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Recognized as perhaps the world’s most queer destination, San Francisco has a long, storied history of embracing—and influencing—gay and lesbian culture. Now, Michael Nava, Elana Dykewoman, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Jim Tushinski, Michele Tea, K.M. Soehnlein, and many others offer up essays and stories about why they love Castro Street.

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Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Alyson Books
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Mark Farley
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this oral history, if you will. I was lucky enough to visit the city about 10 years ago and really fell in love with the place. Instantly, I was transported back when I started reading. San Francisco is one of those places (not unlike my current home, Brighton) that is in the forefront of subculture, ideas and forward thinking and this comes through within its pages. We hear fascinating accounts from an employee of Alcatraz in the 50s, how a groundbreaking women's feminist ...more
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Oct 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
This book of essays about San Francisco's Castro Street is a lyrical, thoughtful, nostalgic, and sometimes funny look at what was and is a mecca for not only gays and lesbians, but for a lot of others.
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Katherine V. Forrest is the groundbreaking author of Curious Wine, the Kate Delafield mystery series and the Daughters science-fiction series. She’s also known as a prolific editor with anthology and non-fiction credits in her own name as well as the editor of hundreds of novels. Dozens of lesbian writers count her among their mentors. Selected as the 2009 recipient of the Publishing Triangle’s ...more