If you are visiting San Francisco before October, be sure to take a look at the Castro Museum’s “Passionate Struggle” exhibit. It’s a small exhibit that’s only up through October 2009, but it’s big on gay history. The show is a must-see as it provides a deeper context to the culture of early gay-rights era San Francisco and the man who catapulted the gay rights movement into the mainstream, Harvey Milk. The limited engagement houses many colorful artifacts including the sewing machine that stitched the first rainbow flag and the suit Milk was assassinated in.Quick Facts:- The GLBT Historical Society maintains one of the preeminent archives of GLBT historic materials in the world. The current “Passionate Struggle” exhibit surveys 50 years of San Francisco’s GLBT history.- Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12pm-8pm and Sundays, 12pm-6pm (except holidays)- Location: 499 Castro Street at the corner of 18th Street- Community Free Day is the first Wednesday of every month.- Regular Admission: $3-Jason

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