Eight #LGBT Heroes Join San Francisco's Rainbow Honor Walk

(NPR) — Choreographer Alvin Ailey, Freddie Mercury, Josephine Baker and others are being honored with plaques on the Rainbow Honor Walk — a sort of Hollywood Walk of Fame for important LGBTQ figures. (@KQED)
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Alvin Ailey, Freddie Mercury and Josephine Baker are among the newest recipients of sidewalk plaques in the city's Castro District.

Choreographer Alvin Ailey, singer Freddie Mercury and entertainer Josephine Baker are among the fresh arrivals who will be joining 28 other LGBT heroes that the Rainbow Honor Walk has recognized with large bronze plaques on Castro, Market and 19th streets.

Perry envisioned something akin to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But it took a long time, even by San Francisco's glacial standards, to turn that concept into reality — including unending meetings, community input, appearances before city committees, the founding of the Rainbow Honor Walk nonprofit and an international design competition.

Source: NPR, full story

 

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