Sunday, March 18, 2012

Castro Rooftops

Hello all :) We've just come back from our first day in San Francisco, and I didn't realize how windy it would be! It's sunny and beautiful, and we were able to do some sightseeing around the Castro. For those of you who are not familiar with the Castro, it's a greet neighborhood, with a strong background of transgender issues, and is very historically male. It's been changed quite a bit since the heyday of Harvey Milk in the 1970s, (his apartment and camera store are now the HRC store), but it's still vry interesting. The shops around Castro st. are varied - but we went into a couple of erotica's shops - and some of novelties were shocking, some were extremely entertaining ... we also toured the glbt history museum, which was very cool, and talked to Beth Pickens, a grant writer who works with Sister Spit, about the history of San Francisco, and that was wonderful. The penultimate excursion we went on was a trip up to Allan's roof - our guide who took us through the glbt history museum, and let us use his home to speak with Beth.

All in all, I enjoyed today- but I'm excited to get to work!

~ Savannah

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