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January 9, 2013



Gerard Koskovich

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(415) 641-5364



Winter Programs: Documentaries on AIDS Activism and
Queer Historic Sites, Walking Tour of Castro District     

San Francisco -- The winter 2013 program series at The GLBT History Museum will include two documentary films and a walking tour highlighting the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history of San Francisco's Castro District, where the museum is located. Events take place at the museum at 4127 18th St. in San Francisco. Admission: $5.00; free for members. For more information, call (415) 621-1107 or visit


Film Showing 

United in Anger: A History of ACT UP 

Thursday, January 31  

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


An inspiring documentary about the AIDS activist movement at the height of deaths from the epidemic in the United States in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Drawing on oral histories with members of ACT UP/New York, as well as rare archival footage, the film offers a view from the trenches as ACT UP battles corporate greed, social indifference and government neglect. For more information on the film, visit Cosponsored by Visual Aid. 


Film Showing 

Submerged Queer Spaces 

Friday, February 22 

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


An innovative documentary that views San Francisco queer history through the lens of urban archeology. As the city grew and gentrified, bars, restaurants, parks, bathhouses and other GLBT gathering spots were repurposed, rebuilt or destroyed. Director Jack Curtis Dubowsky takes viewers on a poignant tour of these lost cityscapes, drawing on archival images from the GLBT Historical Society and on interviews with elders who recount astounding and at times hilarious memories. For more information on the film, visit   


Walking Tour 

Uncovering the Submerged Queer Spaces of the Castro 

Saturday, February 23  

Noon - 2:00 p.m.


Jack Curtis Dubowsky, director of the documentary Submerged Queer Spaces, takes queer urban archaeology to the streets with a walking tour of San Francisco's Castro District. Participants will discover the traces of lost GLBT history and will visit surviving queer historic spots in a rapidly changing neighborhood known worldwide as a gay enclave. Meet at The GLBT History Museum promptly at noon to join the tour. 




Open since January 2011, The GLBT History Museum in San Francisco's Castro District is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. Currently featured in the Main Gallery is a long-term exhibition: "Our Vast Queer Past: Celebrating San Francisco's GLBT History." The Front Gallery and Corner Gallery spaces present changing exhibitions.    


The museum is a project of the GLBT Historical Society, a research center and archives that collects, preserves and interprets the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and the communities that support them. Founded in 1985, the society maintains one of the world's largest collections of GLBT historical materials. For more information, visit



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EDITOR'S NOTE: The following photo may be reproduced in conjunction with coverage of the programs at The GLBT History Museum.  

Photo of the GLBT History Museum seen at night
An evening view through the front windows of The GLBT History Museum.
Photo: Daniel Nicoletta.

For additional high-resolution photographs of The GLBT History Museum, along with captions and credit information, see the following DropBox folder. The photos may be reproduced free of charge in media reports.


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