If Lech Walesa Doesn’t Like Gay People, Then Why Does San Francisco Honor Him with Lech Walesa Street?

The News of the Day:

“Walesa said in a television interview on Friday that he believed gay people had no right to sit on the front benches in parliament and, if there at all, should sit in the back ‘or even behind a wall’.”

And here isĀ Lech Walesa Street, off of famous-for-its-gay-people Polk Street, near famous-for-its gay-people Market Street, and just a half-block from world-famous San Francisco City Hall:

The former Ivy Street, at Polk:

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3 Responses to “If Lech Walesa Doesn’t Like Gay People, Then Why Does San Francisco Honor Him with Lech Walesa Street?”

  1. Jezebel Zero says:

    Let’s just start calling it Lick Whale Asses street.

  2. TinyTim says:

    Just another reason not to name streets, plazas, buildings after people. We can remember them in other ways and on our own personal terms. If it’s later discovered that the honoree was not such a nice person after all, you have a conflict about the enshrinement. Sign changes, reference changes, etc. (if Amerigo Vespucci has been deemed a not nice man we may have to reconsider naming this place “America,” so just United States should be sufficient (although a bit boring and not immune to a civil war.)

  3. savesutro says:

    Everyone’s a mix of good and bad; but this guy’s shade of bad is not acceptable.

    Change the name back to Ivy Street.

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