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The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, exhibits and makes accessible to the public materials and knowledge to support and promote understanding of LGBTQ history, culture and arts in all their diversity. Founded in 1985, we are recognized internationally as a leader in the field of LGBTQ public history. The GLBT Historical Society is a registered 501(c)3 educational nonprofit organization.



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by San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
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Program for the Bay Area Chamber Singers 1981 holiday concert at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in San Mateo, California. From the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Records (#2009-01), GLBT Historical Society. Courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law....
Topics: Gay men, music, San Mateo County, Calif.
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Photograph of Vanguard's 1966 Street Sweep demonstration in San Francisco. Vanguard was an organization of LGBTQ youth and others living on the streets of the Tenderloin district in San Francisco. The Street Sweep was organized to demonstrate their commitment to the neighborhood and to protest ongoing police harassment.    From the Vanguard 1966 Street Sweep photographs (2021-21).  Digitization made possible through the generous support of Zane Blaney and John Caldwell.   Courtesy of the...
Topics: Transgender people, Photography, Tenderloin (San Francisco, Calif.), Gay men, Lesbians, Bisexual...
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Onyx: Black Lesbian Newsletter, June / July 1983. Volume II, Number 3.  From the GLBT Historical Society, Periodicals Collection.   Articles:  Staff, Outlets, Help!, Subscribe!, Donations, "Letters" by Midgett and Delcina, Local News, "After the Disappointment" by Yasmine A. Sayyed, June Calendar, Classifieds. Courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Use...
Topics: Lesbians, People of Color, Black People, African Americans, San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
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by Queer Blue Light Video
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Footage of the 1976 Castro Street Fair including an interview with Harvey Milk, taken by Daniel Smith, a member of the Queer Blue Light Video collective. From the Daniel A. Smith and Queer Blue Light Videotapes collection (#1999-52), GLBT Historical Society. Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the...
Topics: Amateur film, Motion pictures
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by Queer Blue Light Video
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Footage of the 1977 Pride Parade including the disability rights activists contingent, the Stonewall Coalition, San Francisco State Gay Academic Union, Hayward Turf Club, El Dorado County Gay Farmers Union, and Gay Health Workers. From the Daniel A. Smith and Queer Blue Light Videotapes collection (#1999-52), GLBT Historical Society. Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Use of...
Topics: Pride parades, Amateur film, Motion pictures
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A portrait of Violet "Tommy" Henry-Anderson, Elsa Gidlow's partner from 1922 to 1935, rowing a boat, circa 1920s. Elsa Gidlow (29 December 1898 – 8 June 1986) was a lesbian poet, philosopher, and woman of letters. Her book On a Grey Thread (1923) was the first collection of openly lesbian love poetry published in North America, and her autobiography, Elsa: I Come With My Songs (1986) was the first lesbian autobiography whose author did not publish under a pseudonym. Courtesy of Gay,...
Topics: Lesbians, Literature, Sports
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Lorraine Hurdle (left) and woman in sunglasses standing in front of a house, circa 1950s. Lorraine Hurdle (1922-2014) was a Black lesbian woman who served in the United States Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in Germany during World War II. From the Lorraine Hurdle Papers (2018-12), courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Some items from this collection may be public domain; others may be under copyright. Use of materials from this collection...
Topics: Lesbians, Black people, African Americans, People of color, Veterans
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by O'Neal, Harold T.
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Video of the 1975 San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade by Harold T. O'Neal. Groups and figures include: Lesbians Unite, SF NOW, Petaluma Dykes, Radical Psychiatry, Bay Area Gay Liberation, and others. From the Harold T. O'Neal collection (2002-03), GLBT Historical Society. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the...
Topics: Pride Parades, San Francisco, Calif.
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Note : First 00:35:30 minutes of part 02 overlap with end of part 1. Description : Barbary Coasters Motorcycle Club was a gay motorcycle club out of San Francisco, founded in 1966. Barbary Coasters 23rd Annual Motorcycle Clubs Awards(Northern & Southern CAL) Additional Description : Notes on original container: Tape 1 - Hi-Fi tape #2 Awards tape #2 Act 2 1987 BC Awards (88); Tape 2 - Master tape Camera #1 Hi-Fi stereo 7987 BC Awards. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: VHS Digitized by the California...
