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566                                     Jack Fritscher, Ph.D.






















































            First Gays V. SFPD Softball Game (1976). Three photographs by Jack Fritscher. ©Jack
            Fritscher. After police harassment in the 1960s calmed down, there was a brief shining
            window in gay liberation when gays and cops played ball, until the night of the White
            Night Riot, May 21, 1979. That night angry gays, attacking San Francisco City Hall, set
            police cars on fire, and the SFPD retaliated by marching down Castro Street using their
            billy-clubs. Top: Third from left, profile, glasses (circled): Jack Green, director of Fritscher’s
            play Coming Attractions (1976). Middle: Profile (circled) Mark Hemry three years before
            meeting Fritscher in the zero degrees of separation.
          ©Jack Fritscher, Ph.D., All Rights Reserved—posted 05-05-2017
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