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Your Guide to San Francisco Pride 2022

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Jun 16, 2022

Your Guide to San Francisco Pride 2022
  • San Francisco’s diverse queer community leads to a host of places you can spend pride. Bring your besties to drink, dance, or eat at a delicious restaurant for a memorable experience 💃🏾 🌈 💃🏼

    Don’t forget to experience the Pride Parade at the end of the month to be surrounded by LGBTQ joy.

    El Rio

    Starting in 1978 as a Leather Brazilian gay bar, El Rio has grown into a well-known LGBTQ+ space welcome to all. You’ll support a place with a good cause, as they invest in marginalized communities for social change and the local art and music scene.

    During SF Pride, attend their Infinite Pride event on June 22nd. Described as “SF Neo-Futurists put on Infinite Pride as a queer-as-heck extravaganza”, you’ll be watching thirty gay plays in sixty straight minutes. Even better, 50% of proceeds go to the Transgender Law Center.

    Wild Side West

    “A truly San Franciscan establishment”, Wild Side West was opened by out and proud lesbian couple Pat Ramseyer and Nancy White in 1962. Every night is a blend of lesbians, locals, and eclectic art mixed with a neighborhood sports bar.

    Expect a variety of perks here, including flat-screen TVs, backyard gardens, jukeboxes, and outdoor patios. During Pride, attend Beyond Happy Hour to get together with your besties before the nightlife begins. Whether you’re attending a fundraising event or dancing the night away, there’s something here for everyone.

    Castro District

    The Castro District is a neighborhood synonymous with San Fransisco’s queer culture. You’ll find a variety of gay bars, as well as, the well-known Castro Theatre and LGBT historical museum. San Francisco’s annual Pride parade goes right through the district’s Market and Beale Street. Be here from June 20 to 27th to join the Pride party.


    Jolene’s is a San Francisco’s queer destination, with live music and a kitchen open into the late night. During Pride, attend the parties put on by UHAUL, a party for girls who love girls but also welcoming to trans, non-binary, and questioning folks.

    Their pride opener includes music from DJs China, Dree, and Murcutian.

    San Francisco LGBT Center

    Another worth-it place to visit during San Francisco Pride! This bright purple building has become a staple of San Fran’s LGBT community to find resources, support, safe space, and an overall place to celebrate.

    They are the only non-profit in San Francisco dedicated to serving all members of the LGBT community. During Pride, attend their annual soiree, an evening filled with celebration, reunion, and queer brilliance.

    Bungalow Kitchen

    Michael Mina’s Bungalow Kitchen is supporting the LGBT community in big ways during Pride. Enjoy delicious food, wine, and cocktails, while donating to a great cause. During Pride month they are donating $1 from every glass of wine and cocktail to the Spahr Center, Marin County’s only non-profit community agency devoted to serving, supporting, and empowering LGBT communities and everyone in the country living and affected by HIV.

    American Bookbinders Museum

    During SF pride, many events are being held at the American Bookbinders Museum, including Queers of the Fatosphere. Put on by the Queer Cultural Center this event includes work from queer visual artists Bearpad and performances by Rawiyan Tarik, Baruch Porras Hernandez, and Kevin Seaman.

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    Alexandra hails from Boston, MA but is currently living in the DC Area. She's passionate about social justice, self-care, spirituality, and watching documentaries. She's no stranger to telling her story through writing and has written for a variety of freelance publications. You can find her on Instagram at @lexlexlexlexlex__.

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