Topic: californiarevealed
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by Lesbian Archives of Sonoma County
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Oral history interview about lebian softball teams. Starting in 1978, teams that openly identified as lesbian started joining local recreational softball leagues. The “Flyers” were first, and eventually there were six teams at all levels of play in Sonoma County, providing a unique opportunity for interactions between the lesbian and straight communities. Interviewees: Nancy Janek, Char Barron, Glenna Holaday, Susan Cohen, Sherri Hoefling, Brenda Starr, Lana Karhu, Diane Pizza, Fel Leech,...
Topics: LGBTQ, Lesbians, Sonoma County (Calif.), women athletes, sports, softball
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by Nassos, Violet
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Ann Dee performing at a nightclub, circa 1950s. Violet Nassos (1926- 2008) was a friend of singer Ann Dee, owner of Ann's 440, a lesbian and bisexual club in 1950s San Francisco. Nassos’ collection consists of a scrapbook of materials on Dee, as well as photographs of Nassos and other people in her life. Although the photographs are often anonymous, the collection chronicles the lives of queer women from the 1940s onward. From the Violet Nassos collection (#2009-06), GLBT Historical Society....
Topics: bisexual people, lesbians, nightlife
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by O'Neal, Harold T.
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Video of the 1975 San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade by Harold T. O'Neal. Groups and figures include: Butterfly marchers, drag queens, floats, Fickle Fox, Finocchios, City Clinic, cable car, Empress Doris, and others. From the Harold T. O'Neal collection (2002-03), GLBT Historical Society. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational...
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Topics: Pride Parades, San Francisco, Calif.
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Photograph of Bill Beardemphl and his lifelong partner Johnny DeLeon, circa early 1960s ("must have been taken in '63 or '64" on verso).  Bill Beardemphl (1926-2002) was a journalist, activist, and chef who is best known for founding the Society for Individual Rights (SIR), a homophile organization, and publishing its magazine Vector. In the 1980s, he was also the owner of the San Francisco Sentinel.   From the Bill Beardemphl papers (2022-04). Courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian,...
Topics: Gay men, Homophile movement, Journalism, Long-term relationships, Latinx people
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Oral history interview about Women's Studies at Sonoma State University, which reflected the impact of the Women’s Movement’s 2nd Wave on higher education.  Participants discuss the complexity of their experience as students, student teachers, and Women's Studies Program board members in the program’s first years and the impact it had on them. 1973-1974. Interview one of five.  Interviewees: Ann Neel, Carol Bloom, Pat Andreine, Elizabeth Southworth, Jesse Golden, Lois Moses, Tina...
Topics: LGBTQ, Lesbians, Sonoma County (Calif.), Women’s Movement, women's studies, Higher Education,...
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Program for the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus 1981 concert, "The Great Public Open House," which took place as the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. From the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Records (#2009-01), GLBT Historical Society. Courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the...
Topics: Gay men, music, San Francisco, Calif.
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by Queer Blue Light Video
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Footage of a community meeting regarding the possible appointment of Anne Kronenberg on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors following Harvey Milk's assassination. Speakers include Anne Kronenberg and Supervisor Robert Gonzalez. This tape also includes an interview with players on the New York Ramrods gay softball team speaking about their experience in San Francisco for the first Gay World Series. From the Daniel A. Smith and Queer Blue Light Videotapes collection (#1999-52), GLBT Historical...
Topics: Politics and elections, Lesbians, Journalism, Sports, Gay men
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by O'Neal, Harold T.
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Home movie footage of a group of elder friends during their travels to Sweden and Norway, taken by gay filmmaker Hal O'Neal, who often filmed his partner and his friends as they traveled and enjoyed each other's company. From the Harold T. O'Neal Collection (#2002-03), GLBT Historical Society. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and...
Topics: Gay men, Norway, Sweden
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Raw and unedited c lips of the 1982 Gay Games opening ceremony and marathon event. The ceremony includes shots of couples in the crowd, a music performance, and athletes and spectators celebrating on the field. The marathon footage includes both shots of athletes running and an interview with Games cofounder Tom Waddell about the meaning of the marathon and the decision to hold this event first, rather than last, which is the tradition at the Olympics. From the Zane Blaney papers (#2016-18),...
