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LGBTQ San Francisco the Century before Stonewall

LGBTQ San Francisco, the Century before Stonewall

Sun Oct 03, 2021

LGBTQ San Francisco, the Century before Stonewall

Time Sun Oct 03 2021 at 02:00 pm to 03:15 pm

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LGBTQ San Francisco, the Century before Stonewall, 3 October | Online Event | LGBTQ San Francisco, the Century before Stonewall
Come watch as author Jim Van Buskirk tells fascinating, little-known stories about San Francisco, the "gay capital of the world."

About this Event

The end of social distancing and summer weather has beckoned many to take a break from Zoom events. Ticket holders will receive the date and information for the post-event recording.

San Francisco’s important role in early LGBTQ history is legendary. Explore 100 years of cultural, artistic, and political anecdotes. Join pioneering organizations, the Daughters of Bilitis, the Society for Individual Rights, and the Council on Religion and the Homosexual. Encounter fascinating characters like poets, Elsa Gidlow, Robert Duncan, and Rod McKuen, lesbian icons, Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas, and entertainer/activist, José Sarria, as well as transgender pioneers, Babe Bean and Jenny O.. Meet visitors like sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld and Oscar Wilde. Learn about arrests and raids, and visit early bars, bookstores, and bathhouses.

This visual chronology highlights the surprising stories of pioneering Bay Area queer individuals, organizations, publications, and events from 1869 to 1969. For example, discover the backstory of the world-famous song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco," adopted by the City and County of San Francisco in 1969 as one of its two official anthems. It was written in 1953 by Douglass Cross and George Cory, songwriters and lovers, who were homesick after moving to Brooklyn when they wrote their famous paean to the "city by the bay...”

Can't make the live event? Buy a ticket for the recording and watch the event in your own time!

This virtual tour has been rescheduled from this summer. If you purchased a ticket, you will receive a voucher to redeem for this live event or recording.

About the Speaker:

is the co-author, with Susan Stryker, of Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was the founding Program Manager of the James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center at the San Francisco Public Library from 1992-2007 and currently works as a book group facilitator, writer, editor, public speaker, exhibit curator, and collections manager. He has curated queer exhibits for the GLBT Historical Society [of Northern California] and the Goethe Institute. He co-authored, with Will Shank, Celluloid San Francisco: The Film Lover’s Guide to Bay Area Movie Locations and co-edited, with Jim Tushinski, Identity Envy--Wanting to Be Who We're Not: Creative Nonfiction by Queer Writers and, with Katherine V. Forrest, Love, Castro Street: Reflections of San Francisco. He has contributed to various anthologies, newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs, and radio broadcasts.


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The Zoom invite will be in the confirmation email from your order and it will be sent to your email address at 48hrs, 2hrs, and 10mins before the event. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM AND SOCIAL FOLDERS IF YOU DO NOT SEE THE ZOOM INVITE IN YOUR INBOX. If you do not receive a Zoom invitation by 1hr before the event please get in contact with us. We are not able to problem solve your situtation once the event begins. However, you will receive a link to the recording afterward.

What time zone is the event scheduled in?

The live event is scheduled for 12pm EST (i.e. New York time). You can watch it in any time zone but please adjust to the time zone you are in. If you purchase a live ticket and miss the event, you will receive a link to the recording, which is active for 7 days.

How long do I have access to the recording?

Recordings are available for 14 days after the event.

I'm an Out Professionals Supporting Member. May I attend free?

This event is in partnership with Oscar Wilde Tours. This partner event is not free with membership. However, your donation helps support LGBTQ tour guides during the COVID crisis. They thank you for your support.

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Sun Oct 03 2021 at 02:00 pm to 03:15 pm
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