*Celebrating The Past/Creating The Future

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Event detail

Celebrating Our Past/Creating Our Future exhibit showcases archival collections with Lesbian Literary Love looking at relationships between lesbian authors, publishers, booksellers and readers, How We See Ourselves with alternative gender expression and vintage physique photographs and drawings, and Frameline International LGBT Film Festival Archive Project, and highlights on the LGBTQIA community, activism and politics.

Exhibitions April 16 through August 7

  • Main Library
    • Hormel at 20, LGBTQIA Center 3rd Floor,
    • Out at the Library, Skylight Gallery Bridge 6th floor,
    • Celebrating The Past/Creating The Future, Jewett Gallery lower level: This exhibit celebrates Lesbian Literary LoveHow We See Ourselves: Visual Self-representation, Frameline International LGBT Film Festival Archive Project, and highlights on the LGBTQIA community, activism and politics. 
  • Eureka Valley Library

Related programs

April 23: Teens and Queens. Opening program in the Koret Auditorium, 2:00pm. The Rising Rhythm Project will honor voguing legendaries in a fabulous and fierce choreography. Other acts will follow.

May 17: Lambda Literary Awards Finalists Reading. Our annual event featuring the year’s finest in LGBTQIA writing and poetry. Main Library, Latino Hispanic Community Room, 6:00.

June 2: Twenty-Five Years of Vampire Life: The Gilda Stories Reissued. When Gilda escaped from slavery in 1850 she didn't expect to live to see the 21st century.  Jewelle Gomez will read from this cult classic and catch you up on what Gilda's been up to. 6:00 PM in the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, 6:00.

June 7: From Sleaze to Classics. An intergenerational panel featuring Ann Bannon (Beebo Brinker series),  award-winning author Michelle Tea, and RADAR Artistic Director and writer Juliana Delgado Lopera. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 6:00.

June 8: RADAR SuperStars Program: featuring La Pocha Nostra; La Chica Boom; Chinaka Hodge and Aya de Leon. Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 6:00.

Gather, share knowledge and celebrate our unique identities at the queerest library ever. Visit the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, the gateway to the Library’s broader collections documenting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and allies’ history and culture, with a special emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area.

20th Anniversary Main Library 1996-2016

Upcoming Events

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and Rebecca Brown
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 6:00 pm
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center

Current Exhibits

Portals: A Group Show of Speculative Fictions
Through Thursday, February 7, 2019
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center Exhibit Space

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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