Iconic Castro bar recognized for important role played in history of San Francisco and the LGBT community
At today's San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board officially declared the Twin Peaks Tavern in the Castro to be a historic landmark. This legislation, sponsored by Supervisor Scott Wiener who represents the Castro district, was passed unanimously by the Board.
"Twin Peaks Tavern has been at the center of our LGBT community for over forty years," said Supervisor Wiener. "I'm excited to celebrate the historical significance of this iconic bar in the heart of the Castro."
The Twin Peaks Tavern was founded in the 1930s, but it was in 1972 when it was purchased by two lesbians that it began its life in the middle of the Castro and LGBT community. As the first known gay bar to feature full length open plate glass windows, the Twin Peaks Tavern has been a visible beacon in the LGBT movement for over 40 years.
"Twin Peaks Tavern represents the LGBT community's proud movement from out of the shadows and into the open," said Supervisor Wiener. "Today it is a gathering place where the young, old and everyone in between joins together to celebrate our community."