In Search of the Glass Slipper

San Francisco, 1974: Photographs by Perci Chester
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What began with an invitation to a mid-’70s house party led to trusting friendships with a queer community in which personal expression, friendship and theater thrived. 

Focusing her lens on portraits and stories, Chester captures the lovers and flirts at a historic moment in a laissez-faire city. Curated from a series of roughly 400 photographs taken over the course of eight months, these images offer a view into the pre-AIDS era in San Francisco. In Search of the Glass Slipper recalls a unique moment in time and reveals the seldom seen.

Related event: Opening Reception, Thursday, February 28, 6:00–7:30 p.m.

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.

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