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Castro gay bar set to become official San Francisco landmark

Castro gay bar set to become official San Francisco landmark

San Francisco’s world famous gay bar Twin Peaks Tavern is set to have its place in the US city’s history books officially recognized.

The bar in the Californian metropolis’s Castro district is one of two LGBT landmarks shortlisted to be commended for its historical significance.

Twin Peaks is credited as the first gay bar in the city to have clear glass windows at a time when people could be fired based on their sexual orientation.

The Board of Supervisor’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee will vote on the issue on 10 December.

If adopted and signed into law by the mayor, the boozer would become the third gay landmark in the city to receive the status, joining the home and camera shop of late gay rights activist Harvey Milk and the Jose Theater and the Names Project.

The Planning Commission will also meet on 7 December to decide whether to create an LGBT Cultural Heritage District in the South of Market – an area famous for its leather scene and fetish street parties.