Queer San Francisco

Special Program Series at GLBT History Museum Looks at Gentrification, Urban Transformation and Queer San Francisco
Queer San Francisco

San Francisco — The GLBT Historical Society has announced a free program series starting September 11 that will spotlight how processes of urban renovation that once helped create spaces for queer community and culture now threaten to erase […]

10th Anniversary of California Marriage Equality Battle

February 12 Marks 10th Anniversary of First Same-Sex Wedding in San Francisco’s Winter of Love
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, marks the 10th anniversary of the start of San Francisco’s month long “Winter of Love,” when the City issued marriage licenses to thousands of same-sex couples in defiance of California State officials. Lawsuits and court rulings sparked […]

Courtesy GLBT Historical Society (San Francisco).

Workshop to Pinpoint LGBT Historic Sites in San Francisco

[ November 14, 2013; ] San Francisco Launches LGBT Heritage Project – Community Workshop Will Pinpoint Historic Sites 

San Francisco — The San Francisco Historic Preservation Fund Committee has awarded a grant to the GLBT Historical Society to develop a comprehensive study of places associated with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history in the city. The project will be unveiled November […]

Real Bad Check Presentation 2012.11.08

Dance Party Stories & Authors as Witnesses to History

Fall Museum Programs to Highlight Queer Dance Party Stories, Authors as Witnesses to History     

San Francisco — The fall 2013 program series at The GLBT History Museum will include a panel discussion and a reading by a novelist and a memoir writer. Events take place at the museum at 4127 18th St. in San […]

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José Julio Sarria (1922-2013) — Pioneering GLBT Activist & Entertainer Inbox

In Memory of José Julio Sarria (1922-2013): Daring, Colorful Pioneer of GLBT Activism

San Francisco — José Julio Sarria (1922-2013), a pioneer of activism on behalf of dignity and equality for GLBT people in the United States since the mid-1950s, died of cancer at his home in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque on the morning of Aug. […]

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus performing with the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony

SF Gay Men’s Chorus – 35 Years of Activism Through Music

Exhibition on San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Highlights 35 Years of Activism Through Music San Francisco — Founded in 1978 as the first openly gay choral group in the world, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus has performed for tens of thousands of music lovers in the Bay Area and across the United States. Its rousing […]

Volunteers prepare to set up the Real Bad party. Photo: Michael Smith

25 Years of San Francisco’s Real Bad Party

Activism With a Beat: New Exhibit Celebrates 25 Years of San Francisco’s Real Bad Party

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A new multimedia exhibit opening August 8 at The GLBT History Museum highlights the history of Real Bad, a queer dance party held in conjunction with the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco. “Be Bad…Do Good: Activism With a […]

Ministers gather to protest police persecution of homosexuals. This 1965 shot by San Francisco Chronicle photographer Les Dotty appears in the new film Lewd & Lascivious.

Out of the Boxes, Onto the Screen

Documentaries at Frameline Festival Draw on Historical Society Archives
The word “archives” often conjures up historians diligently working on research for books, but thy aren’t the only patrons who rely on the records preserved at the GLBT Historical Society. A good reminder of this fact comes from Frameline, the LGBT film festival held annually in San […]

Queer San Francisco on Film

Queer San Francisco on Film

The Making of a New Film on Queer San Francisco: Three Programs Spotlight Michelle Tea‘s “Valencia”   
San Francisco —  A special three-part program coming up June 20 through 26 at The GLBT History Museum will feature filmmakers who brought Michelle Tea’s award-winning autobiographical novel Valencia to the screen. The film, also titled Valencia, premieres on […]

GLBT History Museum Celebrates Harvey Milk Day

GLBT History Museum Celebrates Harvey Milk Day

Honoring Harvey Milk at The GLBT History Museum:
Free Admission, Tours and Activities Set for May 22
San Francisco — California marks Harvey Milk’s birthday, May 22, as an annual statewide day of significance. The GLBT History Museum will honor the occasion this year by giving free admission to all visitors and providing special Milk-related displays and tours. […]