May 2015 Posts

Stories of the Spectrum is a youth-led photo exhibit by youth members of the Chinese Progressive Association that documents the stories of queer and gender non-conforming people of color and their allies in the Bay Area. Through portraits and self-defined descriptions of participants, the exhibit seeks to explore a spectrum of gender expressions and sexual identities in a way that challenges stereotypes and explores how gender and sexuality play a role in all of our lives.

Macho Menos is a Latino queer slang play on the common Spanish phrase “mas o menos” which translates to “more or less”. This slang is used by Gay Latino men to claim their Queerness but to retain their machismo. The Macho Menos exhibition dissects and expands this term in order to examine the larger, complicated connections between queerness and machismo in Latino communities. Since birth Latinos have been taught to think in binary when it comes to gender. We cannot escape the masculine and feminine because the Spanish language is gendered.

(San Francisco, May 5, 2015)--At the Center we believe that creating and maintaining affordable housing is an essential part of supporting San Francisco’s vibrant and diverse LGBT communities. That’s why we are so excited about the construction happening right now at 1400 Mission Street which will provide 167 units of below market rate (BMR) housing for purchase. If you have been considering buying a home but are having a hard time finding anything affordable in the tough San Francisco real estate market this could be your opportunity.