SF’s LGBTQIA Historic Places Panel Discusses Status and Dislocation of Queer Sites in the City

For Immediate Release: May 23, 2019

Media contact: Jaime Wong

(415) 557-4295; Jaime.Wong@sfpl.org

SF’s LGBTQIA Historic Places Panel Discusses Status and Dislocation of Queer Sites in the City

San Francisco, CA – This June, in time for LGBT Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, San Francisco Public Library will host “SF’s LGBTQIA Historic Places: Meaning, Value and Use,” a panel of community scholars and organizers discussing the status of historic queer sites and queer public history in San Francisco. The panel will be moderated by Carol Queen, Ph.D., a local writer, speaker, activist and advice columnist for Good Vibrations Magazine.

Carving space in the urban landscape has always been essential for queer survival, both for building community and obtaining political and cultural power. As the city undergoes transformation in its physical landscape and its resident population, previously queer sites and neighborhoods have slowly moved away from their historic identities. This conversation will probe into San Francisco’s status as a haven for queer communities and look forward into where we want to be in the future.

Panel participants include the following:

  • Terry Beswick, Executive Director at GLBT Historical Society
  • Tania Jimenez, Program Coordinator at El/La Para TransLatinasa
  • Gerard Koskovich, advisor and archival researcher in the field of LGBTQ history and culture
  • Gayle S. Rubin, American cultural anthropologist, activist and theorist of sex and gender politics

Date:   Thursday, June 13, 2019

Time:   6 p.m.

Place:  Main Library, 100 Larkin St., Koret Auditorium

Cost:    Free

Attention Calendar Editors: General event information

SF’s LGBTQIA Historic Places: Meaning, Value and Use takes place on Thursday, June 13, 6 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco. Panel participants include Tania Jimenez, Program Coordinator at El/La Para TransLatinasa; Gerard Koskovich, advisor and archival researcher in the field of LGBTQ history and culture; Gayle S. Rubin, American cultural anthropologist, activist and theorist of sex and gender politics; and Terry Beswick, Executive Director at GLBT Historical Society. Moderated by Carol Queen, Ph.D., author, educator and founder of Center for Sex and Culture. Admission free. Wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact Anissa Malady, Community Programs and Partnerships, San Francisco Public Library, 415-557-4411.

SF’s LGBTQIA Historic Places: Meaning, Value and Use – Thursday, June 13, 6 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium