Pink Saturday is an important event that should be a celebration of the Castro neighborhood and the LGBT community. However, over the last few years we have encountered significant challenges, including bouts of violence that have marred the festival. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have done a tremendous job managing the event in the past, but they are understandably frustrated with the current state of Pink Saturday. We convened a community meeting to discuss the issues around Pink Saturday, and I will continue to work with the city and the Sisters to come up with solutions to make this important celebration successful.
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