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White t-shirt.
"Rainbow Run for the End of AIDS. San Francisco to Vancouver . June 7th - August 4th, 1990; In Honor of Tom Waddell and Keith Haring"
A rainbow flag and a man drawn in the style of Keith Haring.
San Francisco, CA, USA : Vancouver, BC, CA
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White s-shirt.
"Gay Freedom Day San Francisco 1991"
Gay flag consisting of scribbles.
San Francisco, CA, USA
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White sleeveless t-shirt.
"STONEWALL 20: a generation of pride JUNE 25, 1989 SAN FRANCISCO LESBIAN/GAY FREEDOM DAY PARADE & CELEBRATION"
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Red t-shirt.
"Folsom Street X. Gay Male S/M Activists. Sunday June 18 2006"
Folsom Street Fair (FSF) is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair held in September, that caps San Francisco's "Leather Pride Week".
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Purple t-shirt.
"Safer Sex Slut. Dedicated to Demolishing Denial. Women to Women. Get HIV. That, Girls, is a Reality. Lyon-Martin Women's Health Services"

1748 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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White t-shirt.
"RocketDyke"

San Francisco based lesbian zine in the early 1990s

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White t-shirt.
"Queer Nation. San Francisco"
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White t-shirt.
Back: "Para Todos Todo . . ! Para Nosotros 'Nada' Marcos"

in an attempt to discredit one of the Zapatista leaders in southern Mexico, Sub-comandante Marcos, government officials there tried to put forth the idea that Marcos was gay. In a region where machismo still runs strong, it was hoped this would tarnish the leader's credibility.

He responded by writing a poem:
"Yes, Marcos is gay. Marcos is gay in San Francisco Black in South Africa an Asian in Europe, a Chicano in San Ysidro, an anarchist in Spain, a Palestinian in Israel, a Mayan Indian in the streets of San Cristobal, a Jew in Germany, a Gypsy in Poland, a Mohawk in Quebec, a pacifist in Bosnia, a single woman on the Metro at 10pm a peasant without land, a gang member in the slums, an unemployed worker, an unhappy student and, of course, a Zapatista in the mountains."
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White t-shirt.
"OutWrite '91. National Lesbian & Gay Writers Conference"
San Francisco
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White t-shirt.
"Fasten Your Seatbelt 18 International" 
San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
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White t-shirt.
"Any Sin But This Could Be Forgiven"

16th San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, 1992

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Gray t-shirt.
"Jack's San Francisco"
Collection

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Black t-shirt.
"L/SM Round-Up. Bound by Serenity. San Francisco 1993"
Collection

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Red t-shirt.
"Heatwave. Saturday, June 28, 1980. San Francisco"

Unknown origin. If you have any information regarding this t-shirt, please contact Wearing Gay History.

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White t-shirt.
Front: "ACT UP San Francisco"
Back: "Back: “We believe that the AIDS crisis calls for a broad movement actively engaged in ending the epidemic. We recognize that AIDS has had a devastating impact on the lesbian and gay community. We further recognize that the AIDS crisis disproportionately affects men and women of color. Any strategies to fight the crisis must incorporate these understandings.
We demand: a massive funding to end the AIDS epidemic, a federally-funded education program, centrally coordinated research, a free nationalized health care system, public accountability, a worldwide culturally-sensitive funding program.
We oppose: quarantine or mandatory testing for HIV exposure, discriminatory measures instituted by public or private organizations against any groups or individuals with AIDS or ARC, or who test positive for HIV exposure, all laws that contribute to the spread of AIDS or discrimination, spending cuts in any social service or health programs, the use of inflammatory isolating language."
1884 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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White t-shirt.
"RocketDyke"

San Francisco based lesbian zine in the early 1990s

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Gray t-shirt.
"Hard Cock Cafe, San Francisco"
Collection

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White t-shirt.
"San Francisco"
Man in speedo. Nipple ring included on fabric.
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White t-shirt.
Front: "Girl with Arms Akimbo"
Back: “1: with hands on hips and elbows turned outwards, as in a stance of defiance. 2: set in a bent position. 3: held at an odd angle. 4: having to do with cultural activism or visual intervention in an urban setting (e.g., Girl with Arms’ Boy with Arms).”

Boy With Arms Akimbo/Girl With Arms Akimbo was an anonymous cultural activist collective based in San Francisco. Active from 1989 to 1992, the group carried out street postering campaigns, media appropriation initiatives and other forms of visual intervention to promote queer pro-sex messages in response to AIDS and to attacks by anti-sex reactionaries.
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Green t-shirt.
"Maneuvers Trusted Servants Trudge III"

Leather community campsite event in San Francisco.
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Red t-shirt.
"Deluxe"
511 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Attached jewel on t-shirt.
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Black t-shirt.
"Detour"
2348 Market St. San Francisco, CA
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Black t-shirt.
"Detour"
2348 Market St. San Francisco, CA
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White t-shirt.
"Badlands San Francisco"
4121 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
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Blue t-shirt.
"Badlands. San Francisco"

4121 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
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Red t-shirt.
"Badlands"

4121 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
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White t-shirt.
"New Bell Saloon. San Francisco"
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Maroon t-shirt.
"New Bell Saloon. San Francisco"
1203 Polk St San Francisco, CA
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Salmon t-shirt.
"Oil Can Harry's"

931 Larkin St. San Francisco, CA
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White t-shirt.
"Oil Can Harry's. San Francisco"

931 Larkin St. San Francisco, CA
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White shirt.
"Uncle Bert's Place. San Francisco"
4086 18th St San Francisco, CA 94114
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