Visitors to San Francisco now have another reason to visit HRC’s store in the city’s historic Castro District. GayCities and the San Francisco Travel Association have named the shop one of their 49 Places That Make Us Proud. In honor of LGBT Pride Month anyone who visits the store and checks in on Facebook or Foursquare during the month of June will receive an HRC rainbow wristband.
To receive the reward, visitors must check into either of the social networks and show a store employee that they have checked in. Anyone who checks-in will also be entered to win a grand prize: a trip for two back to San Francisco.
As the former home of Castro Camera, 575 Castro holds significant historical value to the LGBT community and its allies. During the 1970s, Harvey Milk's Castro Camera grew to become the epicenter of San Francisco’s burgeoning LGBT community. It was here, at 575 Castro, that Milk would launch his political career leading him to becoming one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States.
As the current home of the HRC Action Center and Store, 575 Castro continues to celebrate and advocate for the LGBT community. Follow the LGBT timeline that rings the interior of the space to not only glimpse into the history of the LGBT movement, but also to learn how HRC and our partners are continuing the work toward full equality coast-to-coast.