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San Francisco is famed as the gay capital of the USA, being home to one of the largest numbers of gay people per capita than any other American city. San Francisco is the ultimate gay travel destination, it is the city which hosted some of the first gay riots as well as some of the first gay weddings and continues to be one of the worlds premiere gay destinations. Castro, San Francisco's gay district is home to many gay businesses, gay nightclubs and gay bars as well as being the heart of the bay area's gay community. However, you would be hard pressed to find an area of San Francisco that doesn't have a rainbow flag flying. San Francisco's gay community and gay history has become an incredible part of the identity of “The city by the bay” and is a must see for any gay traveller.
San Francisco has a history of being one of the most liberal and gay friendly cities in the USA. Once home to gay activists and key figures in the movement for gay equality, such as Harvey Milk, Gladys Bentley and Tallulah Bankhead. May 22nd is now officially Harvey Milk day in California, celebrating the legacy of the gay activist who was the America’s first openly gay man to be elected into public office in California. If exploring the gay history of the city is for you then be sure to visit Harvey Milk Plaza and The Castro Theatre in the city's gay district and do not miss The San Francisco GLBT History Museum, the first museum of gay history in the US. San Francisco's gay community is centred around the Castro district, however the city is full of gay bars, gay nightclubs and stunning tourist attractions. If you're a bit of a culture vulture be sure to visit The Golden Gate Bridge, take a boat out to world famous Alcatraz prison, be sure to take some time out to ride the cable cars, at 10 miles per hour it's not the fastest way to see the city but it's the best way to see the city, from above!
Those looking for a party destination, San Francisco is absolutely ideal. At night the Castro district is pulsing with energy, clubs like Badlands, 440 Castro and Q Bar attract hundreds of gay club goers every night. Gay bars like Lone Star Saloon famously attracts a huge crowd of bikers and bears to it's sun drenched patio every night. Don't miss Twin Peaks bar, with it's floor to ceiling windows. It has the reputation of being “the first gay bar in San Francisco” and is still one of the cities most influential gay venues. Every June the Castro district becomes host to one of the worlds largest and arguably, most famous gay pride festivals. Thousands of gay and lesbian people from all over the USA and all over the world take over the gay district for a weekend of hedonistic partying and parades celebrating the gay heritage and gay pride of the city of San Francisco!
If you can't be there for Pride don't fear, San Francisco is buzzing year round with unmissable nightlife!
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