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For Immediate Release

June 24, 2005

For more information:
Karin Tobiason
Good Vibrations Public Relations
415-332-4207
ktobiason@goodvibes.com


Good Vibrations Celebrates San Francisco Pride 2005
by "Taking Pleasure to the Streets"

San Francisco, CA -- June 24, 2004 -- The worker-owners of Good Vibrations have announced their schedule for participation in the festivities of San Francisco Pride 2005. The final weekend of June is the high point of a month of education, commemoration and celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities, and as a champion of sex positivity the world over, Good Vibrations is pleased to be part of it all.

The events begin on Friday June 24th with the Transgender Pride Celebration. As an official sponsor, Good Vibrations will host a booth in Dolores Park that afternoon, and a Good Vibrations contingent will proudly lead the Transgender March, with international celebrity drag king Rusty Hips leading the way. "As the largest employer of transgenders in San Francisco, and one of the largest in the entire United States, Good Vibrations is proud to be a major sponsor of the 2005 Transgender Pride celebration," said Theresa Sparks, CFO of Good Vibrations and San Francisco Police Commissioner.

Saturday, June 25th brings the Dyke March to Good Vibrations' front door as they march from Dolores Street and 18th past the flagship store at 17th and Valencia. Prior to the march, prostitute/porn star turned performance artist/sexologist Annie Sprinkle will host a sidewalk clinic to promote her new book "Dr. Sprinkle's Spectacular Sex: Makeover Your Love Life." A panel of renowned sex experts including Dr. Carol Queen (Ph.D), Dr. Robert Lawrence (Ed.D), Elizabeth Stevens and Violet Blue will be on hand to answer all of your sex questions with candor and wit.

The weekend comes to a riotous close with the 2005 San Francisco Pride Parade. Good Vibrations will be there with bells, and drums, on. A contingent of Good Vibrations worker-owners, friends and family will "Take Pleasure to the Streets" with drummers and protesters singing the praises of the feel-good lifestyle. Guest of honor Dr. Sprinkle will ride the parade route along with noted author, lecturer and beloved Good Vibrations staff sexologist, Dr. Carol Queen.

This year is the 35th anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration and is to be held over the June 24/26 weekend. The event theme is "Stand Up, Stand Out, Stand Proud". The parade starts at Market and Beale on Sunday June 26th, 2005 at 10:30 am and proceeds west on Market Street to Market and Eighth Street. For more information about the history of San Francisco Pride, please visit the web site at: www.sfpride.org/heritage

GOOD VIBRATIONS PRIDE EVENTS AT A GLANCE:

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2005
Transgender Pride March and Event
Good Vibrations will host a booth in Dolores Park on the afternoon of the Transgender March and hand out Good Vibration's goodies and ODWALLA products. Good Vibrations will also present a "register to win" drawing for a myriad of Good Vibration's products to all who attend. A Good Vibrations contingent will lead the Transgender March starting at 7:00 pm at Dolores Park and ending at the Transgender Pavilion located at the Civic Center. Esteemed drag king, Rusty Hips will act as Good Vibrations' fearless march leader. Good Vibrations commitment to the event had made them the biggest sponsor of trans pride events in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information access Trans Pride's web site at www.transgenderpride.org

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2005
Dyke March and Sidewalk Sex Clinic with Annie Sprinkle.

The Dyke March will commence at Dolores Park at 7:00 pm and traverse down Valencia Street. Good Vibrations staff will hand out souvenir goodies and ODWALLA juices to all the Marchers in front of the Good Vibrations Valencia store located at 603 Valencia at 17th Street.

Also in front of the Valencia store, Good Vibrations will host a sidewalk sex clinic where Dr. Annie Sprinkle and her panel of experts will treat San Francisco to a day of free, expert sex advice and coaching from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome, just pull up a chair. All your questions answered fast, frankly and FREE!

The Sex Clinic expert panel includes:
Dr. Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D.
Dr. Carol Queen, Ph.D
Dr. Robert Lawrence, Ed.D
Elizabeth Stephens
Violet Blue

Annie Sprinkle Ph.D. is the prostitute/porn star turned performance artist/sexologist. Annie has championed sex worker rights and health care. She was one of the pivotal players in the 80's "sex positive feminist movement". Her brand new book, "Dr. Sprinkle's Spectacular Sex -- Makeover Your Love Life" is her first mainstream how-to self-help book which can be purchased during her appearance.

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2005
Pride Parade Contingent
Good Vibrations will be stepping out in stride to "TAKE PLEASURE TO THE STREETS" at this year's Pride parade. Good Vibrations' parade contingent will feature Carol Queen, Annie Sprinkle, and many more colorful Good Vibrations supporters. This old fashioned, demonstration style contingent will be handing out Good Vibrations goodies to all parade attendees and spreading the good word of goodvibes.com!

For more info on the Pride festivities check out: www.sfpride.org

SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP" ALL WEEKEND LONG!
Pride goers are also invited to browse all three Good Vibrations stores -- the City's legendary women-owned sex toy, book and video specialists and take advantage of unprecedented discounts offered on select merchandise during the celebration weekend.

San Francisco
603 Valencia Street (at 17th street)
1620 Polk Street (at Sacramento)

Berkeley
2504 San Pablo Avenue (at Dwight Way)

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