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Hartford Street Zen Center

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Founded by former drag queen Reverand Isaan Dorsey in the 1980s, The Buddhist Hospice, located in the heart of The Castro district, was originally for individuals battling HIV/AIDS. Originally titled "The Gay Buddhist Club", The center remains a delightful setting to practice Buddhism, yoga, and meditation amongst an accepting and diverse community.

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  • LGBTQ+ Landmarks in San Francisco

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    San Francisco is a historically rich destination, brimming with diverse LGBTQ+ history and culture. Including the nineteen-nineties AIDS epidemic, persecution, riots, the first-ever US same-sex marriage, and vibrant Pride parades, SF has seen it all. Visit some of the treasured locations that have stood alongside some of the most outspoken and determined LGBTQ+ individuals and equal rights activists in the colorful district of The Castro. These rainbow flag-lined streets have observed some of the most powerful movements in history, let's uncover these iconic LGBTQ+ landmarks in San Francisco.