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Queens of the Tenderloin at Aunt Charlie's Lounge

Photo by James Hosking, resized and cropped with permission

In this week's Audiograph, we go to Aunt Charlie's Lounge, a Tenderloin institution that's one of the oldest gay bars in San Francisco.

"We're fabulous we're gay, we're friendly, we are out there. Whatever you want to do, come to the Tenderloin and let's do it. Just don't hurt anybody."

There is an ongoing series of exhibitions about Aunt Charlie’s at the Tenderloin museum through 2020.

This story originally aired in March of 2016. Audiograph is a radio project mapping the Bay Area’s sonic signature, telling the story of where you live and the people who live there with you. Click the audio player above to listen.

Hannah Kingsley-Ma is a reporter and producer living in San Francisco.