EVENT: GLBT History Museum opens “Queer Past Becomes Present” tonight
The GLBT History Museum (4127 18th Street) is holding the grand opening of their newest exhibit, “Queer Past Becomes Present,” this evening from 7-9PM. The event is free and open to the public.
“Queer Past Becomes Present” is the museum’s first exhibit change since opening in 2011 with “Our Vast Queer Past“. Shows in the exhibit include:
- “The Lesbians of The Ladder: Courage Under Attack,” which uncovers the history of a small group of women who founded a lesbian social club in San Francisco. Its publication, The Ladder, became the first nationally-distributed lesbian publication in the U.S.
- “Fighting for Our Lives: Four Organizations Respond to AIDS,” which highlights the ARC/AIDS Vigil which began in 1985 when two men chained themselves to the Federal Building in San Francisco to protest government inactivity on AIDS. Volunteers maintained the vigil for years.
- “The Assassination of Supervisor Harvey Milk,” which reveals never before seen photos of the Castro Supervisor Harvey Milk before his assassination in 1978.
Come out tonight for the Castro Cash Mob and then head over to the GLBT History Museum for their new exhibit.