San Francisco Pride is more than a march and rally. It is an entire season of Pride. The city that gave the world Castro Street, Harvey Milk and the Beat poets boasts some of the best events celebrating queer culture in and beyond June’s Pride month. With no shortage of happenings, we’ve picked out 12 highlights to celebrate diversity and gayness in the city by the bay.
Equality for all. Respect and tolerance. Those words say a lot about San Francisco. Historically and culturally, the city has been waving the flag (albeit not the rainbow version created here in 1978) for 150 years. Today San Francisco has one of the highest per capita gay populations in the world.
This year, Pride Month will mark its 45th anniversary, and to celebrate we're highlighting places of pride. While the Castro is known for its culture of pride in San Francisco, here are locations that extend across the city with significance to LGBT history and culture. Plus, some San Francisco areas that make locals and visitors alike proud of the city.