Tag Archives: Pride

Dykes on Bikes Wins Fourteen Year Battle

When the Supreme Court ruled 8-0 earlier this month that the U.S  Patent Trademark Office could not prevent an Asian American rock group from registering The Slants because it viewed the trademark as offensive, Dykes on Bikes celebrated. It too could finally lead the Dyke March with a registered trademark. “This really happened! It’s finally over! We’ve finally, finally, reached...

At Dolores Park, dykes talk dating apps, jenga and more

All afternoon, at the 25th annual Dyke March celebration in Dolores Park, women approached Robyn Exton to thank her for helping them meet. Exton is the founder of HER, a popular dating app for queer women. “I think, in the most basic sense, helping people find love is the biggest way to give them a sense of security,” she said....

No matter the party in Dolores Park, trans people talk about discrimination

The colors and music of the Trans March celebration in Dolores Park on Friday where a large crowd partied through the day hardly masked a different reality. Discrimination continues, trans interviewed said, even among the LGBTQ community.  Although the Trans March, remains a chance for them to feel safe, it is not enough, they said Constance, her colorful cape catching...

“Queers Hate Techies”: Gay Shame’s controversial ATA exhibit

All month, the phrase “Queers Hate Techies” has taken up residence in the window gallery at Artists’ Television Access (ATA) on Valencia and 21st. The words are printed on balloons, inscribed on a banner and written on stickers pasted to the glass. It’s one of the radical activist group Gay Shame’s well-known anti-gentrification slogans; they have used it in graffiti and...

Trans and Dyke Marches look to keep space, keep pushing ahead

In progressive San Francisco, space for LGBTQ residents continues to shrink, so as Pride enters its 47th celebration, “holding space” is key, say advocates. Two of those events –  the Dyke March, in its 25th year, and the Trans March, in its 13th year – take place in the Mission District this weekend, where space has become an increasingly precious...

Protesters of New Dyke March Return to Old Route (updated)

Unhappy with the re-routing of the Dyke March on Saturday evening, some in attendance defied the changes and followed the old route. Later, others also celebrated at the now closed Lexington Club, a decision that put the participants at odds with police, according to police and neighbors. The splinter protest – known as “Take Back the Dyke March” was organized via Facebook...

Thousands Gather in Dolores Park for Annual Trans March

Dolores Park filled with color and charisma on Friday afternoon for the annual Trans March as thousands of people gathered with signs, flags, and, in some cases, heels, to celebrate trans life and show the power of visibility –  the theme of this year’s march. People from across the country gathered to ring in the 11th annual of Trans March, which started...

Inside Foreign Cinema’s Exquisite Birthday Bash

Drag queens, contortionists, restauranteurs, tech moguls, mariachi bands, politicians and at least one strange goat man gathered Thursday night to celebrate the restaurant Foreign Cinema’s 15 years of operation. Dubbed the “Quintessentially Quixotic Quinceañera,” the evening was a fete appropriately lavish for the acclaimed restaurant’s long, and somewhat surprising, tenure on Mission Street. Opening just before the first dot-com bust...

In Silicon Valley, Conservatives Have Rough Time

The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that conservatives are looking to woo the traditionally liberal-minded techies of Silicon Valley, both to gain their political support and some of their funding: People who lean to the right are vastly outnumbered in the nation’s high-tech hub, and say they sometimes have to downplay their views. “It does make you stand out a little bit....

Sister of Perpetual Indulgence Attacked

In more unfortunate news from Pride Weekend, a member of San Francisco’s beloved drag order, the Sisters of the Perpetual Indulgence, was attacked during Pink Saturday. According to the community group Stop the Violence, a group of seven strangers verbally and physically assaulted the Sister (pictured above) and her husband. The group is seeking information from anyone in the community who...

Pride Weekend Crime Recap: Robberies, Many Arrests

It was not a happy Pride for everyone this weekend. In addition to the arrests made at the protest outside the Armory,  six robberies and one aggravated assault occurred in the Mission during San Francisco’s Pride Celebration this past weekend, according to the SFPD. At 2:15 a.m. Saturday, a 22-year-old man with a knife approached a 26-year-old man and demanded...

Protest at Kink.com Leads to Three Arrests (Updated)

A demonstration of roughly 200 people in protest of a prison-themed Pride party held at the Armory turned violent Saturday, ending with three protesters being given citations and three more arrested. Those arrested, Rebecca Ruiz-Lichter, Sarai Robles-Mendez and Prisca Carpenter are still in police custody. Their individual charges include those related to interfering with an arrest and assault with a deadly weapon. According to the...

What You Missed Over the Weekend

Were you at PRIDE this past weekend? Take a look at our coverage from this weekend’s festivities. Friday 60 Seconds: Points of Pride Saturday VIDEO: Trans March  PHOTOS: Faces of the Trans March Sunday Rainbow, Robots and Holy Matrimony at Dyke March SNAPS from the Weekend

Two Trans Docs to Watch Before Today’s March

Forever is Going to Start Tomorrow When the 11th annual Trans March (which starts today at Dolores Park with a brunch at 12 p.m., followed by a rally and march at 3 p.m.) culminates at Turk and Taylor it will enjoy a milestone for the transgender movement: the first city street to be named after a transgender person. Starting today, the 100 block of Turk Street...