Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

GLBT History Museum: Curator Tour of “Labor of Love”

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a virtual tour of our newest online exhibition, “Labor of Love: The Birth of San Francisco Pride, 1970-1980.” The exhibition’s co-curators, Gerard Koskovich, Don Romesburg and Amy Sueyoshi, will lead a special guided tour of the exhibition, explaining their curatorial choices and demonstrating how San Francisco’s LGBTQ community forged the internationally renowned annual celebration that would come to be known as Pride.


Amy Sueyoshi is dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. A historian by training, her research lies at the intersection of Asian American studies and sexuality studies. She has authored two books: Queer Compulsions: Race, Nation, and Sexuality in the Affairs of Yone Noguchi (2012) and Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American “Oriental” (2018). Sueyoshi is a founding co-curator of the GLBT Historical Society Museum and served as co-chair of the inaugural Queer History Conference 2019 hosted by the Committee on LGBT History.

Gerard Koskovich is a San Francisco historian and rare book dealer. A founding member of the GLBT Historical Society, he has been active in the movement to create LGBTQ archives and museums for nearly four decades and has curated numerous exhibitions. Koskovich has presented widely, including talks at the Ecole du Louvre, Kyoto University and Oxford University, and has published extensively in English and French. Most recently he has focused on the work of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld (1868–1935); the history of queer history in the United States; and LGBTQ place-based history.

Don Romesburg is professor of women’s and gender studies at Sonoma State University and a co-founder of the GLBT Historical Society Museum. He is editor of the Routledge History of Queer America (2018) and has published queer takes on public history, histories of adolescence, sex work, transracial adoption and queer/trans performers. He was the lead scholar working to bring LGBTQ content into California’s K–12 History-Social Science Framework and textbooks and now trains educators on implementation. For these efforts, he is the namesake of the Committee on LGBT History’s Don Romesburg Prize for K–12 Curriculum.

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 on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GLBTHistory/ and then archived on our YouTube page at https://bit.ly/2UyGVbG.

Free | Suggested donation of $5.00
Register online here: https://bit.ly/2N7C1Oo
The event is limited to 500 attendees.

ASL interpretation provided upon request. Please write at least three days in advance of event to leigh@glbthistory.org.

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: San Francisco Gay Pride Program, 1972; Ephemera Collection, GLBT Historical Society.


July 17
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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