*Queer as German Folk

A Transatlantic Commemoration of the Stonewall Riots
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Gay Freedom Day poster in English and German

The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York offers an opportunity to outline the current state of discourse on queer emancipation. With a spotlight on the dialogue between Germany and the Americas, the exhibition seeks to adjust historical perspectives and question the dominance/hegemony of the traditional cis-male narrative.

This "exhibition on demand," developed by the Schwules Museum Berlin, is being recreated in multiple cities, including Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, New York, Washington, Mexico City, and Guadalajara; and each city’s exhibition is enhanced with local components. A companion booklet will be printed in English, Spanish, French and German.

This exhibition is displayed in two parts, at the Hormel Center at the Main Library and at the Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk branch.

Co-presented by the Goethe-Institut San Francisco and the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, San Francisco Public Library, this exhibition is curated by Dr. Birgit Bosold, Schwules Museum Berlin, with a San Francisco component by local curator Jim Van Buskirk.

Goethe Institut logo Schwules Museum logo

Related program: San Francisco: Chronicling the Century Before Stonewall, Tuesday, July 9, 6:00 p.m., Hormel Center. Co-curator Jim Van Buskirk offers a visual timeline and talk about queer life in San Francisco during the 100 years leading up to the pivotal Stonewall Rebellion of 1969.

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Upcoming Events

The Matthew Shepard Story: Three Conversations
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 pm
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center
Coming to Hollywood: 1935-2000
Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 12:00 pm
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center
San Francisco Genealogy Group
Saturday, August 10, 2019, 11:00 am
Main Library, Paley Room - Floor 3

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Upcoming Classes

Sprightly in the Hormel Center
Sunday, July 21, 2019, 12:30 pm
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center
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Sunday, July 28, 2019, 12:30 pm
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center
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Sunday, August 4, 2019, 12:30 pm
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Current Exhibits

The Stuff of Life:
Through Thursday, September 26, 2019
Main Library, Skylight Gallery
Queer as German Folk
Through Thursday, September 26, 2019
Eureka Valley, Eureka Valley General Floor Area

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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