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PROTEST during SF Pride Parade
by SUN ( SaveFreedom-owner [at] yahoogroups.com )
Saturday Jun 25th, 2005 9:56 AM
Even within the commercialized SF Pride Parade, you can raise issues. Walk with ACLU, Green Party, NOCIRC,
et alii; + more info
Where's the protest
in SF's 2005 Pride parade?


Tho most of this year's parade seems glitzy,
even corporate,
a few progressive groups will march.

A few are listed below, by contingent number;
with approximate assembly points.

[Warning:
SUN can't vouch for the accuracy of this list.
Things may change at the last minute.
For official info, please visit
http://www.sfpride.org/parade/
Don't expect the assembly points to be well-marked, nor easy to find.
Assemble well before step-off time.
........

If you plan to use nakity as a means of political protest,
wait until your contingent is already marching on Market Street.
( and, since you'll be moving while stripping,
choose a temporary coverup which is easy to get in and out of
-- like a loose robe, NOT tight pants --
and remember to wear a backpack which can hold your clothes...)

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GROUPS in the 2005 parade include:

034 Immigration Equality
(assemble on Spear, between Mission & Howard?)

066 Equality California
( on Spear, between Howard & Folsom?)

071 Unitarian-Universalist Church of Berkeley
( on Spear, between Howard & Folsom?)

075 NOCIRC
[against genital mutilation of infants] (where??)

157 Pride at Work, AFL-CIO
( on Beale, near Folsom??)

180 SF GREEN PARTY (near ACLU)

181 ACLU
(on Beale, between Folsom & Harrison?)


[Note to each reader:
If you think more groups should be on this
progressive list,
please add your comment.
Please list the contingent number,
and the assembly point,
if you can.]
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SF PRIDE: June 26:
2005 parade line-up:

http://www.sfpride.org/parade/images/Alpha_Lineup.pdf

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SF PRIDE -- map of celebration (festival) area:

http://www.sfpride.org/celeb/celebrationmap.html

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SF PRIDE (celebration after the parade):
LEATHER ALLEY
On Sunday afternoon, June 26, if you're a "vanilla" person feeling curious
about "leather" lovestyles, you can learn more at "Leather Alley".
This adults-only zone will be on Grove Street
(near Civic Center BART/Muni station, City Hall, main library, etc.).
Only persons 18 and older will be admitted into this zone.
If you don't have grey hair,bring I.D.
[ http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/06/22/BAG38DCJLK1.DTL&hw=Garofoli&sn=003&sc=906 ]

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SF CULTURE BLOG:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/indexn?blogid=3

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SF QUEER NEWS, weekly:

http://sfbaytimes.com/

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NUDES in the news:

http://www.bayareanaturists.org/news

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FREEDOM-SEEKERS' CALENDAR
( events, etc., in the San Franhattan Gay Area,
compiled by SUN
[ http://pages.prodigy.net/seniornude ]
and SaveFreedom;
with help from HolyTitClamps.com, SFBG.com, et alii );
mainly for nudist, queer, and bohemian communities, especially at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sfbarea/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SaveFreedom/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nakity/
http://www.indybay.org/lgbtqi/
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For more "queer things to do"

please visit Larrybob at HTC:

[ http://www.holytitclamps.com/ ]

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Please FORWARD freely,
to willing recipients only.

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***SF Pride events, in late June, include:

top-optional
Dyke March;

clothing-optional
Pink Saturday;

clothing-optional Sunday Pride Festival
(in afternoon, after the big parade;
especially at Faerie Freedom Village in U.N. Plaza).
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***CAL-SF:
25-26 June 2005:
35th annual SF Pride Celebration theme:
"Stand Up, Stand Out, Stand Proud".

[ SUN says: At some events,
you can also "Stand Naked" for peace! ]

[At Sunday festival, look for Leather Alley:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/06/22/BAG38DCJLK1.DTL&hw=Garofoli&sn=003&sc=906 ]

Also look for Faerie Freedom Village,
in United Nations Plaza.
In 2004, on Sunday, the FFV was even more clothing-optional
than was the whole festival area. ]
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* SF DYKE MARCH:
[ http://www.indybay.org/news/2005/04/1733487.php ]

The 2005 Dyke March celebrates on Saturday, June 25th.
At 3pm, rally and performances begin at Dolores Park.
At 7pm, dykes-on-bikes and female marchers leave the park.

TOP-OPTIONAL.
( Bold bare breasts often appear, especially in warm weather. )

The march usually meanders thru the Mission District,
then goes to Castro and Market;
where many marchers join [or adjoin]
the (clothing-optional) Pink Saturday streetparty.

Only women (past, present, or future women)
and TG/intersex persons
are invited to march.
Bio-men should applaud from the sidelines.

To help,
or to get more info,
please contact:

[ http://www.dykemarch.com ]

SF Dyke March
c/o SF Women's Center
3543 -- 18th Street, #2
San Francisco, CA 94110
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CAL-SF: .... thru June 30:

National Queer Arts Festival:

http://www.queerculturalcenter.org

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CAL-SF:
spring and summer,
...... thru October 12:
SF Jazz Summerfest
(free outdoor concerts):

http://www.sfjazz.org/concerts/outdoors

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California, northern:
SF Bay Area:
SUMMER festivals:
please see

http://www.sfbg.com/39/32/cover_summer_festivals.html

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