|Neighborhood EventCastro Art Walk at the GLBT Historical Society Museum|
|Thursday, September 56:00–9:00 p.m.The GLBT Historical Society Museum4127 18th St., San FranciscoFree The GLBT Historical Society Museum is participating in September’s Castro Art Walk, a monthly event in the Castro neighborhood on the first Thursday of the month. Participating merchants extend their business hours to host special events and share artwork with the neighborhood. Drop by the museum during your self-guided tour of the Castro and enjoy our exhibitions at your own pace. Entry is free and the museum will remain open until 9:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. More information is available here.|
|Panel DiscussionQueering Familias: Building Latinx Resilience & Hope|
|Thursday, September 127:00–9:00 p.m.The GLBT Historical Society Museum4127 18th St., San Francisco$5 | Free for members Rooted in a history of resistance, LGBTQ Latinx people in the Bay Area have created numerous activist groups and institutions that have built a strong foundation for subsequent generations. Over time, they have forged personal and community bonds that create familias, or chosen families. This intergenerational panel brings together Latinx activists, artists, performers and community leaders to discuss the unique ways they have mobilized by building strong bonds of kinship. The event is being held in conjunction with the exhibition “Chosen Familias: Bay Area LGBTQ Latinx Stories,” now on view at the GLBT Historical Society Museum. Tickets are available online here.|
|Book LaunchIn Search of Stonewall: 25 Years of Scholarship|
|Thursday, September 197:00–9:00 p.m.The GLBT Historical Society Museum4127 18th St., San Francisco$5 | Free for members|
The year 1994 marked the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and it was also the year in which a new journal, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review (known since 1998 as The Gay & Lesbian Review/Worldwide), published its first issue. In honor of its own 25th anniversary, the journal has released a book, In Search of Stonewall: The Riots at 50, The Gay & Lesbian Review at 25 (G & LR Books, 2019) collecting Stonewall-related articles published in the Review over the past quarter century. Join three contributors to the collection — Jewelle Gomez, Will Roscoe and Eve Goldberg — for a panel discussion about Stonewall scholarship and for readings from the collection. Copies of In Search of Stonewall will be available for purchase and signing. Tickets are available online here.
|Living History DiscussionEnola Gay: The Birth of Militant AIDS Activism|
|Friday, September 207:00–9:00 p.m.The GLBT Historical Society Museum4127 18th St., San Francisco$5 | Free for members|
In September 1984, members of Enola Gay, a gay men’s direct-action affinity group, joined a blockade at the entrance to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory during a large demonstration against the development of nuclear weapons. The activists poured real human blood at the entrance and chanted “Money for AIDS, not for war!” The protest called attention to government neglect in the face of a deadly epidemic and has been described by one historian as “the first recorded instance of civil disobedience to confront AIDS.” To mark the 35th anniversary of the event, Enola Gay members Robert Glück, Richard Bell and Jack Davis will share photographs and stories from the group’s history, discuss the shifting priorities for sexual politics during the 1980s and reflect on direct action and intersectional organizing during the early years of the AIDS crisis. Tickets are available online here.
|Book LaunchThe Ventriloquists: A Novel of Queer Resistance|
|Thursday, September 267:00–9:00 p.m.The GLBT Historical Society Museum4127 18th St., San Francisco$5 | Free for members|
Author E. R. Ramzipoor will read selections from her new novel, The Ventriloquists (Park Row Books, 2019), a work inspired by the true story of a ragtag gang of journalists and resistance fighters who published a satirical fake edition of the Nazi-controlled Brussels newspaper Le Soir during World War II. Inviting the reader on a fast-paced, high-stakes caper featuring a diverse cast of queer heroes, the novel highlights the LGBTQ community’s role in reclaiming occupied spaces. Ramzipoor will supplement her talk by discussing stories of everyday queer heroes from World War II until the present, focusing on ordinary people who carried out daring feats of resistance. Tickets are available online here.
Front GalleryChosen Familias: Bay Area LGBTQ Latinx StoriesOpen through October 20, 2019More information
Community GalleryThe Mayor of Folsom Street: The Life & Legacy of Alan SelbyOpen through October 20, 2019More information
Main GalleryQueer Past Becomes PresentLong-term exhibitionMore information
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