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

New York's 10th Street Studios:
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Presidio, Presidio Meeting Room
The Village: Life On the Corner of Chenery & Diamond
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Glen Park, Glen Park Meeting Room
That's a quilt!
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Richmond/Senator Milton Marks, Richmond Meeting Room

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Sports events with photojournalist Fred Larson
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Richmond/Senator Milton Marks, Richmond Meeting Room

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Primitive No More:
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Main Library, African American Center
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