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PRIDE 2012

posted Jun 26, 2012, 9:44 PM by Brian Fisher


GFD's March in this year's 2012 San Francisco Pride Parade with Our Family Coalition in the official LGBTQ Family contingent number #46.  (Bring water, snacks, and sunscreen.)  Meeting time: 10:30am.  Meeting place: Spear St., between Mission and Howard Sts. (look for the OFC banner).


If you want to march a little later, or march twice, contingent #149 (out of 207 total) is Independent Adoption Center (IAC), assembly area on Beale St. between Market & Mission (Block K)  gathering at 9:30 am to decorate trolley car, to be ready to go by 11:00am.  Bunch of balloons and signs if you’d like to hold/wave them during the parade.


Our Family Coalition and the San Francisco LGBT Community Center are proud to present the 9th Annual Family Garden, which will be located again at the playground at the corner of Larkin and Grove Streets in Civic Center from 11 am to 4 pm.   The Family Garden is a shaded less crowded area where you can listen to the main stage presentations while children play and you can meet LGBTQ parents.  While you can enter the Family Garden with a child, you can also get in without a child by saying you are a GFD member.  Pre-register for the Family Garden, at .


At least 3 adoption agencies will have booths at the Celebration in Civic Center on Sunday, and some also on Saturday:


  1. Family Builders SF Pride booth Space #A25 - in front of the Bill Graham Auditorium on GROVE Street, near the Pride Garden (see above) Sat. and Sun.   Contact Yvonne Beals, who spoke at one of our own events about adopting children from foster care. She is Community Outreach Coordinator/Recruiter, Family Builders by Adoption 401 Grand Ave., Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94610 (510) 272-0204 Ext. 370,


  1. Independent Adoption Center’s booth is U17, located on the west side of Larkin Street, near the other end (Golden Gate Ave).  Ryan Schwab, National Marketing Director, Independent Adoption Center, ,925.827.2229 ext 119.


  1. Adoption Connection will be part of Jewish Family & Children Services booth at civic center.  You can contact or 415-359-2492. . If you are having an adoption-related emergency and you need to speak to someone immediately, please call 800-972-9225.