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Plenty of ink and film has been devoted, rightfully, to Harvey Milk, the first openly gay official to serve in California. But there were many others before and after him who deserve recognition for furthering LGBT progress in the state and the nation. The advent of two separate but cooperative groups, the Los Angeles-based Mattachine Society and the San Francisco-based Daughters of Bilitis, formalized a longstanding fight for gay and lesbian people and helped initiate a movement of equity for queer and transgender people in the United States. The founders of the latter group, Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, spent two generations fighting for LGBT equality in San Francisco — and lived long enough to celebrate one significant victory: marriage equality.

San Francisco police chief apologizes to LGBTQ community

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The Pride leaders said the organization was "disappointed and frustrated" following a incident when police used force against anti-police and anti-corporate protesters who blocked the parade route for almost an hour. As the Bay Area Reporter previously reported , one of those protesters, Taryn Saldivar, recently filed a federal lawsuit against the city and law enforcement officers for how they were treated by SFPD. Saldivar's attorney, EmilyRose Johns, did not respond to a request for comment from the B. Officers will still be involved in the parade and festival for security purposes, as required by the city as part of its street permitting process. And Wysinger and Lopez's statement did not say anything about individual police officers marching in street clothes. Nor did it say that Pride leaders would ban other law enforcement agencies from participating in future parades.

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Historically, police were known for beating gay men in the Castro district and for arresting transgender women for wearing dresses. We are sorry for our role in it. And we are sorry for the harm that it caused. Scott agreed to meet with LGBTQ community members after a Pride Parade march in July was disrupted by protesters opposed to a police and corporate presence.
However things took a more revolutionary turn when protesters blocked the parade route, resulting in a confrontation with police and two arrests at Taylor and Market streets. Protesters from Gay Shame and Abolish ICE created a chain of people to stop the flow of the parade and list their demands. By Ana B.