Topics: Sports, Gay Olympics, Gay Games, San Francisco
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by Nassos, Violet
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Ann Dee with other nightclub entertainers, circa 1950s. Violet Nassos (1926- 2008) was a friend of singer Ann Dee, owner of Ann's 440, a lesbian and bisexual club in 1950s San Francisco. Nassos’ collection consists of a scrapbook of materials on Dee, as well as photographs of Nassos and other people in her life. Although the photographs are often anonymous, the collection chronicles the lives of queer women from the 1940s onward. From the Violet Nassos collection (#2009-06), GLBT Historical...
Topics: bisexual people, lesbians, nightlife
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Photograph of Bill Beardemphl with his lifelong partner Johnny DeLeon at home, circa 1960s. Bill Beardemphl (1926-2002) was a journalist, activist, and chef who is best known for founding the Society for Individual Rights (SIR), a homophile organization, and publishing its magazine Vector. In the 1980s, he was also the owner of the San Francisco Sentinel.   From the Bill Beardemphl papers (2022-04). Courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco...
Topics: Gay men, Homophile movement, Journalism, Latinx people, Long-term relationships
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by FTM Newsletter
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FTM Newsletter, January 1992, Issue #18. From the GLBT Historical Society, Periodicals Collection. FTM International is the largest and oldest continuously running organization serving the transmasculine community. Articles: Attendance Still Strong; Surgical Update: 1991 by Kevin Horwitz; Life after Donahue by Francis; Networking Column; Publications of Interest to FTMs; San Francisco Gender Information; FTM Male Box; Reviews - Body politics by P.B.; Reviews - Second in Trilogy Completed;...
Topics: journalism, transgender people, transmen
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by FTM Newsletter
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FTM Newsletter, June 1988, Issue #4. From the GLBT Historical Society, Periodicals Collection. FTM International is the largest and oldest continuously running organization serving the transmasculine community. Articles: About our Get-Togethers; FTM's in Nashville; On Buying Shoes; More FTM Films!; Los Angeles Times Plans FTM Article; Other Gender Meetings in the Bay Area; FMT "Male" Box; Emergence, by Mario Martino; Another FTM book in the works; Metamorphosis Magazine Folds;...
Topics: journalism, transgender people, transmen
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Program for the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus 1979 concert at the Everett Middle School auditorium, directed by Richard Kramer. Other performers include the San Francisco Lesbian Chorus, Men About Town, and Varsity Drag. From the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Records (#2009-01), GLBT Historical Society. Courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for...
Topics: Gay men, lesbians, music, San Francisco, Calif.
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by The Fruit Punch Collective
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Description : Dan White was a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, on Monday, November 27, 1978, at City Hall. In a controversial verdict that led to the coining of the legal slang "Twinkie defense", White was convicted of manslaughter rather than murder in the deaths of Milk and Moscone. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Elsa Gidlow poses with a cat, circa 1950s. Elsa Gidlow (29 December 1898 – 8 June 1986) was a lesbian poet, philosopher, and woman of letters. Her book On a Grey Thread (1923) was the first collection of openly lesbian love poetry published in North America, and her autobiography, Elsa: I Come With My Songs (1986) was the first lesbian autobiography whose author did not publish under a pseudonym. From the Elsa Gidlow papers (#1991-16), GLBT Historical Society. Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian,...
Topics: Lesbians, Literature
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A home movie of a group of friends chatting and cooking on Thanksgiving, taken by gay filmmaker Hal O'Neal, who often filmed his partner and his friends as they traveled and enjoyed each other's company. From the Hal O'Neal Collection (#2002-03), GLBT Historical Society. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the...
Topic: Gay men
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by Alphin, Dirk
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José Sarria performs at the Valencia Rose with his long-time accompanist, pianist James "Hazel" McGinnis, circa 1983. Includes songs and parts of comic operas Sarria performed at the Black Cat in North Beach in the early 1960s. From the Dirk Alphin collection of Valencia Rose videotapes (2014-06), GLBT Historical Society Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. This work is accessible for purposes of education...
Topics: Sarria, José, Black Cat Café (San Francisco, Calif.), Latinx people, Gay men, Drag
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by O'Neal, Harold T.
