How to Celebrate San Francisco Pride Virtually
San Francisco is always a place full of pride. The fact that we won't be having our usual big events this year doesn't change that one bit. San Francisco's LBGTQ community will be celebrating all month long online. Here's how you can get involved and join in from wherever you are. Bookmark this page and check back often for additional updates!
NCTV: Live at Five
The New Conservatory Theatre Center, a home for queer performance and boundary-breaking new works, will be streaming its new, weekly variety show, "NCTV: Live at Five," every Friday at 5 p.m. Tune in for interactive trivia, live performances, and talkbacks with prominent LGBTQ creators.
Thur., June 25
The Exploratorium will celebrate Pride with "Full Spectrum Science: Rainbows". Learn about how the human eye perceives rainbows, how and why they appear, and why they've become so enmeshed in various cultures. You can tune in at 7 p.m. on The Exploratorium's YouTube channel.
Thur., June 25 - Sun., June 28
Frameline44 Pride Showcase
New feature films, documentaries, and shorts chronicling the queer experience will be available to screen at home since this year's film festival had to be canceled. For a throwback that's fun and safely socially distant, take a drive out to the West Wind Solano Drive-In, which will be showing the world premiere of "Ahead of the Curve," as part of Frameline44, on June 27.
Sat., June 27
Ours is not the only public celebration that had to be canceled in the wake of COVID-19. That's why on this day, cities all over the world will join together for Global Pride. This 24-hour, live-streamed festival will take you to more than 350 different celebrations.
Illuminate the Pink Triangle
This year, the Pink Triangle will shine extra bright, thanks to a collaboration with Illuminate. Using more than 2,700 LED nodes, which will be installed safely by a small team of volunteers, an acre of glorious pink light will form a vibrant and mesmerizing triangle on Twin Peaks, offering a reminder of resilience, in memory of the HIV/AIDS crisis and the current COVID-19 crisis. The "torch" to light the Triangle will process from the Ferry Building along Market St. to the top of Twin Peaks, beginning at 6 p.m.
Sat., June 27 & Sun., June 28
San Francisco Pride
The traditional Pride weekend will bring live performances, speeches from community leaders, conversations with grand marshals and other luminaries, and more—all streaming live online! Scheduled performers include Big Freedia, Betty Who, and Honey Mahogany, with a headline performance from Motown legend Thelma Houston.