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Back In The Gay: A Charming Look At The 1976 Castro Street Fair
Oct 04, 2012
In honor of LGBT history month, we’re taking a peek at this video from the 1976 Castro Street Fair, freshly uploaded by the GLBT Historical Society. It actually looks surprisingly similar to the modern-day event, just with slightly different hair.
There are few noticeable differences, though:
* The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence aren’t around. (They wouldn’t appear on the scene for another three years.)
* Families and kids make an appearance, but men seem to dominate the scene.
* We searched but couldn’t find any evidence of drinking—were beer booths simply not a thing back then?
For some context, this was the same year that Harvey Milk ran (and lost) a campaign for State Assembly. Just two years later, Milk won his race for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, but was assassinated by fellow Supervisor Dan White.
We’ve come a long way, haven’t we?