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SF Pride director, board president quit

 The executive director and board president of the annual San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride parade committee have resigned their posts.

Executive director Amy Andre and Board President Mikayla Connell both announced their resignations after months of being defensive regarding Pride's declining finances, according to the Bay Area Reporter. The two have left the organization with up to $150,000 in debt for the year.

Andre's future was in doubt after a miscommunication between the organization's bookkeeper and her led to the underpayment of tens of thousands of dollars to beverage partners from June's pride parade, according to Edge San Francisco. It is estimated the organization owes $55,000 to $60,000 to beverage partners.

Connell, who has been board president for four years, had expressed a desire to retire. Her term expired Tuesday night and she decided not to run again. Her resignation was effective immediately.

Andre started as executive director last October. The effective date for her resignation was not made clear.

Shawn Parker and Nikki Calma are the board's new co-chairs.

Supervisors Bevan Dufty and David Campos, both openly gay, have said they will be "stepping forward and offering to help Pride balance their financial situation and restore community trust."