From Museum events

Picnic & Dance: Queer Summer of Love in Golden Gate Park

Picnic & Dance: Queer Summer of Love in Golden Gate Park

Sunday, May 21    
Noon to 5:00 PM 
National AIDS Memorial Grove  
Golden Gate Park 
Free. Donations Welcome.

 
Graphic from the San Francisco Oracle (April 1967). Courtesy Regent Press.

In conjunction with the “Lavender-Tinted Glasses” exhibition currently on display at the GLBT History Museum, the Calamus Fellowship invites you to join in an afternoon tribute to the queer movers and shakers who helped create the Summer of Love in 1967. The potluck picnic and dance for all ages will take place at the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park. DJs Brontez Purnell, Malik Mays and others will provide the sounds. Fabulous tie-dye and other LGBTQ hippie looks encouraged. Free admission. Calamus will be collecting donations for the AIDS Memorial Grove and the GLBT Historical Society. To join the Facebook conversation, click here.

LIVING HISTORY Queers & Electoral Politics: A Multigenerational Conversation

Living History

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

 

STAGED READING Rhino in the Castro: Blue Fire on the Water

  
Staged Reading
Rhino in the Castro: Blue Fire on the Water
Monday, May 1
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
Admission: Free; $5.00 Donation Welcome

Photo: Dreamstime

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 “Blue Fire on the Water: A Memory Play With Music” by Renita Martin. There’s Jo, in his 80s, teaching Maybelle, a young woman with natural talent, to sing the blues. Maybelle loves Jo, but Jo has secrets. Meanwhile, it’s New Orleans, and the water is rising.

LIVING HISTORY Fighting Back: Development VS LGBTQ Preservation

Living History
Fighting Back: Development VS LGBTQ Preservation

Tuesday, May 23
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
Admission: $5.00; free for members

Demolition of the Tool Box, an early leather bar (1975) Photo: Henri Leleu

What is the history of LGBTQ involvement in party politics in San Francisco? How has the community’s participation in electoral politics served the LGBTQ movement? How does it serve us now? The second in the GLBT Historical Society’s “Fighting Back” program series, this multigenerational community forum featuring panelists from local LGBTQ party-affiliated clubs along with former elected officials will explore contemporary issues in LGBTQ electoral politics in a historical context and in light of contemporary developments.

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.