Preparations underway in San Francisco ahead of pride celebrations

Byby Tiffany Wilson KGO logo
Friday, June 23, 2017
Preparations underway in San Francisco ahead of pride celebrations
Dozens of couples are walking down the aisle at San Francisco City Hall Friday ahead of this weekend's pride festivities.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's Pride weekend in San Francisco and preparations are already underway. While the official kickoff is Saturday, the transgender community is hosting a brunch at Dolores Park on Friday.

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The stage is set, rainbow flags are fluttering, and at couples are about to walk down the aisle at San Francisco's City Hall."We just want people to know love lives here and we're very excited to celebrate our LGBT community," County clerk Catherine Stefani said.

The county clerk says about 40 couples get married in city hall on a daily basis, and they expect 100 walk-ins on Friday.

One couple flew in from Las Vegas to get married during pride weekend and will receive a special marriage certificate to honor the occasion.

After the wedding, couples will can get their picture taken a photo booth provided by City Hall.

The newlyweds plan to celebrate at the pride festival on Saturday.

Barricades are already in place around Civic Center Plaza and police say security will be similar to last year, which means oversized bags will not be allowed inside and everyone should expect to be screened.

Extra officers will be on patrol throughout the weekend, as well.

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