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GLBT History Museum: Beyond the Rainbow: Queer Symbology, History & Flag-Making

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This presentation and workshop dives into the rich history of symbols that have represented and been used within the LGBTQ community, just in time for Pride! Participants will learn about the history and evolution of queer symbols before and after the creation of Gilbert Baker’s rainbow flag. The workshop will encourage participants to invent and design their own flags and representative symbols, using the art materials of their choice at home.

Leigh Pfeffer has held a variety of roles in nonprofits and museums, from program and events coordination to visitor services. Leigh manages the society’s museum operations, public programs and volunteers, and is excited about cultivating relationships with community members who share a passion for our mission. Before joining the GLBT Historical Society, they worked for the Exploratorium and managed a volunteer speakers panel program and operations at the Diversity Center in Santa Cruz. In their spare time, Leigh produces and hosts the podcast “History is Gay.”

Lena Heller is a former GLBT Historical Society intern. They recently graduated from the University of San Francisco with a major in Art History & Museum Studies and a minor in Classical Studies. They are currently the Development Administrative Assistant at the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment in Oakland.

This event will take place online. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and instructions on how to join the Zoom webinar as an attendee. The event will also be livestreamed, and then archived, on our YouTube page at https://bit.ly/2UyGVbG.

Free | Suggested donation of $5.00
Register online here: https://bit.ly/3e8On4h
The event is limited to 500 attendees.

Become a member of the GLBT Historical Society for free museum and program admission, discounts in the museum shop and other perks: www.glbthistory.org/memberships

Image credit: A participant at the January flag-making workshop creates a unique LGBTQ flag. Photo by Leigh Pfeffer.


June 5
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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