PHOTOS: San Francisco Pride, Then and Now

7.3.2014

By Christopher Harrity

Pride in San Francisco is always fun, but even more interesting when compared with San Francisco Pride images from 1978 by the author's father. Contrast and compare!

A record number of people turned out for Pride in San Francisco this year. More than a million by some accounts. Plus, support for the event could not be more mainstream, if skewed a little to the Silicon Valley side: Apple, Google, Yahoo, Dropbox, Uber, Twitter, and official grand sponsor Airbnb all were major participants. These photos of the 2014 parade by Tommy Wu show that San Francisco retains its title as "The City That Knows How." Interspersed with Wu's images are pictures my gay dad, Bob Harrity, took in what I am guessing is 1978. A lot has changed since then, but the spirit of both 2014 and 1978 have a lot in common. Thanks Tommy Wu, and thanks to Dad who is in the big Pride Parade in the sky. — Christopher Harrity

Hello Mr. Petersen!

Taking a grape selfie.

Parents and chidren make the 1978 parade a family event.

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