clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Castro livestream cams are the best thing to happen to San Francisco

Why go out when you can enjoy the ‘Stro from the comfort of your chaise lounge?

Fret not, homebodies and agoraphobes. You can still isolate in the comfort of your own home while enjoying the sights and vibrancy of the Castro via not one, not two, but three 24/7 livestream cams.

Two cameras installed above Cliff’s Variety capture two parts of Castro Street: the intersection of 18th and Castro and Castro Street looking north.

There’s also an additional camera above Orphan Andy’s showcasing the happenings at Harvey Milk Plaza and—NSFW alert!—Jane Warner Plaza.

San Francisco Bay Times Publisher Dr. Betty Sullivan conceived of the cinematic idea. Hoodline has more:

San Francisco Bay Times Publisher Dr. Betty Sullivan had the idea for a Castro Cam over a decade ago, she told Hoodline.

Sullivan moved to San Francisco from the deep south, where she says she’d felt isolated and alone. “I didn’t know where the community was,” she said.

Sullivan would watch television to see if anything regarding the LGBT community was being captured by national news.

“That’s how I knew there was a community here,” Sullivan said. “They would report Pride every year in June. That’s how I knew I wasn’t crazy.”

Send these cams to your LGBTQ family and friends stuck in less-than-queer-friendly towns.

Castro Street looking north:

Castro and 18th Street:

Castro and Harvey Milk Plaza: