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In memory of Princess Anastasia, a homeless transgender woman who lived and died on the Castro

Saturday, August 15, 2015
"Perhaps because she spent her final days on the street, the legend of Anastasia was just starting to take shape by the people who saw her every day." ...

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Brisk sales for Harvey Milk stamp in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood

Friday, May 23, 2014
Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. Stroman, fourth from right, and others, applaud during the unveiling ceremony of the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, May 22, 2014. Joining Stroman, from left are, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Stuart Milk, Founder and President, Harvey Milk Foundation, Ambassador UN Ambassador Samantha Power, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The post office in San Francisco’s Castro District is selling more stamps than usual now that a neighborhood icon is the face of the nation’s newest "Forever" stamp. ...

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San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood to get rainbow crosswalks

Saturday, March 15, 2014
The winning design for San Francisco's rainbow sidewalks is similar to this crosswalk in Vancouver, BC.
SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco's famed LGBT-friendly Castro district will be showing more of its gay pride when the city paints four crosswalks in the colors of the Rainbow Pride flag. ...

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Catholic church bans drag performers from gay group’s annual fundraiser

Saturday, August 11, 2012
Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
SAN FRANCISCO -- A local gay recovery group will not be holding its annual fall fundraiser in the social hall of the Castro neighborhood's Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church after officials said that no drag queens would be allowed. ...

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Pelosi attends debut of permanent AIDS quilt display in Castro

Friday, April 13, 2012
Nancy Pelosi
SAN FRANCISCO -- An at times tearful Nancy Pelosi joined with local AIDS agency leaders and Castro business owners at the debut Wednesday of a new permanent display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in San Francisco's LGBT district. ...

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Gay clergy disinvited from Advent services at Castro Catholic church

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Rev. Jane Spahr
San Francisco — At least three gay and lesbian clergy members were disinvited from participating in Advent services at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in the Castro, the Bay Area Reporter has learned. The call for the gay clergy not ...

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New York state flag to fly high above San Francisco’s famed Castro neighborhood

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
In an act of appreciation and in solidarity with the greater LGBTQ community of the Empire State, when New York's first same-sex marriages commence this Sunday, the New York state flag will fly above San Francisco's famed Castro neighborhood. ...

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HRC to share Harvey Milk’s Castro storefront with The Trevor Project

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Following a national outcry over the HRC’s announcement that they were turning the space that once housed the camera store owned by Harvey Milk into a gift store, the Human Rights Campaign announced they are donating part of the space ...

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San Francisco’s Castro district home to nation’s first LGBT history museum

Thursday, January 13, 2011
The nation's first ever museum devoted to LGBT history, opened in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood today, showcasing archives that reflect nearly a century of gay culture and LGBT life. ...

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Neighborhood association, gay community square off over rainbow flags in Castro district

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Community activists in San Francisco's predominantly gay Castro neighborhood are outraged by a recent statement by the Mission Delores Neighborhood Association calling for removal of the Rainbow flags that are hung from the light posts in the Castro. ...

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