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City looks to reduce homeless congregations in Castro District

Guadalupe González
April 6, 2013
Filed under Uncategorized

San Francisco continues to struggle with its homeless, this time in the Castro, where the homeless have been congregating in plazas to the dismay of some residents. Community leaders in the neighborhood are fumbling with ideas to deal with the exodus of so-called “street kids” — homeless youth...

Oakland teacher strike inspires other Bay Area school districts to follow

Oakland teacher strike inspires other Bay Area school districts to follow

Audrey Esomonu
March 22, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

Keith Brown, President of Oakland Education Association speaks at the Teachers Strike rally in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (AMANDA PETERSON/ SPECIAL TO GOLDEN GATE XPRESS)   In the wake of the successful Oakland teacher strike two weeks ago, educators ac...

No push to fill empty storefronts in the Castro

No push to fill empty storefronts in the Castro

Dimitri Bailey
February 27, 2018
Filed under News

The Castro District has been collecting empty storefronts for the past couple of years. Known for its rainbow theme and historic contributions to the Civil Rights Movement, the Castro District has become a bit duller these days, due to the looming presence of empty storefronts lingering along the sidewalks. ...

Castro’s new look is both opposed and welcomed at annual street fair

Castro’s new look is both opposed and welcomed at annual street fair

Reuben Deveras
October 6, 2014
Filed under Life

Rainbow-colored crosswalks, foul-mouthed puppet performers, people dressed in drag and live foreskin painting entertained many attendees in San Francisco’s Castro District last Sunday. The Castro Street Fair entered its 41st anniversary smoothly as street construction, which began in March and was...

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Castro Street Fair enlivens neighborhood's rich history

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Castro Street Fair enlivens neighborhood's rich history

Ellie Loarca
October 8, 2012
Filed under Life, News

Beneath the iconic rainbow flag, positive vibes radiated around the Castro District as barbecues heated up and beer started flowing at the 38th annual Castro Street Fair. Always held on the first Sunday of October, the fair raises money for local charities and non-profits through donations by visitors. “Everyone has been very giving today. We’ve h...

Castro 'Honor Walk' to pay tribute to LGBT icons

Brenda Reyes
February 15, 2011
Filed under News

People touring the Castro district will soon have more than its iconic flag to photograph as the development of the San Francisco Rainbow Honor Walk – a proposed collection of influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people displayed in plaques similar to the stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame – is placed on cit...

Naked and unafraid

Naked and unafraid

Dimitri Bailey
March 19, 2019
Filed under Latest, Life

Nudists marched down the streets of the Castro for San Francisco’s fourth annual Nude Parade, with signs hoisted in the air to protest against San Francisco’s public nudity ordinance. The San Francisco Nude Parade took place at Jane Warner Plaza on Sunday in the Castro district. The San Francisco Police Department ushered parade-goers through the streets of the Cast...

Supreme Court dismisses Prop. 8, SF celebrates

Supreme Court dismisses Prop. 8, SF celebrates

Jasmin Taylor
June 26, 2013
Filed under News

The Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage went viral Wednesday morning with groundbreaking news for gay rights advocates. The high court struck out DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act), a federal law enacted in 1996 that acknowledged marriage as a union between a man and a women. The majority of the...

Board of Supervisors narrowly passes public nudity ban

Xpress Staff
November 20, 2012
Filed under News

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors narrowly passed a measure banning public nudity 6-5 Tuesday afternoon. The ban will be in effect for parks, plazas and on public transportation. The ban does not prohibit nudity at local fairs and festivals, such as the Folsom Street Fair and San Francisco Pride Festival. First-time violato...

SF Board of Supervisors to vote on public nudity ban Nov. 20

SF Board of Supervisors to vote on public nudity ban Nov. 20

Laura Savage
November 6, 2012
Filed under News

San Francisco Supervisor's City Operations and Neighborhood Services committee voted 3-0 in favor of sending a proposed public nudity ban to the Board of Supervisors. District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener proposed the ban of public nudity in parks, plazas and on public transportation, citing concern i...

Queer Asian Pacific Islander community shares stories at new GLBT History Museum exhibit

Queer Asian Pacific Islander community shares stories at new GLBT History Museum exhibit

Ellie Loarca
September 4, 2012
Filed under Life, News

The queer Asian Pacific Islander community will get the chance to impart their stories of gay rights activism to the public at the GLBT History Museum this fall. The exhibit, "For Love and Community: Queer Asian Pacific Islanders Take Action" stems its material from first hand sources. Pioneers a...

AIDS Memorial Quilts back on display in San Francisco

AIDS Memorial Quilts back on display in San Francisco

Brian Balisi
February 14, 2012
Filed under Uncategorized

An elderly man dressed in all white grabs the attention away from the large multi-colored, heavily decorated AIDS Memorial Quilt, as he reads off the names of the people that were lost to AIDS. The man charged with the tradition of reading the names, Paul Sporer, said he was one of the first to make a panel on the quilt back in 1987. “Every time I read off those names I feel lik...

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