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SF Pride chooses diverse slate of community grand marshals

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San Francisco Pride has released its list of community grand marshals for this year's Pride parade and celebration in June, its first live event since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Six individuals and one organization were announced as community grand marshals, to be recognized during the 52nd annual San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration and Parade.

The theme for the June 25-26 event is "Love will Keep Us Together.""As we return to an in-person celebration this June, SF Pride is thrilled to honor this exceptional group of individuals and organizations who have contributed greatly to the San Francisco Bay Area LGBTQ+ community and to society at large," said Suzanne Ford, a trans woman who is San Francisco Pride's interim executive director. "Each of this year's grand marshals are local heroes in their own right and leaders in the efforts towards inclusion, acceptance, and equality for all LGBTQ+ people."The grand marshals were selected by the Pride membership, board, and the public."These individuals and organizations have been chosen by their own community to be honored for their great work," stated San Francisco Pride board President Carolyn Wysinger in an email. "As a past honoree, I know that means so much to these community members to be recognized by the very community they give of themselves to serve.

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