OccuPride, the Occupy movement for Gay Pride, temporarily blocked the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade today, effectively slowing down the route for contingents while making their presence known in a peaceful manner. An estimated hundred or so protesters intercepted annual walk up Market Street. The group chanted such gems as, “Out of the sidewalks into the streets,” “Community, not commodity,’ and “We’re here, we’re queer, we’re not going shopping.”
OccuPride was comparatively calm and allowed to march in the parade with seemingly no interference from SFPD. In addition to making noise about the commodification of the queer community, OccuPride plans on protesting Kaiser and/or Wells Fargo Bank contingents during the parade.
Justin Beck has live coverage as events unfold: