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10. Gay Freedom Day, San Francisco, CA, June 1976,
photo by Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk bought his 35mm Nikon range-finder --a Nippon Kogaku--while serving in the Navy. Very few images exist from this time period. It was not until his return to New York City that Harvey actively began his hobby as a recreational photographer. Gay Freedom Day was always an inspiring subject for Harvey Milk. There are many photographs in the archives of street "happenings" and public gatherings. The waiters at gay-friendly Momma Fortuna's restaurant in the Haight would often dress in drag and travel in packs thrilling audiences at various public events with their bombastic style of flailing and vamping.