The city's gay mecca is home to a lot of change as of late. First, those new condos across the street from the Lookout have some worried. About what, we're not sure; growth, perhaps. Who knows. It's always something. But people are grumbling over them. Anyway, one thing that doesn't seem to change in a queer neighborhood like the Castro are hate crimes and violent robberies. Unfortunately, they're de rigueur in the area. But they don't have to be.

On July 31st, Supervisor Scott Wiener and community leaders will hold a safety meeting this year (the second one!) to hear and assist with your concerns.

Castro Biscuit has more:

Supervisor Scott Wiener announced on Monday that he would be holding a Castro-area safety meeting, the second such meeting this year, in response to the continuing rash of violence and robberies perpetrated against Castro residents and visitors. The meeting is set for Wednesday, July 31st at 6:30 at the Eureka Valley Recreation Center (100 Collingwood Street). Police Chief Greg Suhr, Castro district station representatives, the DA’s office, and community safety organizations like the Castro Community on Patrol and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be there as well.

During Pink Saturday, if you recall, a group of five men and a woman conducted a series of assaults and robberies that near the area of Market and Castro. At least one of the suspects was caught on video violently kicking a woman in the face.