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San Francisco Pride 2023

Maggie Bach June 1, 2023

Happy Pride month! June is a time to celebrate and honor the LGBTQI+ community, promoting equality, love, and inclusion. It is a vibrant and colorful celebration that originated from the historic Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan in 1969. Among the cities that have played a significant role in LGBTQI+ history, San Francisco stands out with its rich heritage and as one of the largest and most prominent LGBTQI+ communities in the United States. Let’s dive into the essence of this celebratory month and discover the various ways we can show our support and pride in The City by the Bay!

San Francisco PRIDE Parade


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As the largest gathering of the LGBTQI+ community and allies in America, the Pride celebration on June 24th and 25th stretches along the iconic Market Street, starting from Embarcadero to the Celebration at Civic Center. This year’s theme is looking back and moving forward, a concept that has truly resonated with all we have contended with in 2023. Our residents at 1177 Market33 8th1190 Mission, and 1188 Mission have easy access to the magic of this thrilling celebration right at their doorstep. Join dressed in rainbow-colored hues and show your pride!

Explore Historic LGBTQ+ Neighborhoods 


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Nestled within the heart of San Francisco, the Castro district stands as an emblem of LGBTQI+ pride, captivating nightlife, and profound historical significance. Twin Peaks Tavern, an iconic gay bar, has been a cherished establishment since its opening in 1935. It holds a unique place in LGBTQI+ history, as its oversized windows, a rare sight during the 1970s, symbolized the visibility and openness of the community. Our apartments at 230 Dolores and 240 Dolores are within walking distance to this vibrant neighborhood!

Did you know the six blocks in the southeastern Tenderloin neighborhood is the first legally recognized Transgender district in the world? Founded in 2017, this empowering urban region serves as a sanctuary for the transgender community, amplifying their voices and fostering a sense of unity and belonging.

GLBT Historical Society Museum

If you want to learn more about the rich and diverse history of LGBTQI+ individuals in San Francisco, look no further than the GLBT Historical Society Museum. It is the first stand-alone museum showcasing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender history, and culture in the United States. Admission is only $10, and the museum generously opens its doors for free on the first Wednesday of every month. Fortunately for our residents at Trinity Place and 240 Dolores, they are a quick 10-minute MUNI ride away.

“Drag Me Downtown” Summer Pop-Ups 


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Mark your calendars for a series of fierce and dazzling pop-up drag shows ablaze every Thursday throughout June. Featuring fabulous new performers at a different venue each week, these exciting shows are a wonderful reminder that all are welcome in downtown San Francisco. Best of all, admission is free! The extravaganza kicks off at Schroeder’s, a renowned German beer hall. Our residents at 1177 Market conveniently gets to this fantastic celebration within 10 minutes on MUNI. Get ready to be captivated by the glitz and glamour!

Support LGBTQI+-owned businesses


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San Francisco is a haven for a diverse array of LGBTQI+-owned businesses, offering an opportunity to support and celebrate local establishments throughout the month of June and beyond. From your morning cup of coffee to nurturing your indoor jungle, there are numerous spots to explore. Enjoy a delightful caffeine fix at Fluid Coop, a trans-owned café, nestled within the La Cocina Marketplace, a short stroll away from our apartments at Trinity Towers.

SF Plants boasts the largest selection of indoor plants in the City and is conveniently located within walking distance of Trinity Towers. Our residents can immerse themselves in a world of greenery and bring home a touch of nature’s tranquility.

And let’s not forget the delectable offerings of Kodak Chocolates, where single-origin handmade treats are the specialty! A mere ten-minute walk from the charming haven of 240 Dolores, our residents can indulge in a world of rich flavors and support a business that prides itself on its LGBTQI+ ownership. As Pride Month unfolds, take the opportunity to embrace and uplift these local spots, savoring the unique experiences they offer while nurturing a sense of community and solidarity.

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