Bearing Witness: Remembering International Bear Rendezvous

LIVING HISTORY Bearing Witness: Remembering International Bear Rendezvous   Thursday, February 16 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum Admission: $5.00; free for members – – – – – From 1995 to 2011, the Bears of San Francisco produced International Bear Rendezvous (IBR), an annual gathering that celebrated older, larger, hairier, ruggedly masculine gay …

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Missing You: Queer Memory in the Mission

MISSING YOU: Queer Memory in the Mission Saturday, February 18 6 p.m. Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street, SF $10 ADVANCE • $15 AT THE DOOR – – – – – RADAR Productions presents an investigation of queer memory through storytelling, film and drag designed to unearth and materialize queer ghosts that linger in San Francisco’s …

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Gay Men & Lesbians: We Still Like Each Other, Right?

COMMUNITY FORUM  Gay Men & Lesbians: We Still Like Each Other, Right?   Wednesday, February 22 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum Admission: Free – – – – – Queer theater artists Tracy Ward, Brian Thorstenson and Patricia Cotter are developing a stage work about the connections between lesbians and gay men. As part …

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Lavender & Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left

AUTHOR TALK Lavender & Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left Monday, February 27 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum Admission: $5.00; Free for Members – – – – –  Emily Hobson will discuss her new book,  Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left  (University …

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Voices of the Past: Capturing LGBTQ Oral Histories

Wednesday, February 1     7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission: Free  The GLBT Historical Society is relaunching its “Oral History Project,” an initiative to record interviews with community elders who’ll share their recollections of the LGBTQ past. Such interviews often provide the only record of aspects …

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Rhino in the Castro: “Tenn” by Kathy Boussina  

Monday, January 9th 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission: Free. $5 donation welcome Theatre Rhinoceros, San Francisco’s groundbreaking queer stage company, has teamed up with the GLBT History Museum to present “Rhino in the Castro,” a series of readings of plays reflecting the LGBTQ community and our allies. …

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Meet the Artist: The Lone Star Saloon Welcomes Cartoonist Fran Frisch

Wednesday, January 25   7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Lone Star Saloon 1354 Harrison St., San Francisco Admission: Free   In conjunction with “Beartoonist of San Francisco: Sketching an Emerging Subculture,” an exhibition opening January 27 at the GLBT History Museum, artist Fran Frisch will welcome his fans and sell and inscribe prints of his work …

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Exhibition Talk: Putting Bear History on Display        

Saturday, January 28  4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Admission: $5. Free for members Curator Jeremy Prince will join cartoonist Fran Frisch in presenting an informal gallery talk about “Beartoonist of San Francisco: Sketching an Emerging Subculture,” a new exhibition at the GLBT History Museum that focuses on …

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Panel discussion: ‘Queer Visual Culture — Emerging Scholars’

Wed/9, 7pm-9pm GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., SF. $5, members free Emerging scholars at Bay Area schools are producing innovative research to advance understanding of queer culture. This panel offers an introduction to master’s thesis work in architecture, visual culture, race, gender studies and queer theory: • Elena Gross (California College of the Arts) …

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Rhino in the Castro: Bahala Na (Let it Go)

Theatre Rhinoceros in cooperation with the GLBT History Museum present a staged reading of Clarence Coo’s comedy. This event is free, but donations are helpful! Check out the Facebook invite here. The plot. A young Chinese-Filipino man and his husband are about to adopt a baby, but he can’t tear himself away from the side …

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Exhibit Open: ‘Noche de Ambiente’

“NOCHE DE AMBIENTE” Through February 2017 GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., SF. For decades, Spanish speakers in many parts of the Western Hemisphere recognize the word ambiente — literally meaning “atmosphere” or “environment” — as a coded reference. Queer Latinas and Latinos have used the word to identify themselves, their distinctive cultures and their …

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Seeking New Members for Our Board of Directors

The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, presents and interprets the history of LGBTQ people and the communities that support them in Northern California and beyond. Founded in 1985, we are recognized internationally as a leader in the field of LGBTQ public history. The society is entering an exciting and challenging time, as we enrich our diverse …

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Exhibition opening: Noche de Ambiente

NOCHE de AMBIENTE (Abajo detalles del evento en español) Opening reception October 28   (Show runs through February 2017) 7pm-9pm The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco $5; free for members Facebook invite here An exhibition offering a glimpse into the life of LGBTQ Latinas and Latinos in San Francisco from the 1970s into …

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After Hours: Black Cat Drag Makeover

 Friday, October 21 7pm-9pm The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco $10 Advance tickets on sale here The 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, Black Cat Drag Makeover, …

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Author Talk: Sex, Science, Self

 Thursday, October 20 7pm-9pm The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco $5, free for members Facebook invite here Author Bob Ostertag will discuss his new book, “Sex Science Self: A Social History of Estrogen, Testosterone and Identity” (2016), in conversation with Trystan Cotten, an associate professor of gender studies at California State University, …

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Teaching LGBTQ History to Kids: California’s New Framework

 Thursday, October 13 7pm-9pm The GLBT History Museum 1427 18th St., San Francisco $5.00; free for members In July 2016, the California Department of Education adopted a new educational framework that incorporates LGBTQ history into eight grades in elementary and high schools, making it by far the most LGBTQ-inclusive public school program in the nation. …

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Queer Trailblazer: Magnus Hirschfeld’s Life & Legacy

Thursday, October 6 7pm-9pm The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco $5.00; free for members Starting in the late 1890s, Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) was a trailblazing defender of homosexual and transgender people in Germany and beyond. In conjunction with the GLBT History Museum’s current exhibition about Hirschfeld, a panel of distinguished historians …

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Race, Gender & Sexuality in the Story of Kitty Genovese

 Tuesday, October 4 7pm-9pm The GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco $5.00; free for members Facebook invite here Many know the story of Kitty Genovese, whose 1964 rape and murder in New York City with numerous bystanders who supposedly ignored the crime became a case study of big-city indifference. Drawing on her new …

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Mighty Reels: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

Friday, September 30 7pm-8:30pm, $5 GLBT History Museum 4127 18th St., San Francisco Facebook invite here. This month’s installment of the Mighty Reels series of historic LGBTQ film and video from the archives of the GLBT Historical Society reveals the sights and sounds of the early years of the Castro Street Fair. Media preservationist John …

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