S.F. to Consider Creating LGBT District, Historic Preservation for Gay Bar

By Neal Broverman

Originally published on Advocate.com November 19 2012 9:31 PM ET

San Francisco's Land Use and Economic Development Committee will decide next month whether to add the Twin Peaks Tavern to its list of historic landmarks.

The gay bar opened in 1972, with windows that looked onto the street. This was a daring move at a time when people were routinely fired for being gay.

San Francisco's gay supervisor Scott Wiener introduced the ordinance to recognize and protect the still-operating bar at Castro and Market streets; it's expected to pass. Meanwhile, the city is also considering a proposal to name a section of the South of Market neighborhood (SoMa) as an LGBT Cultural Heritage District.

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