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Home movie footage of young men picking flowers and painting a house, taken by gay filmmaker Hal O'Neal, who often filmed his partner and his friends as they traveled and enjoyed each other's company. From the Harold T. O'Neal Collection (#2002-03), GLBT Historical Society. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of...
Topic: Gay men
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Raw and unedited c lips of the 1982 Gay Games, including parties, crowd footage, interviews with attendees, and a cycling event. From the Zane Blaney papers (#2016-18), GLBT Historical Society. Digitization made possible through the generous support of Zane Blaney and John Caldwell. Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Gay Olympic Tapes were produced by Penguin Communications of San Francisco, Producers: Carl Carlson, Bob Smith, Bill...
Topics: Sports, Gay Olympics, Gay Games, San Francisco
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by Blaney, Zane
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Raw and unedited c lips of the 1982 Gay Games closing ceremony, including performances, speeches, and a parade of athletes. From the Zane Blaney papers (#2016-18), GLBT Historical Society. Digitization made possible through the generous support of Zane Blaney and John Caldwell. Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Gay Olympic Tapes were produced by Penguin Communications of San Francisco, Producers: Carl Carlson, Bob Smith, Bill Checkvala...
Topics: Sports, Gay Olympics, Gay Games, San Francisco
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Home movie footage of a performance at Ann's 440 club and a group of friends smoking and drinking in a living room. This footage was taken by gay filmmaker Hal O'Neal, who often filmed his partner and his friends as they traveled and enjoyed each other's company. From the Harold T. O'Neal Collection (#2002-03), GLBT Historical Society. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions...
Topics: Gay men, Lesbian bars, Nightlife, San Francisco, Calif.
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by GLBT Historical Society San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Peter Altman by Patrick Martin-Tuite. September 11, 2018. Events: Louis Sheldon/TVC Action (ACT UP, Sacramento), Castro Sweep (Oct 6, 1989), Sixth International AIDS Conference (Jun 1990), ACT UP Split (Fall 1990). Topics and people: Treatment Issues committee, Alternative treatments, Meeting culture, Bill Haskell, Direct action and tactics, Treatment activism, Michelle Roland, Intersectionality, Jesse Dobson, G’Dali Braverman, Journalism...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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Black Lesbian Newsletter, October 1982 (later called Onyx). Volume 1, Number 4. From the GLBT Historical Society, Periodicals Collection.   Articles:  Submissions, Outlets, "From Us to You" by the Black Lesbian Newsletter, "We Sound Like This", "Pass the Word" and "Songs of the Hummingbird" and "Changes" and "Wonder......ment" poems by Nedra Williams in 1980, Help Name the Newsletter - Contest, Donations, Announcements, Classified...
Topics: Lesbians, People of Color, Black People, African Americans, San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
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by Dr. Ira Pauly, Lou Sullivan
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Gay trans man Lou Sullivan, a historian and community leader, is interviewed by Dr. Ira Pauly about his experiences. From the General Video Collection, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of...
Topic: Transgender people
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by The Fruit Punch Collective
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Note : Ends abruptly. Description : Dos Lesbos was a play written by Terry Baum, an American feminist playwright, along with Carolyn Myers. The play opened in Ollie's bar in Oakland, California in 1981. It ran for two years in the San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Cruz, California, and was anthologized in Places, Please (1985), the pioneering anthology of lesbian plays, edited by Kate McDermott. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Consider the Alternatives; Dos Lesbos - 3...
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Oral history interview about Women's Studies at Sonoma State University, which reflected the impact of the Women’s Movement’s 2nd Wave on higher education.  Participants discuss the complexity of their experience as students, student teachers, and Women's Studies Program board members in the program’s first years and the impact it had on them. 1973-1974. Interview three of five.  Interviewees: Ann Neel, Carol Bloom, Pat Andreine, Elizabeth Southworth, Jesse Golden, Lois Moses, Tina...
Topics: LGBTQ, Lesbians, Sonoma County (Calif.), Women’s Movement, women's studies, Higher Education,...
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by San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
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Program for the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus 1981 concert, "Le Désert," which took place at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, California. The back cover of this program includes an advertisement for the Sutro Bath House. From the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Records (#2009-01), GLBT Historical Society. Courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the...
Topics: Gay men, music, San Francisco, Calif.
