SF lesbian bar commemorated

  • Wednesday September 21, 2016
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Photo: Rick Gerharter
Photo: Rick Gerharter

The Lexington Club, which for 18 years before its closure in April 2015 was an iconic lesbian bar in San Francisco's Mission district, was fondly remembered Monday, September 19 when gay San Francisco Supervisor David Campos held a ceremony outside of the bar, at 3464 19th Street. During the event, longtime Lexington Club manager Benjamin McGrath, left, and owner Lila Thirkield, right, uncovered a plaque commemorating the role of the bar in the LGBTQ community. In a news release, Campos said he had worked with community members to create the plaque to honor the Lexington Club's legacy. Also on hand were members of the GLBT Historical Society, which will care for the plaque; District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim; and former patrons of the club. Thirkield was also thanked for her contributions to the community.