San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
— Rainbow Honor Walk —
Erected 2014 by Rainbow Honor Walk.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Women. In addition, it is included in the Rainbow Honor Walk series list.
Location. 37° 45.593′ N, 122° 26.09′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Castro Street, 0 miles north of 19th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 565 Castro Street, San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harry Hay (a few steps from this marker); Harvey Milk (a few steps from this marker); Keith Haring (a few steps from this marker); Christine Jorgensen (within shouting distance of this marker); Sylvester (within shouting distance of this marker); Randy Shilts (within shouting distance of Allen Ginsberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Alan Turing (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. This marker is one of 20 installed in September 2014, to honor notable LGBTQ persons.
Regarding Gertrude Stein. American writer and thinker who spent most of her life in France, well known for her writing, her premier art collection of twentieth century painters like Matisse, Cezanne, and Picasso, Gauguin, Renoir, and Toulouse-Lautrec, and the many famous people, artists and writers both, like Hemingway and Wilder, who visited her Paris salon. Her life-long partner, Alice B. Toklas, came to be famous in her own right. Stein’s affirming essay, Miss Furr and Miss Skeene, is one of the first homosexual revelation stories to be published. It contains the word “gay”: over one hundred times, perhaps the first published use of the word “gay” in reference to same-sex relationships and those who have them. - Rainbow Honor Walk
Also see . . . Rainbow Honor Walk Biographies. Biographies of the first 20 honorees, including Gertrude Stein. (Submitted on September 21, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.