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.
How did paisley, bell bottoms, and flower-headbands become the uniform of the sixties hippie? Well, you can thank San Francisco and the Summer of Love for that. To this day, the look is endlessly recreated everywhere from fashion runways to Hollywood films. How did that look emerge, evolve and influence the hipsters of today? Check out this list of inspirations that helped define an era. See if you can capture the spirit on your next visit to San Francisco.