History Talk | How Has Hollywood (Mis)Represented Homosexuality?

Thursday, January 18 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco  Admission: $5.00  |  FREE for members   Using trailers from mainstream movies from the 1960s and 1970s — including Myra Breckinridge, Sunday Bloody Sunday, The Children’s Hour and The Killing of Sister George — queer cultural historian Jim Van Buskirk will investigate Hollywood’s depiction …

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Fighting Back: Disability and the LGBTQ Community    

Wednesday, January 24   7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco  Admission: Free. $5.00 donation welcome. The latest in the GLBT Historical Society’s monthly “Fighting Back” series exploring contemporary queer issues in a historical context, “Disability and the LGBTQ Community” will offer a multigenerational conversation about relations and intersections between the LGBTQ and …

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Exhibition Opening | Angela Davis: OUTspoken    

Friday, February 9      7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission: $5.00. Free for members. A new exhibition drawing on rare posters and ephemera from a private collection will trace the turbulent history of Angela Davis, a radical thinker, and activist whose work reflects her experience as a …

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We’wha: The Life & Times of a Traditional Zuni Two-Spirit      

Thursday, February 15    7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission: $5.00. Free for members. In this illustrated talk, historian Will Roscoe will share the story of We’wha (1849-1896), a Zuni two-spirit who was a potter, weaver, and leader of ceremonial activities for the tribe. Two-spirits in American …

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Community Forum | Fighting Back: Finding the Bisexual in LGBTQ   

Wednesday, February 28 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission: Free. $5.00 donation welcome. The latest in the GLBT Historical Society’s “Fighting Back” series exploring contemporary queer issues in a historical context, “Finding the Bisexual in LGBTQ” will offer a multigenerational conversation about the place of bisexual people …

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Author Talk | A Queer Love Story: Jane Rule & Rick Bébout   

Thursday, February 22     7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission: $5.00. Free for members. Marilyn Schuster will discuss and read from her new book, A Queer Love Story: The Letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout (University of British Columbia Press, 2017), collecting the extraordinary correspondence of …

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Poster Exhibition Highlights Radical History of Black Lesbian Scholar Angela Davis

San Francisco — A new exhibition drawing on rare posters and ephemera from a private collection will highlight the journey of black lesbian activist Angela Davis: from radical scholar, to political prisoner, to revolutionary icon, to public intellectual. Curated by collector Lisbet Tellefsen and historian Amy Sueyoshi, “Angela Davis: OUTspoken” considers some of the roles Davis …

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In the Archives | Documenting LGBTQ People With Disabilities

by Mark Sawchuk The archives of the GLBT Historical Society are committed to documenting the diversity of the LGBTQ community and the intersectional lives of its members. One reflection of this commitment is our holdings on LGBTQ people with disabilities, including community members who joined the disability rights movement that emerged in the 1970s. One …

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Author Talk | Red Diaper Daughter: Three Generations of Rebels & Revolutionaries

Thursday, January 11 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco  Admission: $5.00  |  FREE for members   Author Laura Bock will read and tell stories from her new memoir, Red Diaper Daughter (Second Wave Press). The term “red diaper baby” suits her perfectly: Her parents were committed left-wing radicals. Their activism was …

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In the Archives | In Print: Voices of LGBTQ People of Color

by Patricia Delara The GLBT Historical Society preserves a significant collection of LGBTQ magazines, newspapers, newsletters and zines, largely but not exclusively from Northern California — some 5,000 titles taking up approximately 450 linear feet of shelf space. A particular strength is periodicals reflecting the voices of LGBTQ people of color. Among the long-running titles …

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In the Archives | Preserving the Memory of the AIDS Crisis

by Gerard Koskovich Responding to the shock, grief and disorientation the LGBTQ community experienced at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic was one of the factors that inspired the creation of the GLBT Historical Society in 1985. The first issue of our newsletter offered this explanation: “Part of the dying and grieving processes involves remembering …

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Author Talk | Truth and Love: Finding the Soul of the Sixties 

Thursday, December 7th 2017 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission: $5.00. Free for members. Journalist, author and San Francisco native Carol Blackman presents her new nonfiction book on recent San Francisco history, Truth and Love: Finding the Soul of the Sixties (More to Say From SF, 2017). The book …

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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. 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 …

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