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Description : The International Imperial Court System (IICS) also known as the International Court System is one of the oldest and largest LGBT organizations in the world. It was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1965 by José Sarria. This recording relates to the San Francisco chapter. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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A self-portrait by Shiloh Quine, an incarcerated trans woman who in 2015 won a lawsuit which established the right of trans people to trans-affirming medical care while in prison. Image is circa 2019. From the Shiloh Quine papers, 2019-04.   Courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and...
Topics: Incarcerated people, Transgender people, Trans women
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by O'Neal, Harold T.
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Footage of the opening ceremony of the Powell Street BART station, taken by gay filmmaker Hal O'Neal, who often documented local events in San Francisco. From the Harold T. O'Neal Collection (#2002-03), GLBT Historical Society. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law....
Topics: Gay men, San Francisco, Public Transportation, Calif.
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by Hurdle, Lorraine
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Lorraine Hurdle in her office, circa 1980s. Lorraine Hurdle (1922-2014) was a Black lesbian woman who served in the United States Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in Germany during World War II. From the Lorraine Hurdle Papers (2018-12), courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Some items from this collection may be public domain; others may be under copyright. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair...
Topics: Lesbians, Black people, African Americans, People of color, Veterans
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by Lesbian Archives of Sonoma County
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Oral history interview about Minerva Productions, which was a collective of Lesbians that produced Lesbian entertainment in Sonoma County from 1975 to 1978. This included women’s music and speakers and other events. They produced a Women on Wheels concert and other women musicians and dance performers. Interviewees: Scottie Ferris, Pam Adinoff, Claudia Norby, Meryl Fischer. Interviewer: Mary Kowatch. Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA....
Topics: LGBTQ, Lesbians, Sonoma County (Calif.), entertainment, women's music, dance
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Photograph of Vanguard's 1966 Street Sweep demonstration in San Francisco. Vanguard was an organization of LGBTQ youth and others living on the streets of the Tenderloin district in San Francisco. The Street Sweep was organized to demonstrate their commitment to the neighborhood and to protest ongoing police harassment.    From the Vanguard 1966 Street Sweep photographs (2021-21).  Digitization made possible through the generous support of Zane Blaney and John Caldwell.   Courtesy of the...
Topics: Transgender people, Photography, Tenderloin (San Francisco, Calif.), Gay men, Lesbians, Bisexual...
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Photograph of Vanguard's 1966 Street Sweep demonstration in San Francisco. Vanguard was an organization of LGBTQ youth and others living on the streets of the Tenderloin district in San Francisco. The Street Sweep was organized to demonstrate their commitment to the neighborhood and to protest ongoing police harassment.    From the Vanguard 1966 Street Sweep photographs (2021-21).  Digitization made possible through the generous support of Zane Blaney and John Caldwell. Courtesy of the Gay,...
Topics: Transgender people, Photography, Tenderloin (San Francisco, Calif.), Gay men, Lesbians, Bisexual...
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by San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
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Program for the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus 1978 Winter Concert, which took place at Everett Junior High School. Other performers include the Women's Chorus and the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band & Twirling Corps. From the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Records (#2009-01), GLBT Historical Society. Courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions...
Topics: Gay men, music, San Francisco, Calif.
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A plan for an ACT UP demonstration on behalf of incarcerated people with AIDS. From the Tryfan Morys Einhlyn  Llwyd  papers, 1995-23.   Courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. The GLBT Historical Society...
Topic: Incarcerated people
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by GLBT Historical Society San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Waiyde Palmer by Joey Plaster. July 31, 2017. Events: AB 101 and 102, Midnight Caller (ACT UP, Oct 1988), Golden Gate Bridge Blockade (SANOE, Jan 1989), Castro Sweep (Oct 6, 1989), Sixth International AIDS Conference (Jun 1990), ACT UP Split (Fall 1990). Topics and people: Nick Shelbi, Terry Beswick, Central American Solidarity, SF Club Culture, Boys/Girls with Arms Akimbo, Meeting culture (inc. consensus), Terry Sutton, Clinical trials and...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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by Alphin, Dirk
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Gay Comedy Extravaganza at the Valencia Rose, with MC Suzy Berger, Marga Gomez, Kelly Kittel, Monica Palacios, Leora Eisenberg, Mario Mondelli, Linda Maukes, Karen Ripley, Danny Williams, Doug Holsclaw, and Laurie Bushman, June 1985. From the Dirk Alphin collection of Valencia Rose videotapes (2014-06), GLBT Historical Society Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. This work is accessible for purposes of education and...
