Handing out sunscreen on an unusually sunny San Francisco summer day and carrying signs about supporting HIV research, members of the UC San Francisco community proudly marched in the 2019 San Francisco Pride Parade with a contingent of 300 people.
This year’s San Francisco Pride Parade, with the theme “Generations of Resistance,” was held on Market Street on Sunday. The parade was held as events nationwide in June marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising that sparked the modern LGBTQ rights movement.
UCSF’s Pride theme was “Generations of Impact,” highlighting the University’s decades-long commitment to the LGBTQ community and our leadership in HIV research.
The UCSF Alliance Health Project, Ward 86 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and Gladstone Institutes had a strong presence in the UCSF contingent, that stretched almost one block long as the group marched through downtown.
UCSF marchers held signs “Support HIV Research: Find a Cure” and signed postcards to Congress asking for support of HIV research.
See photos of the UCSFers who joined this year’s Pride Parade:
Clinical research coordinators from the UCSF Division of Infectious Diseases were among the 300 people related to the University marching in San Francisco’s Pride parade on Sunday, June 30. Photo by Noah Berger
Claire Harmon, with UCSF’s Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, hugs a fellow marcher during the San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday. Photo by Noah Berger
A group of marchers from the UCSF-affiliated Gladstone Institutes walk with fellow UCSF community members during San Francisco Pride Parade. Photo by Noah Berger
A sign reflects in Lisa Lim’s glasses during the San Francisco Pride parade. Lim is a research coordinator for UCSF’s Division of Cardiology. Photo by Noah Berger
UCSF Alliance Health Project workers walk in the San Francisco Pride Parade as part of the University’s contingent. Photo by Noah Berger
Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, medical director of Ward 86, hugs a co-worker. The Ward 86 float was a part of UCSF’s group at the San Francisco Pride Parade. Photo by Noah Berger
Amber Almanzar, a financial analyst for Ward 86 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General, colors signs before the start of the San Francisco Pride Parade. The sign promotes Ward 86’s new POP-UP Clinic, which provides flexible, comprehensive, and patient-centered care for homeless and unstably housed individuals in San Francisco who are living with HIV. Photo by Noah Berger
UCSF Alliance Health Project contingent members celebrate during the San Francisco Pride Parade. Photo by Noah Berger
Scott Mertzlufft hugs his son Griffen, 10, as they join UCSF Alliance Health Project’s group in the San Francisco Pride Parade. Photo by Noah Berger
UCSF Alliance Health Project training program manager Jen Shockey (left) takes a selfie with Jacey Marcella, a UCSF Alliance Health Project phlebotomist, during the San Francisco Pride Parade. Photo by Noah Berger