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

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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

Letterform Lecture Series with John Stevens
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Coloring for Adults/Family
Friday, November 22, 2019, 3:30 pm
Ingleside, Ingleside Meeting Room
Craft: Watercolor Painting with NEXT Village
Friday, December 6, 2019, 1:00 pm
North Beach, North Beach Meeting Room

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