Castro gets new rainbow flag

  • by BAR staff
  • Wednesday October 4, 2023
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Photo: Rick Gerharter
Photo: Rick Gerharter

Volunteers helped to raise the new, oversize rainbow flag in Harvey Milk Plaza at Castro and Market streets Friday, September 29, ahead of the Castro Street Fair. The Castro Merchants Association provided the new flag. Terry Asten Bennett, president of the merchants' group and co-owner of Cliff's Variety, noted that the old flag was retired in memoriam of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California), who had died earlier that day at the age of 90. "She was a great woman who loved San Francisco passionately," Bennett stated, noting that Feinstein was the first female president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors before becoming mayor following the assassination of then-mayor George Moscone in November 1978. Moscone was killed in City Hall by disgruntled ex-supervisor Dan White, who also fatally shot gay supervisor Harvey Milk, who represented the Castro and started the street fair.

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