Ginsberg, Keith Haring, Harry Hay, Christine Jorgensen, Frida Kahlo, Del Martin, Yukio Mishima, Bayard Rustin, Randy Shilts, Gertrude Stein, Alan Turing, Tom Waddell, Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams, and Virginia Woolf. The project is also collaborating with the City of San Francisco, the Castro Merchants, and the Castro Community Benefit District to celebrate the legacy of Harvey Milk and to acknowledge the Castro district as the first gay neighborhood in America.
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The Rainbow Honor Walk is a completely volunteer organization, and all fund-raising goes toward the manufacturing of the memorial plaques. Please visit rainbowhonorwalk.org to learn more about the Rainbow Honor Walk, the honorees being commemorated, or to make a donation.
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GENERAL INFORMATION as information about the 22 community-run stages and venues throughout the Pride Celebration area.
SMOKE-FREE EVENT The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is a smoke free event per San Francisco Health Code, Article 19L. SAFETY & WELLNESS SF Pride cares deeply about the safety, security, and health of all visitors to the annual Celebration and Parade. That’s why our volunteer Safety monitors work hard to provide a safe Pride Event. We recommend that you bring a friend with you when traveling to new and unfamiliar places. Report suspicious activity or unattended packages to the nearest member of the Safety Team or at the nearest Information booth. June can be hot so please stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. Please make sure that your valuables and effects are secure by not leaving bags or personal items unattended. We also encourage that you protect yourself and your sexual partners by using safe sex practices. INFORMATION BOOTHS At the information booths you will find the most up-to-date information on the Celebration. Each booth is staffed by volunteers dedicated to helping you get the most out of SF Pride. You can pick up a copy of PocketPride. It contains an event map and information about the Parade and talent performing on the Main Stage as well
EXHIBITORS & FOOD With close to 350 exhibitors, San Francisco Pride offers a wide variety of artists, local and national businesses, nonprofits, artisans, food and beverages. SF Pride makes a special effort to make booths affordable to local nonprofits that often use their spaces to educate, raise much-needed funds, and connect with the community. There’s something for almost everyone at Pride. BEVERAGES You can enjoy beverages discounts all day at Pride by making a minimum donation of $5 at the event entrance gates. In return for your generous support, you will get a donation sticker that earns you discounts on beverages at SF Pride designated beverage booths all day long! Throughout the site you’ll find a variety of Official Beverage Booths featuring beer and mixed drinks, as well as water and other nonalcoholic beverages. If you choose to enjoy alcohol at the event, please drink responsibly. Alcohol not purchased from one of our Official Beverage Booths is not permitted. Please remember to stay hydrated. Clean and sober visitors can enjoy an alcohol-free environment at the separate soda and water booths and at the Clean and Sober Space located on UN Plaza. CHILDCARE & ACCESSIBILITY Free childcare and accessibility services are available. Accessibility seating and ASL interpretation are provided at the Parade Grandstands. ASL interpreters are also
provided at the Pride Main Stage and other stages throughout the event. For more information about accessibility, visit sfpride. org/access. RECYCLING & COMPOSTING In an effort to be environmentally responsible as we continue to pioneer green event practices, SF Pride provides disposal areas for garbage, recycling and compost. Signs will be posted at these areas. All cups, plates and utensils used at our event are 100% compostable and made from natural derivatives. GRANDSTAND TICKETS & ACCESSIBILITY SEATING The grandstands, located on the north side of Market Street between Seventh and Eighth Streets at UN Plaza, are the perfect place to enjoy the San Francisco Pride Parade. The Civic Center Muni/ BART station is right next to the entrance to the grandstands. Grandstand tickets are $35 in advance at sfpride.org or $40 at the entrance the morning of the parade. Tickets are provided on a sliding scale to those with accessibility needs and their partners. Accessibility seating is also provided for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. GETTING TO PRIDE SF Pride is one of the largest outdoor events in the nation in the heart of a major metropolitan area. You can avoid traffic and scarce parking by taking public transportation. Both BART and Muni transit systems serve the Civic Center station near both the Celebration and Parade, making access to Pride easy. The Embarcadero, Montgomery Street, and Powell Street stations also serve the Parade route.
JUNE 28 | 29 • CELEBRATION [CIVIC CENTER] JUNE 29 • PARADE [MARKET STREET]
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As the Bay Area’s hometown airline, Virgin America is proud to support the San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration for the seventh year in a row. Grab a seat at virginamerica.com to fly with WiFi, moodlighting, and an interactive touch screen bringing you food and drinks on demand, live TV, movies, music, and more with a few light taps. joie de vivre Sleep with us and discover what makes Joie de Vivre Hotels special. Whether you’re chasing pride parties in San Francisco or getting a honeymoon suite in Waikiki, you can join us as we celebrate diversity 365 days a year. Enjoy 20% off yearround* at all Joie de Vivre Hotels using discount code PRIDESF at jdvhotels.com. 780 Mission Street San Francisco California 94103 415-896-1600 800-228-9290 Reservations Just south of Market Street, the San Francisco Marriott Marquis is steps away from what you’re looking for – the historical Cable Cars, Chinatown, world class shopping at Macy’s on Union Square, Westfield’s San Francisco Centre featuring Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom, the SFMOMA, AT&T Park-home of the MLB 2012 Champion San Francisco Giant’s and a diverse selection of your favorite restaurants and bars. Enjoy magnificent views of downtown San Francisco from a number of the 1,500 guest rooms, including 138 suites. Experience San Francisco at the San Francisco Marriott where you’re sure to “leave your heart.” The San Francisco Marriott is a proud sponsor of the 44th Annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade 2014. The hotel is pleased to offer a special pride room rate. Reservations are based on availability. Pride rate: $229.00/nt. USD exclusive of taxes Room type: one king bed or two double beds 1231 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103 415-626-8000 hotelwhitcomb.com
The Hotel Whitcomb is centrally located in the heart of San Francisco, literally steps away from Pride festivities, with easy access to the Castro and SoMa districts, making us an ideal place to stay for this exciting annual event. The hotel features recently renovated rooms, a perfect view of the parade, and an on-site restaurant featuring California cuisine. Hotel Whitcomb is just a block away from City Hall where Pride concerts, booths, and parties are held after the parade. Enjoy convenient public transportation, including BART, Muni, and the Historic F-Line right outside the doors to take you all over the city. We also have 24-hour valet parking.
55 5th Street San Francisco, CA 94103 415-543-8555 Effortlessly fusing sophisticated and cutting-edge aesthetics with state-of-the-art amenities, Hotel Zetta is an urban retreat ideally located for connecting authentically with San Francisco’s diverse cultural community. Hotel Zetta offers a high level of sophistication and service without taking itself too seriously. Come visit us to connect, work, play, and get inspired. Hotel Zetta offers the ultimate 2014 Pride preparation kit including the following: an American Apparel tank top with Hotel Zetta Logo in rainbow colors, sunblock, Advil, energy drinks, large bottles of water, an Intimacy Kit, and complimentary late checkout on Sunday (6/29) at 4:00 PM. Use promo code PRIDE at bit.ly/1junqIB to receive 15% off of our best available rate. 351 Geary Street San Francisco, CA 94102 The Handlery Union Square Hotel has beautifully appointed guestrooms and is offering a great special for Pride. Enjoy deluxe accommodations, free overnight parking for one car, and two Grandstand tickets while supplies last. For reservations contact us at 800.995.HUSH (4874) or go to sf.handlery.com. BART is a proud sponsor of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade. The Pride Celebration on June 28 and 29 will be held at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, one short block from Civic Center station. On June 29, BART will provide longer trains to accommodate crowds for the annual Pride Parade. Access the parade from any of the downtown San Francisco stations. BART is a reliable, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way to get around, and BART is proud to serve the Bay Area. To plan your trip to the Pride celebration, use the BART QuickPlanner tool found at bart.gov. Wherever you want to go in San Francisco, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency gets you there. The SFMTA celebrates the diversity of our community and recognizes the importance of equality for all people. Muni’s diversity of transit options includes world famous cable cars, historic streetcars, electric buses and light rail. Other convenient and sustainable options are biking, walking and taking taxis. At the SFMTA, we connect San Francisco with PRIDE!
JUNE 28 | 29 • CELEBRATION [CIVIC CENTER] JUNE 29 • PARADE [MARKET STREET]
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SUNDAY, JUNE 29 All of us celebrating with you. At U.S. Bank, we are proud to serve the LGBT community and are dedicated to making the community where we work and live a better place. Our commitment means supporting the programs and organizations that enrich the quality of life for our neighbors because when our community succeeds, everyone wins. We’re proud to support San Francisco PRIDE!
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HAS #SFPRIDE. SF Pride believes strongly in community reinvestment and that is what our Community Partners program exemplifies. The Community Partners program is a beneficiary program open to Bay Area non-profit organizations. Since 1997, San Francisco Pride has been able to grant nearly $2.3M to our beneficiaries thanks to donations made at our event gates and beverage purchases.
