Today, it’s surprisingly easy to sissy that walk. Especially if it’s along the path of one of these fabulous LGBTQ walking tours.
One of the world’s oldest continually operating queer walking tours, San Francisco’s Cruisin’ the Castro, was founded in 1989 during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. Regularly updated to reflect the evolving community’s tragedies and triumphs, the tour has also helped shape San Francisco’s queer legacy. Kathy Amendola, who has owned the company since 2005, participated in founding some of the San Francisco’s landmarks, including the Pink Triangle Park and Rainbow Honor Walk, both stops on the tour.
From the site of Harvey Milk’s camera shop to the rainbow flag that has become a symbol of community worldwide, the tour spotlights over a dozen sites over two hours, sharing stories from the Gold Rush and Summer of Love to today’s youth activism.