San Francisco Castro District to Unveil Rainbow Honor Walk

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    LGBT history will come to life in San Francisco on Tuesday when a walk of fame is installed in the city's Castro District. Jean Elle reports.

    LGBT history will come to life in San Francisco on Tuesday when a walk of fame is installed in the city's Castro District.

    The Rainbow Honor Walk will showcase the story of more than a dozen prominent figures in the LGBT community with 20 bronze plaques placed on the streets of Castro.

    "The folks who moved here in the 70s were really another generation of pioneers who took this neighborhood to a new place," said Geoff Dryvynsyde of the Castro Village Wine Company. "Celebrating them and their achievement in a physical way is truly special."

    A plague honoring San Francisco-native Del Martin will be placed just outside of the wine company's front steps.

    The plaques will be unveiled at a ceremony that starts at Harvey Milk Plaza at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Fundraising and a selection process for another 20 plaques are also in the works, officials said.