KCBS_740 SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — A legal fight could put a damper on next month’s Pride celebration in San Francisco after a legal motion was filed to cancel a portion of the event.

The injunction, which is part of a lawsuit by men injured at the event in 2013, and 2015 aims to prevent the festival at Civic Center Plaza.

Attorney Ryan Lapine said that the party has outgrown its place.

“This essentially is the Ford Pinto case, where an organization after years of shootings, have been told by the police that this event cannot be held here, or people will be hurt. And they held it there anyway,” Lapine said.

Sam Singer spoke for San Francisco Pride, and said the event has been held for 45 years with relatively few incidents.

“It’s very safe. It has the strong support of the LGBT community as well as the San Francisco Police Department. This lawsuit is frivolous, and I would consider it a junk lawsuit. We don’t believe it has any standing, or that it will be successful,” Singer said.

The celebration is scheduled for June 25th and 26th.


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