June 23 and 24, 2012

Photo Credit: Rick Gerharter

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride


Out of Many... One

June 27, 1982

Gay Freedom Day Pride Guide Cover 1982
Name of Event: International Lesbian & Gay Freedom Day
Celebration Site: Civic Center Plaza
Parade Route: Along Market St. from Spear to Grove/8th St.
Temp: 64°
Crowd Estimate: 200,000
Board President: Glenne McElhinney, Rick Turner
Mayoral Proclamation: Mayor Dianne Feinstien
Chronicle Cover: "A Quieter Gay Parade" Kind of a Quiet Crowd
1st to Appear: Upcoming Gay Games I
Major Events:
  • HIV/AIDS epidemic, while still unnamed, continues to take lives
  • Only death on parade route: Darryl Kevin Anderson
City Grants: $10,500
Economic Impact: Unknown
Grand Marshals:  

The 1982 International Lesbian & Gay Freedom Day Parade

1982 Lesbian and Gay Freedom Day Parade

1982 Main Stage in San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza

Main Stage 1982

The Early Days of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Bobbi Campbell was one of the world's first AIDS activists. Campbell was the 16th person in San Francisco to be diagnosed with Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) in the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and he was the first person to come out as having KS, well before HIV or AIDS were even named. Campbell penned the following article, "What's it like to have Kaposi's sarcoma? It's a bummer," in the 1982 guide to that year's Lesbian & Gay Freedom Day Celebration. (Bobbie Campbell, 1952-1984)

Article - What's it like to have Kaposi's sarcoma? It's a bummer.