10 LGBT Pride Events Around the Bay Area in June

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Rebecca Greenway

Following the opening of its first LGBTQ Pride Center, San Mateo County is set to celebrate LGBT Pride Month with festivities Saturday in Central Park.

While Silicon Valley Pride is set for late August, several cities will be hosting their annual pride events over the next three weeks:

Love Our Island's LGBTQ Pride Celebration in Alameda

  • DATE: Tuesday, June 6
  • TIME: 7 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Alameda City Hall 2263 Santa Clara Ave #320 in Alameda
  • DESCRIPTION: Community members are invited to eat free ice cream and take a photograph with the city mayor and council members before the weekly city council meeting (view event). 

Pride Cruise in San Francisco

  • DATE: Saturday, June 10
  • TIME: 3 to 6 p.m. 
  • LOCATION: USS Potomac, San Francisco Ferry Building Gate E, 1 Ferry Building in San Francisco
  • DESCRIPTION: The Pride Law Fund's annual fundraiser to fund fellowships for law students focusing on LGBT civil rights issues takes off from the San Francisco Ferry Building on Saturday. Tickets cost between $100 to $150 (view event).

Pride Parade at San Mateo Central Park

  • DATE: Saturday, June 10
  • TIME: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • LOCATION: San Mateo Central Park, 50 E 5th Ave in San Mateo
  • DESCRIPTION: San Mateo celebrates its 5th annual pride parade with this year's theme as "Still We Rise" (view event).

Equality March for Unity and Pride in San Jose

  • DATE: Sunday, June 11
  • TIME: The march begins at 11 a.m and the rally begins at 1 p.m.
  • LOCATION: San Jose City Hall to Plaza de César Chávez Park
  • DESCRIPTION: Participants in San Jose are expected to join cities across the nation marching during the annual Equality March for Unity & Pride (view event).

Raise A Glass Pride Fundraiser

  • DATE: June 15
  • TIME: 5 to 10 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Laughing Monk Brewing, 1439 Egbert Ave, Unit A San Francisco, CA
  • DESCRIPTION: There will be an early pride celebration and fundraiser at Laughing Monk Brewing where event organizers say $1 dollar for every beer sold will be donated to the Lyric Center for LGBTQQ Youth and the AIDS Family and Youth Foundation as well as another dollar for every image posted on social media with people raising a glass with the Laughing Monk page tagged and the hashtag#RaiseAGlass. (view event).

Pride Party and Fundraiser at the TAYLOR/MONROE in San Francisco

  • DATE: June 17
  • TIME: 8 to 11 p.m.
  • LOCATION: TAYLOR / MONROE, 448 Grove St. San Francisco, CA 94102
  • DESCRIPTION: This annual fundraiser is an option for those 21 and up with all proceeds from event tickets, raffles and auction items benefiting the SF LGBT Center (view event).

Pink Triangle Installation & Commemoration

  • DATE: June 24
  • TIME: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Twin Peaks in San Francisco
  • DESCRIPTION: The north side of Twin Peaks facing the Castro District is turned into a memorial annually to remember the gay victims who were persecuted and killed in concentration camps in Nazi Germany starting in 1933 through the end of WWII (view website).

Pride Brunch at the Hotel Whitcomb in San Francisco

  • DATE: June 24
  • TIME: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market St. in San Francisco
  • DESCRIPTION: Wells Fargo is sponsoring the Gary Virginia and Donna Sachet's 19th Annual Pride Brunch which benefits the Positive Resource Center and honors the parade's grand marshals. Tickets cost $75 for balcony seating, $100 for general admission and up to $10,000 for sponsoring tables (view event).

Pride Party at the Mezzanine in San Francisco

  • DATE: June 24
  • TIME: 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  • LOCATION: 444 Jessie St. Mezzanine in San Francisco
  • DESCRIPTION: The Mezzanine's annual event is an option for those 21 and up with a portion of its proceeds from the night donated to the San Francisco City Clinic (view website).

Pride Parade in San Francisco

  • DATE: June 24 to 25
  • TIME: Festivities on June 24 are between 12 and 6 p.m. with the parade the following day on June 25 at 10:30 a.m.
  • LOCATION: Festivities on June 24 are on Civic Center Plaza with the parade on June 25 taking place on Market Street (view map).
  • DESCRIPTION: Tens of thousands flood the city blocks annually for the pride festival and parade in San Francisco. The theme for the 47th Annual San Francisco Pride Parade is a "Celebration of Diversity" (view website).
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