San Francisco Pride 2014

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San Francisco LGBT Pride - San Francisco, CA 2014 marks the 44th anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade. The theme is "Color Our World with Pride" and the event will be held over the weekend of June 28 and 29, 2014. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than twenty community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of LGBT people and allies in the nation. San Francisco Pride has been said to be "one of the last remaining pride events that can truly be called a rite of passage." San Francisco Pride 2014 The SF Pride Celebration will be held over the weekend of June 28 and 29, 2014, in downtown San Francisco in Civic Center at…
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Call for Photos: Modern Families Deadline Extended to September 28!

Call for Photos: Modern Families Deadline Extended to September 28!

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Harvey Milk Photo Center is searching high and low for photos that represent the many forms and facets of family within the Bay Area LGBT and straight ally community. A variety of family units, such as those consisting of parents and children, significant others, extended family members, friends, and pets, will be showcased in this exhibition. Snapshots encouraged! We are seeking old printed photos to be scanned at our facility, as well as digital images ranging from phone to DSLR quality. Images may be color or black and white, vintage or current, candid or posed and can include whole families or just a few members at a time. We welcome all ages and skill levels to submit, including kids, teens, adults, and seniors. Participants are also required to include a brief…
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SF Gay Men’s Chorus – 35 Years of Activism Through Music

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

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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 songs have accompanied and interpreted the journey of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community through the past 35 years. The little-known history of this enduring musical institution is the subject of a new exhibition opening September 14 at The GLBT History Museum. "The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus: Celebrating 35 Years of Activism Through Song" will foreground the musical advocacy of the group. Drawing on comprehensive archives that the chorus donated to the GLBT…
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GLBT History Museum Celebrates Harvey Milk Day

GLBT History Museum Celebrates Harvey Milk Day

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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. In addition, the museum is extending a welcome to Bay Area schools, many of which plan GLBT history activities in conjunction with Harvey Milk Day. Brief docent tours of the museum highlighting Harvey Milk and his times will be offered every hour on the hour from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Teachers, professors and student groups can schedule other times for student tours by contacting the museum at info@glbthistory.org. Periodically throughout the day,…
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Rainbow Flag, Queer Families, Approaches to Faith

Rainbow Flag, Queer Families, Approaches to Faith

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Exhibits at GLBT History Museum to HighlightRainbow Flag, Queer Families, Approaches to Faith     The GLBT History Museum has announced the first temporary exhibit in its new Corner Gallery space: "The Birth of the Rainbow Flag" focuses on the origins of an internationally recognized symbol of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. In addition, the museum will unveil two new displays as part of its long-term exhibition "Our Vast Queer Past: Celebrating San Francisco's GLBT History." The exhibits will highlight the diversity of GLBT approaches to faith and family. On display June 18 through August 31, the rainbow flag exhibit is a small, focused display that showcases one of the treasures from the archives of the GLBT Historical Society: the Singer sewing machine that designer Gilbert Baker used to…
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Birth of Rainbow Flag in San Francisco

Birth of Rainbow Flag in San Francisco

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'A Momentous Year in GLBT History': Museum Program Recalls 1978 and Birth of Rainbow Flag in San Francisco   San Francisco -- The GLBT History Museum has announced an added program for its June Pride Month series. A "living history talk" will present Gilbert Baker, designer of the rainbow flag, an internationally recognized symbol of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender pride, in conversation with longtime activist Cleve Jones. The event is set for Tuesday, June 19, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., at the museum, located at 4127 18th St. in the city's Castro District. Baker created the rainbow flag for the Pride Parade in San Francisco in 1978 -- a momentous year in GLBT history that included the inauguration of Harvey Milk as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors,…
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I’m here, I’m queer, and I’m lonely

I’m here, I’m queer, and I’m lonely

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I’m here, I’m queer, and I’m lonely Did you just arrive in San Francisco?  Are you having trouble connecting with the queer community?  Is it hard to meet people, make friends and get to know potential partners?  Is it hard to tell who is queer, who is queer friendly and who is not? Need some advice?  Write to Dear Janeen You are not alone!  Many people come to San Francisco with little or no community or friends to speak of.  A lot of gay and lesbian folks left oppressive depressed and often times abusive environments that did not support who they are.  It is a resilient and hope filled act to leave home and everything you know and come to a new place in search of yourself, community and maybe…
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Pride in the Pines

Pride in the Pines

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Flagstaff, AZ Join us in celebrating our 15th Annual Festival of Pride in the Pines scheduled for June 18th, 2011. We will have plenty of activities, food, and entertainment for all ages. Our big annual bash is an important way to keep pride alive and well in Northern Arizona. We invite you patronize our generous sponsors or become one yourself. Our volunteer program is a fun way  to support our efforts to provide our community with LGBTQ resources and to raise awareness for the issues we face. Pride in the Pines How NAPA was born The Northern Arizona Pride Association planted its roots in Flagstaff, Arizona in the winter of 1996.  The inaugural Pride in the Pines festival was held that summer at Ft. Tuthill County Fairgrounds.  With 300 in attendance, the…
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Harvey Milk Day in the Castro

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Image via Wikipedia May 22nd is Harvey Milk Day, a state designated day of recognition in California beginning in 2010 on what would have been the supervisor's 80th birthday. While not being a state holiday, schools are encouraged to remember his life and discuss his accomplishments and contributions. Milk is the second person in California's history to receive this honor, joining conservationist John Muir, teachers, and the golden poppy. The GLBT Historical Society is proud to be part of the first annual Harvey Milk Day Celebration by showing a special exhibition in the windows of Harvey Milk's old camera shop located at 575 Castro Street. The exhibit will be up on Saturday, May 22 in conjunction with other Milk themed events in the Castro including a showing of MILK at…
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Castro Country Fair

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Make plans to attend Castro County Fair, on Sunday, May 23rd, 2010, at San Francisco’s historic Armory. AIDS Emergency Fund (AEF), along with dozens of other community organizations, will create a family-friendly, fun-filled day, featuring community awards, carnival-type games, scrumptious county fair food and libations, as well as hooting ‘n’ hollering San Francisco-style entertainment. The weekend of May 22nd and 23rd also marks the first observance Harvey Milk’s birthday as a state holiday. The Castro County Fair is truly the type of event that Harvey Milk imagined for the community. Check back often for updates: http://www.castrocountyfair.org VOLUNTEER FOR CASTRO COUNTY FAIR! More info: http://www.castrocountyfair.org/volunteernow
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