The Castro (district) became a gay centre following the Summer of Love in the neighbouring Haight-Ashbury district. When Milk began his political activity in 1972 as a gay activist the district further blossomed as a gay destination.
I took a walk up Castro Street and admired the multitudes of rainbow flags, the half-dressed mannequins in shop windows, the relaxed, cheerful crowd and the saucy, double entendre names of shops.
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