1977 – The year San Francisco “turned gay” claims The Guardian

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Gay activists march in the Gay Freedom Day parade in San Francisco, 24 June 1979 | Roger Ressmeyer/CORBIS | 14077

The Guardian republish part of their archive feature from 25 June 1977.

In fact San Francisco had been a gay centre for some years before 1977 and had certainly been the home of a significant gay community since 1945.



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