Parade Theme: Pride NOT Prejudice
San Francisco Pride will be held on Sunday, June 24th and Spectrum LGBT Center is joining with several other Marin County organizations to form the FACES OF MARIN marching contingent. We hope you’ll join us this year as part of Spectrum’s 25th Anniversary of promoting acceptance, community, and equality for LGBT people.
Spectrum Board Member Dolores Caruthers, and her partner Laura Espinosa, will be honored as Community Grand Marshals in this year’s parade. Our contingent will be following them as we stroll down Market Street. If you’ve never been in the parade, it’s a wonderful experience!
We invite individuals and organizations to join our contingent. You may carry an organizational banner, or bring posters. You may also distribute information along the parade route (there are certain restrictions on the type of items that may be distributed — you can find out more about that on the website at www.sfpride.org).
The SF Pride Committee requires each contingent to provide trained SAFETY MONITORS who volunteer to attend trainings and march with the contingent. We estimate that we’ll have fifty people in our contingent, which means we need four volunteers to attend safety monitor trainings prior to the parade (dates and locations TBA).
It has been a number of years since Marin has entered a unique contingent in the parade, and this is the year to do it!
* To join the marching contingent: email firstname.lastname@example.org
* To volunteer as a Safety Monitor: email email@example.com
* To read more about SF PRIDE: www.sfpride.org
* To learn more about Spectrum LGBT Center: www.spectrummarin.org
Hope to see you there!
Since attracting national attention at the 1999 Lilith Fair after being plucked from the side stage to solo for Sarah McLachlan and the Indigo Girls, Doria Roberts will be performing for the San Geronimo Valley Community Center on Sunday, July 22, at 7:00 PM. Co-sponsored by Spectrum LGBT Center.The Atlanta Constitution raves “Roberts grafts the whip smart elocution of Ani DiFranco to the soul of Lauryn Hill.” Athens, GA’s Flagpole hails her as “a delicious, almost indescribable…blend of folk, rock and jazz.”
Doria Roberts, the hilarious, charismatic, free-spirited performer is an award-winning activist who has headlined international LGBT Pride celebrations including Australia’s and Los Angeles’ and has shared stages or opened for Odetta, Sinead O’Connor, Angelique Kidjo, Me’Shell N’degeocello, Janis Ian, John Mayer, The Holmes Bros, Suzanne Vega, Melissa Etheridge & more.
Don’t miss one of the east coast’s hottest indie stars! The event takes place at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center, 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo, less than 15 minutes west of San Anselmo. Call 415-488-8888 or visit www.sgvcc.org for further information. Ticket prices are Adults $15; Seniors $12; Kids $8. For advance tickets, send a check (include your name and phone number and a note that you want tickets to Doria Roberts) to SGVCC POB 194 San Geronimo CA 94963.
Arts & Events Coordinator
San Geronimo Valley Community Center
About Doria Roberts
A regular on the national singer/songwriter circuit, Doria Roberts creates songs that have been described as “a delicious, bohemian blend of folk, jazz and pop”. Doria’s versatility as a songwriter and entertainer is never lost whether she is performing solo or with her band. www.myspace.com/doriaroberts.
MARIN COUNTY – A spirited, family-friendly Marin Pride Picnic will be held on Sunday August 5th from 1 PM until 5 PM at Piper Park on Doherty Drive in Larkspur.
Organized by Spectrum LGBT Center and the Marin AIDS Project, the picnic will be a relaxed, no-frills North Bay celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
“While Spectrum and Marin AIDS Project offer a multitude of events throughout the year, Pride is a special time when we gather together as a community,” says Paula Pilecki, Spectrum’s Executive Director.
There will be something for everyone in an alcohol-free, smoke-free environment. Among the festivities will be a special playground for children who attend with their families. A dog park is nearby for those who want to bring the entire family. Softball, volleyball “drag” races, and other picnic activities will entertain kids of all ages. There will be a surprise guests from the world of politics, theater, and gay culture. Grilled picnic treats will be available, and attendees are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets.
Andy Fyne of the Marin AIDS Project says, “Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
people from Marin sometimes express frustration about not having a gathering place
where we can connect with our neighbors. This picnic is a great way to mingle, meet, and network with other LGBT folk from Marin and the North Bay.”
“Let’s celebrate this time of gathering, loving and caring for our brothers and sisters in our community,” says Marcos Hardman of the Entre Hombres Program of the Marin AIDS Project. “I’m looking forward to a great party,” adds Brian Cross of Marin Life. “It’s the golden opportunity to bring together our diverse community in Marin and the wider Bay Area.”
ABOUT SPECTRUM: Founded in 1982, Spectrum is celebrating 25 years of promoting acceptance, community, and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. For more information, call Paula Pilecki at 415-457-1115 ext. 209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.