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Gallery Opening Reception: Pride Photo Awards

Gallery Opening Reception: Pride Photo Awards
Monday, May 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Please join us for a public gallery reception for the opening of the Pride Photo Award Exhibition. This opening event is held in honor of Harvey Milk Day and marks the cooperation between the City and County of San Francisco and the City of Amsterdam. Special guests: Stuart Milk, Founder and CEO of the Harvey Milk Foundation, and the Honorable Mark Leno, former California State Senator.

Pride Photo Award is an annual international photo contest focusing on sexual diversity and gender identity. Every year photographers from all over the world are invited to share their most imaginative, challenging and non-stereotypical take on gender and sexuality. An international jury of experts selects the very best work from which we make an exhibition for the world to see. The SF LGBT Center is excited to partner with the Pride Photo Award to bring a selection of winning photographs from the 2016 edition to the Center's new gallery space. The exhibition features the work of artists from 6 countries (listed below) and is on view May 22 through June 18.

Pride Photo Award contributes to a safer and more inclusive world by making sexual and gender diversity visible and creating awareness of the ‘other’. We believe that all people have the right to freely express their identity whoever and wherever they are. Moreover, it is our strong conviction that diversity should be celebrated and regarded as an asset rather than as a threat, to any society. The foundation, established in 2010, is based in Amsterdam and an initiative of COC Amsterdam, IHLIA and the Homomonument Foundation. It receives support and advice from photo museum Foam and World Press Photo. www.pridephotoaward.org

Artists include (Artist, Country | Title of Artwork/Series):
Nobuhiro Shirai, Japan | Dinner Time of the Family
Gian Cruz, Philippines | You As Me
Kris Sanford, United States | Through the Lens of Desire
Lana Yanovska, Ukraine| Polarity
Vincent Gouriou, France | Mélanie & Her Family
Frédéric Noy, France | Ekifire
Vianney Le Caer, France | Beirut Sun Tanners
Elena Anosova, Russia | Section
Geloy Concepcion, Philippines | Reynas Delas Flores:
Manila's Golden Gays

Image by artist Frédéric Noy, France, "Ekifire"

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The Business of Pride

Join us to celebrate the Business of Pride, honoring the top 50 LGBT-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area, along with 12 OUTstanding Voices - leaders paving the way for LGBT equality in the workplace. Additionally, we'll recognize one leader and one corporation with special awards for their impact on the LGBT business community.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

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Bay Area Book Festival: The Future Is Female

Conversations on Women and Gender
at the
Third Annual Bay Area Book Festival

Roxane Gay, Lindy West, Susan Griffin, Joanna Macy, Ayelet Waldman, Aya de Leon, Rafia Zakaria, Sylvia Brownrigg, and more

June 3-4, 2017

While 78% of publishing industry staff are women (according to a study by Lee & Low Books), and 77% of book readers are women (Pew Research Center), analyses have shown that male authors, especially those writing about male characters, win by far the larger percentage of prestigious prizes such as the Pulitzer and the Booker Award (The Guardian). Is there something inherent in the Y chromosome that makes for better writing? Or could the fact that most reviewers and critics are men, as the VIDA study has repeatedly demonstrated, have something to do with it?

From its inception three years ago, The Bay Area Book Festival has paid special attention to promoting female writers and highlighting issues of special concern to women and girls. The Festival was founded by a woman and is largely led by women. This year we have an especially strong slate of women writing about women. Highlights of these sessions, which all take place in venues in downtown Berkeley, include:

• Roxane Gay — Fiction writer, essayist, and activist Roxane Gay has been called “the brilliant girl-next-door: your best friend and your sharpest critic” by People magazine. She has authored the stunning novel An Untamed State, the powerhouse essay collection Bad Feminist, and now a new collection of stories, Difficult Women, where she casts her incisive gaze at issues of race, class, and gender. Famed for both fearlessness and vulnerability on the page, she tackles issues that lie at the heart of body, identity, relationship and society. In conversation with Rafia Zakaria of The New Republic. (Saturday, June 3, 3:15pm, the Alta Stage at Freight & Salvage, sponsored by The New Republic)

• Forces of Nature: Susan Griffin and Joanna Macy — Poet Adrienne Rich called Susan Griffin’s proto-feminist classic Woman and Nature “perhaps the most extraordinary nonfiction work to have merged from the matrix of contemporary female consciousness.” Four decades after its initial publication (and with the release of a 40th anniversary paperback edition) Griffin celebrates her seminal, feminist text in conversation with acclaimed author and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy (World as Lover, World as Self). (Sunday, June 4, 4pm at the Magnes Collection)

• Lindy West — It’s not a pretty place, the Internet. Especially for an outspoken woman. Two years ago, Lindy West’s confrontation with a nasty troll showed the world how to fight back via technology. With her debut memoir, Shrill, Lindy tells that tale and more, sharing her truths about #ShoutYourAbortion!, being a large woman, being loud, being a feminist, and being funny. (Saturday, June 3, 4:45pm at the San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park)

• “Feminist Activism Through Popular Fiction” with Aya de Leon, Meg Elison, Kate Raphael, and Claire Light — How are women writers using popular fiction genres (mystery, sci-fi/fantasy, street lit, women’s fiction) to go beyond the “strong female lead” and even “strong but unlikable” protagonists to share visions of feminist activism and social change? What role do race, class, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity and ability play in the intersectional feminist landscapes of their stories? (Sunday, June 4, 12pm at Cornerstone)

• “A Paintbrush of Her Own: The Lesser-Known History of Woman Artists” with Bridget Quinn — Have you ever read an art book or sat in an art history class and wondered: Where are the women artists? Art historian Bridget Quinn tackles the mainstream art world’s tendency to ignore women artists. (Sunday, June 4, 1:30pm at the David Brower Center)

• “From Every Angle: Women Writing About the Body” with Roxane Gay, Sonya Renee Taylor, and Sarai Walker, and Aya de Leon — This panel brings together women authors across genres of memoir, fiction, and poetry with a range of experiences and perspectives. In an era where body positivity and fat liberation increasingly push back against body shaming and fatphobia, what do they hope to achieve through the complex and nuanced stories they tell? (Saturday, June 3, 11:45am at Berkeley City College)

While women feature throughout the festival, they dominate the following sessions, which cover a gamut of topics. Ayelet Waldman illuminates how microdosing LSD improved her mood and her marriage. Samin Nosrat, who taught Michael Pollan how to cook, comes out with her own cookbook, illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton; Alice Waters called Nosrat “America’s next great cooking teacher.” Gripping novelists Sylvia Brownrigg, Edan Lepucki, and Shanthi Sekaran contemplate the “Ferocity of Love.” Cathryn Jakobson Ramin gives us an exposé on the literal, emotional, and monetary pains of the back pain industry. And New York Times bestselling author (and Gutsy Girl) Caroline Paul introduces a special screening of The Secret Garden, part of our film fest “Auteur, Author” at BAMPFA.

For other sessions with women authors, see the full schedule: https://www.baybookfest.org/2017-schedule/

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Gallery Opening Reception: Pride Photo Awards

Gallery Opening Reception: Pride Photo Awards
Monday, May 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Please join us for a public gallery reception for the opening of the Pride Photo Award Exhibition. This opening event is held in honor of Harvey Milk Day and marks the cooperation between the City and County of San Francisco and the City of Amsterdam. Special guests: Stuart Milk, Founder and CEO of the Harvey Milk Foundation, and the Honorable Mark Leno, former California State Senator.

Pride Photo Award is an annual international photo contest focusing on sexual diversity and gender identity. Every year photographers from all over the world are invited to share their most imaginative, challenging and non-stereotypical take on gender and sexuality. An international jury of experts selects the very best work from which we make an exhibition for the world to see. The SF LGBT Center is excited to partner with the Pride Photo Award to bring a selection of winning photographs from the 2016 edition to the Center's new gallery space. The exhibition features the work of artists from 6 countries (listed below) and is on view May 22 through June 18.

