Pittsburgh’s first Pride Parade occurred on June 17, only four years after the Stonewall riots in New York City.  About 150 hardy marchers trekked uphill from Market Square to Flagstaff Hill in Oakland.

The day before, Gay Alternatives Pittsburgh (GAP) chartered a “mod painted” streetcar as part of “Gay Trolley Day.”  The queer streetcar traveled from Market Square, through Castle Shannon, Dormont, Beechview and back to downtown.  That evening a dance was held at the Unitarian Church.