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50 years in 50 weeks, 1987: Pope comes to SF

by BAR staff

Photo: Courtesy B.A.R. Archive
Photo: Courtesy B.A.R. Archive  

One of the Bay Area Reporter's most notable covers was published September 17, 1987, ahead of the pope's visit to San Francisco. "The Bay Area Reporter presents this message to Pope John Paul II on the occasion of his visit," the cover stated. "Carry this message with you and use it to welcome the pope as he visits San Francisco this week." Gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny took credit for the phrase "Gay is Good," although others used it during the 1960s.

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