Tag Archives: The Castro

CALIFORNIA: State Senate Candidate Scott Wiener Employs Trio Of Drag Queens For Campaign Ad [VIDEO]

The clip is already getting notice overseas. Via Britain’s Mirror: A politician has released a jaw-dropping campaign video to try and convince voters he’s the man for the job – featuring drag queens and a bespoke version of a Katy Perry track. Scott Wiener has put Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to shame with this amazing campaign video which shows ...

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The Castro By Drone

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STUDY: Gays Are Leaving Gayborhoods

Newly published research confirms what most casual observers have known for years – fewer gay people are choosing to live in traditional urban gayborhoods. Fewer same-sex couples reside in historically gay neighbourhoods compared to 10 years ago, according to one of the largest studies of sexuality in the U.S. Led by University of British Columbia sociologist Amin Ghaziani, the study ...

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Warning: Bear Crossing

Seen by JMG reader Sean Chapin.

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Male Strip Club Slated For Castro

According to a press release issued by investors, a combination restaurant and male strip club will open in the iconic Castro and Market building that most recently hosted a Diesel outlet. Via SFist: “Our aim is to bring an upscale dining and entertainment experience to the Castro and the gay community at large,” said RR-SF spokesman Adam Alberti. “RR-SF seeks ...

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Another Violent Mugging In The Castro

The Castro continues to be plagued by a string of violent muggings, many of which involve the theft of personal electronics. Castro Biscuit reports on the latest: Around 9PM, Dalton Huckaby, popular personal trainer and 2013 Bare Chest Calendar participant, was on his way home from work walking down 17th Street near Noe St speaking to a friend on his ...

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Court Upholds SF Nudity Ban

Yesterday a federal court dismissed an attempt to block San Francisco’s recently-approved ban on public nudity.  The ban will go into effect as scheduled on Friday. Matthew Bajko has more at Bay Area Reporter: In his ruling Chen wrote that “the court concludes that the ordinance does not conflict with state law, that plaintiffs’ facial challenge to the ordinance based ...

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RUMOR: Apple Store For The Castro

Apple Insider speculates: An historic landmark building at the epicenter of San Francisco’s gay district is rumored to become the city’s fourth Apple Store. Citing “plugged in tipsters,” real estate blog SocketSite noted today that Apple is rumored to have set its sights on the property, which originally served as a Bank of America. The building has most recently served ...

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SF Gay Bar Gains Landmark Status

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors last week voted unanimously to grant landmark status to the Twin Peaks bar in the Castro. Here’s a reminder of why Twin Peaks is so historic: In 1972, when Mary Ellen Cunha and Peggy Forster threw open the doors and uncovered the windows at Twin Peaks Tavern on the corner of Castro and Market streets, ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Anti-Israel Protest Brings Turmoil To Castro Shop

On Friday the Bay Area Reporter discussed a Christmas Eve protest at Cliff’s Variety, which is arguably the most beloved retailer in the Castro. A small but spirited group of demonstrators held informational pickets outside Cliff’s Variety on Castro Street last week after some of them were forcibly removed by employees for loudly protesting inside the store on Christmas Eve. ...

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SF Narrowly Passes Nudity Ban

Late this afternoon San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted 6-5 to ban nudity in public places. Supervisors Jane Kim, John Avalos, Eric Mar, Christina Olague and David Campos voted to oppose the ban. Campos argued that police resources could better be spent fighting violent crime, instead of tracking down naked men roaming the streets. Other supervisors argued the ban seemed ...

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SF To Rule On Public Nudity Tomorrow

Tomorrow San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors will rule on a proposed ban on public nudity, which has long been legal on city streets provided that a person isn’t in a state of “obvious arousal.” Supervisor Scott Wiener’s proposal would make it illegal for a person over the age of 5 to “expose his or her genitals, perineum or anal region ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Twin Peaks Bar Set To Receive LGBT Landmark Status

San Francisco’s Twin Peaks bar in the Castro, which is thought to be the first gay bar to uncloak its windows and allow passersby to see the people inside, is set to be named an LGBT historical landmark by the city. The Board of Supervisor’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee is set to vote Monday, December 10 on adding ...

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The Castro Celebrates

Photo by Steve Heist.

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SAN FRANCISCO: Castro Merchants Remove Benches At Harvey Milk Plaza

After two years of complaints about aggressive panhandling and public drunkenness by the homeless, merchants in the Castro District have removed the benches from Harvey Milk Plaza.  The benches, some had claimed, allowed people to violate San Francisco’s controversial law against lying or sitting on public sidewalks. The removal decision was made Monday by the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District, ...

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SAN FRANCISCO: Windows Smashed At Castro’s GLBT Historical Society

From their Facebook page: Two windows at The GLBT History Museum were smashed in an act of vandalism around 4:45 a.m. this morning (Oct. 29). Our staff responded immediately, as did the San Francisco Police Department. None of the historical objects on display were damaged. The museum will be closed today so we can start repairs, but we expect to ...

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Evening View – Halloween Tree

Seen in the Castro, of course.

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Slideshow: JMG Meetup In The Castro

We had some great fun last night at the JMG meetup at the Edge last night. I only hope I got to properly thank everybody for riding along with us on this here website thingy. Extra thanks go out to Dan Savage for enduring the Edge’s apparent transformation into a mini-disco, completely with go-go boys and a DJ. Gawd, that ...

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Morning View – From My Back Porch

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Tonight: JMG Meetup At The Edge

Tonight we’ll be holding a JMG readers meetup at the Edge bar in the Castro at 8PM. We had a great crowd last time!

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