1976: “Gay Spirit”

Marchers behind a banner challenging the Bicentennial, 1976. Gary Gulley Collection, Lambda Archives of San Diego

1976 marked the U.S. Bicentennial and the Gay Pride Committee selected “Gay Spirit” as the theme for that year’s march. Many participants marched with banners and signs emphasizing the gay community’s right to freedom. That year, the Pride committee established a $5 fee for floats or vehicles and created a detailed set of guidelines for… Continue reading 1976: “Gay Spirit”