The SF LGBT Celebration Committee (SFPride.org), the nonprofit membership organization behind San Francisco’s annual Pride Celebration and Parade, announced on Tuesday the results of the public vote for the 2012 individual and organizational Community Grand Marshals, as well as the Pink Brick faux award.
The Community Grand Marshal awards are honorary titles given to a person and an organization that have notably benefited the LGBTQI community over the previous year. The Pink Brick faux award hearkens to “the first brick thrown at the Stonewall Riots, and is given to someone who has caused significant harm to the LGBT community,” SF Pride stated in a press release.
The 2012 Individual Community Grand Marshal is Sister Roma of San Francisco’s Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who has served the LGBTQI community for 25 years in various roles, from columnist to activist and public speaker.
The 2012 Organizational Community Grand Marshal is the ACLU of Northern California, the largest of the ACLU’s 53 affiliates. The ACLU-NC advocates for same-sex couples and LGBT families by seeking “even-handed treatment by government; protection from discrimination in jobs, schools, housing, and public accommodations; and equal rights,” according to its website.
2012’s Pink Brick winner was Peter LaBarbera, the president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH). AFTAH opposes “‘the radical homosexual agenda’ while supporting what it calls a ‘God-ordained sexuality’ and the ‘natural family,’” according to SF Pride’s press release.