Juanita More's Annual Pride Party

You'd have to be living under a giant lifeless rock to not know about Juanita More! or her annual Pride Extravaganza, the amount of money she has raised, the people involved and the talent on location is just astronomical. Here's all the deets straight from the source..

Juanita MORE!’s iconic Pride bash, touted as the “Best Queer Party” of the year by the SF Bay Guardian, moves back to its original location at the newly renovated Chambers Eat + Drink and the adjoining Phoenix Hotel. Returning to the space where it all started, Juanita promises to once again deliver the party of the year.

The event will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2011 and is benefiting GSA Network (www.gsanetwork.org). All proceeds from the party will go to this great youth organization that connects school-based gay-straight alliances to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.

Over the past seven years, Juanita has helped raise big money for worthy causes through her annual bacchanal, and she has high hopes for bringing in much needed funds for GSA Network this year. “Recently publicized instances of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in our schools highlight the importance of GSA Network’s programming ” said Juanita, “I am so happy to be able to support their important work this year.”

Juanita has pulled together 12 hours of DJ and performer entertainment from San Francisco and around the world. R&B and dance singer Dajae will sing her classic hits - Brighter Days, U Got Me Up and more. “The beauty of this annual event is that--not unlike the work of this year’s beneficiary--it transcends categories and labels,” Juanita said, “It revels in all the diverse aspects of LGBT culture that make San Francisco so unique. Every year, we assemble a vast collection of vibrant, generous and PROUD individuals who come together to give back to their communities.”

Entertainment includes:
Dajae, Horsemeat Disco (UK), W. Jeremy & Christy Love / House of Stank (NYC), Derrick Love / Gemini Disco, The Cougar Cadet Corps Drumline, Some Thing – Glamamore, VivvyAnne ForeverMORE! & Lil Miss Hot Mess, The Tubway Crew – Gant Johnson, Nita Aviance, Colby B, One-Half Nelson, Erickatoure Aviance & Clifton Brown Jr, Alexis Blair Penney. Plus tons of special surprises!

Sponsors to date:
Antoine Proulx
Boulette's Larder
Brian Wiedenmeier
CrossFit KMSF
Dan Pelosi
Descend Salon
Farm Table
Folsom Street Presents
Gimme Shoes
Joshua J Presents
Krav Maga SF
Marc Jacobs
Moby Dick
Mr. S Leather
Naked Sword
Rickshaw Bags
Stephen Saiz Salon
Sui Generis
Torso Vintages
Walter Gomez

$25 advance tickets available at juanitamore.com &
Sui Generis, 2231 Market Street between 16th & 15th, SF

$35 at the door.

Artwork by Jonathan Solo