Monday, August 5, 2013
San Francisco Gay Bar Tour
(from the San Francisco Gay History Tour App)
Bars have served as social and political centers of the gay universe. The gay bars featured on the map are primarily from the 60s-80s. As the AIDS crisis comes to San Francisco, the landscape of gay culture dramatically changes as the culture of sex, drugs and booze has to readjust for new times.
Because there are so many locations that used to house gay bars, you are invited to use this map (particularly on days you are feeling lonely) to imagine the decades upon decades of gay celebrations that have donned the doorstep of so many San Francisco locations. On days your family of origin doesn't understand you, remember the millions upon millions of folk that have loved like you or dreamed of expressing their gender in ways that you are able.