♺ 1974 San Francisco Gay Pride Parade (Wakefield Poole)

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DescriptionOriginal upload: 2012-08-28 |
Duration:  12 minutes |

This video clip is fun and interesting. It's insightful to see how out-and-proud participants were at such an early time in the movement. There's even a scene with nude men frolicking in the Civic Center fountains. It seems such a scene isn't very likely today nonetheless to have occurred in 1974 when, as one example, many police officers acted with prejudice against the community. It makes the scene even more happily surprising.

For those familiar with the San Francisco parade: Although the City Hall destination is the same as today, the 1974 parade takes a very different route. It seems to start in the north of market financial district. The route must have made several turns because we see it on O'Farrell Street, then turning left on to Polk Street for the final stretch to Civic Center.

The video is credited to Wakefield Poole. Among other accomplishments, he is known for making the first gay erotic feature film, "The Boys in the Sand."

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