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Going to San Francisco Pride? Check out our LGBTQ San Francisco guide

SAN FRANCISCO  More than 1.3 million people are expected to visit the City By the Bay this weekend for San Francisco Pride.

About 1 million of them will be attending the annual parade and another 300,000 will flock to the festival.

But a trip to San Francisco should also include visits to some well known and lesser known spots.

For example, the 6-year-old San Francisco GLBT History Museum – often referred to as the city’s  “queer Smithsonian” – is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States.

The 1,600-square-foot museum is part of the GLBT Historical Society, which houses one of the world’s largest collections of LGBTQ historical materials.

The world’s largest trove of LGBT historical paraphernalia is located at the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries.

To help visitors find their way around San Francisco, Q Voice News contributor and travel vlogger James Quintanilla guides viewers on a tour of the city.

To see more of Quintanilla’s travel videos, check out his website or  YouTube page.

Q Voice News contributor and travel vlogger James Quintanilla guides viewers on an LGTQ tour of San Francisco. Photo: Q Voice News/video screen grab

About the author

Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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