In honor of the 2015 San Francisco Gay Pride Parade and to show our support of the LGBT community, we’re sharing our favorite highlights from the previous two years we had the opportunity to photograph Safeway Corporation’s participation in the parade. Plus, here’s an awesome testimonial from Chris who invited us to document this exciting milestone for Safeway!
“We were referred to Angie Capri and right away, we were impressed by her unique and energetic images, and also by her contributions within the community. We quickly knew she was the right photojournalist for our needs. We hired Angie to photograph Safeway Corporation’s first and second attendance at the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade. Angie was very professional and energetic, she encouraged members of our group to show their excitement, and she captured all of it successfully! She was able to expedite her processing, and provided us with the final images within a couple days, enabling us to use them in our press releases immediately following the event. The pictures are BEAUTIFUL! …Looks like GALA has finally found an exclusive photographer for our events! Thanks!” – Chris
Here’s some history on how the tradition of the gay pride parade began in San Francisco, “In the early hours of the morning of June 28, 1969, a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village sparked the Stonewall riots, one of the first well-known instances of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rebellion against government-sponsored oppression of LGBT people. One year later, on the one-year anniversary of Stonewall on June 28, 1970, the first Pride marches were held in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade — forty-five years of fighting for LGBT visibility, dignity, and equality.” –SF Pride