Saturday, June 16, 2007

Longtime Castro tour guide dies

Trevor Hailey had retired from her Cruisin' the Castro tours in 2005 after leading an estimated 4,000 groups through the 'hood over the past two decades. She moved to San Diego, where she died Tuesday after suffering a stroke. Hailey was 66. She started her tours after volunteering as a gay historian. "That's when I discovered we even had a history," she once told the San Francisco Chronicle. "Until then, I thought we'd all sprung full-bloom from rocks." Hailey was the subject of a documentary, Only in the Castro with Trevor Hailey, to be shown today at the Victoria Theatre as part of the Frameline31 film festival, now dedicated to her memory. [Photo: Chronicle]

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