In 1964, Life magazine dubbed San Francisco the "gay capital of the world." Can we get a hell yeah?!

Those of us who are fortunate enough to call this seven-by-seven-mile swath of the West Coast home are accustomed to this inclusive bubble. From whatever walk of life you hail, whatever colors make up your self-flown flag, San Francisco welcomes you. Each June, Pride month is a celebration of our city's open-arm policy as well of the vibrant LGBTQ that helps to make our patch of paradise so unique. Take a stroll down memory lane to see just how this red, white, and rainbow sanctuary city has been, and continues to be, at the forefront LGBTQ rights.