The Castro District, San Francisco

If you haven’t seen Milk (starring Sean Penn as Harvey Milk), you should. It’s an excellent depiction of the life of the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California.

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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2 thoughts on “The Castro District, San Francisco

  1. Alisha says:

    Beautiful pics! I love the Castro

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