Members of our SF Pride 2017 contingent march together holdings sign that read "Blind and Proud."

SF Pride 2018

Every day at LightHouse we’re working to redefine the way people think about blindness, and this year for San Francisco Pride we’re widening our scope to the whole disability community. For us, Pride 2018 is about reclaiming the word ‘disabled’ and joining together as a community to make it clear that disabled, whatever that means to you, is an identity to be proud of.

We’d like to extend an invitation to all disabled LGBT+ community members, their families, friends and allies to march with us as we commemorate LGBT+ heritage, celebrate LGBT+ culture and raise awareness for the needs of LGBT+ people with disabilities at this year’s San Francisco Pride. Join us on June 24, 2018 to #beseen marching together!

Get your Pride tickets on Eventbrite and learn more about how you can get involved. Please RSVP on Facebook for updates and reminders, and invite friends or members or your community who you think would be interested in marching with us!

The first 100 people to sign up will receive a free Pride 2018 t-shirt like the one below. You can also buy these in our Adaptations Store for $20.

Pride 2018 Shirt, front and back
Description: The 2018 LightHouse Pride T-shirt design features a braille cell with six dots in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple, all with different disability symbols (blind, deaf, cognitive, physical, invisible and an equal sign) in the colored braille dots against a black t-shirt. The back features the LightHouse logo across the top middle and a definition of the word Disabled: adjective 1. Having a disability. 2. Equally human. noun 3. An identity to be proud of. An orange #beseen is below the the definition.

We’re also hosting several community events in preparation for Pride:

‘Be Seen’: Community Building, Volunteer Training and Important Information on Pride! 
June 16, 2 to 5 p.m.
June 19, 6 to 9 p.m.

Join us at LightHouse headquarters for a training and community building conversation for all Pride participants, allies, volunteers. learn more

June 21: An Evening of Pride
30% & Knowing Pride Happy Hour, 5 p.m.
Panel Talk & Discussion, 6:30 p.m.

This evening event features a panel discussion centered on LGBT+ heritage and intersectionality within our community. Get started with the 30% & Growing blind professionals meet-up at 5 p.m. and stick around until 6:30 p.m. for a panel and discussion about what it means to live at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities. learn more

Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities to explore allyship, intersectionality and diversity in our community. To RSVP for these events or learn more about our Pride contingent please contact Laura Millar at lmillar@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7345.