Hastings Women’s Law Journal


Delaney Nevius


Summarizing the history and development of queer rights activism in San Francisco, this article reflects upon the legal goals of the queer community in San Francisco from 1960 to the present, observing a movement away from law enforcement resistance and towards collaboration and placing the community’s most vulnerable, queer people of color, at risk. The author outlines and problematizes three potential legal goals for the queer community moving forward: a constitutional claim of police misconduct, hate crime legislation, and police reform tactics.