It’s Gay Pride weekend and time to remember that the Mission District used to be a place where lesbians thrived.
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha took some 80 people on her Valencia Lesbian Stroll earlier this month. Lex Non Scripta designed the posters on the Mission’s queer history. We’ve made a slide show of the posters.
Based on the poster project and some of our own research, we’ve created a map to guide you on a tour. But we encourage you to drop by Modern Times and pick up a poster for $10. They’re beautiful. (To read the copy in the slide show, click on the enlarge button to make it full-screen.)