Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The San Francisco Pride Parade is one of my favorite San Francisco traditions, and we have exciting plans this year!
On Sunday, June 30th, I’ll be walking in the parade with U.T.O.P.I.A -- the United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliances, San Francisco -- and I’d love to have you, your family, and your friends join our Chiu Crew contingent.
We’ll meet near the beginning of the parade route at Market and Beale Streets at 10am Sunday morning -- please RSVP to join us! We’ll update you soon with the precise location.
After the parade ends, we’ll be hosting an after party with food, drinks, and music, from 1:00-4:00pm on the 14th floor of the Ronald M. George State Building, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, overlooking Civic Center Plaza.
Make sure to sign up using the link above so you don’t miss out on the fun! Building security will only admit people who have RSVP’d, and to make check-in go faster, leave behind metallic items.
Pride is both an opportunity to celebrate our LGBTQ community’s deep history of activism in San Francisco and to reflect on the steps we still need to take to ensure that LGBTQ Americans are guaranteed full equal rights.
That’s why this year in our State Capitol, I am working to pass AB 711, which would ensure that transgender students across California have their gender identity reflected accurately on all diplomas, transcripts, and official records. Having accurate records could be the deciding factor in getting a job, seeking higher education and achieving economic security -- and this legislation would ensure that transgender Californians see themselves reflected fully in their records.