June 23 and 24, 2012

Photo Credit: Rick Gerharter

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride


United for Freedom,
Diversity is our Strength

June 27, 1976

Gay Freedom Day 1976
Name of Event:   Gay Freedom Day
Celebration Site: Marx Meadows
Parade Route: Pine Street, up Market Street to Noe, Noe to Duboce Park
Temp: 94°
Crowd Est.: 120,000
Board President: Celest Newbrough, Chris Ferry
Mayoral Proclamation: Mayor Moscone
Chronicle Cover: "Gay Power & God Power in SF"
Examiner Cover: "Birthdays & Gays: Everybody Loves a Parade"
1st to Appear: 1st Mayoral Proclamation by Moscone
Major Events: Wild costumes and nudity, footage of which Anita Bryant used in her anti-gay campaign Bicentennial Gay
City Grants: None
Economic Impact: Unknown
Grand Marshals: