James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center - 3rd Floor

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The James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center is the gateway to collections documenting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered history and culture, with a special emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to books, periodical and archival collections, the Center sponsors changing exhibitions and public programs.

video icon  A Change of World: In Memory of Adrienne Rich: April 25, 2012

The San Francisco Public Library celebrated the life and poetry of Adrienne Rich with writers and poets who gathered to read from her work. The program was introduced by Hormel Center Program Manager Karen Sundheim with personal reminiscences by Rich’s friend and student Jack Litewka. Poets and writers included Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Drea Brown, Justin Chin, Elana Dykewomon, Robin Ekiss, Christian Gullette, Kevin Killian, Stephen Kopel, Ali Liebegott, Toni Mirosevich, Peter Orner, Teya Schaffer, Aaron Shurin, Kevin Simmonds, Arisa White and Jewelle Gomez.

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Upcoming Events

Lambda Literary Awards
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Hope Into Practice
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Main Library, Gay & Lesbian Center
Our Lesbian (S)Heroes, Our Foremothers
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B

Upcoming Classes

Meditation Group
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Main Library, Gay & Lesbian Center
Meditation Group
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Main Library, Gay & Lesbian Center
Meditation Group
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Main Library, Gay & Lesbian Center

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Through Thursday, July 10, 2014
Main Library, Gay & Lesbian Center Exhibit Space
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