... the passing of Harry Hay in 2002. Before the passing of Harry Hay they were both in a documentary about Harry named “Hope Along the Wind” directed by Eric Slade. In early 2008 John L. Burnside was diagnosed with Glioblastoma brain cancer and passed away on September 14th, 2008. Donations in John’s honor may be made to the Harry Hay Fund, to continue the activist work of John Burnside and Harry Hay. Donations may be sent to: The Harry Hay Fund c/o Chas Nol 174 ½ Hartford Street San Francisco, CA 94114 Word Is Out (trailer), Courtesy of peteradair. [...]
Old footage from 1979, video filmed by Michael D. Polansky. A little campy, a little political, a community, making a BIG statement… Super video of human LGBT history in full affect. Another great video from glbthistory.org 1979 S.F. Pride Parade – GLBT Historical Society, Courtesy of glbthistory. Thank you ...
... 19th while discussing the topic of Pride on a roundtable with QueerPublicRadio.com we touched on the subject of the Rainbow Pride Flag. The flag was created by Gilbert Baker an activist/artist born in 1951 often referred to as the Gay Betsy Ross, he was discharged from the ARMY in 1972 and shortly after took up sewing. Gilbert was often asked to make banners for protest and gay pride marches. Gilbert was friends with Harvey Milk whom he had first met in the mid 1970′s First raised in San Francisco, California on June 25, 1978 the original flag contained eight colors. Hot Pink: [...]
... “Finocchio” located at 506 Broadway in San Francisco opened on June 15th, 1936 and closed after 63 years of serving the community on November 27th 1999. The most interesting women are not women at all. They are Finocchio’s accomplished female impersonators. That is why the show at Finocchio is always tops in entertainment. At Finocchio you will see woman, that miracle of divine contradictions, in all her prismatic gyrations. Women who step is music, who’s voice is song. Women whom Victor Hugo called “The Enigma of ... frivolous woman… The shy woman… The dancing woman… The singing woman… The raucous [...]
... Broughton born in Modesto, California on November 10, 1913. Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Broughton looses his father at an early age due to the influenza epidemic and was raised by his high strung, overbearing mother. By the age of six years old they move to San Francisco where he spent most of his childhood years growing up pursuing his love for theater and writing. He attends military school during this time till the age of 16. Broughton while pursuing a writing career drops out of Standford University and decides to spend most of his time [...]
Barbary Coast located at 62 West Seventh Avenue opened in 1977 in the former lobby of an old grand hotel that had opened in the early 1900′s when 14th street was the theater district of New York City. Pictured below is of an original Barbary Coast ashtray from the 15th anniversary dated October 31, 1992, contributed to backinthegays.com by someone in the nYc area. Thank You ...
... D.C.: Martin Luther King Jr. speaks for all American’s civil right prior to his assassination. 1969 A.D. Greenwich Village nYc: Stonewall Riots: New Yorkers fight back against Police gay bashing’s in the Greenwich Village Gay Bars. The first National call for Pride and Action. 1970 A.D. Los Angeles, Ca: Morris Kight Gay activist known for his Anti-War demonstrations founded (CSW) Christopher Street West hosting the first L.A. pride event in celebration of Stonewall. 1978 A.D. San Francisco, Ca: Harvey Milk the first openly gay person elected to the Board of Supervisors (City Council) in San Francisco, California. 1980 A.D. [...]