Gay Advocates Plan Protest During SF Pride Parade

KTVU
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June 21, 2012

It’s pride week in San Francisco and organizers are busy getting ready for the pinnacle event: Sunday’s parade.

On Wednesday, crews were still busy completing the last of the fleet of the approximately 20 floats the public will see on Sunday.

But some gay activists are frustrated the event has so many corporate sponsors including Wells Fargo and Bank of America.

Tommi Avicolli Mecca has joined other gay activists—some from Occupy San Francisco—who have formed a group called Occu-Pride.

“The foreclosure epidemic in SF...to have banks that are involved with that sponsoring Pride, it is obvious they are trying to buy good will in the community,” said Avicolli Mecca.