The Castro Is Going Straight

Iconic Castro Theatre in the Castro district by David Sweet Photography for Getty Images

Iconic Castro Theatre in the Castro district by David Sweet Photography for Getty Images

Mark my words: In 10 years, the Castro will be predominantly straight.

The culprit is greed. It’s mainly the greed of speculators and investors who are buying up and flipping properties throughout the gayborhood and the city in a real estate feeding frenzy that can only be described as out of control. In the process, thousands of tenants are being pushed out of their neighborhoods as tech workers from Silicon Valley become the new kids on the block.

What these speculators and investors are doing is reminiscent of what Wall Street did to the country a few years ago: rape and pillage with no concern for the lives they’re destroying.

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