#virtuallyBARTable | Guide to Pride 2020

BART employees celebrating San Francisco Pride in 2019. We are honored to serve the Bay Area with Pride. 
 
Think Pride is officially cancelled this year? Think again. We may not be together in person, however we will still be together celebrating the LGBTQ+ communities virtually. So dress up in your favorite Pride gear and get ready to celebrate! Here is this year's #virtuallyBARTable guide to Pride.
 
Editor's note: Looking for Oakland or Silicon Valley Pride events? Oakland Pride's celebration will be on September 13 while Silicon Valley Pride will be celebrating August 29-30 in San Jose. 
 
OUT of Site: SOMA takes place over two weekends in June. Photo courtesy of Eye Zen.

OUT of Site: SOMA | June 19-21 & 26-28

Your antidote to being physically disconnected from your communities is here. OUT of Site: SOMA is a virtual-live-street-theater project that explores the history of San Francisco’s South of Market (SOMA) district, a catalyst for radical change and a stronghold for queer and activist organizing. OUT of Site: SOMA's show is a wild hybrid of immersive theater, drag, live music, puppetry, a virtual tour, a dance party - all in celebration of our radical LGBTQ+ ancestors and the worlds that they shaped. This online show will be a performance like you've never seen before. Tickets are available online now. 

Tahara is one of many films that will be featured in the Frameline44 Pride Showcase. Photo courtesy of Frameline44/Tahara.

Frameline44 Pride Showcase | June 25-28 

The Frameline44 Pride Showcase is a set of online film screenings offered between June 25-28. Film screenings include special live and pre-recorded intros, Q&A sessions. and other unique enhancements that will make their Pride Showcase as close to an in-cinema feeling as possible. The Pride Showcase will feature the special World Premiere of Ahead of the Curve at the West Wind Solano Drive-In on Saturday, June 27, as well as the return of perennial favorites Fun in Boys Shorts, Fun in Girls Shorts, and Transtastic short film programs. The showcase will include 16 new LGBTQ+ programs, and eight free community screenings. Look for special appearances and Q&A's with actors and filmmakers, including talks with Oscar nominee Jackie Weaver, and Bond actress Gemma Arterton. Tickets for the screenings are available online now.
 
Learn the history of the Pride flag and the science behind rainbows. Photo courtesy of the Exploratorium. 

Exploratorium's Full-Spectrum Science: Rainbows | June 25 

Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman, host of the popular Full-Spectrum Science series, for colorful explorations of the physical world. For Pride month, Hipschman will look again at the rainbow in all its glory—from its meaning in the Pride flag to the optics of real rainbows to rainbows in art and popular culture. You’ll even learn how to make rainbows of your own! Join the fun online on either Facebook or YouTube on Thursday, June 25 at 7pm. Please note that this event is intended for audiences aged 13 and over. 

Organizations across the world are coming together for Global Pride 2020. Photo courtesy of Global Pride. 

Global Pride | June 27 

On Saturday, June 27, Pride organizations from across the world will celebrate Global Pride 2020. With musical and artistic performances, speeches from activists and campaigners, and addresses by public figures, they'll live-stream 24 hours of content that reflects and celebrates the beautiful diversity of LGBTI+ people everywhere. Global Pride was launched in April as a partnership between InterPride, the European Pride Organisers Association, and national Pride networks in several countries. It’s being led by a team of volunteers from every region of the world who are all committed to ensuring that everyone, everywhere, can take part in Pride this June in the light of COVID-19. More info is coming soon. 
 
Unmask your Pride during Sonoma County's virtual Pride celebration. Photo courtesy of Sonoma County Pride.

Sonoma County Pride | June 27 

This year, Sonoma County Pride is coming to a personal screen near you. Enjoy an evening of live music, drag kings & drag queens, comedians, and more as organizers fill the internet with much-needed love. This event is free but registration is required and can be done online. #UnmaskYourPride with Sonoma County Pride! 

Big Freedia headlines Saturday's virtual SF Pride celebration. Photo courtesy of SF Pride/Big Freedia.

San Francisco Pride | June 27-28

The San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade may have been cancelled due to COVID-19, but the good news is, the party is going to be virtual. Although we won't be celebrating and dancing down Market Street in person together this year, the 50th San Francisco Pride Celebration is online June 27-28. More than 13 hours of programming will be streamed as the nation’s largest gathering of the LGBTQ+ community and allies goes online for the first time. The weekend-long tribute to LGBTQ+ luminaries and queer solidarity will be hosted by some of San Francisco’s most iconic drag queens and activists, including Honey Mahogany, Persia, Sister Roma, and Yves Saint Croissant on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28. Headlining Saturday’s celebration is New Orleans-born Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, with additional entertainment provided throughout the weekend by Australian singer-songwriter Betty Who, singer and American Idol finalist David Hernandez, rising pop star Dorian Electra, teenage hip-hop sensation Kidd Kenn, and Uberlândia-born Brazilian transgender artist Urias. 

Show off your Pride. 

Attending a #virtuallyBARTable Pride celebration? Let us know via social media, @SFBARTable #SFBARTable! Keep up with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter to see all of the best BARTable (virtual) events, places to eat (grab take out from) and have fun (outside) around the Bay. 
 

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