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GLBT History Museum

4127 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
http://www.glbthistory.org/

May 2019

GLBT History Museum: Two-Spirit Voices: Still Here, Still Queer

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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For 20 years, Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits has been committed to activism and service for the Two-Spirit community. This program offers a look at the history and activism of the organization over the past two decades. Founding members of BAAITS, including Randy Burns, who also founded Gay American Indians in 1975, will engage in a dialog with current board members and community leaders. BAAITS is the subject of the ongoing exhibition “Two-Spirit Voices: Returning to the Circle” at…

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GLBT History Museum: California and the Stonewall Riots

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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The 1969 Stonewall riots, when LGBTQ people fought back against police harassment at a New York bar, are often described as the starting point of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. Author Marc Stein will discuss his new book "The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History" (NYU Press), which situates Stonewall in a broader perspective. After reviewing pre-Stonewall LGBTQ protests in California, Stein will explore how news about the riots reached the West Coast, how Californians viewed the uprising and how Golden…

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GLBT History Museum: Exhibition Opening | The Mayor of Folsom Street

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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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…

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GLBT History Museum: Fighting Back: Unions, Workers and Queers

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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The latest in The GLBT Historical Society's monthly “Fighting Back” series exploring contemporary queer issues in a historical context, this panel will discuss the support of organized labor for the LGBTQ community in the San Francisco Bay Area. Organized labor and LGBTQ activists have made common cause in San Francisco since the mid-1970s, when Harvey Milk helped create the connection. Panelists will consider how workers, unions and members of the LGBTQ community have built a worldwide relationship based on shared…

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GLBT History Museum: Performance | Gay in the Great War

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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In this unique performance, author Lance Ringel will present a dramatized reading with music from his novel "Flower of Iowa" (Smashwords), a carefully researched work about two soldiers, one American and one British, who fall in love on the Western Front in 1918 France. A tale of bravery and hidden love between men during some of the darkest hours of the 20th century, "Flower of Iowa" showcases unforgettable characters, meticulous historic research and exhilarating storytelling. LOCATION The GLBT Historical Society…

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