On the centennial anniversary of his birth, this exhibition, drawing on original papers, ephemera, videos and personal items archived in the Harry Hay Papers Collection of the Library's History Center, celebrates the life and work of Hay who laid the foundation for the modern U.S. lesbian and gay rights movement. The exhibition chronicles Hay's life from his early years through his labor activism and involvement with the Communist Party, to his founding of the Mattachine Society and co-founding of the Radical Faeries. Presented by the James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center of the San Francisco Public Library.
Exhibition: Through July 29, 2012, Main Library, Lower Level, Jewett Gallery
100 Larkin St. (at Grove) Also, online exhibit.
Which Side Are You On? Harry Hay and Labor Organizing, Panel discussion with San Francisco historian Chris Carlsson, author and longtime activist Bettina Aptheker and Gabriel Haaland, in a conversation moderated by Joey Cain.
July 11, Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 6 p.m.
Out at the Library: This panel exhibit celebrates the founding of the Library’s James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center by highlighting its collection and offering a rare look into what an archive is and how it ensures the legacy of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.
Through July 17, 2012, Main Library, Larkin Street Bridge – Larkin Street Entrance
Royal Families of the Americas - Thirty portraits by transgendered photographer Karen Massing capture the pageantry, creativity and pride of the International Court System members.
Through Sept. 20, 2012, Eureka Valley Branch Library, 1 Jose Sarria Court (16th Street near Market Street).