Topics: Holsclaw, Doug, Moakes, Linda, Palacios, Monica, Ripley, Karen, Stand-up comedy, Lesbians, Gay Men,...
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Raw and unedited c lips of the 1982 Gay Games, including men's and women's swimming medal ceremonies, women's softball (with crowd footage and interviews with players), men's tennis, and the first half of an interview with a Hawaiian family who came to the Games to support their volleyball player son. From the Zane Blaney papers (#2016-18), GLBT Historical Society. Digitization made possible through the generous support of Zane Blaney and John Caldwell. Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,...
Topics: Sports, Gay Olympics, Gay Games, San Francisco
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A collection of quotations about the complexity of gender, part of a flier from Fantasia Fair, a trans convention, circa 1990s. From the Ari Kane papers (2002-26).   Courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law....
Topics: Transgender people, Nonbinary people, Trans women
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Program for the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus 1980 holiday concert, "Now Sing with Hearts Aglow", which took place at the Nourse Auditorium. Other performers include the San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Men's Community Chorus. From the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Records (#2009-01), GLBT Historical Society. Courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions...
Topics: Gay men, lesbians, music, San Francisco, Calif.
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Photograph of Vanguard's 1966 Street Sweep demonstration in San Francisco. Vanguard was an organization of LGBTQ youth and others living on the streets of the Tenderloin district in San Francisco. The Street Sweep was organized to demonstrate their commitment to the neighborhood and to protest ongoing police harassment.    From the Vanguard 1966 Street Sweep photographs (2021-21).  Digitization made possible through the generous support of Zane Blaney and John Caldwell.   Courtesy of the...
Topics: Transgender people, Photography, Tenderloin (San Francisco, Calif.), Gay men, Lesbians, Bisexual...
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Program for the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus 1981 ensemble concert, "A Sunday Matinee," which took place at First Unitarian Church in San Francisco, California. Performers include Lollipop Guild, Men About Town, and The Chambers Singers. From the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Records (#2009-01), GLBT Historical Society. Courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond...
Topics: Gay men, music, San Francisco, Calif.
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Footage of the 1978 Castro Street Fair, taken by Daniel Smith, a member of the Queer Blue Light Video collective. Includes footage of musical performances and street vendors. The end of this tape also includes footage of a community theater performance. From the Daniel A. Smith and Queer Blue Light Videotapes collection (#1999-52), GLBT Historical Society. Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. This work is accessible for purposes of...
Topics: Amateur film, Theater, Motion pictures, Music
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Presentation by the Lesbian Archives of Sonoma County about itself. LASC was invited to present at the Sebastopol Senior Center to inform the community about its existence, history, and mission.  Interviewees: Pat Andreine, Tina Dungan, Marylou Hadditt, Glenna Holaday, Nancy Kelley, Mary Kowatch, Nancy Moorhead, Ann Neel, Tia Watts. Interviewer: Mary Kowatch. Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from...
Topics: LGBTQ, Lesbians, Sonoma County (Calif.), Lesbian Archives of Sonoma County, LASC, women's history,...
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Photograph of Bill Beardemphl (right), his lifelong partner Johnny DeLeon (center), and an unidentified friend, circa 1960s. This photo may have been taken at an Imperial Court event, given the Renaissance costumes worn by the men. Bill Beardemphl (1926-2002) was a journalist, activist, and chef who is best known for founding the Society for Individual Rights (SIR), a homophile organization, and publishing its magazine Vector. In the 1980s, he was also the owner of the San Francisco Sentinel....
Topics: Gay men, Homophile movement, Journalism, Latinx people, Long-term relationships
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Program for the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus 1979 concert, A Gay Musical Celebration at Grace Cathedral. Other performers include the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band, The Varsity Drag, and John Renke. From the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Records (#2009-01), GLBT Historical Society. Courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the...
Topics: Gay men, music, San Francisco, Calif.
