Mission District LGBTQ-Themed Mural Defaced Repeatedly

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 (Henry Pacheco)

An LGBTQ-themed mural at a San Francisco art gallery was set on fire this past Monday -- in a series of acts of vandalism on the painting since its installation in June. The mural titled, "Por Vida," is outside the Mission District's Galeria de la Raza and has become a flash point for hot button issues in the neighborhood from gentrification to racism to homophobia.

Luciano Sagastume Speaking at the 'Por Vida' Rally

Referenced during the show


Supervisor David Campos Speaking at the 'Por Vida' Rally


Ani Rivera, executive director, Galeria de la Raza

Patrice O'Neill, co-founder, Not In Our Town