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37 years since the assassination of Harvey Milk

Today marks 37 years since the assignation of Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone at City Hall in San Francisco.
These photos are from the annual Harvey Milk Annual Candlelight March from Castro Street to City Hall, around 1990, not positive of the year.

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In pouring down rain, November 27, 1998, Harry Britt honoring Harvey Milk at the 20th Annual Candlelight March.

Palm Springs Pride 2015

Palm Springs has its Pride Parade in November, when the weather is absolutely beautiful.
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Honoring Harvey Milk’s Birthday – a tribute by Harry Britt

Harry Britt’s poignant words remembering Harvey Milk on a rainy night in The Castro during the 20th Candlelight Vigil, November 28, 1998.

Looking Back 2004 & 2005 images from The Castro

Reflecting back 10 years I found an assortment of photos that really depict The Castro. The photos speak for themselves: some from Folsom St, Dore Alley, Pink Saturday, The Twin Peaks and various street shots.

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Twin Peaks Bar, we were so disappointed at the election results that year.



 

2006 – Empress José Sarria street dedication ceremony

This month marks the anniversary of Empress José Sarria passing, August 19, 2013. José is our revered champion of LGBTQ political activism and civil rights. On May 27, 2006, in The Castro, on 16th Street & Pond in front of the Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial Branch Library was dedicated as José Sarria Court. I had the pleasure of attending that ceremony and wanted to share some of my photos of that historic event.

1980 – Gay Freedom Parade

Latent for 30 years.

These images from this film sat in a box undeveloped for 30 years, I thought I had lost them going through an old box of fun stuff I been keeping all these years.  I went to a film rescue lab and they were able to develop these latent images.  I shot these on Market St. near Sansome St and Montgomery St.

Enjoy,

Ron Williams

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1996 – 14th AIDS Candlelight Mobilization

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1996 – 14th AIDS Candlelight Mobilization – Castro and Market to City Hall.

1995 – 13th AIDS Candlelight

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A few photo from the 13th Annual AIDS Candlelight march. The banner was carried by many to city hall, including Mark Leno and Willie Brown.

1997 Princess Diana Memorial in the Castro

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1997 Princess Diana memorial of flowers and messages at 18th and Castro Sts.