Castro District News

BY the Way: An LGBT Short Film About Love Equality

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Chioke Dmachi, the writer, executive producer, and star of the new short film “BY the Way,” experienced Frameline 37: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, the most prestigious LGBT Film Festival, this year for the first time. The short film touches on LGBT relationships — but it doesn't just focus on a love story, it focuses on love equality.

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Beaux: A New Bar (and Your Next Love Affair) Coming to the Castro District

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By Brittany Doohan


[Photo: Yelp]

Love Midnight Sun, QBar and the Edge? I know you do! Tim Eicher, Rob Giljum, and Rob Cotterman, who own these popular bars, are taking over what used to be Trigger (2344 Market Street) — and they’re giving it a facelift. The new Castro District lounge and dance bar will be called Beaux, and should be open late summer or early fall.

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Local Take: A New Indie Art Boutique in the Castro District

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By Brittany Doohan


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On Saturday, June 22, 2013, Local Take, a new indie art shop and boutique in the Castro, had its grand opening party! Local Take carries an eclectic collection of funky and unique jewelry, art, fashion, jewelry and knick-knacks from independent designers from around the world. Most of the work, however, is focused on celebrating our lovely San Francisco.

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Wiener’s Food Truck Legislation Passes: What Does This Mean for Food Trucks in the Castro?

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By Brittany Doohan


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Food trucks... so hot right now... food trucks. If you haven’t eaten your lunch, dinner, breakfast, dessert or snack from a food truck — how can you call yourself a true San Franciscan? Pretentious city-dweller talk aside, it’s time to get down to the real talk about what’s actually happening with these mobile miracle makers.

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Day of Decision: A Pivotal Time for the Gay Community

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By Brittany Doohan

When that moment of truth comes — when the Supreme Court rules on Prop 8 and DOMA — Castro and Bay Area residents will gather in the Castro District that evening to react to the news. This day has been deemed “Day of Decision” and will result in quite a party if the court rules in our community’s favor. It was anticipated that the decision would be made either Monday, June 17; Thursday, June 20; Monday, June 24; or Thursday, June 27 — and since two of those days have past and no word, we can expect a decision this week.

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Six Things You Didn’t Know About LGBTQ Pride

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By Brittany Doohan


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1. The Stonewall Inn Riots Started It All
The Pride Celebration honors the LGBT patrons of the Stonewall Inn in NYC’s Greenwich Village who rebelled in response to a routine police raid on June 27, 1969. These riots are considered the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the U.S., according to Wikipedia.

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10 Best Gay Bars Outside of the Castro District

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By Brittany Doohan

We all know the Castro District has some of the best gay bars in the world, but if you look hard enough, you can spot some pretty amazing ones sprinkled throughout the rest of San Francisco as well. So, strap on those assless chaps or tighty whities — and hop on the rainbow train for a tour of the 10 best gay bars outside of the Castro District. ALL ABOARD!


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