These 19 pictures of sexy at San Francisco pride through the years will have you itching for more

It’s that time of year again. Pride season has arrived, and it’s time to start making plans to take in your favorite. What started as a “sit-in” in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in 1972 has morphed into a worldwide celebration drawing more than a million celebrants annually.

With its rich history of culture and liberationist politics, San Francisco is the quintessential pride mecca.

But let us show, rather than tell, the true meaning of San Francisco Pride.

Here are 17 of the cities sexiest pride moments.

1. Balloon Animals, 2017

Is he texting?

2. Butterflies are Free, 2009

The sunflower is a nice touch.

3. Easy Riders, 1986

Who doesn’t love a lady on a bike?

4. Ride a Colt, 2006

Basic red with white trim. We’re not complaining.

5. Dancin’ Daze, 1986

We’d complain about the cutoff shorts that were popular back in the day, but these fit too well!

6. I Do, 2009

We do too.

7. Towel Off, 2009

We suddenly feel inspired to hit the gym.

8. Local Heroes, 2013

Kristin Perry and Sandy Stier celebrating their pride. The couple sued over the legality of Proposition 8, winning the freedom to marry for thousands.

9. Public Servants, 1986

The police and fire departments have been integrated for decades. Thanks!

10. M-I-C-G-A-Y, 2012

Yes. Just, yes.

11. Eyes on the prize, 1986

Don’t forget your camera.

12. For the People, 1978

Harvey Milk, a reason to be proud.

13. He-Haw, 2009

Maybe we just have a thing for overalls.

14. Pride Car, 2016

San Francisco treat, indeed.

15. Stilted, 2014

Tall, bright and fabulous. And the view is good from up there, very good.

16. Center Stage City Hall, 2015

Where better to celebrate than where the fight for marriage equality began?

17. Gays a Go-Go, 2016

Let’s dance.

18. The party continues in the Castro, after the rally

19. The more things change, the more they stay the same

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