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2015 has been a victorious year for gay rights, equality and coming out. The LGBTQ community celebrated both personal and group accomplishments when it comes to raising awareness and helping LGBTQ people, while many celebrities of the community inspired with their stories and their strength when spoke in public about their own struggle with themselves and with society.

And although this is indeed a year of admirable pride for LGBTQ’s achievements, nothing would be accomplished if it wasn’t for all those years of parades and riots. Taken from the archives of the San Fransisco Chronicle, we’ve gathered a series of photos as a tribute to the pioneers of the community, captured in parades between 1972 and 1979.

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June 25, 1978: Two women from New York and Connecticut march down MArket Street during the 1978 Gay Freedom Day Parade in San Francisco.
June 25, 1978: Two women from New York and Connecticut march down MArket Street during the 1978 Gay Freedom Day Parade in San Francisco.

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