As part of Pride, Pizzeria Delfina is the sponsor of this year's Dyke March. Not only are they providing the necessary Porta-Potties along the way (when a woman's got to go, she's got to go), but they're also selling this limited edition Pizzeria Delfina pride t-shirt. $25 gets you the t-shirt and also provides a donation to the cause. How good will these beauties look on a dyke on a bike? For a Harley chopper look, I'd cut off the sleeves, make it into a half shirt, and maybe fringe the bottom of it with beads. But that's just me.
Adrian & Mysterious D are the DJs and creators of Bootie SF, the world's biggest mashup bootleg party — a sweaty dance fiesta that goes down every Saturday night at DNA Lounge. We asked the duo to write on what Pride Means to them, and as an extra treat, they whipped up this playlist for your Pride Weekend parties. Get ready to dance. Happy Pride!
For last night's 7x7 Pride Happier Hour at the Lookout, we got down to the classic, funky soul tunes spun by the geniuses DJs Carnita and Brown Amy of Hard French. But that was just their warm-up session. This Pride Sunday, they're throwing one of the biggest parties in town sprawling two stages and 8 hours of dancing and cruising at Public Works. It's called Hard French Hearts Los Homos, an explosion of live bands, hot DJs from all over the country, and drinks.
Hot on the heels of a new album and tour, comedienne and social provocateur Sandra Bernhard returns to San Francisco for a performance at this year’s PG&E-sponsored VIP Pride Party at the Bentley Reserve on June 23rd. Here, a quick Q&A:
7x7: What’s your best memory of past Pride celebrations?
SB: I’d have to say that it’s a collective memory really, of where we’ve been and how far we’ve come.
June means many things in San Francisco—winter, asparagus-overload, summer street festivals—but most of all it means Pride. Leading up to 2011's Pride Weekend (June 25–26), we asked some of San Francisco's most beloved drag ambassadors to write on the question: "What does Pride mean to you?" We've published an essay from Heklina, host of Trannyshack and one from Cookie Dough, host of The Monster Show. This week, the scribe is Peaches Christ, the mind behind the cult film All About Evil and creator of the legendary Midnight Mass series. We'll be publishing one essay a week until Pride weekend.
In San Francisco, Pride season takes up the entire month of June and has become a gigantic, sometimes overwhelming event. It’s impossible to take it all in so I choose to enjoy my favorite parts of it year after year. There’s something for everyone for sure, and I think whether you’re trans, lesbian, bi, gay, or even straight, everyone can find a way to enjoy and celebrate Pride Season in San Francisco.
Frameline, the world’s largest resource for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media and film, will celebrate the 35th anniversary of San Francisco's International LGBT Film Festival beginning June 16 at the Castro Theatre. An 11-day showcase for more than 200 cutting-edge films from countries including Iran, Algeria, South Africa and Thailand, Frameline35 will also hold screenings at the Roxie Theater, the Victoria Theatre and Rialto Cinemas Elmwood in Berkeley.
This week, San Francisco will be exploding with rainbows and the spirit of Pride, culminating in the city's always completely-bonkers Pride Weekend at the end of June. But first, warm up your liver at 7x7's very own Get Frenched: Pride Happier Hour, soaring high above Market Street at The Lookout, with steamy soul party music from the folks behind Hard French, drink specials and tasty bites from The Lookout's new lounge menu.
Hey, we're throwing a Pride party with Wells Fargo and we want you to come. Head out to 111 Minna on Tuesday, June 21 from 7-8:30 pm to get your Pride on with a few cocktails, tasty light bites courtesy of Small Potatoes Catering and beats by DJ Dylan Mahoney. Marke Bieschke, local writer and author of the new book Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide For Teens, will also be in the house. The whole soiree's our kick-off to Pride weekend and also a benefit for the nationwide anti-bullying program Make it Better, whose mission is to raise gay teens' self-esteem and confidence.
Come have a cocktail, get your groove on and support a great cause.
June means many things in San Francisco—winter, asparagus-overload, summer street festivals—but most of all it means Pride. Leading up to 2011's Pride Weekend (June 25–26), we asked some of San Francisco's most beloved drag ambassadors to write on the question: "What does Pride mean to you?" Heklina, MC and producer of Trannyshack, wrote last week's essay, and this week, the scribe is Cookie Dough, host of The Monster Show, the longest running drag show in the Castro. We'll be publishing one essay a week until Pride weekend.
I Am Pride. As a third-generation San Francisco native, I have found that even as the city has changed for good and for bad, I am a proud San Franciscan through and through. Of course when people say “oh, yeah, I’m a native too," my question is "cool, what neighborhood did you grow up in?" Usually this is met with a “well, I’ve been here about 20 years." I want to pat them on the head, and say “that’s sweet." They want to claim this city as their own. And that makes me proud.