May 29, 2024 - Things to Do

Drag Me Downtown series set to return in June

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The scene from Drag Me Downtown last year. Photo: Courtesy of Downtown SF Partnership

A monthlong series of pop-up drag performances is set to return as Pride Month kicks off this weekend.

State of play: The Downtown SF Partnership on Tuesday announced Drag Me Downtown will return for its second year, running every Thursday in June from 5-7pm at various locations throughout downtown.

What they're saying: Many people don't realize the role downtown San Francisco played in the history of LGBTQ rights in the city, Shayne Watson, a city historian and preservationist, said in a press release.

  • "Decades before the Castro became internationally famous as a queer safe haven, the struggle for LGBTQ rights unfolded in the grid of downtown San Francisco and along the waterfront," Watson said.
  • Ahead of the final performance on June 27, Watson and Sister Roma of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are hosting a special queer history bus tour and sing-a-long throughout downtown.

What's next: Be on the lookout for our SF Pride guide later this week!

  • In the meantime, you can pre-register for Drag Me Downtown here.

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