San Francisco activists see irony in Yass, a queer startup backed by tech wealth

Silicon Valley cash helped drive the displacement of some of the city’s iconic LGBT spaces. Now a new startup is raising eyebrows over its links to Peter Thiel and its decision to open in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood One by one, San Francisco’s iconic gay clubs and queer centers have shut their doors: the Lexington Club, the city’s last lesbian bar; the Lusty Lady, a unionized strip club; Different Light bookstore, a Castro institution. “Those were spaces that saved my life honestly, and the lives of many people I know,”...

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By: The Guardian - Thursday, 7 December

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