Panel Discussion | Foreign Bodies: Homophobia, Race and Immigration   

Thursday, December 14th 2017
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
Admission: $5.00. Free for members.

Cover of OUT/LOOK, no. 11 (Winter 1991). Courtesy of GLBT Historical Society.

In conjunction with the exhibition “OUT/LOOK & the Birth of the Queer” currently on display at the GLBT History Museum, this panel will address questions of homophobia, race and immigration in relation to the 30-year period since the groundbreaking journal OUT/LOOK first emerged in 1987. Participants will consider how the history of queer thought on these issues in the late 1980s-early 1990s affects and informs today’s intersectional resistance movements. Panelists include Marcia Ochoa, founder of El/La Para Translatinas, a transgender Latina social justice organization in San Francisco’s Mission District, and Andrew Spieldenner, a longtime HIV advocate and cultural critic. International human rights advocate Julie Dorf will serve as moderator. For more information about the “OUT/LOOK and the Birth of the Queer” exhibition and related initiatives, visit