Free Online Events in July at SF GLBT Historical Society

Fighting BackThe International AIDS Conference in SF, 30 Years Later

Wednesday, July 86:00–7:30 p.m.
Online program
Free | $5.00 suggested donation
Thirty years ago, the Sixth International AIDS Conference was held in San Francisco at the height of the AIDS crisis. Activists and people with HIV from around the world confronted political and public health leaders, demanding action in response to the growing pandemic. A reunion of activists and attendees of the 1990 conference will provide opportunities for remembrance of the conference, and reflect on the conference’s legacy and role during the COVID era. This event is scheduled during the 23rd International AIDS Conference, originally planned to be held in San Francisco and Oakland, which is now taking place online from July 6 to July 10. 
Register online here.
Curator TourCurating “Labor of Love: The Birth of San Francisco Pride”
Friday, July 176:00–7:30 p.m.
Online program
Free | $5.00 suggested donation
Join us for a virtual tour of our newest online exhibition, “Labor of Love: The Birth of San Francisco Pride, 1970-1980.” The exhibition’s co-curators, Gerard Koskovich, Don Romesburg and Amy Sueyoshi, will lead a special guided tour of the exhibition, explaining their curatorial choices and demonstrating how San Francisco’s LGBTQ community forged the internationally renowned annual celebration that would come to be known as Pride. Register online here.
Panel DiscussionThe History & Evolution of Black LGBTQ Leadership

Wednesday, July 226:00–7:30 p.m.
Online program
Free |
$5.00 suggested donation
Black LGBTQ leaders have long been at the forefront of protest and revolutionary movements, including the Compton’s Cafeteria riot of August 1966 in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco and the Stonewall riots in June 1969 in New York. Activists Marsha P. Johnson and Miss Major protested in the streets, strategists such as Bayard Rustin worked behind the scenes to combat inequality and thought leaders like James Baldwin moved the intellectual conversation forward. This panel will shed light on these revolutionary leaders, tracing the arc of justice from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s to the burgeoning LGBTQ rights movement of the 1980s to the modern-day movement for Black lives. Foregrounding the significance of intersectionality and intersectional movements, a panel of today’s activists will share their own personal experiences, critical historical context and social commentary on racial and LGBTQ justice in America. 
Register online here.
Film Screening Dykes, Camera, Action! A History of Lesbian Cinema
Friday, July 316:00–8:00 p.m.
Online program
Free | $5.00 suggested donation
Join us for a screening of director Caroline Berler’s 2018 documentary Dykes, Camera, Action!, which examines queer women’s cinema from the mid-twentieth century through the present. Lesbian filmmakers have used the cinema to build visibility and transform the social imagination about queerness. The documentary features filmmakers Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan, Vicky Du, film critic B. Ruby Rich, Jenni Olson, and others as they share moving and often hilarious stories from their lives and discuss how they have expressed queer identity through film. The screening will be followed by a prerecorded panel discussion with some of the interviewees, moderated by Jenni Olson. 
Register online here.