Leather, Lace and Levis: San Francisco’s Wildest Costume Events

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Just who do you think you are? Thanks to San Francisco’s long history of cherishing outrageous self-expression, you can dress up as just about anyone you like. There’s no surer sign of a typical day in the City by the Bay than people-watching in a sidewalk cafe and seeing someone stroll down the street in a strange, gorgeous and/or sexy outfit.

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9 Legendary San Francisco Gay Bars

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There’s something magical about walking through the doors of a gay bar or club that's older than you are. You can almost feel the personal stories, the come-ons, the banter, the longing for freedom seeping out of the nicked wood of the bar.  

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10 Amazing San Francisco Highlights From the History of the Radical Faeries

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What could possibly be more radical than a faerie? Especially when that faerie is part of a worldwide movement to elevate queer consciousness and liberation through spiritual exploration, which was the whole message of San Francisco's Summer of Love. For decades, San Francisco has been home to a life-changing movement known as the Radical Faeries, a loosely-organized group of free spirits who prize creativity, freedom and spirituality.

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9 world changing moments from San Francisco’s history of sexual liberation

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From gay liberation to non-monogamy and same-sex marriage, America’s sexual revolution came to the forefront in the 1960s, with much of it taking place within San Francisco. Since then, the city has solidified its standing as the world’s freedom pioneer, showing the power in simply getting naked and being unashamed.

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The Time San Francisco Launched A Rock Music Revolution

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There was no more iconic year for San Francisco than 1967, dubbed by historians the “Summer of Love.” It helped cement the city’s reputation for embracing creativity, individuality, and change, no matter how radical. During those summer months, thousands of travelers swept into the city’s hippie enclaves to find themselves and create a better world for everyone. Dropping by Golden Gate Park at the end of Haight Street that year, you might have bumped into a young Janis Joplin or Jerry Garcia. Harvey Milk had not yet moved to the city, but gay men and lesbians were already establishing a beachhead. Stonewall was still two years away, but gay liberation got a major boost in ’67. Love meant love, no matter the gender expression. Throughout the 60s, San Francisco played host to countless music festivals and concerts that gave life to the ideals of the summer of love. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in 2017, we’ve come up with a list of some of the most notable music festivals of the era, including a few that continue to this very day (with tickets available for intrepid music lovers).
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