Our monthly After Hours party at the GLBT History Museum celebrates the queer past with dancing, drinks, nibbles and mingling in the galleries after the museum’s regular exhibition hours. This month’s theme, Leather and Fur, will bring together the leather and bear communities, with funds raised at the party supporting the GLBT History Museum’s upcoming exhibition on bear culture and bear cartoonist — beartoonist! — Fran Frisch.
The amazing drag king Alex U. Inn will be hosting, and special guest DJ Gayle Rubin, preeminent queer theorist and historian of the leather scene, will spin tunes from the golden age of the baths, sex clubs, and dungeons of San Francisco.
Monday, September 19
Former Lexington Club location
2464 19th Street, San Francisco
Facebook invite here.
Join the GLBT Historical Society, Supervisor David Campos, owner Lila Thirkield, and other Lex lovers for an official celebration of The Lexington Club! On Monday, September 19 at 3 pm sharp, we’ll be gathering to unveil a commemorative plaque honoring the iconic San Francisco lesbian bar, which closed last year.
Located in front of 3464 19th St. at the corner of Lexington Street in San Francisco, the plaque recognizes the incredible contribution the Lexington Club made to the LGBT community in San Francisco, particularly in providing a space for queer and trans women. During its 18 years of operation, the bar was known for its wild nights, “never a cover” slogan, famous restroom graffiti, great staff and community support.
Speakers will include Supervisor David Campos, Amy Sueyoshi from the GLBT Historical Society, and Lexington owner Lila Thirkield. After the short ceremony, we’ll head over to the nearby Phoenix Bar and Restaurant (811 Valencia) to raise a toast to the Lex.
Thursday, September 15
7pm (show 8pm) $10-$20, 18+
Brick and Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission, San Francisco
Facebook invite here.
KINGDOM! — the only monthly DRAG KING night in SF — is pleased to join forces with the GLBT History Museum for an unforgettable night of SEXY DRAG KING performances, music, and partying!
KINGDOM! DRAG KING MUSEUM HERE WE COME! is a benefit for the future DRAG KING exhibit at the GLBT HIstory Museum.
Join emcees Alex U. Inn, Mailman, plus the whole Momma’s Boyz Krew and a host of performers (see below), as they turn Brick & Mortar into a DRAG KING performance showcase.
After many months of waiting for the approval, the project has been given the green light and the Exhibit is scheduled for JUNE 2017, but the funding and planning has to begin now.
Thursday, September 8 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Tenderloin Museum | 398 Eddy Street | San Francisco
In 2011, Megan Rohrer and historian Joey Plaster created a remarkable work of public history: Vanguard Revisited, which introduced the history of the 1960s radical queer-youth organization Vanguard to contemporary queer homeless youth, who created their own art and poetry zine in conversation with essays and themes from the original Vanguard newsletter. Now, a second issue of the Vanguard Revisited zine will be released with new materials by the original authors and editors.
At the concluding program of the 50th Anniversary Compton’s Commemoration series, Rohrer will describe the initial process leading up to Vanguard Revisited and will discuss its legacy. Rohrer is the pastor of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in San Francisco and is a nationally recognized leader on issues of homelessness, gender, sexuality and faith. Admission: $5.