Gay Racism in the Castro

In his classic poem "Tongues Untied," black gay poet Marlon Riggs reflects on his experience of moving to San Francisco decades ago. "In this great gay mecca," he writes, "I was an invisible man, still. I had no shadow, no substance. No history, no place. No reflection."

Marlon Riggs is not alone. Black gay men have complained for years about racism in the gay community, but many of these complaints have been dismissed by the larger gay community as the rantings of a few. Now comes a new report from the San Francisco Human Rights Commission that confirms what many of us have known all along: racism is alive and well, even in the legendary Castro district of San Francisco. Read more...


  1. Economically and social acceptance of American. LGBT rights is facade to be specific. There focusing upon, middle class. Image yes, basically Anglophile. Contradiction if so why employers continue. Deny insurance rights to couples.

    Along southern states racism against. LGBT no this not profound. Bigotry is still around the town. Yeah, journalist whom never seen. Segregation or encountered insults write.

    False reports it's getting what? Not better__regarding San Francisco. Yes, I'm white doesn't make it alright. To slander fellow LGBT because. Cultural heritage the opposite San Francisco. Very regional expectations of LGBT movement.

    If so why the 'icon" Harry Milk. Biographical movie and vocational school. With private donations never became popular. Admit this dated many of men. Black men since don't economically. Nor, political united in America considered. Inferior towards false interior San Francisco.

    Once, prosperous so called Queen. Nation of the Bay Area no longer. Either your rich or displace. Case of majority working class LGBT. San Francisco especially around the Castro. Selling rental converting into TIC. Whom guilty affluent LGBT realtors. Whom detest lower income LGBT. Those reading San Francisco image. If white not hung,handsome and money. Discard, say I'm generalizing live here! Affluent LGBT whom GLAAD supports never. Assist LGBT rallies of equality homophobic. Increase in San Francisco yes, white not. Making professional salary Noe Valley,Diamond Heights,Cow Hollow and Castro. Yeah, remembrance soon, displacing LGBT for. Corporate America laugh article those.

    Detesting race your choice behind the greed. Elite whom, going eventually displace. LGBT out of San Francisco thank you. Mark Welch incident rationalized,because. Criminals Black never caught so many. Fights robberies within Castro guilty. White stealing and narcotics when LGBT. Police seldom assist you as NYC. Enough if your LGBT it's colorless.

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    San Francisco consider non White LGBT. Inept this my experience of many. Conservative LGBT living in San Francisco shame. On them not speaking for me. Thank you.


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