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Brenda Lein by Joey Plaster. August 7, 2017. Events: ACT UP Split (Fall 1990), Abbott Labs Action at the Pacific Stock Exchange (1992). Topics and people: Shanti Project, Project Inform, Treatment issues, Jesse Dobson, Coalition building, Intersectional critique and diversity within ACT UP, Women and HIV/AIDS, Clinical trials and research, Community-based education, Fashion and culture of ACT UP, Jeff Getty (baboon to human transplant), Matt...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Brenda Lein by Joey Plaster. August 7, 2017. Events: ACT UP Split (Fall 1990), Abbott Labs Action at the Pacific Stock Exchange (1992). Topics and people: Shanti Project, Project Inform, Treatment issues, Jesse Dobson, Coalition building, Intersectional critique and diversity within ACT UP, Women and HIV/AIDS, Clinical trials and research, Community-based education, Fashion and culture of ACT UP, Jeff Getty (baboon to human transplant), Matt...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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Marga Gomez and Monica Palacios at the Valencia Rose, circa 1985. This is the first of a three-night run of their sketch comedy show, which is part of the "Festival of the Rose." This may be their "Comedy Fiesta." Sketches feature other lesbian comedians. They include "the second annual conference on the Latin American woman or, as we call her, "'Mujer!'" and Lesbian bandstand. Before they take the stage, there is footage of a stage set for what looks like a...
Topics: Gómez, Marga (Entertainer), Palacios, Mónica, Lesbians, Comedy sketches, Latinx people
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by GLBT Historical Society San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Rebecca Hensler by Joey Plaster. July 31, 2017. Events: FDA Action (ACT UP, Oct 1988), Cook County Hospital action (Chicago: ACT UP, 1990), Sixth International AIDS Conference (Jun 1990), Midnight Caller (ACT UP, Oct 1988), ACT UP Split (Fall 1990). Topics and people: Direct action and tactics, ACT NOW (AIDS Coalition To Network Organize and Win), Laura Thomas, Terry Sutton, Intersectional critique and diversity within ACT UP, Coalition...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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Black Lesbian Newsletter, August 1982 (later called Onyx). From the GLBT Historical Society, Periodicals Collection. Articles:  Submissions, Staff Box, "Tell Me if I'm Wrong" by A. C. Barber in 1982, "How to Fight Back" by Vivienne Walker-Crawford, Donations, "The Need for A Black Lesbian Front (an Alternative to the Feminist Movement)" by Eileen Gaines, "A Vessel to Continue the Line" by Audrey Ewart in 1982, "Super Sapphire Mom" by Yasmine A....
Topics: Lesbians, People of Color, Black People, African Americans, San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
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by Blaney, Zane
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Raw and unedited c lips of the 1982 Gay Games closing ceremony, including a parade of athletes, speeches, performances, and crowd footage. From the Zane Blaney papers (#2016-18), GLBT Historical Society. Digitization made possible through the generous support of Zane Blaney and John Caldwell. Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Gay Olympic Tapes were produced by Penguin Communications of San Francisco, Producers: Carl Carlson, Bob Smith,...
Topics: Sports, Gay Olympics, Gay Games, San Francisco
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by Nassos, Violet
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Ann Dee (at right, in shadows, in overcoat and bow tie) with other nightclub entertainers, circa 1950s. Violet Nassos (1926- 2008) was a friend of singer Ann Dee, owner of Ann's 440, a lesbian and bisexual club in 1950s San Francisco. Nassos’ collection consists of a scrapbook of materials on Dee, as well as photographs of Nassos and other people in her life. Although the photographs are often anonymous, the collection chronicles the lives of queer women from the 1940s onward. From the Violet...
Topics: bisexual people, lesbians, nightlife
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by Queer Blue Light Video
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Footage of the 1976 Castro Street Fair, taken by Daniel Smith, a member of the Queer Blue Light Video collective. From the Daniel A. Smith and Queer Blue Light Videotapes collection (#1999-52), GLBT Historical Society. Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the...
Topics: Amateur film, Music, Motion pictures
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by FTM Newsletter
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FTM Newsletter, April 1991, Issue #15. From the GLBT Historical Society, Periodicals Collection. FTM International is the largest and oldest continuously running organization serving the transmasculine community. Articles: In Memoriam Louis Graydon Sullivan; FTM Male Box; In Remembrance; In Honor of Lou; We Need Your Contributions; Networking Column; How Much Does it Cost; Summary of Costs; Clothing Resource; From the Editor; New Colorado Commissioner; What's Happening Up on the Hill;...
