|The City of San Francisco has launched a groundbreaking task force to develop a citywide strategy for preserving and promoting LGBTQ cultural heritage — not only historic sites and districts, but also legacy enterprises and cultural assets that make San Francisco an internationally recognized queer capital. The task force will identify priorities, propose legislation and recommend policy responses to honor local LGBTQ history and to safeguard the city’s historic queer culture. The LGBTQ cultural heritage strategy will be the first such citywide municipal initiative anywhere in the world.
A community forum at the GLBT History Museum will enable residents to provide feedback to the Cultural Heritage Strategy Task Force. Members will facilitate a discussion on several questions: What does LGBTQ heritage mean to you? What neighborhoods, building, organizations, events or other cultural resources should be preserved, promoted or commemorated? What strategies should the City employ to carry out this work? The forum is open to all interested individuals. To learn more about the Citywide LGBTQ Cultural Heritage Strategy, visit the San Francisco Planning Department website.|