Watching The Castro transform in the 1970s

James “Robbie” Robinson talks about moving into The Castro in 1970, going into business with a friend at a barbershop there. The neighborhood was not yet the mecca of LGBT culture that it is today, and he describes the process of gay businesses slowly starting to establish themselves.

Storyteller: James “Robbie” Robinson
Date of Story: 1970s
Location of Story: The Castro, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Location: The Castro, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
Date: 11 October, 2016