Topics: journalism, transgender people, transmen
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Footage of interviews with people in the Castro about the Gay Health Board Election and the Gay Health Project, made by Daniel Smith and the Queer Blue Light Video collective. Some of this clip is audio-only. From the Daniel A. Smith and Queer Blue Light Videotapes collection (#1999-52), GLBT Historical Society. Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Use of materials from this...
Topics: Health, Motion pictures, Journalism
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by GLBT Historical Society San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Terry Beswick by Joey Plaster. August 8, 2017. Events: 1987 March on Washington, Burroughs-Wellcome Roof Action (AIDS Action Pledge, Jan 1988), Midnight Caller (ACT UP, Oct 1988). Topics and people: Keith Griffith, Citizens for Medical Justice, Safer Sex, Hank Wilson, ARC/AIDS Vigil, Carol Leigh, Gilbert Baker, Women and AIDS activism, 1986 California Proposition 64 (LaRouche amendment), Eileen Hansen, AIDS Action Pledge, Intersectional...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Crystal Mason by Joey Plaster. July 29, 2017. Events: Castro Sweep (Oct 6, 1989), ACT UP Split (Fall 1990). Topics and people: Women and AIDS activism, Meeting culture, Women and HIV/AIDS, Fashion and culture of ACT UP, SF Club Culture, Zines, BDSM community, Direct action and tactics, Intersectional critique and diversity within ACT UP, AIDS denialism, Laura Thomas, Ingrid Nelson. This project was made possible with support from California...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Crystal Mason by Joey Plaster. July 29, 2017. Events: Castro Sweep (Oct 6, 1989), ACT UP Split (Fall 1990). Topics and people: Women and AIDS activism, Meeting culture, Women and HIV/AIDS, Fashion and culture of ACT UP, SF Club Culture, Zines, BDSM community, Direct action and tactics, Intersectional critique and diversity within ACT UP, AIDS denialism, Laura Thomas, Ingrid Nelson. This project was made possible with support from California...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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by Alphin, Dirk
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Lea DeLaria and Jeanine Stroebel, with opening act, Alec Mapa, at the Valencia Rose, circa 1985. From the Dirk Alphin collection of Valencia Rose videotapes (2014-06), GLBT Historical Society Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S....
Topics: DeLaria, Lea, Mapa, Alec, Stand-up comedy, Comedy sketches, Music, Filipino Americans.
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by Queer Blue Light Video
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Documentary about Bakersfield college students who are fighting for the formation of a Gay Student Union on the Bakersfield College campus. Includes interviews with people who are opposed to these efforts. From the Daniel A. Smith and Queer Blue Light Videotapes collection (#1999-52), GLBT Historical Society. Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Use of materials from this...
Topics: Youth, Motion pictures, Homophobia, Education
Elsa Gidlow gives a talk about lesbian identity. Gidlow was a poet, philosopher, and woman of letters; in 1923, she published the first book of openly lesbian love poetry, On a Grey Thread . From the GLBT Historical Society, Elsa Gidlow papers (#1991-16). Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed...
Topics: Lesbians, Literature
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Black Lesbian Newsletter, September 1982 (later called Onyx). Volume 1, Issue 3. From the GLBT Historical Society, Periodicals Collection. Articles:  Help Name the Newsletter - Contest, Outlets, "Going...Going...Gone??" by Helen Stewart, "Strokes" by Ann Sandifer, "Home" by Helen Stewart, Submissions, Subscriptions, Help!!!, Donations, Announcements, Classified Ads, "Letter to Mother" by Anita. Courtesy of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT)...
Topics: Lesbians, People of Color, Black People, African Americans, San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
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by Hurdle, Lorraine
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Portrait of Joanne Marcus. Signed, "Always Marc.” Circa 1939-1945. On verso: "To my Buddy Hurdle; Best of Luck and Happiness to a wonderful person. (Personality Kid) I will miss you very much. Home is where your are coming. Joanne Marcus Box 198 Madison Ave East Buttin, Pa." Lorraine Hurdle (1922-2014) was a Black lesbian woman who served in the United States Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in Germany during World War II. From the Lorraine Hurdle Papers (2018-12), courtesy of the...
Topics: Lesbians, Black people, African Americans, People of color, Veterans, World War, 1939-1945, United...