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GLBT History Museum: LGBTQ Youth in France & the U.S.: Looking Back, Looking Forward

May 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For LGBTQ young people in France and the United States, claiming their sexuality and gender has long presented joys and challenges. This panel offers perspectives on how the lives of LGBTQ teens and young adults in the two countries were shaped in the past and how LGBTQ communities and their allies are working to support queer youth today.

Offering the historical context are Michael Lucey, professor of French at the University of California, Berkeley, and Don Romesburg, professor of women’s and gender studies at Sonoma State University.

Bringing the story into the present, the work of Le Refuge, a French organization that provides housing and support for LGBTQ young people rejected by their families, will be discussed by the founder and president, Nicolas Noguier, and vice president, Clare Hart.

For an American perspective, the initiatives of LYRIC, a pioneering San Francisco LGBTQ youth services organization, will be presented by the nonprofit’s executive director, Jodi Schwartz.

Serving as moderator for the panel is Mark Sawchuk, a communications volunteer with the GLBT Historical Society who holds a doctorate in French history.

The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco

$5.00 | Free for members
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The panel is cosponsored by Le Refuge, LYRIC and the Consulate General of France in San Francisco.

“Queer Youth in France and the U.S.” marks International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – the Global page, observed worldwide on May 17; in addition, the program honors the 30th anniversary of LYRIC and the 15th anniversary of Le Refuge.

Become a member of the GLBT Historical Society for free admission to this program, free museum admission, discounts in the museum shop and other perks: goo.gl/WjkGSn


May 17, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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