North Beach Walking Tour

Explore North Beach and reveal the locations of dozens of queer-friendly spaces as far back as the 18th century in San Francisco's original "gayborhood." You'll learn about a Latinx drag queen who outwitted the police, a Black bisexual singer who lit up marquees, and scores of straight allies who fought and won victories for the early queer community. This walk guides you through the historic and scenic sites of the Jackson Square district. We'll end with a round of drinks at a former lesbian bar (included in the price of your ticket). Before Stonewall, Harvey Milk, or the rainbow flag, learn how brave queer people made visible the “unspeakable vice” of the Victorians and—through the process—gained a voice.

This tour starts at 11am at 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA.
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After North Beach, the neighborhoods of the Tenderloin and Polk Street became the center of queer life in San Francisco. From the beginning of gender-affirming care for transgender folks to the first ever Pride march, see how the Unspeakable Vice was called to action.