New Exhibition, Publication & Website Celebrate Groundbreaking Queer Journal

Inset: Curator E.G. Chrichton at the opening of “OUT/LOOK & the Birth of the Queer.” Right: Cover of the new issue of OUT/LOOK (2017). by Mark Sawchuk Inspired by the 30th anniversary of the founding of OUT/LOOK, artist E.G. Crichton (pictured above) has created a new exhibition, “OUT/LOOK & the Birth of the Queer,” open through January …

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Community Forum | Fighting Back: Race & The LGBTQ Community     

Tuesday, November 28th 2017 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-community issues in a historical context, “Race and the LGBTQ Community” will offer a multigenerational conversation about race relations among …

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Film Screening | From Trauma to Activism: Oral Histories of the LGBTQ Movement

Friday, November 3rd 2017 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission: $5.00. Free for members. A new feature-length documentary, From Trauma to Activism unpacks LGBTQ history with first-person narratives from audacious pathfinders, gay liberationists, self-proclaimed dykes and lesbian separatists, radical fairies and courageous queens. These pioneers formulated a daring politics …

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Film Premiere | Before Homosexuals: From Ancient Times to Victorian Crimes

Saturday, November 11th 2017 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Roxie Theater 3117 16th St., San Francisco Admission: $15.00 • $12.50 for members Pride of the Ocean and the Center for Independent Documentary present a special San Francisco premiere of John Scagliotti’s new feature-length documentary Before Homosexuals: From Ancient Times to Victorian Crimes. The film takes viewers on a tour …

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From the Executive Director | The Legacy Circle: A Key to Our Future

   by Terry Beswick This month, I’d like to take a moment to talk with you about planned giving — one of the most important ways individuals can support the GLBT Historical Society. But first, a brief summary of why it matters. At our annual gala last year, we announced Vision 2020, our campaign to establish a new …

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True Colors: Welcoming the Archives of Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker

by Mark Sawchuk A legend in the LGBTQ community, Gilbert Baker (1951-2017) was an American artist and activist famed for creating the rainbow flag, which debuted at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade in 1978. Now an internationally recognized symbol of the queer community, the flag also is an icon of contemporary design, with examples held …

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In the Archives | Digitizing Volunteer Uncovers the Queer Past

by Alexander Gray For a few months now I have been volunteering on the GLBT Historical Society’s project to digitize the pre-internet run of theBay Area Reporter (1971-2005). The initiative is sponsored by the Bob Ross Foundation, created by the late publisher of the weekly LGBT newspaper. On any given day, I go through issues of …

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Exhibition Features New Work Inspired by Groundbreaking Queer Journal OUT/LOOK

San Francisco — A new multimedia exhibition opening October 6 at the GLBT History Museum explores the story of OUT/LOOK, a groundbreaking national queer quarterly published in San Francisco from 1988 to 1992. Embracing gender and racial diversity and bridging academic and community perspectives, the magazine developed an avid readership. The show and its associated programs, …

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Panel Discussion | Fighting Back: Marching for Our Rights

Panel Discussion | Fighting Back: Marching for Our Rights   Tuesday, September 26 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-community issues in a historical context,”Marching for Our Rights: 1987 and Beyond” …

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Conversations with Gay Elders

Thursday, October 5 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Koret Auditorium San Francisco Main Library 100 Larkin St., San Francisco 94102 Admission: FREE Filmmaker David Weissman shares a segment of his Conversations With Gay Elders, a series of in-depth interviews focused on gay men whose journeys of self-discovery precede the era of Stonewall and gay liberation. Sponsored …

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Exhibition Opening: OUT/LOOK and the Birth of the Queer

Friday, October 6   7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco  Admission: $5.00 | Free for members A new multimedia exhibition focusing on OUT/LOOK, a national queer quarterly based in San Francisco that ran from 1988 to 1992. Embracing gender and racial diversity and bridging academic and community perspectives, the magazine …

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Q-Public: OUT/LOOK for the 21st Century

Thursday, October 12 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 and the Birth of the Queer,” a roundtable of writers, editors, artists and community organizers will discuss the story of OUT/LOOK (published 1988–1992) and the significance of the new …

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Book Launch | Butch Lesbians of the 20s, 30s and 40s Coloring Book

Thursday, October 19  7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission: $5.00 | Free for members Bringing together amazing queer history and forceful contemporary graphics, Butch Lesbians of the 20s, 30s and 40s Coloring Book is a new release from Stacked Deck Press. Pathologized as inverts, criminalized as cross dressers and denigrated …

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Community Forum | Fighting Back: Art as Resistance | 30th Anniversary of the AIDS Quilt

Tuesday, October 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-community issues in a historical context, “Art as Resistance: 30th Anniversary of the AIDS Quilt” will offer a multigenerational conversation with organizers, …

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Reel in the Closet: Showing With the Filmmakers

Reel in the Closet: Showing With the Filmmakers Thursday, August 31 7:00 PM Roxie Theater 3117 16th St., San Francisco $15.00 | $12.50 for members   This special showing of Reel in the Closet will benefit preservation of the film and video collections of the GLBT Historical Society. The feature-length documentary reveals LGBTQ life through …

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Picturing Kinship: A Tour by the Artist

Picturing Kinship: A Tour by The Artist Monday, September 18 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission: $5.00 | Free for members   For the closing night of “Picturing Kinship: Portraits of Our Community by Lenore Chinn,” the painter and photographer herself will offer an informal tour of the exhibition. Chinn …

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Queer Before the Theory: Gavin Arthur & the Circles of Sex

Queer Before the Theory: Gavin Arthur & the Circles of Sex  Thursday, September 14 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 “Lavender-Tinted Glasses: A Groovy Gay Look at the Summer of Love” at the GLBT History Museum, curator Joey …

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