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As a teenager, I bought my own Kodak Super-8 camera, and between 1967 and 1975, I shot dozens of rolls of film. Most of the 60’s films feature the daily lives of my childhood friends, and are located primarily around the Boston, Cambridge, the South Shore, Cape Cod, and New Hampshire. The 70’s films include scenes from my misspent college years, including Worcester Massachusetts’ first-ever gay pride march. This one, however, is a pride march in New York City. I peg the year at 1974, although I am not 100% sure. Look for Kate Millett and Boston’s “Lavender Rhino” float, as well as early (founding?) members of what would become PFLAG. Note that in those days, we marched from downtown up to Central Park, instead of vice versa.
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