Attacks on gays in the Castro

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KQED News report by Randy Shilts from July 5th 1977, about the issue of physical attacks against the gay community in San Francisco's Castro and Mission districts. Includes scenes of Shilts interviewing a gay man and a priest, who were recently subjected to violent assaults. Also features an interview with Ali Marrero. In his editorial, Shilts comments that: "Gay people are simply afraid to walk the streets at night. Beatings are an everyday occurence here in the Castro neighborhood."

Type of material
archival news film
Duration
3:11
16mm color co-magnetic silent/sound film
Rights for this video belong to
NCPB/KQED
Date aired
7/5/1977
Originally aired on
KQED
Identifier
KQN 2869
Primary content
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4007

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