Gay Freedom Parade (San Francisco, 1978)

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KPIX Eyewitness News report from June 26th 1978 in San Francisco by Bill Hillman featuring scenes from the Gay Freedom Day Parade. Includes views of large crowds enjoying entertainment outside City Hall (including Robin Tyler speaking onstage), of people enjoying themselves and of a semi-naked man roller skating past the camera with considerable aplomb, wearing only knee pads, a thong and butterfly wings. Also features interviews with State Senator Milton Marks who reflects on the Briggs initiative and increasing opposition to Gay rights and lawyer Carol Ruth Silver, who states that: "People here are celebrating. They are celebrating their liberation, their freedom to come out of the closet and to be gay people unafraid." Also see KQED's news report on this parade, Reference No. KQN 3091.

Type of material
archival newsfilm
Duration
1:53
16mm color, co-magnetic sound film
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Date aired
6/25/1978
Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Identifier
KPIX 140721
Views
3968

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