HARD FRENCH HEARTS LOS HOMOS 2013 PRIDE PARTNERS

Another Hard French Hearts Los Homos means another batch of fantastic small business partners who are helping us to make this event possible! Hard French hearts the opportunity to work with different local businesses each year to help us produce our large-scale community events like Pride. We’d like to take a minute to thank our partners and to let you know a little bit about why we love them so.

STONE PONY

Our favorite Mission shop where you can peruse through an amazing and occasionally audacious selection of men’s and women’s vintage clothing as well as rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry and gifts recently celebrated it’s 2nd Birthday! If you are at a loss for last-second Pride looks then search no further than this radical queer-owned, operated and staffed store on 20th and Valencia. Also, basically, you, me and everyone we know will be wearing Stone Pony bought outfits and vibing off their woo-laden crystals so don’t be left out.

TIDY SHOPPE

The fabulous Tricia Gillespie’s pie in the sky dream of opening her own brick and mortar aesthetics business is coming true before our eyes! The Tidy Shoppe will be your must-visit location for everything from waxings of yr sexy parts to one-of-a-kind custom body art. You can even get yourself all tidied up at Pride because Tricia will be there doing airbrush body art at Hard French Hearts Los Homos. Donate to their Indie Go Go to help the Shoppe open its doors!

BROWNTOURAGE

Browntourage rocks so hard for doing this exclusive interview with Magic Mouth for us. In addition they have a blog, made to order tshirts, and events which showcase the artists they feature on their website! Also, they are pretty much the baddest brownest babe duo in the whole Bay Area. What’s not to love?

SF BAY GUARDIAN

The Bay Guardian is pretty much the only print paper that Hard French trusts for a no-BS take on the issues and events that are really important in San Francisco. For the third year in a row we are excited to kick-off Pride with the Guardian at their Pullin’ Pork for Pride Happy Hour at our favorite Castro patio bar, the Pilsner.  We are upping the ante at this year’s party with hostess Lil’ Miss Hot Mess and performances by by Dick Van Dick, Tara Wrist and Rotimi Agbabiaka — did we mention there is free pork? Because there is.

ZIPCAR

Being a Zipcar member gives us the freedom of choice and do we ever choose! Our favorite car sharing service lets us put on a different set of wheels every time we leave the house. You may see a Hard Frencher scooting around town in a convertible mini cooper or working some butch realness in a Tacoma pickup. Variety is the spice of life and Zipcar keeps things spicy.

HARD FRENCH STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH BRADLEY MANNING

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This year the committee that organizes the official Pride celebration named Private Manning their Grand Marshal, only to retract it 48 hours later. Pride marks an anniversary of brave queers fighting for their rights at the historical Stonewall Riots in NYC on June 28th, 1969, many of them going to jail for what they believe in. Private Manning also spoke out about the truth, and June 1st will mark Manning’s third year in prison and the start of their military trial. Hard French will celebrate Pride in Manning’s honor. Since the Board of the SF Pride Committee, the organization that supposedly celebrates the beginning of the gay liberation movement , does not feel Manning is a leader of the people, Hard French will honor Manning as our Grand Marshal. WE ARE PRIDE, and we dedicate this event to Private Manning, raising awareness about their trial, and honoring the legacies of all queer freedom fighting by queer GI resisters and queer political prisoners.

100% of the donations received at the photobooth, and a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Bradley Manning Support Network. To find out more information on Manning or how to get involved, please visit these links:

Bradley Manning Support Network
http://www.bradleymanning.org/
UK Guardian Article about Manning and Pride
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/27/bradley-manning-sf-gay-pride
The Iraq Veterans Against the War/Civilian-Soldier Alliance SF Chapters Joint Statement
http://on.fb.me/188SeYE

HARD FRENCH HEARTS LOS HOMOS 2013

Hard French Hearts Los Homos

An intergalactic Pride party for all the gayliens who love to dance in outer space.

