Perhaps many people are unhappy with homosexuality and even opposed to the law favouring them. Whether it’s homosexuality or heterosexuality, it is a sign of love. So today we will introduce you to this most famous gay city San Francisco- The gay capital of the world. A parade called “Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day” is held every June in the streets of the Castro district. Castrol streets are popularly known as a gay street in San Francisco.
The gay community in San Francisco is said to be very historical. San Francisco artist named Gilbert Baker had design the rainbow flag that is now widely used by homosexuals. The artist was requested to create a banner for a community event in the early 1970s. He designed an eight-striped flag of pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, enamel, and purple. Representing sex, life, healing, sun, nature, art, harmony, spirit, and later reduced to six colours.
San Francisco is a city that advocates “diversity”. Here, gays are encouraged to place rainbow flags on their roof and live next to heterosexuals; here, whites and blacks live in harmony. You will see gay couples kissing openly on the street.
If you are a traveller, you must visit San Francisco. It is the most suitable travel destination. All year round there are many festivals happening every month.
- January & February- Spring Festival
- March- Brazil Carnival
- April- Cherry blossom festival and San Francisco Film Festival.
- May-Cinco de Mayo( the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French Empire remembrance Day)
- June- “Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day” parade
- July- US Independence Day
- August/September- San Francisco Expo & Bruce Festival
- October- Columbus Day & Halloween
- November- San Francisco Jazz Festival
- December- Christmas
Top famous LGBT annual events in the gay capital of the world:-
- Frameline42 – The King of Queer Film Festivals (June 14 – 24)
- Fresh Meat Festival (June 14 – 16)
- San Francisco PRIDE (June 23-24)
- Up Your Alley Street Fair (July 29)
- Folsom Street Fair (Sept. 30)
- Castro Street Fair (First Weekend in October)