Pride Photo Award contributes to a safer and more inclusive world by making sexual and gender diversity visible and creating awareness of the ‘other’. We believe that all people have the right to freely express their identity whoever and wherever they are. Moreover, it is our strong conviction that diversity should be celebrated and regarded as an asset rather than as a threat, to any society. The foundation, established in 2010, is based in Amsterdam and an initiative of COC Amsterdam, IHLIA and the Homomonument Foundation. It receives support and advice from photo museum Foam and World Press Photo. www.pridephotoaward.org

Artists include (Artist, Country | Title of Artwork/Series):
Nobuhiro Shirai, Japan | Dinner Time of the Family
Gian Cruz, Philippines | You As Me
Kris Sanford, United States | Through the Lens of Desire
Lana Yanovska, Ukraine| Polarity
Vincent Gouriou, France | Mélanie & Her Family
Frédéric Noy, France | Ekifire
Vianney Le Caer, France | Beirut Sun Tanners
Elena Anosova, Russia | Section
Geloy Concepcion, Philippines | Reynas Delas Flores:
Manila's Golden Gays

Image by artist Frédéric Noy, France, "Ekifire"

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Bay Area Book Festival: The Future Is Female

Conversations on Women and Gender
at the
Third Annual Bay Area Book Festival

Roxane Gay, Lindy West, Susan Griffin, Joanna Macy, Ayelet Waldman, Aya de Leon, Rafia Zakaria, Sylvia Brownrigg, and more

June 3-4, 2017

While 78% of publishing industry staff are women (according to a study by Lee & Low Books), and 77% of book readers are women (Pew Research Center), analyses have shown that male authors, especially those writing about male characters, win by far the larger percentage of prestigious prizes such as the Pulitzer and the Booker Award (The Guardian). Is there something inherent in the Y chromosome that makes for better writing? Or could the fact that most reviewers and critics are men, as the VIDA study has repeatedly demonstrated, have something to do with it?

From its inception three years ago, The Bay Area Book Festival has paid special attention to promoting female writers and highlighting issues of special concern to women and girls. The Festival was founded by a woman and is largely led by women. This year we have an especially strong slate of women writing about women. Highlights of these sessions, which all take place in venues in downtown Berkeley, include:

• Roxane Gay — Fiction writer, essayist, and activist Roxane Gay has been called “the brilliant girl-next-door: your best friend and your sharpest critic” by People magazine. She has authored the stunning novel An Untamed State, the powerhouse essay collection Bad Feminist, and now a new collection of stories, Difficult Women, where she casts her incisive gaze at issues of race, class, and gender. Famed for both fearlessness and vulnerability on the page, she tackles issues that lie at the heart of body, identity, relationship and society. In conversation with Rafia Zakaria of The New Republic. (Saturday, June 3, 3:15pm, the Alta Stage at Freight & Salvage, sponsored by The New Republic)

• Forces of Nature: Susan Griffin and Joanna Macy — Poet Adrienne Rich called Susan Griffin’s proto-feminist classic Woman and Nature “perhaps the most extraordinary nonfiction work to have merged from the matrix of contemporary female consciousness.” Four decades after its initial publication (and with the release of a 40th anniversary paperback edition) Griffin celebrates her seminal, feminist text in conversation with acclaimed author and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy (World as Lover, World as Self). (Sunday, June 4, 4pm at the Magnes Collection)

• Lindy West — It’s not a pretty place, the Internet. Especially for an outspoken woman. Two years ago, Lindy West’s confrontation with a nasty troll showed the world how to fight back via technology. With her debut memoir, Shrill, Lindy tells that tale and more, sharing her truths about #ShoutYourAbortion!, being a large woman, being loud, being a feminist, and being funny. (Saturday, June 3, 4:45pm at the San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park)

• “Feminist Activism Through Popular Fiction” with Aya de Leon, Meg Elison, Kate Raphael, and Claire Light — How are women writers using popular fiction genres (mystery, sci-fi/fantasy, street lit, women’s fiction) to go beyond the “strong female lead” and even “strong but unlikable” protagonists to share visions of feminist activism and social change? What role do race, class, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity and ability play in the intersectional feminist landscapes of their stories? (Sunday, June 4, 12pm at Cornerstone)

• “A Paintbrush of Her Own: The Lesser-Known History of Woman Artists” with Bridget Quinn — Have you ever read an art book or sat in an art history class and wondered: Where are the women artists? Art historian Bridget Quinn tackles the mainstream art world’s tendency to ignore women artists. (Sunday, June 4, 1:30pm at the David Brower Center)

• “From Every Angle: Women Writing About the Body” with Roxane Gay, Sonya Renee Taylor, and Sarai Walker, and Aya de Leon — This panel brings together women authors across genres of memoir, fiction, and poetry with a range of experiences and perspectives. In an era where body positivity and fat liberation increasingly push back against body shaming and fatphobia, what do they hope to achieve through the complex and nuanced stories they tell? (Saturday, June 3, 11:45am at Berkeley City College)

