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SAN FRANCISCO TO HOST GINGER PRIDE IN 2016

imageSAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles ®) – It’s been a great year to be proud. The 2015 Pride celebration in San Francisco will go down in history as the most celebrated LGBT event ever, happening just days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality.

So, what’s the next big thing in San Francisco? Ginger Pride.

The Dutch are to hold their tenth successive Roodharigendag festival, otherwise known as Redhead Day and the UK’s first Ginger Pride Walk was hosted in Edinburgh – with a throng of Scottish marchers standing up against gingerism and bluey bullying.

San Francisco doesn’t want to be left behind. After all, it is the city that pioneered gay marriage in the U.S.  So, it is planning for the first ever Ginger Pride in the country to honor what seems to  be a diminishing breed.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee issued a nationwide call for all ginger-haired people to gather in the city in the summer of 2016 for the first U.S. Ginger Pride Celebration.

A sea of ginger-haired people will fill several blocks of Market Street in a grand parade, followed by a ginger festival at the Civic Center Plaza. City Hall at night will light up for an entire week in ginger color.

Lee’s invitation is open to all naturally ginger-haired people only which disappointed many in the gay, as well as Filipino communities. But the mayor explained that the goal of the festival is to draw national attention to bullying constantly experienced by authentic gingers.

One San Francisco ginger praised the decision saying that she is always approached by people in bars, malls and even at work, with the question, “Wow, your hair is lovely! Where did you get it done?”

Hollywood actress Emma Stone will be the parade’s grand marshal. Although she is a natural blonde, the Ginger Pride Committee thought she represents the perfect ginger. And she’s a celebrity that would draw crowds to this fun event.