Among the Bohemians: Yone Noguchi & Charles Warren Stoddard

Among the Bohemians: Yone Noguchi & Charles Warren Stoddard Wednesday, September 6 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission: $5.00  |  Free for members “Faces From the Past” is a new display in the “Queer Past Becomes Present” exhibition at the GLBT History Museum. It uses tintypes, postcards, …

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Take Action: Three Ways to Support the GLBT Historical Society

The GLBT Historical Society has thrived for more than three decades thanks to encouragement from the community — and notably from our members who get involved in our efforts. Here are three things you can do right now to support the society in preserving and sharing the stories of the LGBTQ past: Fill out a …

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Queer Heritage Mixer at the Historic Gangway

Queer Heritage Mixer at the Historic Gangway Wednesday, August 16 5:30 – 7:30 PM The Gangway 841 Larkin St., San Francisco Free (ages 21-plus) The GLBT Historical Society’s Historic Places Working Group is hosting its inaugural happy hour at the half-century-old Gangway bar in the Polk. Drop in to meet other queer preservation enthusiasts and join a …

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LGBTQ Portraits: A Queer Historical Perspective

LGBTQ Portraits: A Queer Historical Perspective Thursday, August 10 7:00 – 9:00 PM The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission $5.00 | Free for members   Four noted art specialists will discuss how LGBTQ artists and sitters have queered the conventions of the portrait. Why does portraiture — deeply implicated from its inception in …

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Launching Our National Advisory Council

by Terry Beswick    The GLBT Historical Society has long worked to strengthen our engagement with academic, cultural, corporate and philanthropic communities and to broaden support for our organization. We have now taken another major step in advancing this effort: forming a National Advisory Council to advise and support our staff and board on the fulfillment …

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LGBTQ Portraits: A Queer Historical Perspective

LGBTQ Portraits: A Queer Historical Perspective Thursday, August 10 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission: $5.00  |  Free for members Four noted art specialists will discuss how LGBTQ artists and sitters have queered the conventions of the portrait. Why does portraiture — deeply implicated from its inception in the …

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Fighting Back: Gender Labels — Then & Now

Fighting Back: Gender Labels — Then & Now Tuesday, August 22 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, “Gender Labels: Then and Now” will offer a multigenerational conversation …

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“Do What Thou Wilt”: Kenneth Anger & the Dawn of Aquarius

“Do What Thou Wilt”: Kenneth Anger & the Dawn of Aquarius Thursday, August 17 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission: $5.00  |  Free for members Groundbreaking avant-garde gay film maker Kenneth Anger began expanding the possibilities of cinema in the late 1940s, and his visionary films had a decided …

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LGBT: San Francisco — The Daniel Nicoletta Photographs

LGBT: San Francisco — The Daniel Nicoletta Photographs Sunday, August 27 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Dog Eared Books Castro 489 Castro St., San Francisco Admission: Free Dog Eared Books Castro hosts an informal artist’s talk and book signing with photographer Daniel Nicoletta. Best known for his iconic images of his friend Harvey Milk, Nicoletta has …

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In the Archives: Documenting a Gay Transgender Pioneer

by Gerard Koskovich Among the founding members and early board members of the GLBT Historical Society was a pioneering activist who helped open the way for transgender gay men to receive gender care while claiming their sexual orientation. Louis Graydon “Lou” Sullivan (1951-1991) faced down a medical profession in the 1970s that insisted on heterosexuality as …

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Stories From 27 Years at the Historical Society

by Daniel Bao In the Spring of 1990, I found myself sitting in the dark wood-paneled living room of a San Francisco Victorian filled to the brim with banker’s boxes. I was a graduate student in Stanford Professor Estelle Freedman’s class on the History of Sexuality in America, and she’d suggested I do research at the …

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The Future of Leather: Where We Came From, Where We’re Going

The Future of Leather: Where We Came From, Where We’re Going  Friday, July 28 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission: $5.00 | Free for members San Francisco has long been known for its groundbreaking LGBTQ leather and BDSM community. In conjunction with the new “South of Market: …

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Faces From the Past: Queer Lives in Northern California Before 1930

Faces From the Past: Queer Lives in Northern California Before 1930 Friday, July 14 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission: $5.00 | Free for members “Faces From the Past” is a new display in the “Queer Past Becomes Present” exhibition at the GLBT History Museum’s Main Gallery. …

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Inside Hollywood’s Bisexual Closet: Marilyn Monroe and More

Inside Hollywood’s Bisexual Closet: Marilyn Monroe and More   Thursday, July 20 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission: $5.00 | Free for members A look at bisexuality behind the scenes in old Hollywood with Boze Hadleigh, the author of two books published last year that address the …

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We Were Rebels: Jae Whitaker Remembers Janis Joplin

We Were Rebels: Jae Whitaker Remembers Janis Joplin Thursday, July 6 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission: $5.00  |  Free for members A conversation with Jae Whitaker, an African American lesbian musician who moved to San Francisco in the early 1960s to participate in the Beat scene that …

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Fighting Back: The Making of a Queer Museum

Fighting Back: The Making of a Queer Museum Tuesday, July 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 the GLBT Historical Society’s monthly “Fighting Back” series exploring contemporary issues in a historical context, “The Making of a Queer Museum” will offer a multigenerational conversation …

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San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project

      The GLBT Historical Society has launched a new wide-scale oral history project to chronicle, preserve and share the history of ACT UP/San Francisco and other AIDS direct-action groups in the city. ACT UP/San Francisco was a highly visible and influential group of militant AIDS activists associated with a national network of independent …

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