|GLBT History Museum Update |
The GLBT Historical
Society was pleased to announce last month that we signed a five-year lease on a new museum space in the Castro located at 4127 18th St., thanks to a generous donation from the
Walgreens Corporation (read more here). Now that the lease is signed, we have brought on a team of museum
professionals to make this dream a reality. The exhibit design team lead by Elizabeth
Cornu, de Young Museum Objects Conservator, also includes Craig Harris, Exhibit
Designer; Alan Martinez, Architect; Steven King, Architect; Dr. Don Romesburg, Curator; Dr. Amy Sueyoshi, Curator, Gerard Koskovich; David Schellinger,
Graphic Designer; and others.
The museum will begin with a soft opening this summer which will survey each
element of our archival collection including, scrapbooks, periodicals,
ephemera, clothing, original photographs, and few surprises. The Silver Anniversary exhibit will open this September. The GLBT Historical Society still needs to raise an additional
$70,000. Please join us in this effort by making a donation to the new GLBT History Museum.
Dance Party Benefiting the GLBT Historical Society! Sunday, May 23rd 6:00
p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
City Nights, 715 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA
FTM Panel Discussion Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the first FTM International
Sunday, May 2nd
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
GLBT Historical Society
657 Mission Street #300
San Francisco, CA 94105
FTM International is the longest-running, largest organization serving
the female-to-male trans community in the world. This panel will feature
organizers from the first FTMI conference held in 1995 at the Women's
Building in San Francisco and the current organizer of the Lou Sullivan
Society. Panelists will discuss the importance and history of this first
conference. They will also discuss the challenges transmen face
in organizing and building community.
Panelists include Jamison Green,
Sky Renfro, Shadow Morton, and Logan De Ley. Refreshments and snacks
will be served following the event.
|Even More Glitter: A Gallery Talk by Dan Nicoletta to Benefit the GLBT
Saturday, June 5th
Kegel Kater and Nancy French in The Thrillpeddlers revival production of the Cockettes' - Pearls Over Shanghai, December 4, 2009 Photo by Daniel Nicoletta.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Electric Works Gallery
130 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Electric Works gallery, and hosts: Tim Campbell &
Steven Machado and Rich Nichols & Don Pierson
present Even More Glitter, a gallery talk by noted San Francisco
photographer Daniel Nicoletta to benefit the GLBT Historical Society.
Seating is very limited; advance tickets are
highly encouraged. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the
GLBT Historical Society; the full ticket cost is tax deductible.
photography exhibition "More Glitter -
Less Bitter", which runs June 4th through July 10th 2010, is a poignant
romp through Nicoletta's vigilant documentation of San Francisco's gay,
lesbian, bisexual, transgender communities. This show is Nicoletta's
first San Francisco exhibit since his acclaimed 1996 retrospective
exhibition at Levi Strauss headquarters.
|Harvey Milk Day in the Castro: May 22nd, 2010|
GLBT Historical Society is proud to be part of the first annual Harvey
Milk Day Celebration by showing a special exhibition in the windows of Harvey Milk's old camera shop located at 575 Castro Street.
The exhibit will be up on Saturday, May 22 in conjunction with other Milk themed events in the Castro including a showing of MILK at the Castro Theatre at 11am, The Sister's Tour
De Castro Tricycle Race beginning at Cafe Flore,
Harvey Milk Civil
Rights Academy street fair, an outdoor showing of The Life in Times of Harvey Milk at the Eureka Valley Recreation Center. Find out more at www.milkday.org.
Picture of the Month
The photographs here of Milk meeting with campaign supporters in his living room have never before been published.
May 22nd is Harvey Milk Day, a state designated day of
recognition in California
beginning in 2010 on what would have been the
supervisor's 80th birthday. While not being a state holiday,
schools are encouraged to remember his life and discuss his
accomplishments and contributions. Milk
is the second person in California's
history to receive this honor, joining conservationist John Muir,
teachers, and the golden poppy.
|Ongoing at the GLBT Historical Society |New Research Hours:
Wednesday - Fridays: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Call to make an appointment in advance: 415-777-5455
Saturdays: open to the general public 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
657 Mission Street, Suite 300,
Tuesdays - Saturdays: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.:
Main Gallery: Relaunch of Passionate Struggle
- Second Gallery: Man-i-fest: FTM
Mentorship in San Francisco from 1976-2009
Sun., May 2nd, 3pm-5pm
FTM Panel @
657 Mission Street
Sat., May 22nd, 11am-6pm
Harvey Milk Day @
575 Castro Street
Sun., May 23rd, 6pm-12am
Milkshake Party @
715 Harrison Street
Sat., June 5th, 6pm-9pm
Dan Nicoletta Even More Glitter Show @ Electric Works
130 8th Street
May 7, 1993
The Hawaii Supreme Court rules that the state must prove a
"compelling interest" for denying same-sex partners a marriage
May 15, 1969
The Canadian House of Commons votes to decriminalize private
same-sex acts between consenting adults.
Oscar Wilde is released from prison after serving two years
at hard labor for being convicted of the crime of gross indecency.
May 20, 1996
Ruling that "a State cannot so deem a class of person a
stranger to its laws," the US.
Supreme Court declares Colorado's
homophobic Amendment 2 unconstitutional.
May 22, 1929
Katharine Lee Bates, author of America the Beautiful,dies.
May 25, 1977
In a unanimous vote, the San Francisco School Board makes
information about lesbian and gay sexuality a part of the city schools' sex
May 27, 1987
Lambda Book Report makes its debut, the
first periodical devoted exclusively to lesbian and gay literature.
May 30, 1980
After winning a suit against Cumberland High School
in Cumberland, Rhode Island, Aaron Fricke takes Paul
Guilbert to his senior prom as his date and establishes a legal right for
students to bring same sex partners to school social events.
May 2, 1944 - Howard Cruse, Cartoonist
May 4, 1958 - Keith Haring, Artist
May 14, 1917 - Lou Harrison, Composer
May 16, 1929 - Adrienne Rich, Poet
May 18, 1934 - Don Bachardy (left, with
Christopher Isherwood), Artist
May 22, 1930 - Harvey Milk, Activist
May 22, 1941 - Paul Winfield, Actor