Sausalito Celebrates First-Ever Pride Month

Sausalito Pride

Sausalito, which has long been considered a gay friendly community, just wrapped its inaugural, month long Pride Celebration. The festivities started on June 9 with an opening night event at Sausalito Center for the Arts, including a review of the new photography exhibit Homosocial.

Top row: Janelle Kellman, Cheryl Popp; Seated: Bill W. Jones, Mimi Towle and Scott Thornburg

In mid-June, author Bill W. Jones (Bachelor Father: The First Single Man to Legally Adopt a Child in America) headlined a book signing event at Sausalito Books by the Bay. Jazz and Blues by the Bay also held a dedicated Pride Night.

Wayne Kaleck, Janelle Kellman and Michael Rose

The monthlong celebration culminated with a drag-themed fundraiser hosted on July 1 by Sausalito Pride Ambassadors Wayne Kaleck and Michael Rose at Gene Hiller Menswear.

All events were spearheaded by a diverse team of volunteers in partnership with The Spahr Center, Marin County’s only LGBTQ+ nonprofit.

Sausalito Pride Celebration
Top row: Charles Melton, Scott Thornburg. Middle: Monica Finnegan, Julie Viera, Jeff Hannan. Bottom: Michael Rose, Janelle Kellman, Wayne Kaleck. Photo by Mimi Towle.

Photos: Courtesy of Sausalito Pride and Mimi Towle.

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