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Thursday in SF: Here are the performers for Pride 52

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By Sri Ravipati

Good afternoon San Francisco. Here's your roundup of local stories for June 2.

SF Pride announces performers for parade and celebrations

On Thursday, the organizers of the 52nd annual San Francisco LGBTQ Pride Parade and Celebration revealed who will perform at the celebrations scheduled for June 25-26, DATEBOOK reports.

The theme for Pride 52 is "Love Will Keep Us Together." Celebrity grand marshals for the Pride rally include actor Sherry Cola and “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider.

Drag queens and activists Per Sia and Yves Saint Croissant will host from noon to 6 p.m. on June 25. Honey Mahogany and Sister Roma will take over emcee duties from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 26.

The parade is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. June 26 at Market and Beale streets. Grammy-nominated singer Martha Wash will headline the main stage on the second night at Civic Center Plaza.

Mayor proposes $6.5 million plan to end transgender homelessness by 2027

On Tuesday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed released her two-year budget proposal to end homelessness, which includes a plan to eliminate transgender homelessness by 2027, NBC Bay Area reports.

Breed proposed $6 million over two years for short-term rent subsidies, flexible financial assistance and support to build capacity among nonprofit providers and $500,000 for behavioral health services. She would create at least 150 long-term housing subsidies through the Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool program and a new permanent supportive housing site for trans youth specifically at transition age.

"Transgender, nonbinary and gender nonconforming people San Franciscans are 18 times more likely to experience homelessness compared to the general population," said Breed, per NBC Bay Area. "And we know that the rates are even higher for our minority trans communities."

The city estimates it has roughly 400 transgender and gender nonconforming residents experiencing homelessness.

More SF news:

  • BART delays trains systemwide after East Bay earthquake [NBC Bay Area]
  • COVID in California: Coronavirus hospitalizations in state rise more than 50% in past two weeks [Chronicle]
  • Highest paying jobs in San Francisco that require a bachelor’s degree [KRON4]

Thanks for reading today's S.F. news roundup! Did any of these stories hit home for you? Let me know in the comments.

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