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

3D Printing Pens
Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Learning Studio
Traditional Korean Ceramics
Saturday, August 20, 2016, 10:30 am
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Home Away From Home:
Sunday, August 28, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Upcoming Classes

de Young Museum Ambassadors
Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 1:00 pm
Richmond, Richmond Meeting Room

Current Exhibits

Inside Out:
Through Saturday, August 20, 2016
Main Library, Library Café Display Case
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