February 8, 2011

News & Media

The Rainbow Honor Walk was recently featured on SF Francisco’s KGO TV/ABC 7, with current Board President Donna Sachet and past president David Perry providing a walking tour of the Castro District installation. You can see the video here.

In May 2022 and with the help of SF’s DPW, the board was able to fabricate and install 8 new honoree plaques in the Castro’s sidewalk. This latest round of inductees highlighted the legacies of LGBTQ icons Gladys Bentley, Quentin Crisp, Divine, Audre Lorde, Leonard Matlovich, Sylvia Rivera, Vito Russo, and Maurice Sendak. You can see an installation video here.

In early 2022 the board voted on a new round of LGBTQ honorees. Read about our next 24 LGBTQ pioneers, including a board range of hometown heroes, international leaders, and artists for the ages. Read the names, short bios, and other details of these luminaries here.

The Castro – A Community Advocating for Equality – Written & Produced by Kathy Amendola, Cruisin’ the Castro Walking Tours, Assistant production by RKR Trust Design Development

Rick Rubin of San Francisco’s KGO TV / ABC 7 takes a tour of the Rainbow Honor Walk with Kathy Amendola of Cruisin’ the Castro Tours – May 2019

Press releases

Rainbow Honor Walk Names Donna Sachet “The First Lady of the Castro” as Board President
March 2020 – Press Release
Work begins on installation of next 8 plaques for Rainbow Honor Walk
November 2017 – Article
Oakland’s historic White Horse Bar hosts “Beer Bust” to benefit
Rainbow Honor Walk – Press Release
Second LGBT Honorees Selected for San Francisco’s Rainbow Honor Walk
June 2016 – Press Release
Beth Van Hoesen: Portraits from the Castro,
An Exhibition to Benefit the Rainbow Honor Walk
December 2013 – Press Release
Winner of International Design Competition Announced
December 2012 – Press Release
International Design Competition Extended
July 2012 – Press Release
First 20 Honorees Selected
February 2011 – Press Release

News articles

First 20 Honorees Selected for Rainbow Honor Walk
Bay Area Reporter, March 2011 – Article
Castro Residents Plan for “Rainbow Honor Walk
SF Chronicle, February 2011 – Article
Rainbow Honor Walk envisioned for Castro
Castro Courier, April 2010 – Article
Rainbow Honor Walk Is Coming to Castro
SF Chronicle, March 2010 – Article
Coverage of Rainbow Honor Walk presentation
Board of Supervisors TV, March 2010 –