We are one! San Francisco is one hot party this weekend

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Not only the weather in San Francisco is hot. San Francisco is one big hot party this weekend. Hot girls, hot boys, hot trans and any good looking or not so good looking combination of people.  Members of the LGBTQ community and nonmembers – everyone is welcome to be part of this hot party of young and old in the City of Love.

One million locals and tourists are in the city by the Bay having a great time, dancing on the streets and experiencing what makes this city so special.

The celebration: Gay Pride celebrating the LGBTQ community. Its about equality and that includes gay, lesbian, trans, bi and straight.

“Today we are one.” The city of Love, it’s citizens and the travel and tourism industry is smiling today. What a great message for the rest of the United States and the world.

“Mr. President, no one here really cares about you not recognizing the month of June as a month of pride and inclusiveness- may be because it’s you against the rest of so many good and proud Americans?”

Almost all corporate names and brands supported the massive event and the travel and tourism industry in San Francisco had a big reason to smile.  San Francisco enforced its standing as the city of love – and earning the mighty tourism Dollar is the well-deserved reward.

Led off by Dykes on Bikes, the annual San Francisco Pride parade was greeted by nearly 1 million onlookers and participants Sunday as the city’s celebrated its resilient spirit and diversity.

More than 240 contingents, including floats, groups and other participants, took part with an overall theme of “Generations of Strength.”

Across the nation, the scene was much the same in New York City as throngs of people crowded the streets, rainbow flags waving, for the annual gay pride march.

Tennis legend Billie Jean King was one of the grand marshals, along with transgender advocate Tyler Ford and civil rights organization Lambda Legal. The event, and others like it around the country, commemorated the riots that erupted in response to a police raid at a New York gay bar called the Stonewall Inn in June 1969.

A massive visibility of police made the celebration safe this weekend.

 

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.