City College Shows Pride

Board of Trustee Vice President, Thea Selby holds a rainbow pride flag before the start of the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
A flag held by Board of Trustee Vice President Thea Selby before the start of the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)

Administration, faculty and students marched, drove and waved rainbow colored flags in the air, with rainbow letters spelling out CCSF on their chests to represent City College during the annual Pride parade on Sunday June 26.

City College Board of Trustee member Alex Randolph displays a City College banner while Board of Trustee President Rafael Mandelman holds a pride flag while waiting for the San Francisco Pride Parade to begin on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
City College Board of Trustee member Alex Randolph displays a City College banner while Board of Trustee President Rafael Mandelman holds a pride flag while waiting for the San Francisco Pride Parade to begin on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
Cas Ruffin, dressed as the Rams mascot, struggles to remove his T-shirt before the San Francisco Pride Parade in the City College on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
Cas Ruffin, dressed as the Rams mascot, struggles to remove his T-shirt before the San Francisco Pride Parade in the City College on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)

The contingent paraded in white and red low riders from Spear to Market Street with hundreds of other decorative floats as part of the annual festivities.

Army Veteran Rodney Davidson polishes his car in preparation of the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
Army Veteran Rodney Davidson polishes his car in preparation of the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)

Interim Chancellor Susan Lamb, Board of Trustees members Rafael Mandelman, Alex Randolph and Thea Selby all waved to the crowd with smiles from the back of a car, while faculty members accompanying them on foot handed flyers to the crowd to help promote classes struggling with enrollment.

City College students and faculty and ride along the Market Street parade route during the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
City College students and faculty and ride along the Market Street parade route during the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
Board of Trustee members Rafael Mandelman and Alex Randolph wave to the crowd on Spear Street as they ride along the San Francisco Pride Parade route on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
Board of Trustee members Rafael Mandelman and Alex Randolph wave to the crowd on Spear Street as they ride along the San Francisco Pride Parade route on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
City College faculty hand out flyers to the crowd along the parade route in attempt to recruit future students during the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
City College faculty hand out flyers to the crowd along the parade route in attempt to recruit future students during the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)

Faculty members from the Interdisciplinary Department disciplines such as Women’s Studies and Middle East Studies were also on hand, holding their own signs to show the diversity for the college.

City College professor of Middle East Studies Neela Chatterjee holds a sign that reads Muslim Pride at the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
City College professor of Middle East Studies Neela Chatterjee holds a sign that reads Muslim Pride at the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
City College faculty create signs before the San Francisco Pride Parade to support the Interdisciplinary Studies program on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
City College faculty create signs before the San Francisco Pride Parade to support the Interdisciplinary Studies program on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)

Toward the end of the parade, the college showed their support with their signs that read “We Stand With Orlando” as the marchers and the floats parted.

City College students walk toward the end of the San Francisco Pride Parade holding a sign that reads “We Stand With Orlando” on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
City College students walk toward the end of the San Francisco Pride Parade holding a sign that reads “We Stand With Orlando” on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
City College faculty show support for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida at the San Francisco Pride Parade on June, 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
City College faculty show support for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida at the San Francisco Pride Parade on June, 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)

San Francisco’s annual Pride parade is held annually on the final Sunday of June.

 

City College student John Gallo and pet rats march with the City College contingent in the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
City College student John Gallo and pet rats march with the City College contingent in the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
City College student John Gallo and his pet rats carrier decorate for the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)
City College student John Gallo and his pet rats carrier decorate for the San Francisco Pride Parade on June 26, 2016. (Photo by Cassie Ordonio/The Guardsman)