Comment of the week
“First of all, the Castro began to transition into a gay neighborhood in the 70"s not the 1980's. Harvey Milk already had been elected to the B.of Supes by 1977. The 1980's and 1990's were defined by the decimation of our community by the AIDS epidemic.
Secondly, no one "lost" their neighborhood from the transition into a gay neighborhood. The majority of families began to move out to the suburbs as was the trend of all major cities in the 1970's. The result of this migration was vacant store fronts on Castro street, empty homes, and an uptick in crime. The gay men and women who moved into the neighborhood, took advantage of the low real estate prices and began to build a safe haven for themselves.”
– sjg, about "Don't Let Gentrification Push You Out of SF"See the full story ›
GET OUR NEWSLETTER
Don't miss out on TBI's best stories, events, and other great stuff! Our newsletter's got your name on it.Sign up now ›