50 years in 50 weeks: 1982 Pride parade death

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday June 23, 2021
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Photo: Courtesy B.A.R. Archive
Photo: Courtesy B.A.R. Archive

The 1982 San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Day parade took a tragic turn when 19-year-old Darryl Anderson was killed when he fell under the wheels of a float. It marked the first time there was a fatality in a San Francisco Pride parade. Sadly, a man died in Florida last weekend after he was struck by a truck during the Fort Lauderdale Pride parade, in what authorities are calling an accident. Meanwhile, San Francisco's 1982 parade was full of diversity and fun, despite the unfortunate turn of events. To view the issue, click here.

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