Explore the largest sexual and gender diverse community in the world and cruise the Castro like a local on this fun and fascinating two-hour LGBTQ cultural walk. As a long-time resident and civil rights activist, I'll show you why sexual diversity is celebrated as we meet real people with real stories in this beautiful village of rainbows. Offering the most comprehensive LGBTQ tour in the world, you'll visit twice as many historical sites than any other tour experience. Discover how the Gold Rush, World War II, civil rights leader Harvey Milk, the AIDS epidemic, and the Rainbow Honor Walk created such a strong and progressive LGBTQ community. Learn how LGBTQ equality and civil rights are still being fought for in the United States today. Private groups of 10 or more can be accommodated on a request basis and are subject to availability.
Last year my company was proudly awarded the San Francisco Legacy Business status as the first and ONLY tour company celebrating "30" years of walking with Pride! Recognized as a longstanding, community-servicing business and a valuable cultural asset to the City and County of San Francisco. Wow! My predecessor Trevor Hailey began the tour in 1989 and became an icon until she retired in 2005. Being a travel professional and Castro resident, I had purchased Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours, am the sole owner/operator and serve as an Emeritus Board Member for the Rainbow Honor Walk too. I've also had the pleasure of participating in the movies "Milk" and "When We Rise"! My focus is to bring education and awareness in regards to LGBTQ culture, equality and achieving civil rights.
Explore over 20 vibrant sites in the Castro that are of historical significance to LGBTQ culture. From the birth of the rainbow flag to the empowering Rainbow Honor Walk plaques, this is the most comprehensive walk covering the past, present, and future of LGBTQ rights.
Water; Sunscreen; Umbrella (if applicable); An Open Heart!
Fortunately, San Francisco's weather is mostly mild year round so tours operate rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. Our route is easy, with no large hills and is handicapped accessible. There will be adult content. Gratuities are also included.