San Francisco wraps up Gay Pride celebration with parade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco wraps up a weekend of gay pride events with Sunday’s always colorful Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Parade and March through the heart of the city.

Organizers say as many as 1 million people were expected to turn out for this year’s 48th annual event.

More than 240 contingents, including floats, groups and other participants, are taking part.

This year’s theme is “Generations of Strength.”

As in previous years, the parade is being led by Dykes on Bikes, San Francisco’s venerable group of lesbian motorcycle enthusiasts.

The parade, which takes about five hours to wind through the city, is being broadcast live on San Francisco TV station KPIX.

It will conclude with a Civic Center celebration, where organizers say people can dance, mingle and “celebrate queer San Francisco.”

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