Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 11 / 15 March 2018

SF Pride: No Pink Brick this year

Donald Trump, host of the television series "The Celebrity Apprentice," mugs for photographers at the NBC 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Donald Trump. (Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Organizers of San Francisco’s LGBT Pride parade and celebration won’t be giving out the Pink Brick to anyone this year.

The dubious honor, which typically goes to someone who’s done harm to the LGBT community, has previously been awarded to people such as conservative TV host Bill O’Reilly and anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera.

But in an email today (Friday, May 27), George Ridgely, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee’s executive director, told the Bay Area Reporter, “We will not be issuing a Pink Brick for 2016. It is an aspect of the event that I would like to reevaluate for the future. Given where we are in the planning for 2016 we will not be looking at this until after this year’s event.”

That news comes despite the Pride Committee asking the public to cast their votes for a Pink Brick winner this year, and presumably, thousands of people did.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump, who’s expected to be the Republican party’s nominee for 2016, was among the candidates for this year’s Pink Brick.

This year’s Pride festivities are set for June 25-26.

The B.A.R. will have more on this story in the Thursday, June 2 edition.


— Seth Hemmelgarn, May 27, 2016 @ 12:43 pm PST
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