Gay Freedom Day, San Francisco, CA, June 1976,
photo by Harvey Milk
"Harvey Milk bought his 35mm Nikon range-finder - a Nippon Kogaku - while serving in the Navy. Very few images exist from this time period. It was not until his return to New York City that Harvey actively began his hobby as a recreational photographer. Gay Freedom Day was always an inspiring subject for Harvey Milk. There are many photographs in the archives of street “happenings" and public gatherings. The waiters at gay-friendly Momma Fortuna’s restaurant in the Haight would often dress in drag and travel in packs thrilling audiences at various public events with their bombastic style of flailing and vamping."