From April Events

STAGED READING Rhino in the Castro: The Legend of Pink

  
Staged Reading
Rhino in the Castro: The Legend of Pink
Monday, April 3
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
Admission: Free; $5.00 Donation Welcome

Oakland Cityscape
Photo: Joseph Talley

Theatre Rhinoceros, San Francisco’s groundbreaking queer stage company, has teamed up with the GLBT History Museum to present “Rhino in the Castro,” a series of readings of plays reflecting the LGBTQ community and our allies. The museum provides the space, and Rhino provides the scripts and actors. This month’s offering is “The Legend of Pink” by Kheven LaGrone. The time is the late 20th century, the place is the streets of West Oakland. Drug wars rage and a lovely transgender woman, Pink, does her best to bring a bit of beauty to her harsh environment. But people are watching as she tries to form a connection with a beautiful young man, and they don’t like it. Things turn dangerous and deadly.

Queers & Electoral Politics: A Multigenerational Conversation

Queers & Electoral Politics: A Multigenerational Conversation  
Tuesday, April 25
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
Admission: Free; $5.00 donation welcome

The latest in our monthly “Fighting Back” series exploring contemporary queer-community issues in a historical context, this multigenerational conversation will feature panelists addressing the history of LGBTQ involvement in party politics in San Francisco. How has the community’s participation in electoral politics served the LGBTQ movement in the past? How does it serve us now?

Moderator
Don Romesburg, associate professor and chair of Women’s and Gender Studies, Sonoma State University
 
Participants
Kimberly Alvarenga, copresident, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
 
Harry Britt, member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (1979–1992); board president (1989–1990)
 
Brad Chapin, cochair, e-board outreach, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
 
Shaun Haines, founder & president, San Francisco Black Community Matters; project manager, Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition; board member, Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
 
Rebecca Prozan, former cochair, Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
Invited

Representatives from the Log Cabin Republicans of San Francisco

 

COMMUNITY FORUM Preserving & Promoting San Francisco’s LGBTQ Cultural Heritage

Community Forum
Preserving & Promoting San Francisco’s LGBTQ Cultural Heritage    
Tuesday, April 18
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
Admission: Free; donations welcome

 
Photo: AdobeStock

The City of San Francisco has launched a groundbreaking task force to develop a citywide strategy for preserving and promoting LGBTQ cultural heritage — not only historic sites and districts, but also legacy enterprises and cultural assets that make San Francisco an internationally recognized queer capital. The task force will identify priorities, propose legislation and recommend policy responses to honor local LGBTQ history and to safeguard the city’s historic queer culture. The LGBTQ cultural heritage strategy will be the first such citywide municipal initiative anywhere in the world.

A community forum at the GLBT History Museum will enable residents to provide feedback to the Cultural Heritage Strategy Task Force. Members will facilitate a discussion on several questions: What does LGBTQ heritage mean to you? What neighborhoods, building, organizations, events or other cultural resources should be preserved, promoted or commemorated? What strategies should the City employ to carry out this work? The forum is open to all interested individuals. To learn more about the Citywide LGBTQ Cultural Heritage Strategy, visit the San Francisco Planning Department website.