The lady and legend (and 7x7 July/August 2013 cover model) Juanita MORE! may be famed for a few things: 1) her bedazzling fashion statements; 2) her bewitching signature scent of tuberose and musk; and 3) her weekly Booty Call parties in the Castro. That party gets jacked up to 11 for the queen's legendary Pride Party, during San Francisco's biggest weekend.
UPDATED WED 6/26/13:
What an historic day today! SF Pride this year is sure to be extra special—we hope you can join us at our event on Thu 6/27, to celebrate the latest steps towards equality—let's all cheer from the Lookout's famous balcony overlooking Market St. in the Castro. Happy Pride and congratulations to all!
Join 7x7 and help us launch this year's Pride weekend at one of San Francisco's most iconic venues in the heart of the Castro—the Lookout!
On June 19, 7x7 staged a lively event to kickoff SF Pride Week, honoring hometown hero Wells Fargo's long-standing commitment to the LGBT community.
Guests converged at 111 Minna Gallery to engage with staffers and executives from a variety of the financial institution's departments, including Tracy Curtis (Regional President, Wells Fargo San Francisco), who spoke of 25 years of support, including sponsorship of the City's largest public event—and the largest LGBT gathering in the nation—the world-famous San Francisco Pride celebration and parade.
On June 14, Bloomingdale's staged a vibrant pre-Pride week celebration—The Colors of Pride—at their Men's Store on the expansive fourth floor of their Westfield Centre store nearby Union Square in San Francisco.
Event co-hosts included 7x7's executive editor Chloe Harris-Frankeny; Tout Sweet Pâtisserie's Yigit Pura (winner of BRAVO's Top Chef Just Desserts); and Richard Klein, founder/director of LGBT professionals network dot429. The room was rocked by special DJ and legendary drag queen Juanita More! and her retro soul/funk beats.
Sunday is the penultimate day of the largest LGBT gathering in the nation. Along with the world famous parade, there is also a multitude of parties and other events scattered throughout the city. Here is our breakdown for you.
With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than 20 stages and venues, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation. Understandably then it can be a bit overwhelming knowing what to do or where to go during pride. This guide aims to break down the festival so you know where to go to catch the many cultural activities happening around the city.