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Cleve Jones Narrates Castro Walking Tour App

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Jones serves as a virtual tour guide of the Castro on the iPhone app, Detour.

This weekend is San Francisco Pride, and while there are plenty of celebrations that should not be missed, it’s important not to forget the history of the Castro. It’s where Harvey Milk started a revolution and where a community came out en masse to march after his death.

Fellow activist and one of Milk’s dearest friends, Cleve Jones has recently made another step in preserving the history of the Castro. Working with Detour, a walking tour app for iPhone, Jones serves as a virtual guide, narrating a stroll through the historied neighborhood with interjections of interesting facts and personal anecdotes.

Detour describes Jones’ tour of the Castro in detail:

“Walk in Cleve’s shoes through the Castro and you know everyone (the regulars at his local bar, the admiring girl behind the counter at Hot Cookie), you’ve seen everything (a party in every building, a protest on every corner, the death of a friend from AIDS on every block). You’ll walk along gorgeous side streets and up and down the Castro’s main drag, with its racy underwear shops and neighborhood bars. And all along the way, Cleve will tell you how his own story is interwoven with a movement that changed the world.”

If you’re in San Francisco, add this one to your Pride weekend schedule.

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