+Pride 2021 – Celebrating and Elevating LGBTQ+

June 18, 2021

Across the globe, people are celebrating Pride this month. Cities across the corridor are hosting virtual Pride events this year as California continues to battle with the coronavirus. Amtrak San Joaquin wanted to share and highlight Pride local and virtual events happening along the corridor. Be sure to take advantage of our ShareFare savings which offers rides up to 45% off their ticket. Use promo code: V291 when booking your trip! 

San Francisco

Frameline45, June 1 - June 27 -- The 45th San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, the longest-running, largest and most widely recognized LGBTQ+ film exhibition event in the world is running now through June 27. Slated to be the largest and most attended festival in Frameline history, the 17-day festival features a hybrid of in-person and virtual offerings, including four drive-in screenings and over 50 virtual film screenings. In addition, in-person screenings return to Frameline with a series of special screenings at San Francisco’s historic Castro Theatre and Roxy Theater. 

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Concert, June 24 at 6 p.m. -- This Pride, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) presents WIRED, an all-virtual extravaganza celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month. Packed with exciting performances, WIRED will feature uplifting videos from Chorus members and SFGMC friends, world premieres including the hilarious and pointed "Message from the Gay Community,” and “28 Barbary Lane” from the musical “@queerz.” WIRED will stream on SFGMC's YouTube and Facebook pages on Thursday, June 24 at 6 p.m.

Visit The Pink Triangle, June 1 - June 30 - The Pink Triangle has been installed atop Twin Peaks in San Francisco for each Pride weekend since 1996. This annual display is almost 200 feet across, nearly an acre in size, and can be seen for 20 miles, serving to educate others about the hatred of the past to help prevent it from happening again. 

Sacramento 

LGBTQ Comedy Programming -- Catch hilarious LGBTQ+ themed shows from STAB! Comedy Theater every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday in June. 

Shake Shack Pride Fundraiser, June 21 - June 22 -- Support the Sacramento LGBT Community Center by eating some tasty burgers! Mention the center at the register or use DONATE25 on the Shack App and Shake Shack will donate 25% of your total meal purchase to the center. 

Bakersfield 

Rainbow WIshes In-Studio Paint Party, June 25 at 6 PM -- Join Corks & Strokes for a guided step-by-step painting party. Sip on some drinks, enjoy some snacks and take home your unique rainbow wishes masterpiece. 

LGBTQIA Pride Party, June 25 at 7 PM -- celebrate Pride at the Tower Craft Bar & Grill. Enjoy live music and drinks. 

Fresno 

2nd Annual Illuminate Our Pride, June 26 at 5 PM -- Celebrate Pride in Downtown Fresno 

 

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