San Francisco Celebrates LGBT Pride Month
June is LGBT Pride Month in San Francisco. The City is proud to recognize and support its lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, serving San Francisco as civic, business, non-profit and community leaders. Our LGBT community contributes to our City’s history, economic vitality and culture, building a brighter future for all in San Francisco.
Support LGBT-owned businesses
San Francisco LGBT owned businesses have what you are looking for! SF Biz Connect is a buy local initiative that aims to increase local business-to-business(B2B) relationships. Visit the website to get a list of participating LGBT owned businesses in San Francisco.
A neighborhood of freedom, acceptance, creativity and diversity. The Castro is widely considered the world’s best-known gay neighborhood, but whether or not you identify as LGBTQI you’ll find a warm welcome in this sunny village in the heart of the city. The Castro is bustling all day long with shoppers and tourists, but at night it really comes alive, as the restaurants and bars fill up and the historic Castro Theatre’s neon marquee lights up the main drag.
Shopping Corridors: Market Street from Dolores Street to Castro Street. Castro Street from Market Street to 19th Street. 18th Street from Church Street to Douglass Street. Church, Sanchez, Noe Streets for a block or two on either side of Market Street.
Primary Public Transit Access: Muni Metro Lines J, K, L, M, T. Muni Historic Streetcar Line F. Muni Bus Routes 22, 24, 33, 35, 37, 48.
Visiting Nearby Neighborhoods: Hop on the J-Church or the 24-Divisadero and head south over the hill to Noe Valley (get off at 24th Street). Grab the 33-Ashbury/18th and get off at Haight Street to enjoy the deliciously eclectic Haight-Ashbury district. Board the 22-Fillmore at Church and 16th and get off at Mission Street to explore the Mission District.
Online Resource: castromerchants.com
Tie the knot at City Hall
Celebrate your love and tie the knot at a special LGBT Pride celebration at
San Francisco City Hall on Friday, June 23, 2017
- Extra marriage ceremony appointments (Fee: $81) available at sfgov.org/countyclerk (Walk-ins welcome for couples who have a valid CA Marriage License.)
- Pride-themed souvenir marriage certificates
- Photo booth for souvenir photos
NOTE: All couples must have non-expired Government-issued photo IDs and a valid California Marriage License. Marriage Licenses are available from the San Francisco County Clerk by appointment only.
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 10:30am
The San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of LGBT people and allies in the nation. The Pride Parade and March attracts over 240 contingents and 100,000 spectators annually. In 2016, 30 floats and more than 30,000 people marched along Market Street through the heart of downtown San Francisco. The parade is comprised of community groups and honorees (more than 50% of the make up of the parade) along with corporate supporters and government allies.