While women feature throughout the festival, they dominate the following sessions, which cover a gamut of topics. Ayelet Waldman illuminates how microdosing LSD improved her mood and her marriage. Samin Nosrat, who taught Michael Pollan how to cook, comes out with her own cookbook, illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton; Alice Waters called Nosrat “America’s next great cooking teacher.” Gripping novelists Sylvia Brownrigg, Edan Lepucki, and Shanthi Sekaran contemplate the “Ferocity of Love.” Cathryn Jakobson Ramin gives us an exposé on the literal, emotional, and monetary pains of the back pain industry. And New York Times bestselling author (and Gutsy Girl) Caroline Paul introduces a special screening of The Secret Garden, part of our film fest “Auteur, Author” at BAMPFA.

For other sessions with women authors, see the full schedule: https://www.baybookfest.org/2017-schedule/

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Queer Women of Color Film Festival

QWOCMAP’s 13th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival will premiere 30 films in 4 screenings. The “Beloved Community” Festival Focus includes an “Unleash The Power” conversation on collective self-care for challenging political times. From the resilient wisdom of LBTQ people of color to the power of prayer for a young Muslim woman and a young Black Christian woman, these films encourage communities to find their squad and unleash their super powers to create change. All films are Subtitled for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing and ASL interpretation will be provided along with many other forms of disability access.

More info at https://www.qwocmap.org/festival2017/

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Steam does Pride w/ DJ MAJR!

Wash that shame away at San Francisco's premiere bathhouse revival party this Pride season! We're bringing in DJ MAJR (Mikey Adolphson Jr.) to drop some nu disco tunes on this highest of gay holidays, to set the tone for what's bound to be debaucherous night!

$100 wet towel contest!
Deep tissue massages!
Drink specials by Patrón and Red Bull!
The infamous PowerShower!
Steamworks swag!
And more!

This month we're raising funds for the SF LGBT Center, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary of serving our community, at a time when we need it most!

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Gallery Opening Reception: Pride Photo Awards

Gallery Opening Reception: Pride Photo Awards
Monday, May 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Please join us for a public gallery reception for the opening of the Pride Photo Award Exhibition. This opening event is held in honor of Harvey Milk Day and marks the cooperation between the City and County of San Francisco and the City of Amsterdam. Special guests: Stuart Milk, Founder and CEO of the Harvey Milk Foundation, and the Honorable Mark Leno, former California State Senator.

Pride Photo Award is an annual international photo contest focusing on sexual diversity and gender identity. Every year photographers from all over the world are invited to share their most imaginative, challenging and non-stereotypical take on gender and sexuality. An international jury of experts selects the very best work from which we make an exhibition for the world to see. The SF LGBT Center is excited to partner with the Pride Photo Award to bring a selection of winning photographs from the 2016 edition to the Center's new gallery space. The exhibition features the work of artists from 6 countries (listed below) and is on view May 22 through June 18.

Pride Photo Award contributes to a safer and more inclusive world by making sexual and gender diversity visible and creating awareness of the ‘other’. We believe that all people have the right to freely express their identity whoever and wherever they are. Moreover, it is our strong conviction that diversity should be celebrated and regarded as an asset rather than as a threat, to any society. The foundation, established in 2010, is based in Amsterdam and an initiative of COC Amsterdam, IHLIA and the Homomonument Foundation. It receives support and advice from photo museum Foam and World Press Photo. www.pridephotoaward.org

Artists include (Artist, Country | Title of Artwork/Series):
Nobuhiro Shirai, Japan | Dinner Time of the Family
Gian Cruz, Philippines | You As Me
Kris Sanford, United States | Through the Lens of Desire
Lana Yanovska, Ukraine| Polarity
Vincent Gouriou, France | Mélanie & Her Family
Frédéric Noy, France | Ekifire
Vianney Le Caer, France | Beirut Sun Tanners
Elena Anosova, Russia | Section
Geloy Concepcion, Philippines | Reynas Delas Flores:
Manila's Golden Gays

Image by artist Frédéric Noy, France, "Ekifire"

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Queer Women of Color Film Festival

QWOCMAP’s 13th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival will premiere 30 films in 4 screenings. The “Beloved Community” Festival Focus includes an “Unleash The Power” conversation on collective self-care for challenging political times. From the resilient wisdom of LBTQ people of color to the power of prayer for a young Muslim woman and a young Black Christian woman, these films encourage communities to find their squad and unleash their super powers to create change. All films are Subtitled for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing and ASL interpretation will be provided along with many other forms of disability access.

