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June 4, 2013 > Chabot College will participate in LGBT Pride Parade

Chabot College will participate in LGBT Pride Parade

Submitted By Karen L. Silva

Over many weeks and lots of time with sketch pads and glue guns, Chabot College students and alumni have been designing and building a fabulous float for the LGBT Pride Parade on Sunday, June 30th in San Francisco. This year, we took our theme from Peter Pan... "Together, we can fly!" It's about the magic, the characters, the fun, and the adventure. An advisor for the Gay-Straight Alliance Club, Shoshanna Tenn stated, "Yes, we all grow up, but we don't have to lose our sense of possibility and belief in the magic in the world around us. It was also significant to the club to capture the view of children, since there is no homophobia in a child's eyes." Celebrating GSA's fourth year participating in the parade, this year's float will feature Tinker Bell portrayed by Chabot College President Dr. Susan Sperling. Chabot students will be dressed as Peter and Hook and Wendy and the lost boys.

Chabot student and Pride Chair Reina Boone stated, "For the broader community, I want the impact of GSA's float to encourage all community members to consider higher education as a way to better their lives. For people in the LGBT community, I want the theme of our float to encourage them to embrace both the childlike fun parts of their lives and empower them to recognize their grown-up responsibility of making the world a better place."

The parade will kick off at 10:30 a.m. at Market and Beale and will end at Market and 8th Street in downtown San Francisco. BART is the recommended means of transportation.

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