Periodicals from the archives of the GLBT Historical Society.


Friday, March 2 
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
Admission: $5.00. Free for members.

A new exhibition highlighting the GLBT Historical Society’s holdings of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex periodicals published in Northern California from the 1950s to the 2000s. Curated by the society’s managing archivist, Joanna Black, and museum manager, Jeremy Prince, the show features 26 carefully selected titles — one for each letter of the alphabet — that suggest the range and depth of the institution’s periodicals collection, one of the largest in the United States. The magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and zines on display reflect how queer people have used periodicals to create community, develop culture, express desire and inspire activism. From sober to sleek, from coy to explicit, from apolitical to militant, the publications demonstrate the myriad ways LGBTQ people have found empowerment in print.
Fat Girl, No. 3 (1995). A San Francisco-based “Zine for Fat Dykes and the Women Who Want Them.” Collection of the GLBT Historical Society.
Join Hands (January-March 1978); the newsletter of a San Francisco-based support group for gay prisoners. Collection of the GLBT Historical Society.
Vanguard (February 1967); the magazine of an early gay-liberation youth group in San Francisco. Collection of the GLBT Historical Society.