In case you missed the proliferation of rainbow flags and the huge influx of prideful people heading into our fair city, things are ramping up for the big Pride Parade on Sunday, June 28.
As the knives begin to come out behind the scenes in the city's simmering budget battle, the parade offers a chance for our city's elected officials to traipse down sunny streets and toss trinkets to adoring onlookers. You'd think a politician skipping the gay pride parade in San Francisco would be like going to Hawaii and skipping the beach — but you'd be surprised.
Quick phone calls to every member of the board of supervisors revealed that, if just under half of them have plans for Sunday, they haven't shared them with their staffs. We'll give them time to get their stories straight — but, in the meantime, some of the supes have grand plans indeed. Adorning this story is a photograph of Supervisor Bevan Dufty's impressive-as-hell pride float, which is well on its way to becoming a fully operational battle station. And he's sharing his ride.