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GLBT History Museum: Exhibition Opening | The Mayor of Folsom Street
May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A new exhibition at The GLBT Historical Society Museum uses archival documents, photographs, artifacts, fine art and digital displays to document the life of Alan Selby, also known as Mr. S, who opened the iconic leather and kink retail store Mr-S-Leather in the SoMa district in 1979. One of San Francisco’s longest-lived and best-known queer retail establishments, Mr. S. Leather grew into a de facto community center as well as an international destination.
Curated by Jordy Jones, Jeremy Prince and Gayle Rubin, and drawing on the Alan Selby papers preserved in the society’s archives, this transdisciplinary exhibition situates Selby’s life within the context of a changing SoMa neighborhood, AIDS charities and the emergence of a distinct queer leather and kink culture. Light refreshments will be served.
The GLBT Historical Society Museum
$5.00 | Free for members
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