Keila Cisneros takes a photo of her sister, Marina, in front of a mural on Market street that says "Pride 2018." "I'm here to support my sister who just came out as bisexual and my best friend who is totally gay," said Cisneros with a giggle.  Anne Wernikoff/KQED
Keila Cisneros takes a photo of her sister, Marina, in front of a mural on Market street that says "Pride 2018." "I'm here to support my sister who just came out as bisexual and my best friend who is totally gay," said Cisneros with a giggle.  (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)

PHOTOS: Pride Parade Takes Over San Francisco Streets

PHOTOS: Pride Parade Takes Over San Francisco Streets

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San Francisco Pride kicked off its final day Sunday with the annual parade that takes over Market Street in downtown San Francisco.

From floats full of people bedecked in colorful costumes to contingents from various organizations, the parade stretching from Embarcadero to Civic Center is always one of the marquee events for San Francisco Pride weekend. Organizers estimated 100,000 people attended and an additional 50,000 participated in the parade itself.

This year's theme was "Generations of Strength," with Dykes on Bikes once again leading the pack. This year's ride was a particularly meaningful one as the group honored one of its co-founders, Soni Wolf, who died earlier this year.

From left: KC Arad, Malia Still, Connie Atad, DJ Atad and Christine Still, from Sacramento arrived at 8 a.m. to stake out a spot for the parade. "We have a lot of friends and family that are gay," said Christine.
From left: KC Arad, Malia Still, Connie Atad, DJ Atad and Christine Still, from Sacramento arrived at 8 a.m. to stake out a spot for the parade. "We have a lot of friends and family that are gay," said Christine. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
Mixima Lopez sets up her stall before the parade begins. Lopez traveled from Los Angeles for the event.
Mixima Lopez sets up her stall before the parade begins. Lopez traveled from Los Angeles for the event. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
Khuong Lam, dressed as drag persona Glamda the Fabulous, poses for photos in front of the Westfield Mall before the start of the parade. Lam traveled to San Francisco from Los Angeles for the event and will be walking in the parade.
Khuong Lam, dressed as drag persona Glamda the Fabulous, poses for photos in front of the Westfield Mall before the start of the parade. Lam traveled to San Francisco from Los Angeles for the event and will be walking in the parade. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
Dykes on Bikes members open up the 2018 San Francisco Pride Parade while carrying a sign commemorating Soni Wolf. Wolf, a co-founder for the group, was selected to be a community grand marshal but passed away two months before the event.
Dykes on Bikes members open up the 2018 San Francisco Pride Parade while carrying a sign commemorating Soni Wolf. Wolf, a co-founder for the group, was selected to be a community grand marshal but passed away two months before the event. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)

Desaree Curtis, left, and Tei'Anne Miller cheer on the parade. Miller says they are "just having fun and being proud of who we are."
Desaree Curtis, left, and Tei'Anne Miller cheer on the parade. Miller says they are "just having fun and being proud of who we are." (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
The San Francisco Pride Board of Directors contingent carrying an #SFPrideRESIST banner. Other marchers held signs Some marchers held signs for issues including family separation, the border wall, gun reform and more.
The San Francisco Pride Board of Directors contingent carrying an #SFPrideRESIST banner. Other marchers held signs Some marchers held signs for issues including family separation, the border wall, gun reform and more. (Patricia Yollin/KQED)
A parade participant dances in front of community grand Marshall Brian “Chickpea” Busta.
A parade participant dances in front of community grand Marshall Brian “Chickpea” Busta. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
Ken Prag and Steve Collins (in wheelchair) with Open House, one of several senior LGBT contingents.
Ken Prag and Steve Collins (in wheelchair) with Open House, one of several senior LGBT contingents. (Patricia Yollin/KQED)
Sister Nova Aggra of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence blows kisses to parade participants from the judges' tables.
Sister Nova Aggra of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence blows kisses to parade participants from the judges' tables. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
The Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits float at the San Francisco Pride parade.
The Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits float at the San Francisco Pride parade. (Sonja Hutson/KQED)
One half of the drag duo Bubble and Squeak smiles for the crowd.
One half of the drag duo Bubble and Squeak smiles for the crowd. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
One of many costumes spotted on the 500 block of Market Street.
One of many costumes spotted on the 500 block of Market Street. (Patricia Yollin/KQED)
A member of the leather pride contingent makes his way down Market street while cracking two whips.
A member of the leather pride contingent makes his way down Market street while cracking two whips. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
San Francisco Mayor-elect London Breed waves to the roaring crowd from a float.
San Francisco Mayor-elect London Breed waves to the roaring crowd from a float. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
A firefighter waves to the crowd from the rear steering wheel of a firetruck.
A firefighter waves to the crowd from the rear steering wheel of a firetruck. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
Bart Bartholomew and Steven Chappell are on their fourth date at San Francisco Pride. Their outfits represent Livermore's 100 years of Rodeo. Pictured with friends Destiny Bogosian and Sarah St. Hilaire. (Sonya Hutson/KQED)
he crowd eagerly tries to catch beads thrown by a member of the San Francisco Fire Department.
he crowd eagerly tries to catch beads thrown by a member of the San Francisco Fire Department. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
Bits of rainbow-colored paper spray into the air as the Salesforce float passes along Market Street. There were more than 280 contingents in the parade, according to organizers.
Bits of rainbow-colored paper spray into the air as the Salesforce float passes along Market Street. There were more than 280 contingents in the parade, according to organizers. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
Brian E. Smith of Wichita, Kansas celebrates pride in San Francisco for the first time. Smith says he has experienced pride in many cities around the world, but "wanted to come to the motherland."
Brian E. Smith of Wichita, Kansas celebrates pride in San Francisco for the first time. Smith says he has experienced pride in many cities around the world, but "wanted to come to the motherland." (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
Organizers estimate 50,000 people participated in Sunday's San Francisco Pride Parade, in addition to 100,000 who watched from the sidelines.
Organizers estimate 50,000 people participated in Sunday's San Francisco Pride Parade, in addition to 100,000 who watched from the sidelines. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
Sen. Kamala Harris reacts to the crowd while riding in a convertible with her husband, Douglas Emhoff.
Sen. Kamala Harris reacts to the crowd while riding in a convertible with her husband, Douglas Emhoff. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
Allie Souza, center back, fist-bumps her mothers, sister and sister's girlfriend. "This is our first pride all together," she says.
Allie Souza, center back, fist-bumps her mothers, sister and sister's girlfriend. "This is our first pride all together," she says. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)
The crowd high-fives a member of the UC Berkeley contingent.
The crowd high-fives a member of the UC Berkeley contingent. (Anne Wernikoff/KQED)

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