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George Choy

(1960-1993)

 

— Rainbow Honor Walk —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, November 18, 2016
1. George Choy Marker
Inscription.  Passionate activist for queer Asians and Pacific Islanders and AIDS awareness who was instrumental is brining LGBT counseling programs to San Francisco public high schools.
 
Erected 2014 by Rainbow Honor Walk.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansCivil RightsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Rainbow Honor Walk 🏳️‍🌈 series list.
 
Location. 37° 45.679′ N, 122° 26.109′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Castro Street near 18th Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 470 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. Oscar Wilde (a few steps from this marker); Federico Garcia Lorca (within shouting distance of this marker); Tom Waddell (within shouting distance of this marker); James Baldwin (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee Williams
George Choy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Diane Phillips
2. George Choy Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Leonard Matlovich (within shouting distance of this marker); Jane Addams (within shouting distance of this marker); Castro Street Historical Timeline (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This marker is embedded in the sidewalk.
 
Also see . . .  Rainbow Honor Walk: Passionate Activist George Choy - Bay Times. Choy saw the need for activism early on. He grew up in Chinatown, across the street from the International Hotel. Once the heart of San Francisco’s Philippine community, the Filipino seniors who lived there were forcibly evicted for an “urban renewal” project during the 1970s. Their protests to save their homes and preserve their community—which at one time included ten blocks of low-cost housing, stores, restaurants, markets, and other businesses that supported a neighborhood of some 10,000 people–left an indelible impression on him. (Submitted on November 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBTQ
 
George Choy image. Click for full size.
By Bay Times
3. George Choy
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   2. submitted on August 19, 2020, by Diane Phillips of Pittsburg, California.   3. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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Jan. 19, 2021