SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Some of 20 bronze plaques installed in San Francisco’s Castro District commemorating those who have made significant contributions to the LGBT movement are misspelled or have some sort of editorial error.
The Rainbow Honor Walk path at Castro and Market streets in San Francisco was officially unveiled Tuesday. It pays tribute to “self expressed LGBT individuals, now deceased, who made significant contributions in the their fields,” according to the project’s website, which include the likes of Keith Haring, Allen Ginsberg and Gertrude Stein among others.
But within less than a day of its unveiling, a few glaring typos were pointed out.
One plaque of Christine Jorgensen has the misspelling of transgendered as “trangendered.” Oscar Wilde’s plate says the writer was known for his “bitting” wit rather than “biting.”
“Tales of The City” author Armistead Maupin said the plaques with errors will be auctioned off the benefit the Honor Walk campaign.
Supervisor Scott Wiener said the manufacturers will replace the plaques within a month for free.