June 2, 2010 at 4:18 pm EDT | by Chris Johnson
Pelosi to offer pre-taped message at SF Pride

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is scheduled to give a pre-taped video address at an upcoming San Francisco Pride event, making her the first speaker to offer remarks at a Pride celebration.

In a statement Wednesday, San Francisco Pride announced Pelosi is set to offer a pre-taped video message for a June 27 event at San Francisco’s Civic Center for the 40th anniversary celebration of Pride in the city.

Amy Andre, executive director of San Francisco Pride, said Pride organizers are “extremely honored that Speaker Pelosi will be a part of this historic event.”

“She is dedicated to achieving equality for every American,” Andre said. “As a respected and esteemed ally of our community, she’s a champion for all Americans who believe in equal rights.”

In addition to the video address, the speaker is also set to make public an official letter honoring “San Francisco’s proud history of advocacy for equal rights and to honor the contributions of the LGBT community to our
city, our state, and our nation.”

The letter is set for publication June 7 in San Francisco Pride’s annual promotion magazine and will be posted on its website, www.sfpride.org.

Chris Johnson is Chief Political & White House Reporter for the Washington Blade. Johnson is a member of the White House Correspondents' Association. Follow Chris

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