Pink Saturday

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Pink Saturday 2008
Pink Saturday 1991

Pink Saturday is a street party held the Saturday night before San Francisco Pride (Gay Pride Day) in San Francisco's Castro district. It coincides with the annual Dyke March in San Francisco.[1]

Attendees are asked to donate money at the gate. Gate donations in 2008 were around $20,000.[2]

In 2009, the event's estimated attendance was 100,000 people,[3] and cost $150,000.[4][5]

2010 shooting[edit]

During the 2010 Pink Saturday, on June 26, 19-year-old Stephen Powell was killed after being shot four times in the chest. Two others were injured after being shot in the leg. A 20-year-old man named Ed Perkins was arrested in connection with the shooting. Perkins knew Powell, but did not know the two others. The shooting was not a hate crime, occurred outside the actual Pink Saturday event area, and was reported as gang-related.[6][7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jay Barmann (2009-05-14). "Cops Looking Also to Put Damper On Pink Saturday". SFist. Archived from the original on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
  2. ^ compiled by Cynthia Laird. "The Bay Area Reporter Online | News in brief: SJ Pride this weekend". Retrieved 2012-11-24.
  3. ^ Bajko, Matthew S. (2010-04-15). "The Bay Area Reporter Online | Political Notebook: Sisters downscale Pride party". Retrieved 2012-11-24.
  4. ^ Hemmelgarn, Seth. "The Bay Area Reporter Online | A hot LGBT Pride Parade". Retrieved 2012-11-24.
  5. ^ Bajko, Matthew S. (2009-06-25). "The Bay Area Reporter Online | Changes afoot for SF Pride events". Retrieved 2012-11-24.
  6. ^ [1] Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Police identify suspected Castro shooter". SFGate. 2010-06-29. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
  8. ^ "Teen killed at street party - San Jose Mercury News". Retrieved 2012-11-24.