JOIN US FOR PRIDE 2018 AND "BE SEEN"!

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Steuart Street between Mission and Howard

San Francisco, CA 94103

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LIGHTHOUSE #BESEEN CONTINGENT

Thank you for joining LightHouse in the 48th San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday, June 24th! We’re so excited you will be there celebrating the intersectionalities of the disabled and LGBTQ+ communities.

LightHouse will be Number 8 in the Parade this year, we will quite literally be leading the charge! Below is some important information about what you’ll need for the day of the Parade, please be sure to read the entire email.

Spread the Word

Continue to help spread the word about the disabled contingent on Facebook by sharing our event.

If using social media on Sunday, make sure to use our hashtag #beseen and tag @LightHouse_SF!

LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND – DISABILITY CONTINGENT

Meeting Time

Please arrive at the Meeting Location between 9:00 and 9:30.

Meeting Location

We are meeting on Steuart Street, between Mission and Howard.

We recommend taking public transit to get to the Assembly Area. The assembly area is easily accessible by MUNI or BART, using the Embarcadero Station. Please note, Embarcadero will be very busy for Pride. We will have multiple wayfinder volunteers to help you find your way.

When you get to Embarcadero, there are a few options:

  • Take the Market & Spear Street (Exit B1) to the street (there is an escalator going up). There will be a wayfinder at street level looking out for people who may be a part of our contingent.
  • Take the Elevator to the street (located near the Muni exit and the Clipper office). There will be a wayfinder at street level.
  • Get to street level. Go to the intersection of Spear and Market (south side of Market Street) in front of the Federal Reserve Bank. There will be wayfinders helping you find our contingent.

To get to the meeting location – head east on Market Street (towards the Ferry Building) and turn right on Steuart Street. Stay on the south side of Market Street and do not cross Steuart. Go two blocks south to be between Mission and Howard.

There will be wayfinders at the corner of Steuart and Market and at Mission and Steuart who can help you find our contingent. We will be on the left side of the block in the G1 section, look for the white LightHouse minivan.

Once there, you will check in and receive your wrist band to the LightHouse community celebration and the Pride tshirt if you signed up in time.

About the Parade

Because we will be so early on the Parade, we will most likely not be hanging out at the start of the parade for very long.

The parade will follow Market Street from our starting place on Steuart Street, and proceed to the end of the Parade at Market and 8th. After the parade, we will march as a group by making a left on 9th Street and enter LightHouse through the back of the building. We will either return through Soma Grand Parking or from 7th and Stevenson. We will do all of this as a group.

  • We will have contingent monitors helping to keep our contingent moving at a desirable speed. If you are given instructions by a contingent monitor, please comply. This will help ensure that we continue moving safely.
  • Alcohol or mind-altering substances cannot be consumed or distributed in the parade.
  • Electioneering for candidates, legislation, or ballot initiatives is prohibited.
  • Nothing may be thrown into the crowd. We have some stickers and candy to hand out, these are to be placed in people’s hands.

Post Parade Celebration: We will make our way back to the LightHouse at 1155 Market Street, 10th floor to celebrate and watch the rest of the parade away from the crowd! You must be registered on Eventbrite in order to enter the LightHouse building.

What to Bring

Please note if you plan on going to the Pride Celebration happening outside at the main stages, due to the large number of people expected at this year’s Pride Celebration, there will be strict security in place. Everyone participating will be required to go through metal detectors at the start and bags need to be limited to 18” x 18”.

Please Bring:

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Sun Protection
  • Comfortable Shoes

Prohibited Items:

  • Any bag or container over 18” x 18”
  • Alcohol
  • Coolers
  • Glass bottles
  • Illegal drugs or substances
  • Hazardous or toxic materials
  • Firearms, fireworks, explosives
  • Drones
  • Weapons
  • Knives, impact, or electric pulse weapons
  • Stunning devices
  • Radios, walkie-talkies, jammers, scanners
  • Portable speakers
  • Any item deemed inappropriate or hazardous by law enforcement and/or security.

Grates on Market Street

If you are a service dog user, or blind/vi please note there are a number of grates on Market Street that have exceptionally large holes. Last year the grates claimed a cane, and our service animals had to navigate around them. Below you will find more detailed instructions regarding the grates.

For all grates we’ll be staying left unless otherwise noted. For most instances, there will be large, white circle signs with the street names that will correspond to the street names listed below as the markers. The grates will be west (after) the streets listed below.

  • Spear– middle of the street. Ends at Drumm.
  • Davis/Pine – just past mid-block. 2 sections on block. Ends at Front.
  • Fremont/Front – Middle only
  • Sansome/Sutter – 3 this block. 2 closer to Montgomery/Post.
  • Montgomery/ New Montgomery – Stay to the left of the Muni platform, if possible. Otherwise, on Muni platform.
  • Grant/ O’Farrell – (closer to Stockton/ Ellis). Small grate.
  • 4th – Stay to the left of the Muni platform.
  • Before Powell – 2 grates, stay left.
  • 5th – Spans the width of 5th. Stay to the left of the Muni platform.
  • 7th – Stay to the Right
    • Midblock- stay to the left (small grate)
    • Before Hyde – stay to the left.

Day of Contact Information

LightHouse Representatives:

  • Laura Millar: (415) 694 – 7345
  • Allyson Ferrari: (415) 694 – 7320

In the event of an emergency, Dial 911.

If you see something suspicious, please call the SFPD’s anonymous tip line (415) 575 – 4444.

LIGHTHOUSE CELEBRATION CONTINGENT

LightHouse will be opening its doors at 10:00 am for you to celebrate here at 1155 Market Street!

We’ll have an audio describer sharing what’s happening on Market, a photobooth, and lots of community celebrating.

Only people who have registered on Eventbrite will be allowed to enter the building. Thank you for signing up to celebration with us and #BESEEN!

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San Francisco, CA 94103

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