Pride Sunday June 30th, 2013
4pm – 11pm
Roccapulco (3140 Mission St)
21+ Only Event
Buy Tickets: $15 (early pre sale), $20 (regular pre sale), $65 (day pass with benefits)
Facebook RSVP

DJ Carnita & Brown Amy

Spinning the baddest all vinyl girl group grooves, northern soul stunners and funky foot stompers this side of the 60s

live performances by:
THEESatisfaction (Seattle)
Funk-psychedelic feminista sci-fi babes that evoke equal parts Elaine Brown, Ursula, Rucker and Q-Tip


theesatisfaction.com

Magic Mouth (Portland)
Queer post-punkers with soulful vocals that will have you clapping, smiling and rocking out into deep space.


magicmouth.net

Midtown Social (SF)
Nine high-energy locals playing tightly-grooved, heartfelt, and original soul-stepping anthems


midtownsocial.bandpage.com

Special guest DJs:
DJ Olga T (Good Times, Oakland)
DJ Taco Tuesday (I Heart Cochinas Tongas, SF)

As Always:
the Hard French Jiggalicious Drag Babes
Drag Babes shakin it down and making you move
Dulce De Leche
Alotta Boutte
Grace Towers
Kitty Von Quim
Amoania
Rotimi Agbabiaka

our Infamous Photobooth/Fundraiser
Photobooth will benefit the Bradley Manning Support Network.

About the Venue
For decades Roccapulco has been the heart of San Francisco’s salsa music scene, playing host to legends like Celia Cruz and Tito Puente. Hard French is thrilled to bring our special brand of queer to this historic and amazing space. Speaking of the space – it is HUGE with tons of tables and booths, 2 balconies a giant dancefloor and one of the city’s best sound systems.

Hard French stands in solidarity with Private Manning.

This year the committee that organizes the official Pride celebration named Private Manning their Grand Marshal, only to retract it 48 hours later. Pride marks an anniversary of brave queers fighting for their rights at the historical Stonewall Riots in NYC on June 28th, 1969, many of them going to jail for what they believe in. Private Manning also spoke out about the truth, and June 1st will mark Manning’s fourth year in prison and the start of their military trial. Hard French will celebrate Pride in Manning’s honor. Since the Board of the SF Pride Committee, the organization that supposedly celebrates the beginning of the gay liberation movement , does not feel Manning is a leader of the people, Hard French will honor Manning as our Grand Marshal. WE ARE PRIDE, and we dedicate this event to Private Manning, raising awareness about their trial, and honoring the legacies of all queer freedom fighting by queer GI resisters and queer political prisoners.

100% of the donations received at the photobooth, and a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Bradley Manning Support Network. To find out more information on Manning or how to get involved, please visit these links:

Bradley Manning Support Network
UK Guardian Article about Manning and Pride

Hard French DJs at Public Works Presents: MISSION UNITED

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Public Works is rallying some of its favorite co-conspirators from all around the Mission for a night of Food, Art, Sounds, Styles and Philanthropy. Mission United aims to bring the diversity and creativity of our favorite neighborhood under one roof for a night of community celebration. Always looking for ways to give back to the community, Public Works will be donating the proceeds to both the San Francisco Community Music Center, Mission Graduates and San Francisco Goodwill. In addition to being beneficiaries of the event, Goodwill will be hosting the “Goodwill Lounge,” showcasing some of the amazing fashion and unique treasures to be found in their stores. While you peruse the Goodwill gems and bask in local art and food, we welcome you to enjoy the sounds from some of San Francisco’s best DJ crews. Shake your hips to the scratchy 45’s of Hard French. Move your feet to the funky soul from the Motown on Mondays gang. Nod your head to the eclectic hip hop vibes of Grown Kids Radio and let your freak flag fly with the ladies from Stay Gold, Mancub & Cap’n Kirk from the Space Cowboys, Melyss from Opel and Mission stalwarts DJ Theory, Roost Uno, plus a host of wandering minstrels and performers. This night promises to be a raucous reminder of everything you love about San Francisco’s most happenin’ hood.

And because we always have your well-being in mind, we are going to have a plethora of discounts and goodies for you. Admission is free for all who donate clothing before 930pm
The first 100 donating clothing after 930 receive their choice of either a free drink or a free movie pass.

