Photographs from Out in the Castro
Desire, Promise, Activism

Edited by Winston Leyland

l to r: Harvey Milk, writer Frank Robinson, and Broadway play director,
Tom O'Horgan in Harvey Milk's Castro camera shop, ca. 1977, the year
before Harvey's assassination.

Photo: Scot Smith. © Collection Frank M. Robinson.

"Shirley MacLaine and the Dog Boy"
Shirley MacLaine judges a contestant at the Annual Castro Dog Show,
a fundraiser for AIDS charities, on Castro Street, San Francisco, 1982.

Photo © Greg Day

Two sexy boys at Castro and 18th Streets talk to the driver of a classic car,
Sunday, August 21, 1977. Note the banner at top left indicating a sports
game between the gay softball league and the police.
Would that all relationships between the two had been so rosy!

Photo ©Crawford Barton

ISSAN DORSEY ROSHI in the garden of Hartford St. Zen Center (Castro), 5/1/1990, the year he died of AIDS. He was a Soto Zen monk and profound teacher in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki-Roshi, and first Abbot of Issanji Temple in the Castro, as well as founder of Maitri Hospice. See work on him and by him in Queer Dharma, Voices of Gay Buddhists, v. 1, ed. by Winston Leyland, Gay Sunshine Press, 1997.

Photo: ©Rick Gerharter

Repairing a quilt panel at the Castro District office
of the Names project, 2/18/1990.

Photo: ©Rick Gerharter

Chinese ink and color on paper, 2000, ©Freddie Niem

"Hold on to your husbands, girls. The Casanova
of Castro Street has arrived."

Cartoon © Gerard Donelan 1983

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