8 Fabulous Events to Make your San Francisco Pride Season Even Gayer

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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.

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7 Reasons Why San Francisco's Original Gayborhood Remains Timeless

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Most people might assume that the Castro has always been San Francisco’s main gayborhood, but that wasn’t always the case. Before the 1970s, San Francisco’s gay community hung out on in the Polk Gulch district, and to this day Polk Street is home to the oldest operating gay bar in the city.

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9 ways San Francisco created hippie–then hipster–fashions for the world to enjoy

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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.

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