WANTED: LEATHER& KINK FAIRVOLUNTEERS | RAISE MONEY FOR THE GLBT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The GLBT Historical Society has been named a major beneficiary of San Francisco’s largest leather and kink celebrations, the Up Your Alley and Folsom Street Fairs.

 

 

LAVENDER-TINTED GLASSES: A GROOVY GAY LOOK AT THE SUMMER OF LOVE

$5 ADMISSION | FREE FOR MEMBERS • FRONT GALLERY


A new exhibition highlighting LGBTQ participation in the 1967 Summer of Love in San Francisco.

 

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We are on the lookout for amazing team players in our growing organization.

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FIGHTING BACK: WHEN THE DYKES WENT MARCHING IN

FREE ADMISSION | $5 DONATION WELCOME • THE GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM
June 20th 2017 • Tuesday • 7-9PM

“When The Dykes Went Marching In: A Celebration of 1990s Lesbian Activism” will offer a multigenerational conversation about 1990s lesbian activism and the legacy and lessons of that decade for political resistance today.

 

Dyke Codes: Coming Out Outside the Bubble

$5 ADMISSION | FREE FOR MEMBERS • THE GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM
June 21st 2017 • Wednesday  • 7-9PM

Pre-Internet, post-disco, a new generation of old-school queers share their stories about coming out as young dykes of color outside of big city life.

Through september 18

PICTURING KINSHIP: PORTRAITS OF OUR COMMUNITY by LENORE CHINN

Veuxdo in the Fillmore (2012); acrylic on canvas. Copyright © Lenore Chinn.

Opening June 9, our new Community Gallery exhibition offers a 35-year overview of portraits in painting and photography by San Francisco artist Lenore Chinn. Her work depicts a wide spectrum of women and men, people of color and the LGBTQ community. The subjects are largely individuals who have contributed to San Francisco’s cultural landscape in fields ranging from poetry to visual and performing arts, film, rock music, academia and the LGBTQ movement.

Through September 17

LAVENDER-TINTED GLASSES: A GROOVY GAY LOOK AT THE SUMMER OF LOVE

Alan Ginsberg at the Human Be-In, Golden Gate Park (1967) Photo Copyright © Lisa Law

“Lavender-Tinted Glasses: A Groovy Gay Look at the Summer of Love” highlights the roles of four queers in San Francisco’s 1967 Summer of Love: poet Allen Ginsberg, filmmaker Kenneth Anger, philosopher Gavin Arthur and singer Janis Joplin.

MAIN GALLERY

Ten displays focus on facets of queer life from the 19th century to today. This exhibition features rich multimedia drawn from our archival collections. Hover over the pictures below for more information.

 

 


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VISIT OUR ARCHIVES & RESEARCH CENTER

The archives of the GLBT Historical Society contain approximately 800 collections of personal papers, photographs, audiovisual recordings, and organizational records. These collections include unpublished material such as letters, diaries and scrapbooks documenting the lives of both average people and community leaders.

FEATURED AUDIO ARCHIVE: ORANGE TUESDAY REACTION (1977)

June 8th 1977. The day after Dade County voters denied gay people their civil rights: news feeds from around the country, a Paul Harvey commentary, poetry, listener call-ins, coverage of a spontaneous demonstration and Anita Bryant’s infamous “normal majority” speech.