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Sad Francisco

Jan 4, 2024

BAGL (Bay Area Gay Liberation) was a major force in 1970s San Francisco labor activism on many fronts, supporting farm workers and gay teachers, and thwarting the Coors beer dynasty's polygraph tests to weed out gays. The group gave BAGL member Charlie Hinton purpose; he describes its ascent and eventual dissolution that resulted over plans to host a gay air force officer. 

Read more about queer history from 1970s SF in Christina Hanhardt's 'Safe Space' and Emily Hobson's 'Lavender and Red'.

Edited by Tofu Estolas (IG: @terabyte_tofu).

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