San Francisco is traditionally a city that represents a great diversity. Gays came here early to find a haven away from rural America's oppressive view on homosexuality. The city was founded in 1776, but the area has been inhabited since as far back as 3000 years BC. The first openly gay politician in the US and the world was elected in San Francisco. Harvey Milk represented gay area Castro and he was murdered by a colleague in politics! San Francisco Gay pride is one of the largest in the world and in the city, you find a vibrating alternative queer, as well as leather and bear scene.