San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee records

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2020


Descriptive Summary

Title: San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee records
Dates: 1979-2019
Collection Number: 2019-78
Creator/Collector: San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee
Extent: 20 linear feet (15 cartons, one extra-large oversized box)
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee is the organizing body of San Francisco’s Pride parade and festival, which has run each year in various forms since 1970. The collection largely consists of ephemera, photographs, and video from parades between 1995 and 2019, although each of the years 1979-1994 is represented.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee records. GLBT Historical Society

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the GLBT Historical Society by Fred Lopez, Interim Executive Director of San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee, in September 2019.

Biography/Administrative History

The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee is the organizing body of San Francisco’s Pride parade and festival, which has run each year in various forms since 1970. Successively known as the Gay-In, Christopher Street West, Gay Freedom Day, and the International Lesbian & Gay Freedom Day Parade, it assumed its current name in 1995 and now attracts more than one million spectators each year.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection largely consists of ephemera, photographs, and video from parades between 1995 and 2019, although each of the years 1979-1994 is represented. Ephemera include programs, magazines, pocket-sized Pride Guides, posters, buttons, pins, t-shirts, ribbons celebrating winning contingents and Grand Marshals, news clippings, and similar items. Of particular interest are 2010 parade materials rendered in braille. The audiovisual materials include photographs and video in a number of formats, including prints, slides, digital photos and videos on CD, and Super-8. For the later years of the collection, organizational materials are also fairly well represented, including meeting agendas, board packets, and manuals.

Indexing Terms

Pride parades
Gay men
Lesbians
Transgender people
Bisexual people

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