San Francisco is home to the highest percentage of LGBTQ people in the United States 6 percent in the metro area , so it's really no wonder why it's repeatedly called America's most gay-friendly city. The Bay Area is absolutely teeming with gay bars, strip clubs, dance clubs, bathhouses, and sex clubs. Much of it is concentrated in the Castro , a neighborhood whose crosswalks are painted with rainbow colors, but the LGBTQ influence is also apparent in the SoMa South of Market neighborhood, which has been a hub for San Francisco's gay community since the '60s, when it led its leather scene. Additionally, you'll find a smattering of gay hangouts along Polk Street San Francisco's earliest gay 'hood and in the Mission. San Francisco's gay bar scene is indicative of its straight bar scene: It's vastly diverse, welcoming, and accompanying of every age and taste. Pick a part of town and stick to it.
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The history of the city of San Francisco , California , and its development as a center of maritime trade , were shaped by its location at the entrance to a large natural harbor. San Francisco is the name of both the city and the county; the two share the same boundaries. Only lightly settled by European-Americans at first, after becoming the base for the gold rush of , the city quickly became the largest and most important population, commercial, naval, and financial center in the American West. San Francisco was devastated by a great earthquake and fire in but was quickly rebuilt.
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