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Before the 1970s, San Francisco's gay community's hub was Polk Street, not the Castro District. The Lower Polk Neighborhood Association recently hired a group of artists to create a mural to depict the neighborhood's gay history, but it's been met with opposition. "At a community meeting last month, attendees objected to the quality of the art, as well to the content that alluded to the neighborhood's gay history," Matt Baume reports. Some residents disapprove of the mural because it'll be a constant reminder of the conflict of that time. Incidents of police harassment towards the LGBT's during that time are well-documented. [NBC Bay Area]