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We get it — San Francisco Pride is just around the corner, which means you’re probably busy getting rainbow tutus next-day delivered. We made it easy for you to take a minute out of your bedazzling schedule to check out some of the incredible artists featured this year. From dance-y club performers to variety shows a la Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret, there’ll be no shortage of queer DJ collectives and sugary sweet dance pop princesses.
Someone I am particularly excited about seeing is Australian singer-songwriter and all-around incredible ally, Betty Who. Betty Who first crossed my queerdar (the alert system that lives inside me and lets me know when anything remotely rainbow, glittery, or queer is happening in my vicinity) when I watched a video where a man musically asked his boyfriend to marry him in a hardware store. I was weeping. I also took note of the sugary sweet retro pop sound and knew I had to make Betty Who a staple on my “Happy Days” playlist. Betty Who credits her initial success in selling out a small New York city club to a group of “85 gay men ready to dance,” which she recently told in her Love Letter to the LGBTQ Community on Billboard. It’s safe to say there will be far more than 85 people, of all different gender identities and sexualities, cheering her on in the Castro this weekend (catch me front and center).
If you’re attending Pride festivities this year get ready to groove along with MVMNT and be amazed by the moves of the world’s first LGBT-identifying cheer squad, Cheer San Francisco. People cheering…cheerleaders? That’s right, Missy. My favorite part is that while you will see your fair share of allies up on stage, the vast majority of performances are done by card-carrying queer folk – because representation matters! At the end of the day Pride is a celebration of and for a community, so it’s only right that members of that community get to show just how talented, artistic, and incredible they are.
Check out these artists below at the Main Stage and visit the official SF Pride website for a full listing of every event this weekend!
Saturday, June 24
MCs: Sister Roma and Honey Mahogany
12:00pm Wild Things Pride x Vice Tuesdays presents DJs Val G & Ms. Jackson
1:45pm Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret
3:30pm CHEER San Francisco
3:50pm Carnie Asada’s Lips & Lashes
Sunday, June 25
MCs: Marga Gomez (11a-2p); Jef Valentine and Nancy French (2p-6p)
12:55pm San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus
1:20pm Ronnie Spector
1:50pm Pure Roots
2:20pm Madame Gandhi
3:10pm D’Arcy Drollinger with Sexitude
5:30pm Betty Who