Big Gay To-Do 2022: 50 Ways to Celebrate San Francisco Pride

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Pride month is here, the most wonderful time of the year!

Even if the parade’s not your jam, there are more than enough ways to get your gay on this month. Join an LGBT book club; see a film at Frameline; work up a sweat with the Pride run; or be a part of AIDS Memorial Quilt history on its 35th anniversary.


So go on, enjoy all the queer and colorful merriment. It’s sure to keep you entertained, enthralled, and possibly inebriated until July finally comes to your rescue.

(@giotographer, courtesy of @oaklandblackpride)

  • Be a part of Quilt history. // 10am to 5pm, June 11-12, Robin Williams Meadow (Golden Gate Park), aidsmemorial.org/quilt35
  • Shake your ass for good. // Noon to 7pm, June 26 at Jones, 620 Jones St. (TenderNob), juanitamore.com
  • March with your trans brothers and sisters. // 10:30am to 6pm, June 24 at Dolores Park (Mission), transmarch.org
  • See 30 gay plays in 60 straight minutes. // 7pm, Jun 22, Infinite Pride at El Rio, 3158 Mission (Bernal), eventbrite.com
  • Celebrate dyke culture. // 5pm, June 25 at Dolores Park (Mission), thedykemarch.org
  • Take a self-guided tour of queer street art. // Castro; see our guide here.
  • Have a drink at the nation's oldest gay bar. // White Horse Inn, 6551 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland), whitehorsebar.com
  • Hike up to the pink triangle. // Christmas Tree Point Rd. (Twin Peaks), thepinktriangle.com
  • Listen to “Unheard Stories.” // 6pm to 10pm, June 9, After Dark at The Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero), exploratorium.edu
  • Bow down to the Queens. // 7:30pm to 10pm, June 10, W San Francisco, 181 3rd St. (SoMa), eventbrite.com
  • Say it loud at the Oakland Black Pride Festival. // June 24-26, various locations (Oakland), instagram.com/oaklandblackpride
  • Stay sober. // Castro Country Club, 4058 18th St. (Castro), castrocountryclub.org
  • Get dragged into a good time. // Drag Me to the St. Francis at The Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St. (Union Square), eventbrite.com
  • Step out of the closet...to make room for more clothes. // Out of the Closet (multiple locations), outofthecloset.org
  • Meditate. // Hartford Street Zen Center (former site of the 1990s Maitri AIDS Hospice), 57 Hartford St. (Castro), hszc.org
  • Get your hair did. // Glama-rama!, 304 Valencia St. (Mission),glamarama.com
  • Wander the Leather District on sexy Second Saturday. // 12th St. between Folsom and Harrison (SoMa), sfleatherdistrict.org
  • Read with the LGBT Book Club. // 7pm, every second Wednesday at Fabulosa Books, 489 Castro St. (Castro), fabulosabooks.com
  • See a film. // Frameline 46, June 16-26, frameline.org
  • Light up your night with rainbows. // June 2, 6, 22 and 26 at City Hall, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl. (Civic Center), sfgov.org
  • Test your knowledge on Tuesday trivia nights. // Hi Tops, 2247 Market St. (Upper Market), hitopssf.com
  • Learn some fabulous history. // GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th St. (Castro), glbthistory.org
  • Eat a (candy) dick. // Hot Cookie, 407 Castro St. (Castro), hotcookiebakery.com
  • Cruise with your furry friend. // Duboce Park, sfrecpark.org
  • Cheer for the home team.SF Pride Day at Oracle Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza (South Beach), mlb.com/giants
  • Volunteer. // Glide, 330 Ellis St. (Tenderloin), glide.org
  • Giddy-up! // Sundance Saloon,550 Barneveld Ave. (Bayview),sundancesaloon.org
  • Enroll in The Academy. // 2166 Market St. (Castro), academy-sf.com
  • Throw one back. // Twin Peaks Tavern, 401 Castro St. (Castro), twinpeakstavern.com
  • It's like Cheers, but gay AF. // The Cinch, 1723 Polk St. (Nob Hill), facebook.com
  • Get stoned, courtesy of a lesbian-owned cannabis delivery service. // Sava, getsava.com
  • Take a walk. // AIDS Memorial Grove (Golden Gate Park), aidsmemorial.org
  • Get the (queer-made) goods. // Queer Makers Market at Milk SF, June 26, 302 Valencia St. (Mission), milk-sf.com
  • Crowd around the main stage. // SF Pride, June 25-26 at Civic Center, sfpride.org
  • Smell nice. // ZGO Perfumery, 600 Castro St. (Castro), zgoperfumery.com
  • Buy a rainbow of chocolates. // Kokak Chocolates, 3901 18th St (Castro), kokakchocolates.com
  • Sing your heart out. // 5pm Tuesdays, Say Gay! Happy Hour Karaoke and Cocktails at Oasis, 298 11th St. (SoMa), sfoasis.com
  • Have an HIIT kiki. // Barry's Bootcamp, 2280 Market St. (Castro), barrysbootcamp.com
  • Cheers to SF's first-ever nightclub co-op. // The Stud, 399 9th St. (SoMa), studsf.com
  • Find home and hash browns at a 40-year Castro landmark. // Orphan Andy's, 3991 17th St. (Castro), facebook.com
  • Dance through queer musical history. // 7pm, June 16, 2601 Mariposa St. (Mission-Potrero), kqed.org/event
  • Scope out the Fresh Meat Festival online. // freshmeatproductions.org
  • Speaking of meat. // Bi-BQ, 4-7pm, June 22 at Dolores Park (Mission), joinbloom.community/events
  • Nurture your NightLife at the museum. // Pride NightLife, 6pm, June 23 at Cal Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr. (Golden Gate Park), calacademy.org
  • Work up a sweat. // Pride Run to benefit LYRIC: Center for LGBTQ+ Youth, 7:30am, June 25 at Golden Gate Park, sffr.org
  • Pay homage to Miss Judy. // 7pm, June 10, Oasis, 298 11th St. (SoMa), sfoasis.com
  • Swoon to Don Giovanni. // 7:30pm, June 18, Pride Night at the Opera, 301 Van Ness Ave. (Civic Center), sfopera.com
  • Have your rainbow cake, and eat it too. // Noe Valley Bakery, (multiple locations and ordering online) noevalleybakery.com
  • Get involved. // SF LGBT Center, 1800 Market St. (Duboce Triangle), sfcenter.org
  • Meet someone new. // 11am to 12:30pm. June 11, Big Gay Brunch, Nido’s Backyard, 104 Oak St. (Oakland), joinbloom.community/events

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