LOCAL SITES OF INTEREST
GAY and LESBIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
of NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
WEBCASTRO - An Interesting and Informative Online Magazine with events info, pictures, stories, CHAT, etc. Ron, the Webmaster, has been in the Castro almost since it was invented, so WEBCASTRO is an eclectic blend of nostalgia and the real world.
THE CASTRO THEATER (429 Castro) - official homepage - To quote KQED - "It was a theater before it was a neighborhood" - The Castro, an architectural gem, a San Francisco landmark, is 85 years old - An article about the Castro Theater can be found on the WEBCASTRO history page. (LINK directly above)
THE CASTRO THEATER - The Church of Camp - a brief history by Bright Lights Film Journal
THE CASTRO - KQED-TV's site containing info about 'THE CASTRO', their 3rd production in the ongoing series "NEIGHBORHOODS: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco"
EUREKA VALLEY PROMOTION ASSOCIATION - EVPA - helping to shape the neighborhood.
CASTRO STREET VIRTUAL TOUR - has detailed drawings of both sides of the 400 and 500 blocks of Castro Street, lists all the businesses, the age of the buildings, and has a slide show walk down Castro. Cool!
DREAMWORLD - the CASTRO NEIGHBORHOOD - a local's guide for visitors
LAVENDER YOUTH RECREATION and INFORMATION CENTER - in the Castro - LYRIC - Young, Loud, and Proud
CARL'S MEN ON THE STREET - An archive of pictures from recent Castro Street Fairs and other community celebrations.THE COCKETTES - an on-line tribute to the outrageous San Francisco theater collective of the early 1970's who raised cross-dressing and makeup to an art form
THE COCKETTES - Filmmakers site with news about the new (2002) feature length documentary of Cockette history.
THE SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE - Carrying on (those trollops!) in the tradition of the Cockettes. Since 1979 the good nuns have been serving the community. Their history page is a riot!
THE EMPEROR NORTON - He came to San Francisco in 1849 and ten years later declared himself Emperor of the United States, made it illegal to use the word "FRISCO" and ordered the Golden Gate Bridge to be built! Over 10,000 people attended his funeral!
THE IMPERIAL COURT - Carrying on the traditions of Emperor Norton since 1965 by serving the community
THE DIGGER ARCHIVES - The Diggers were legendary 1960's counter-culture Haight Ashbury activists, street theater, advocates of free society.. They were behind the Food Conspiracy, Haight Free Clinic, free concerts in the park, and everything else.QUEER CULTURAL CENTER - queers with cultcha? You bet. Their desire is to nurture the queer artist by providing public access to his/her work.
SOMA LITERARY REVIEW - a non-profit group of writers based in San Francisco's SoMa district aspiring to tell the new "tales of the city."HARVEY MILK DEMOCRATIC CLUB - Officially the Harvey Milk Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Democratic Club SAN FRANCISCO GAY COMMUNITY CENTER - Officially The San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center at 1800 Market, this multi-million dollar facility opened March 3, 2002.
FRIENDS OF 1800 MARKET - The group behind the renovation of the historic1894 Fallon Building for the GLBT Community Center of San Francisco.
TOURS OF THE TALES - a guide to the locations featured on Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City"
CASTRO STREET BARS ON-LINE
CAFE FLORE - on Market @ Noe
HARVEY'S - Castro @18th - formerly The Elephant Walk
MIDNIGHT SUN - on 18th Street - The Castro's premiere video barMOBY DICK - on 18th Street @ Hartford
TWIN PEAKS TAVERN - the oldest gay bar on Castro @ 17th
SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY - on-line.
JAMES C HORMEL GAY and LESBIAN CENTER and collections, a part of the SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY - at the NEW MAIN
VIRTUAL MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO - Check it out! - If it's SF History, You will probably find it here
PALACE OF THE LEGION OF HONOR and DEYOUNG MUSEUM - featuring the world's largest data-base of fine art - 82,000 works of art for your viewing pleasure!
EXPLORATORIUM at the PALACE OF FINE ARTS - hands-on exhibits of Science, Art, Nature and human perception. - FUN -
PRESENT BAY AREA CONDITIONS
WEATHER - The current weather conditions in San Francisco - and other cities, too!
WIND MAP - A map of the Bay Area with arrows to show present wind speed and direction.
BETTER WIND MAP - A cool improvement over the wind map above. An animated map of the Bay Area showing real-time wind patterns. (JAVA-ENABLED browser required)
EARTHQUAKES! - USGS - Northern California Current Earthquake Information
SAN FRANCISCO CITYCAM - KPIX-TV Channel 5 - Live picture from atop the Fairmont Hotel. - Gallery of CityCam pix - Traffic - Weather -News
GATE BRIDGE - ALCATRAZ - PALACE OF FINE ARTS -
BAY AREA LIVE CAMERA PAGE - list of live cameras and Bay Area weather information.
HARVEY MILK LINKS - on the Harvey Milk Index page on this web site
PARADE LINKS - on the Gay Parade
Index page on this web site
GAMES LINKS - on the Gay Games
Index page on this web site
GAY GAMES LINKS - on the Gay Games Index page on this web site
FRONTIERS - Frontiers' Online Newsmagazine
SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN - - online
SAN FRANCISCO BAY TIMES- online edition - a free weekly gay newspaper and events calendar
CASTRO COURIER- online edition - a neighborhood monthly newspaper
SF QUEER - Queer things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area - an excellent LINKs page
QUEER MUSIC HERITAGE- an archive of 20th Century queer music
GAY CRAWLER - a search engine dedicated to the GLBT communities
QUEERLIST - resources for queer living in the SF Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO STORIES - personal stories about life in San Francisco told by the people who lived them
SAN FRANCISCO MEMORIES - a growing scrapbook of photos and postcards from old San Francisco
MARYMC'S SEVENTIES STUFF - An extensive list of on-line resources for 1970's history and trivia
SAN FRANCISCO CITYSPAN - official homepage of the City and County of San Francisco