Pride Celebrations Begin in San Francisco

The annual Dyke March took place at Dolores Park Saturday evening as one of the most iconic events of San Francisco Pride.

The 26th Annual San Francisco Dyke March began at 5 p.m. at Dolores and 18th streets, according to organizers.

"The San Francisco Dyke March has marched the streets of this city 25 times and for the 26th, the political landscape of our nation more closely resembles the first time we marched rather than the last," organizers posted on the event's webpage, www.thedykemarch.org.

Women of all ages took part in the celebration, many who said the march was about standing up to societal norms forced on women. 

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2:50 “There is power in number and we learned through he last election that it’s really important for us to go out and make sure our voices are heard.” 
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"There is power in number and we learned through he last election that it’s really important for us to go out and make sure our voices are heard," said Jenn Max from San Francisco.

Participants enouraged everyone to stand up to affordable health care and equal pay as well as the #MeToo movement.

"We are no longer included in the US Census and every day looms with the threat of further roll backs of our rights under the guise of religious freedoms," organizers said, describing the event this year as a call to action to fight against what they described as erasure.

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