More info at https://www.qwocmap.org/festival2017/

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Orgullo Latino/Latin Pride 2017

Ogullo Latino/Latin Pride 2017
Come swing to Boogie Woogie!

Prize for best swing and 1940’s attire

PRESENTED BY
AGUILAS
CLINICA DE LA RAZA
EL/LA TRANSLATINA
LATINO WELLNESS CENTER
SF AIDS FOUNDATION
LATINO PROGRAMS
WORLD
SI A LA VIDA

Dance Lesson by International dance Artist J’aime Martinez-Castro

Food, DJ Alex
HIV Testing

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Free Guided Meditation Session

Do something which your future self will thank you for! Join us for a free relaxing guided meditation session at the SF LGBT Center. Whether you've never meditated before or you've been meditation for years, we are OPEN TO ALL (whether you are looking to combat day-to-day stress using meditation or you'd like to uncover subtle layers of your self!). In each session, we will:

-Learn and practice a few relaxing breathing techniques.
-Read and reflect on a short philosophical text about life.
-Enjoy a guided meditation.

Our super-relaxing sessions last between 45-60 minutes. Feel free to contact us at 305-903-5335 with any questions. The sessions are guided by two volunteers from the Art of Living Foundation, an organization that helps individuals find inner-peace with the help of breathing techniques and meditation.

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Taylor / Monroe x Pride for SF LGBT Center

TAYLOR / MONROE x PRIDE is celebrating FOUR years of pre-Pride partying for a CAUSE! More than ever, the LGBTQ Community needs the support of its allies and we're doing our part...with a party, of course. Come out and support the SF LGBT Center for a night of music, dancing, drag queens and hot people serving all the looks at TAYLOR / MONROE x PRIDE.

This fourth annual event will host all the fun people on Saturday, June 17th from 8p - 11p in our space, TAYLOR / MONROE Salon, in Hayes Valley. As an SF Gay Pride Week kickoff, TAYLOR/MONROE x Pride for SF LGBT Center will be THE party for folks to enjoy a night of mingling [and canoodling] with the community and supporters, dance to the music of the party's live DJ, and taste delicious adult libations at the open bar provided by event sponsors.

TAYLOR / MONROE salon will be transformed into a perfect backdrop for the start of anyone's Pride Week as event guests will also enjoy OVER THE TOP live performances by local drag queens, a raffle that includes amazing prizes from local businesses and a live auction that'll have you bidding like whoa!

T/M x Pride for SF LGBT Center will donate all proceeds through event tickets, raffles and auction items to the SF LGBT Center, a San Francisco center that connects the LGBTQ community to opportunities, resources and each other. As a local organization that offers vital services and programs to the community, the SF LGBT Center is the perfect partner and beneficiary to spotlight through this year's event.

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased through EventBrite for $15. Tickets at the door are also available ($18). This is a 21+ event.

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The Equality March for Unity + Pride: San Jose

The Equality March for Unity and Pride San José is part of a national movement in support of equality for all led by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) community. June is typically a time to celebrate with pride, but much of what the LGBTQ+ and many other oppressed communities fought for is once again being challenged by some of our elected officials and community leaders.

Equality March San José is meant to encourage self expression and education on our political climate, while allowing our community to march in solidarity. The March will be followed by a rally with a line-up of diverse local speakers, community engagement tables, and readings of open letters.

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Gallery Opening Reception: Pride Photo Awards

Gallery Opening Reception: Pride Photo Awards
Monday, May 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Please join us for a public gallery reception for the opening of the Pride Photo Award Exhibition. This opening event is held in honor of Harvey Milk Day and marks the cooperation between the City and County of San Francisco and the City of Amsterdam. Special guests: Stuart Milk, Founder and CEO of the Harvey Milk Foundation, and the Honorable Mark Leno, former California State Senator.

