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It's that time of year again, when fabulous fairies spread their wings, rainbow sightings abound and giant pink triangle adorns Twin Peaks once again... Pride week! San Francisco is set to celebrate equality in a big way with non-stop events to keep your costume changes flowing and GLBT love glowing!

So what would the Proud (and let's not forget the friends of the proud) be upto this sensational 42nd annual SF Pride? A whollatafun thats what.

Here are a few highlights of this weekend's festivities, competing for your precious time to have a bodacious night of dancing, drag, and debauchery.

THURSDAY
PRIDE NIGHTLIFE
In the Piazza of California Academy of Sciences on thursday night is the incomparable Heklina of Trannyshack, hosting a fabulous drag performance and "transpecies" costume contest! That's right, get them falsies out and come out for the official Pride Event - Pride Nightlife. The night also features "Stargayzing", two showings of the soul shaking Earthquake Exhibit and entertainment by SF's hottest DJ's - The Iconic Juanita MORE! plus DJ Pink Lightning and DJ Rapid Fire of Stay Gold... Not enough? Well, head over to the coral reef and dance to the booty shaking DJs of Hard French! Last Entry is at 7:45 so set that wig the night before!

Entry: $12.00
California Academy of Sciences |
CalAcademy.org

TRANNY SHACK VS BIG TOP
Still in the mood for some dancing and craving some skin? Head on over to Rebel after 9:30 and dance the night away with Joshua J's BIG TOP with those strippers you love so much. Perfect if you showed up for Pride Nightlife in DRAG because Trannyshack will be there to check you out with special guest WILLIAM from RuPaul's Drag Race.

Entry: $10.00
Rebel | 1760 Market St., San Francisco CA


FRIDAY
DRAG YOURSELF TO PRIDE
Disney Prom Party @ Rickshaw Stop
Come friday and you don't want to fight the crowds in the Castro as we're sure it's going to be a hot mess of sexy tourists - you'd better dust off your glass slippers and get ready to DRAG YOURSELF TO PRIDE! We all grew up loving all the Princes Disney films had to offer, well now here is your chance to get yourself one! Beware, I'm sure a few Gaston's will be out too. Stay clear of Jafar though... he's secretly having a love affair with Iago. This one-of-a kind party will be a hot mess of characters all out to do one thing... Make their fairy tails (tales) come true! Enjoy the night with DJ B.Urmanita on Beats. Richard Tamayo from Photobooth snapping Disney Prom Photos upstairs (That's going to be awesome), Go-Go Boys & Girls dancing in their best Dirty Disney costumes. Get on that carpet and fly over to the Rickshaw Stop.

Entry: $5.00
Rickshaw Stop | 155 Fell St., San Francisco CA


SATURDAY
SF MEN'S SPANKING PARTY
Saturday is going to suck if you don't like to get spanked since Pink Party has turned dry what else is there to do? We suggest you just go out there and get spanked. You've been a very bad boy. Don't deny it. You need to get spanked. The San Francisco Men's Spanking Party happens at 12pm and according to the message board its open to men ages 18 and up... Gay, Bi... and definitely Straight. Do it dudes! $20 bucks to get spanked is kind of steep but hey, it's good for you. Wouldn't you rather get spanked than eat food truck snacks when you're trying to look skinny on this very special Pride Weekend?

Entry: $20.00
Power Exchange | 220 Jones St., San Francisco CA
Message board

RANDOM HOUSE PARTIES
Saturday on Pride Weekend is best reserved to hang out with your gayboys and lezzies for a private party. I'm sure your facebook events is flooded with it. Do what I do, show face, swig and move on. Send us an email if you'd like to list your HOUSE PARTY here for added craziness.

SUNDAY SUNDAY PRIDE SUNDAY!
This is a tough one so let's make it simple. Get up early and watch the parade! Sarah Silverman will be there to give you shit about things you are guilty of. You know she will. After the parade, go over to Civic Center for the best people watching event of the year - Pride Festival! While you're there - go over to the INDIE OASIS stage on Larkin and Turk and dance until you glisten in sweat with DJ Blondie K of FRINGE.

TWO PARTIES YOU MUST ATTEND!



JUANITA MORE!'s PRIDE PARTY - benefitting the SF LGBT Center
Last year was so amazing I'm not sure how the iconic Juanita MORE! is going to top it... but if you know her you'd know she's gonna blow your mind. You are going to have so much fun you're not going to want to leave and you'd wish it was Pride Sunday everyday. Once again, the big event is held at the beautiful Phoenix Hotel's CHAMBERS and this year also at JONES all for one ticket! You can even get your sassy ass on the party bus from one place to the other!

Entry: Advanced Tickets $25.00
Tickets available at SUI GENERIS stores in Castro | 2265 Market Street (PRE SALE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT).
Visit Juanitamore.com for more info

What is a pride celebration without some good deed? Buy Juanita MORE!s Tote Bag, in partnership with Rickshaw Bags (25% of all sales of this limited edition bag go directly to The SF LGBT Center.)... This fantastic tote will easily be the best memorabilia you'll have of 2012's smashing pride!
For more details visit Rickshaw Bags.





HARD FRENCH HEARTS LOS HOMOS PRIDE

This year, Hard French is throwing a big bash at SOMARTS to make more room for you booty shakers! The Hard French crew has been hard at work to put together a party you'll be talking about for months. This year's lineup promises an inter-generational event with live performances by living legend soul musician Sugar Pie DeSanto, and indie electric darling SSION and Portland Bounce Music magician BeyondaDoubt. It's going to be a hoot.Your favorite resident DJ's Brown Amy & Carnita, along with the sexy Jiggalicious Dance Babes will complete your pride celebration to perfection.

Entry: $25
SOMArts Cultural Center | 934 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA
To learn more visit http://hardfrench.com/pride-2012-faq/

That's quite the pride. You'll be sure to lose some weight with all that non-stop dancing and flirting, you'll look gorgeous! Then again, you already are.

Have a safe and happy Pride everyone!



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