San Francisco Pride 2002

Sir Ian was "Celebrity Grand Marshal" leading the annual Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Pride parade before a crowd of more than 500,000 spectators in San Francisco.

Leading up to the main event, he made the rounds of related events supporting gay rights and activist organizations in San Francisco.

Thursday 27 June 2002
Sir Ian attended a "Media/Sponsor" party at the new LGBT Community Center on Market Street in San Francisco.

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With Brian Cheu (Director LGBT Community Center) and co-Grand Marshal Sharon Gless (Queer as Folk, Cagney & Lacey) at the "Media/Sponsor" party

The San Francisco Gay Mens Chorus, the Lesbian/Gay Chorus and the Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band
Everett Middle School, 28 June 2002

Friday 28 June 2002
Sir Ian and Sharon Gless appeared with The San Francisco Gay Mens Chorus, the Lesbian/Gay Chorus and the Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band in the beautiful auditorium at Everett Middle School in San Francisco.  Sir Ian performed a monologue from Shakespeare's Sir Thomas More.

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Finale of It's a Grand Old F(l)ag  with the Gay Mens Chorus and the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco

About to begin Sir Thomas More (ASL interpreter at right).
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For their appearance with the Gay Mens Chorus at Evertt Middle School in San Francisco, Sharon Gless and Ian McKellen shared a dressing room in a converted classroom. In between shows they autographed the blackboard.
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At a CAPE fundraiser (with Sharon Gless) for the Positive Resource Center, San Francisco, 29 June 2002

Saturday 29 June 2002
Sir Ian addressed attendees of a fundraising brunch sponsored by CAPE to benefit the Positive Resource Center.

Sunday 30 June 2002
Sir Ian led the annual Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Pride Parade as "Celebrity Grand Marshall"

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Addressing the crowd from the Main Stage

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Photos by Keith Stern

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