Exact time and place TBA,
probably 11am near Beale and Folsom
The Bay Area Bisexual Network wants you! To join us in the Pride Parade! The BABN Pride Parade contingent welomes all bisexuals, pansexuals, folks who don't like to label their sexuality, and similar types, along with their partners, lovers, and friends.
If you have never marched in Pride before, it is an eye-opening experience. You'll see a lot of people you know down the route, and there's nothing quite like being totally visible. It's really heady and exciting.
In addition, we are looking for bi-cyclists to bring bikes to the parade, circle out in front of the contingent during the parade, and be fabulous on wheels. Or alternatively, for people to wear rollerblades or similar and zip around out front. Please let me know if you are interested in doing this, and I can help arrange bike transport and other details. If biking and blading are not your thing, come and march or ride the pickup truck - most people in the contingent will be marching.
We will have bi-themed music, flags, a really big banner, and a whole lot of cool people. Every year I meet awesome new folks the day of the parade. Afterwards, a crowd heads over to the Pride celebration area, with all the music stages and speakers.
It's hard to say exactly when we will march, since Pride hasn't told us yet, but we will spend the pre-march time decorating the truck and bikes, socializing, passing out stickers, and so on.
If you wish to ride on the truck (where we will have a couple seats set up), let me know in advance.
A warning to folks who wish to march on foot: the last couple years the Pride organization has asked us to walk at a fast pace down Market Street, which has made it difficult for folks who can't break into a near-jog when the Pride folks are hurrying us along. Being hurried this way sucks, but there doesn't seem to be much we can do about it. If walking fast is going to be difficult for you, I recommend biking, blading, skating, or riding in the truck.
To get to the lineup area, take BART or Muni to the Embarcadero St station, and head away from Market on Beale.
We will NOT be doing a polyamory contingent this year, due to lack of organizer time and a lack of energy around the poly contingent in recent years. If you are interested in helping make this happen in future years, contact me and we'll start planning for next year.
There are numerous other bi-themed events going on the Wednesday-Sunday of Pride. We will likely have a presence at the Trans and Dyke Marches. Email me if you want details.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 415 305 8766.