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These community organizations provide Pride with volunteers the weekend of the event and, in return, Pride awards the organizations with a grant based on our partner’s support. When you donate at the gate or purchase a beverage at Pride, you provide critical support to local charities, including LGBT organizations and those organizations working on issues related to HIV/AIDS, cancer, homelessness, and animal welfare. San Francisco Pride’s Community Partners program is one of the many ways in which Pride is working to strengthen our communities and build a strong future for the Celebration and Parade.
2014 COMMUNITY PARTNERS AIDS Housing Alliance / SF AIDS Project of the East Bay Alameda County Leather Corps Bay Area Derby Girls
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Bay Area Young Positives
Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco
Bay Area Young Survivors
Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco
Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition Berkeley All Blues Women’s Rugby Club Berkeley Free Clinic Cailfornia Prositutes Education Project California Men’s Gatherings - Bay Area California Youth Connection Casto Country Club The Castro Lions Club Charities Inc CelebrateLife! Progressive Spiritual Community Center for Sex & Culture Center for Spiritual Living-Ashbury Heights City Dog Share City Of Refuge United Church of Christ Council of Grand Dukes and Grand Duchesses of San Francisco, Inc. Dolores Street Community Services The Endeavor Foundation for the Arts Femina Potens Foggy City Dancers Folsom Street Events
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2014 SOCIETY OF SUPPORTERS With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and 20+ community-produced stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade is the largest gathering of LGBTQ people and allies in the United States. Last year 1.8 million people participated and 400,000 viewers enjoyed the Parade online. In 2014, our Board of Directors launched the Society of Supporters donor program to support the significant operational needs of this event, and to support our mission to educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people. For information on joining the Society of Supporters, visit sfpride.org/donate. SF Pride Society of Supporters Charter Members:
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PRIDE WEEK COMMUNITY EVENTS JUNE 23, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO PRIDE MASS
Pride Mass with Episcopal Bishop Marc Handley Andrus at Beaux! “I am delighted that we can begin Pride Week with a celebrations of God’s love for all people...!” Gospel drag after-party to follow mass with DJ Jack Rojo spinning the tunes. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM I Free BEAUX 2344 Market Street, SF, CA 94114
JUNE 25, 2014 STARTOUT PRIDE HAPPY HOUR
Join LGBT entrepreneurs in the startup scene & kick off Pride with great networking, great cocktails, & a great time. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, aspiring entrepreneur, or love entrepreneurs we promise you’ll have fun! 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM I Free LOCAL EDITION 691 Market Street, SF, CA 94105 email@example.com I startout.org
JUNE 25-27, 2014 DAZZLE - PRIDE CONCERT SF GAY MEN’S CHORUS
Over 250 gay men and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti in the most fabulous Broadway revue ever! DAZZLE features beloved songs from shows like Avenue Q, Dreamgirls, Fiddler on the Roof, Kinky Boots, Oklahoma!, Rent, Sunday in the Park with George, West Side Story and more. 8:00 PM I $25 - $60 NOURSE THEATER 275 Hayes Street, SF, CA 94102 sfgmc.org/events/dazzle
JUNE 26, 2014 PRIDE NIGHTLIFE AT THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Heklina hosts an out-of-this-world drag show. Embrace the science of you during the screening of The Science of Character. Learn to vogue with Jacquese Whitfield. Get style tips from Dapper Q. Special planetarium show Stargayze @ 6:30 PM. 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM $10 - Members I $12 - Public CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 5 Music Concourse Drive, SF, CA 94118 firstname.lastname@example.org calacademy.org/nightlife
GAY PRIDE ALL-STAR COMEDY SHOW
An all-star comedy show featuring Bay Area LGBT stand up comedians Zachary Toczynski, Ash Fisher, Kelly Doyle, Jesus Fuetes, Justin Lucas, Sampson McCormick and Karinda Dobbins; hosted by Charlie Ballard/ Hella Gay Comedy Show. Plus free ice cream and cake! 7:00 PM - Doors • 8:00 PM - Show I Free MAGNET CENTER 4122 18th Street, SF, CA 94114 email@example.com facebook.com/HellaGayComedyShow
