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Archdiocese of San Francisco Promotes “Pride,” Leather, and Di*k Cookies

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone serves on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities in San Francisco.

On the official Twitter account of “Catholic Charities” in San Francisco, several tweets were posted that commemorate the “Pride” month of June; including a tribute to the late LGBT-rights advocate Harvey Milk, a guide on how to honor “Pride” at home, and how to celebrate “Pride in Place.” On April 14, 2020, the annual San Francisco “Pride” events and parade were cancelled due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

On June 1, 2020, Catholic Charities in San Francisco retweeted an article from the San Francisco “lifestyle” web-site 7X7. Titled “Pride in Place: 50 Ways to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of San Francisco Pride,” the June 1, 2020 article offers a list of things to do and places to go when celebrating “Pride” month. They include: “Wander the Leather District,” which comprises the SOMA (South of Market) District in San Francisco that is the center of the Leather and BDSM communities; “Eat a Cookie Dick” at the notorious Castro Street bakery (Hot Cookie) which features edible treats in the shape of intimate body parts; and “Get stoned, courtesy of a lesbian-owned cannabis delivery service.”

In 2018, San Francisco Catholic Charities promoted a “Christmas Performance” of the Gay Men’s Chorus.

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