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The Castro's Rainbow Honor Walk: A Preview Stroll with David Perry

Sean Martinfield | Posted 10.25.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Two of the most famous neighborhood blocks in the world are currently undergoing major public works surgery. Among these simultaneous projects is the installation of the Rainbow Honor Walk, commemorating the lives of LGBT heroes.

12 Beautiful Photos Of San Francisco's Gay Community In The 1980s

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts

Thomas Alleman moved from Michigan to San Francisco in 1985, hoping to become a newspaper photojournalist. But Alleman was soon put off by the notion ...

The End of SF: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore's Fin-de-siècle Memoir of Artists, Punks, Activists and More

Tomas Mournian | Posted 06.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Tomas Mournian

"There was a time when clubs were so central to my life and I cherish the camaraderie that I found there, even if I always knew that it was escapist at best. Sometimes you get caught in that place, though, even if you know better: What are the options, really?"

Where Will Your Yellow Brick Road Take You?

Chris Delyani | Posted 04.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Chris Delyani

I remember this guy who snapped at me in a crowded Castro bar. I felt sad for him -- sad for all of us. We were a community, weren't we? If we couldn't get along in a gay bar in the gayest neighborhood in the gayest city in North America, I thought, then where could we get along?

LOOK: Sports Illustrated Honors Gay Sports Fans In Super Bowl Issue

Posted 01.29.2013 | Gay Voices

Sports Illustrated surprised some readers by featuring a photo Hi Tops, a popular gay sports bar in San Francisco's Castro District, in its annual Sup...

LOOK: Sexy Santas Drop Trou In The Castro For A Good Cause

Posted 12.17.2012 | Gay Voices

Santa Claus -- hundreds of him, in fact -- came to San Francisco's Castro District in a Speedo. The neighborhood's annual "Santa Skivvies Run" was...

How the San Francisco LGBT Community Helped This Brit Achieve 20 American Dreams in 60 Days (PHOTOS)

Iris Mansour | Posted 01.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Iris Mansour

"Iris? Where's Iris? Come join me here, prom queen. We're going to be on TV in a few seconds. I want you up front... and remember to smile." Here I was, a 28-year-old Brit in the U.S.A., and my prom queen debut was about to go global.