JUNE 27, 2014 BIG GAY BIRTHDAY 2014
Celebrate SF’s 238th birthday on the eve of Pride 2014. DJ sets by JD Samson (Le Tigre, MEN), drag performances by Honey Mahogany and Peaches Christ, live performance by Double Duchess, lip sync contest, featured cocktails, dancing, and more! 9:00 PM I $20 - $50 MEZZANINE 444 Jessie, SF, CA 94103 firstname.lastname@example.org biggaybirthday.com
PRIDE ON THE PIER
Start your Pride Celebration on the Embarcadero. Sip cocktails dockside and enjoy incredible views aboard the California Hornblower. Live performances by Beach Blanket Babylon and emerging artist Colette Carr. Benefitting Academy of Friends and their affiliated HIV/ AIDS charities. 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM I $45 - $75 HORNBLOWER LANDING Pier 3, Embarcadero, SF, CA 94111 hornblower.com/port/overview/ sf+prideonthepier
JUNE 27-29, 2014 PORN STAR ADAM KILLIAN AT THE NOB HILL THEATRE
Super porn star Adam Killian will perform sex shows on stage each night. 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM I $25 NOB HILL ADULT THEATRE 729 Bush Street, SF, CA 94108 email@example.com thenobhilltheatre.com
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SUNDANCE SALOON PRE-PRIDE COUNTRY–WESTERN DANCE
SUNDANCE SALOON AFTER-PRIDE COUNTRY–WESTERN DANCE
Celebrate Pride weekend in the company of hundreds of cowboys and cowgirls as Sundance Saloon presents two-stepin’ and line dancin’ on the beautiful hardwood floor of the Hotel Whitcomb ballroom. Includes beginning dance lessons 7:30 to 8:30 PM. 7:30 PM - 12:00 Midnight I $10 THE HOTEL WHITCOMB 1231 Market Street, SF, CA 94103 firstname.lastname@example.org sundancesaloon.org
SAN FRANCISCO MEN’S SPANKING PARTY
Male only (Gay, Bi or Straight) 18+ with valid photo ID. This is not a S&M Leather group. More for guys into spanking & paddling like over Daddy’s knee or fraternity pledge paddling. A safe place for beginner to explore their spanking fantasies. 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM I $20 THE POWER EXCHANGE 220 Jones Street, SF, CA 94102 email@example.com voy.com/201188/
The Pride festivities continue after the fair as Sundance Saloon presents two-stepin’ and line dancin’ at the gorgeous hotel Whitcomb, just steps from the Civic Center celebration. Includes beginning dance lessons 6:00 to 7:30 PM. 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM I $10 THE HOTEL WHITCOMB 1231 Market Street, SF, CA 94103 firstname.lastname@example.org sundancesaloon.org
SUNDAY MASS PRIDE!
Welcome to THE Pride Sunday night danceparty! 27 artists and musicians have come together for this music and visual spectacular. Three rooms of dancing and interactive art shows all in a stunning venue. Ladytron, Lincoln Jesser and many, many more! 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM I $20 - $30 THE CHAPEL 777 Valencia Street, SF, CA 94110 email@example.com masssundays.com
REACH PRIDE T-DANCE THE HOUSE OF BABES DYKE MARCH AFTER PARTY
The House of Babes is back with SF’s biggest Dyke March After-Party. Join 2000 hot queers from around the world for 2 dance floors, 4 bars, an outdoor area, food trucks, GoGos, live performances and the best in hiphop, trap, twerk, & club beats. 7:00 PM - 3:00 AM $15 - Advance I $20 - Door PUBLIC WORKS 161 Erie Street, SF, CA 94110 firstname.lastname@example.org thehouseofbabes.com
THE COSMIC MASS
Grace Cathedral presents The Cosmic Mass, a ceremonial dance ritual celebrating life and honoring the Divine Feminine in Pride week with Matthew Fox, Jennifer Berezan, Christian de la Huerta, DJ Dragonfly and many more! 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM $20 - Suggested Minimum Donation No one turned away for lack of funds.
GRACE CATHEDRAL 1100 California Street, SF, CA 94108 email@example.com thecosmicmass.com
Join us for a very special celebration with the Circle of Friends. From the producers of REAL BAD. Expect a high-energy journey of uplifting anthems, melodic vocal house and energetic beats by SF’s own DJ Christopher B! Lighting: Wm Brown / Lasers: RAGErLAZER! 6:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight I $20 - $40 715 HARRISON 715 Harrison Street, SF, CA 94110 reachpridetdance.com
ONGOING QUEEN DILLY DALLY’S CASTRO PUB CRAWL
Join Her Majesty Queen Dilly Dally on a fascinating Castro bar crawl in honor of Pride! This June, YouTube sensation and SF celebrity will escort you to the hottest spots in the District. The sagacious Queen will also share insights into the unique neighborhood. Presented by Verlocal.com. 8:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight I $75 The Castro, SF, CA 94114 firstname.lastname@example.org verlocal.com/pride
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Published on Jun 16, 2014