Pride Photo Award is an annual international photo contest focusing on sexual diversity and gender identity. Every year photographers from all over the world are invited to share their most imaginative, challenging and non-stereotypical take on gender and sexuality. An international jury of experts selects the very best work from which we make an exhibition for the world to see. The SF LGBT Center is excited to partner with the Pride Photo Award to bring a selection of winning photographs from the 2016 edition to the Center's new gallery space. The exhibition features the work of artists from 6 countries (listed below) and is on view May 22 through June 18.

Pride Photo Award contributes to a safer and more inclusive world by making sexual and gender diversity visible and creating awareness of the ‘other’. We believe that all people have the right to freely express their identity whoever and wherever they are. Moreover, it is our strong conviction that diversity should be celebrated and regarded as an asset rather than as a threat, to any society. The foundation, established in 2010, is based in Amsterdam and an initiative of COC Amsterdam, IHLIA and the Homomonument Foundation. It receives support and advice from photo museum Foam and World Press Photo. www.pridephotoaward.org

Artists include (Artist, Country | Title of Artwork/Series):
Nobuhiro Shirai, Japan | Dinner Time of the Family
Gian Cruz, Philippines | You As Me
Kris Sanford, United States | Through the Lens of Desire
Lana Yanovska, Ukraine| Polarity
Vincent Gouriou, France | Mélanie & Her Family
Frédéric Noy, France | Ekifire
Vianney Le Caer, France | Beirut Sun Tanners
Elena Anosova, Russia | Section
Geloy Concepcion, Philippines | Reynas Delas Flores:
Manila's Golden Gays

Image by artist Frédéric Noy, France, "Ekifire"

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Cleve Jones: When We Rise

Use discount code Cleve20 for 20% off your ticket

Cleve Jones, American Human Rights Activist; Lecturer; Organizer, UNITE HERE; Author, When We Rise, Stitching a Revolution
Mark Leno, Former California State Senator—Moderator

In an emotional roller coaster of real experiences, Cleve Jones will take you through the gay liberation movement and AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. Jones will share how Harvey Milk became the first largely outspoken gay elected official—as well as Jones' mentor. Jones keeps Milk’s legacy and the gay liberation movement alive, aspiring to have a similar impact on young adults as Milk had on Jones. Come hear Jones’ inspiring words on the political movement.

Jones joined the gay liberation movement in the early 1970s. He was mentored by pioneer LGBT activist Harvey Milk and worked in Milk’s City Hall office as a student intern until Milk’s assassination in 1978. Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in 1983. In 1987, he founded the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, one of the world’s largest community arts projects.

Jones was portrayed by Emile Hirsch in Milk, Gus Van Sant’s Oscar-winning film, and served as the historical consultant for the production. In 2009, Jones led the National Equality March in Washington, D.C. He served on the advisory board of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which challenged California’s Proposition 8 in the U.S. Supreme Court. In November 2016, ABC aired a miniseries partially inspired by Jones’ 2016 memoir, When We Rise.

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Science Speakeasy Explores “Evolution and Gender Revolution”

Gender and sexual behavior have historically been a sensitive subject when connected to science, but The Leakey Foundation’s newest Science Speakeasy aims to change that.

Evolution and Gender Revolution”, taking place June 20 from 6-9 pm at Public Works, will examine whether gender and sexual differentiation can be connected to evolution and human origins.

Dr. Stephanie Meredith will be one of the featured speakers and will be discussing the development of sex-typical behavior in our closest living relatives—the non-human primates. She has done long-term research on sex-typical behavioral development in ring-tailed lemurs in Madagascar and is now developing research projects focusing on hamadryas baboons in Ethiopia.

Science Speakeasy, presented by The Leakey Foundation, was designed to inspire enthusiasm for science in a fun, spirited and accessible way, providing people with the ability to socialize and meet new friends. The event pairs unique speakers with signature cocktails, delicious food, music, and more.  

WHO:             The Leakey Foundation

WHAT:          Science Speakeasy Event Series – “Evolution and Gender Revolution”

WHERE:       Public Works - 161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

WHEN:          Tuesday, June 20th from 6-9pm

COST:            $10 Advance / $15 at the Door           (Ages 21+ With Valid ID)

TICKETS:     https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1468895/tfly

INFO:             Visit http://www.leakeyfoundation.org for additional details

Call 415.561.4646 or email speakeasy@leakeyfoundation.org

PRESS:          Contact Rosinski Communications at 650.245.2667 or via email at Liz.Rosinski@gmail.com

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ARAB LOVE: AFMI's Inaugural Pride Screening

The Arab Film and Media Institute is thrilled and PROUD to announce its first ever Pride month screening, hosted at the newly renovated San Francisco LGBT Center on June 22nd!

