Having lived gay history enthusiastically and sometimes painfully in San Francisco since the 1970s, it was a little jarring to see what was just my existence given a professional quality museum treatment as History. I looked at the exhibits -- show posters, political flyers, Harvey Milk's kitchen table, Jose Sarria's dress, photos of Gay Parades past -- and thought, "yeah, but wasn't all that stuff just how we were?"
But naturally, that's not how most visitors will see this material. I'm glad it is there for folks who came along in another time.
And certainly not all of it was familiar. The display you can glimpse behind Amy's shoulder is fascinating:
That exhibit includes wonderful home movies from Onuma's life.