Book Release Celebration: We Are Everywhere

Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation
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The San Francisco History Center & the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center invite you to a book release celebration for We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power & Pride in the History of Queer Liberation at Oasis Nightclub. Authors Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown will present an engaging presentation about the Queer Liberation Movement. The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library will have We Are Everywhere for sale and the authors will do book signings.

The book celebration will be at Oasis and is a 21 and over event.

About the Book

We are everywhere book coverEssential and empowering, We Are Everywhere is a rich and sweeping photographic history of the Queer Liberation Movement from the creators and curators of the massively popular Instagram account @lgbt_history, combining exhaustively researched narrative with meticulously curated photographs, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

We Are Everywhere traces queer activism from its roots in late-nineteenth-century Europe – long before the pivotal Stonewall Riots of 1969 – to the gender warriors leading the charge today. Featuring more than 300 images from more than seventy photographers and twenty archives, this inclusive and intersectional book enables us to truly see queer history unlike anything before, with glimpses of activism in the decades preceding and following Stonewall, family life, marches, protests, celebrations, mourning, and Pride. By challenging many of the assumptions that dominate mainstream LGBTQ+ history, We Are Everywhere shows readers how they can – and must – honor the queer past in order to shape our liberated future.

About the Authors

MATTHEW RIEMER and LEIGHTON BROWN, creators of Instagram’s @lgbt_history, live in Washington, D.C., where Leighton is an attorney and Matthew, a former attorney, is a writer and lecturer. They enjoy fighting fascists, spending time with their dog, and disrupting fundamentalists’ worldviews. We Are Everywhere is the couple’s first book.

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Note: This event will be taking place at a location outside the San Francisco network of public libraries. For questions concerning the event, please contact the hosting library: Main Library.

LGBTQIA Pride Month 2019

The Library marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising this June with a great lineup of LGBTQIA events. Generations of Resistance. Get yourself to the dance floor, celebrate, educate, learn and resist—at the library. See sfpl.org/pride for the full lineup.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 6:30 pm
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