Joined by special guests, AFMI will present a collection of short films that highlight the various experiences of Arab queer communities. Full program details to come, make sure to reserve your seats now.

Individual tickets are $15 or grab our special Date Night package of $25 for two. All tickets include hosted bar and snacks. 100% of ticket sales will go to AFMI’s programs and services.

Launched this year as an initiative of the Arab Film Festival, the Arab Film and Media Institute will be a complete ecosystem to nurture new talent through our filmmaker services and bring the Arab experience to American classrooms though our education program. Its mission is to inspire, educate and connect by developing and showcasing Arab voices through storytelling.

The Arab Film Festival, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016, is not only a Bay Area institution but has grown into a powerful force throughout California, thanks to its Los Angeles and San Diego editions. It continues to present the best contemporary films that provide insight into the beauty, complexity and diversity of the Arab world alongside realistic perspectives on Arab people, culture, art, history and politics. It has also achieved international standing and is now considered one of the most important Arab film festivals outside the Arab world.

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Bay Area Chinese LGBT Pride Gala

China Rainbow Net (CRN) is the largest Chinese LGBT organization nation wide with more than 3000 members.
CRN is hosting their first Bay Area Chinese LGBT Gala in SF LGBT Center. This is a mandarin speaking event and will be featured by games, lectures about coming out of closet and having kids.

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Juanita MORE! Pride Party 2017

San Francisco drag queen Juanita MORE! is at it again for Pride 2017 with what has been touted as the “BEST” party of the year. Miss MORE! continues to raise the bar with this annual non-profit Pride extravaganza. It is one of the only non-profit events of the weekend that focuses on supporting some of SF’s most needy organizations. This year, for the first time Miss MORE! has chosen two groundbreaking nonprofits as beneficiaries, The Q Foundation (formerly AIDS Housing Alliance) and the LGBT Asylum Project. It is in the spirit of San Francisco’s status as a sanctuary city that the services of both the Q Foundation and the LGBT Asylum Project are inextricably woven like a safety net, whether in the form of asylum from persecution or housing assistance, for those most in need of calling our community home.

The party reprises its role at the spectacular 620 Jones venue featuring everything you’ve come to expect from a Juanita MORE! production set to go off in fabulous style.

It’s always a family affair and this year Juanita brings together old friends and new to celebrate the day. The entertainment includes DJ Christy Love and much, much MORE!

TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS ONLY:
Pre-sale tickets begin Thursday June 1st and will be available at the following locations while they last. Tickets are always sold at the door the day of the event.

Sui Generis, 2231 Market St, SF /11AM-7PM Monday-Saturday 11AM-5PM Sunday

Unionmade, 493 Sanchez St, SF / 11AM-7PM Monday-Saturday Noon-5PM Sunday

Powerhouse, 1347 Folsom St, SF / 4PM-2AM Daily

Hooker’s Sweet Treats, 442 Hyde St, SF / 8AM-3PM Tuesday-Friday 10AM-2PM Saturday

George Pet Shop - 2512 Sacramento St, SF & 1824 Fourth St, Berkeley / 11AM-6PM

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Caregiver College
Do you help to care for a family member or friend who is frail, disabled, has a chronic illness or cognitive impairment? Then it’s back to school for you!
 
Caregiver College (in Spanish) is a FREE class for learning and sharing, and conducted by experts on topics that include: caregiver self-care, incontinence care / toileting, bathing / hygiene / grooming / dressing, transfer skills, and dental care. A catered breakfast and lunch are included. Pre-registration is required.
 
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate professional caregivers at this event.
 
When: Friday, June 30, 2017
10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Registration & breakfast start at 9:45 a.m.)
 
Where: Log Cabin (in the Presidio)
1299 Storey Avenue, San Francisco 94129
 
Registration: Adriana Sanchez, Resource Specialist, (415) 434-3388 x316, asanchez@caregiver.org
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