Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws: Gay San Francisco 1985-1988

Event detail
 
In this exhibit,  photographs by Thomas Alleman celebrate San Francisco’s gay community in the mid-eighties.  They show a moment in San Francisco’s social history when the first wave of the AIDS epidemic crashed onto the Castro. These photos chronicle a blizzard of protests and demonstrations, vigils and marches and sit-ins, as the community struggled for social and political recognition of the crisis. But this exhibit also shows the parties and bar-scenes, drag shows and Halloween evenings and the artists who were creating a home-grown, alternate gay culture that spoke directly to the experiences and aspirations of Castro audiences with life affirming joy.

Upcoming Events

Art, Chat, Listen
Saturday, December 20, 2014
West Portal, West Portal Teen's Area
Art, Chat, Listen
Saturday, December 27, 2014
West Portal, West Portal Teen's Area
Houghton Hall
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Potrero, Potrero Meeting Room

Current Exhibits

Bookworks:
Through Thursday, January 15, 2015
Main Library, Grove Street entrance exhibit cases
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