EVENT DETAILS:
PUBLIC WORKS PRESENTS : MISSION UNITED : CELEBRATING THE MISSION & BENEFITTING SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER,
MISSION GRADUATES, and SAN FRANCISCO GOODWILL

Saturday May 25, 2013 at Public Works 161 Erie Street, San Francisco.
8PM – 3AM
Tickets: $5 at the door before 11pm / $10 after
Presale: $5
Ticketing:  http://ticketf.ly/18rQxmp
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/100389106833570/
Ages 21+

About Goodwill :
The Goodwill Mission : We create solutions to poverty through the businesses we operate.We open doorways to jobs for local people in need. Goodwill
provides structured on-the-job training, life skills coaching, and employment opportunities to people ready to transform their lives. Called The Goodwill Way,
our proven method moves people from hopelessness and dependency to confidence and stability through the power of work. We focus on people coming
out of prison, off the streets, and out of addiction – the chronically unemployed for whom Goodwill is often a last hope. We help many migrate from public
assistance to paycheck, become self-sufficient, and take part in supporting their families and communities.
More than 80% of our revenue comes selling goods generously donated by residents of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties. We operate 33
donation sites, 21 stores, an eCommerce business, and a salvage operation – staffed primarily by people participating in our job training programs. (The
balance of our revenue comes from grants and philanthropy, including individual gifts)

http://www.sfgoodwill.org

About San Francisco Community Music Center:
With branches in the Mission and Richmond districts, as well as programs throughout the city, Community Music Center makes music accessible to people
of all ages, musical levels, and financial backgrounds. Our students range in age from one to 90+ years old and enjoy classes in everything from Western
classical to Chinese to Latin Music. Founded in 1921, Community Music Center is the Bay Area’s oldest community arts organization and San Francisco’s
largest provider of high quality, affordable music education. From our teachers to our office staff, we’re all committed to sharing our love of music and
helping our students succeed.

http://sfcmc.org/

About Mission Graduates :
Mission Graduates is a nonprofit organization that increases the number of K-12 students in San Francisco’s Mission District who are prepared for and complete a college education. For 40 years, Mission Graduates (MG) has been an important institution in San Francisco’s Mission District–an ethnically mixed, low-income community, where per capita income is just $13,951. Mission Graduates (then called St. John’s Educational Thresholds Center) was first created by members of St. John’s the Episcopal church, as a tutorial program for under-performing neighborhood children.In late 2006, after an extensive assessment of its historic strengths as an organization, Mission Graduates strengthened its commitment to getting more kids from the neighborhood into college as a means to achieve economic equity and strengthen the fabric of the Mission community. College education as an “end goal” is a theme that is woven through all of our academic enrichment programs serving low-income youth in the Mission District, the majority of whom are Latino. This population is greatly under-represented at four-year colleges due to a variety of factors, including little household expectation for going to college, a lack of information about financial aid, concerns about residency status, and over-taxed high school counselors.We work towards fulfilling our mission through a wide range of K-12 after-school, in-school and summer programs that reach over 1,100 children, youth and families each year.

http://www.missiongraduates.org/

HARD FRENCH APRIL w/ Special Guest DJ BEYONDA

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HARD FRENCH
a saturday afternoon soul music dance party

April 6th, 2pm – 8pm
$7 – dancing and cruising
3pm – 4pm: $1 beers
3pm – 5pm: free BBQ until its all gone!

yr Hard French DJs:
DJ Carnita & DJ Brown Amy
Spinning the baddest all-vinyl girl group grooves, northern soul stunners and funky foot stompers this side of the ’60s

special guest DJ:
Beyonda (A Hole In My Soul — PDX)
Raised on Dirty South, Soul, Gospel and Memphis sounds DJ Beyonda has spent a decade traveling the US spinning her collection of rare, vintage Soul and Rhythm & Blues 45s.

“I’ve Got a Hole in My Soul,” her 6 year-old, ground-breaking monthly of late 50s-early 60s Soul, Rhythm & Blues, & early Rock n Roll 45s has achieved legendary status with heavyweight dj-collectors and “beautifully ecstatic dancers” around the country.

w/ the Hard French Jiggalicious Dance Babes
“Babes shakin it down and making you move.”

As Always:
**Hard French photo booth photographed by Shot In The City! (6pm – 8pm)**

All PHOTO BOOTH proceeds will benefit the Sick Collective. SICK is an artist-driven collective that aims to unite a community of artists who are simultaneously navigating chronic illness and gender-variant identities in the Bay Area and beyond.http://www.sickcollective.org/

Bridge HIV from the San Francisco Department of Public Health will be in attendance handing out information on their newest vaccines and studies.

HARD DANCING. HARD CRUISING. HARD FRENCH.