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Jon Reed Sims & the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band

“…the sheer exuberance of the Band members and twirlers and drum major, their obvious love for the music and for their community, their reveling in the love the crowd lavished on them. Perhaps that is Jon Sims’s most enduring and important legacy—community and family gathering together to make a joyous gay noise!” Fantastic article by…

40 Years and Still Marching!

Special thanks to the San Francisco Bay Times for a fantastic piece on the Band’s 40th anniversary: The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band (SFLGFB), like the San Francisco Bay Times, began in 1978, although the Band had a different name then: the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corps. To mark the…