LGBTQ+ resources for the parks and beyond

Here at the Parks Conservancy, we believe in the power of nature, public lands and the history of resistance to inspire and educate. At your leisure, peruse through our curated resources to better understand Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer+ (LGBTQ) history, how to be a better ally in the parks and beyond, and much more.  

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For materials related to combatting racism in the parks and beyond, check out our Anti-Racism and Social Justice Resources.

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      LGBTQ+ Events in the Parks

      Flowers blooms at Black Point Historic Gardens overlooking Aquatic Park.
      Black Point Meeting Location
      Join us for an affinity event for queer & trans people led by queer & trans park staff!
      Trail at El Polin Springs, The Presidio
      El Polin Spring
      Come build community with other queer and trans folks for a reflective, restoration afternoon at El Polín!
      Staff hand out mini rainbow flags to park visitors.
      Presidio Tunnel Tops
      Kick off LGBTQ+ Pride Month in the Presidio!
      A beautiful view of Sutro Baths at Lands End.
      Lands End - Legion of Honor
      Join us for an affinity event for queer & trans people led by queer & trans park staff!
      A stunning outlook along the hiking trail
      Rodeo Beach/Fort Cronkhite parking lot
      Come celebrate Pride month and explore stories of queerness in the Marin Headlands with a Park Ranger.

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