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Gurpreet Singh
June 25, 2020
Celebrate SF Pride & Support LGBTQ+ Owned Restaurants
Some ways to celebrate SF Pride this year.
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San Francisco Pride is this weekend, and even though the 50th anniversary parade is canceled, there are still lots of ways to celebrate and stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community - which we should be doing not just during the month of June, but always. For starters, consider donating to local organizations like The Transgender District, the Oakland LGBTQ Center, and the SF Queer Nightlife Fund, and national organizations like The Okra Project, The Transgender Law Center, and G.L.I.T.S.

The city’s official virtual Pride celebration, headlined by Big Freedia and featuring tons of Bay Area activists, artists, and drag queens, is happening on June 27th and June 28th. Plus, Friday, June 26th is the first ever virtual Trans March, and there’s a Global Pride celebration on Saturday (performances and speeches will be livestreamed online for 24 hours).

If you’re comfortable attending a protest, head to Saturday’s Brown Love, Black Pride: Oakland to Stonewall march in Oakland, or Sunday’s Pride Is A Riot and the People’s March & Rally in San Francisco. You can also check out more planned protests that are standing in solidarity with the Black and LGBTQ+ communities here.

One more way to support? Order one of the pride-themed specials from these local LGBTQ+ owned restaurants, and check out Shop With Pride SF or Pink Spots for more ideas.

The SPOTS

Third Culture Bakery 2701 8th St

Third Culture Bakery is selling ganache-filled rainbow chocolate bars throughout the month of June. 10% of proceeds will go to the National Black Justice Coalition. You can place your order online for pick-up at their West Berkeley shop. They’re also shipping nationwide.

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🏳️‍🌈Pride has never been so sweet!🏳️‍🌈 ~ 💖 It’s the last week these Pride bars will be available online and in stores. Make sure to order by Monday to guarantee shipping by Pride weekend. ~ ❤️ 10% of all sales will be donated to the The National Black Justice Coalition @nbjconthemove - a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment and public policies of Black LGBTQ+ people, including those living with HIV/AIDS. ~ As a queer POC owned business, Pride month during this time is such an important time to remember all the achievements we’ve gained through activism as Queer people but also support and honor the momentum for our Black community and not let things go back to normal. That’s why we’ve committed our charitable contributions to Black Queer/Trans led orgs all month long. ~ 🌈 Pride chocolate bars (gf) 📍 Available at all Showroom Locations 📍 Available for shipping nationwide 📸 by @gcheung28 . . . #pride #pridefest #pridemonth #pride🌈 #pride2020 #queer #lgbtqia #gay #gaylife #smallbusiness #gayownedbusiness #chocolate #foodie #foodstagram #instafood #foodies #thirdculturebakery #dogood #giveback #bekind

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Gay4U 1327 Peralta St

In Oakland, Gay4U Vegan Eats continues to offer free meals to trans POC, and has a buy-three-get-one-free protest pack with organic berry donuts. Call 510-282-8233 or stop by their store in West Oakland to order.

Canela Bistro & Wine Bar 2272 Market St

Canela, the Spanish restaurant in the Castro, has put together a Pride box that includes sangria, snacks, rainbow cocktail napkins, and rainbow candy.

Pass The Sauced 2948 Folsom Street

Pass The Sauced is a small business specializing in salsas and cooking sauces - and they just released a vegan, cashew-based chipotle sauce, Nacho Mama’s Quezo, in collaboration with The Uncreamery. You can submit an order form online (contactless delivery is available) or order one as part of La Cocina’s weekly food box (order this week’s Pride-themed box here).

Humphry Slocombe 1 Ferry Building

In collaboration with Shop With Pride SF, Humphry Slocombe is offering an Ice Cream Pride Pack. It includes six pints for $60, and is available for nationwide shipping or pick-up this weekend. And if you stop by for a scoop during Pride weekend, they’ll add rainbow sprinkles for free.

Pinhole Coffee 231 Cortland Ave

In Bernal Heights, Pinhole Coffee is offering their own Pride Package, which includes coffee, an enamel pin, and a ceramic mug. It’s available for local delivery or nationwide shipping.

Hot Cookie 407 Castro St

Hot Cookie’s Pride-themed, NSFW cookies and baked goods are available for pick-up or delivery at both of their locations in the Castro and Polk Gulch.

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