"out of business"
High home prices,plus high population density, plus low availability.
San Francisco has becoming a expensive place to rent an apartment.
An estimated 75% of all housing units in San Francisco are covered by rent control.
To get around rent control, landlords have been using a California state law called the Ellis Act.
Basically, landlords declare themselves „out of business“ …
The number of people who are homeless in San Francisco is 6,686,
according to an official count by the city of San Francisco in 2015.
The Department of Public Health estimates the number is around 10,000,
while the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness thinks it could be closer to 12,000.
For fifty year the Bar have been at the cutting edge of San Francisco nightlife with
a one-of-a-kind party, killer cocktails, eye-popping drag and burlesque shows, and welcoming community events. The bar is owned and operated by an 18-person worker-owner cooperative. From serving drinks and playing tunes to cleaning floors and checking IDs, Stud Collective members do it all.
A brief list of some queer icons who have appeared at the Stud: The Weather Girls, Sylvester, Etta James, Bjork, Lady Gaga, Ana Matronic, Justin Vivian Bond, Michael Stipe, Lady Miss Kier, RuPaul, and Charo.
Stud Bar, San Francisco 2016