The SF LGBT Center is excited to produce our first TLGB Black History Month programming, in honor of the resilient community members who paved the way for us.
To recognize the legends who have shaped the LGBTQ+ landscape, we will honor one person each day of February 2020. Click here for the full list of honorees.
We are also hosting a series of events at the Center featuring art, music, film, and a ball!
Please join us this month as we celebrate.
- Art Exhibition – Conversation in Black
Friday, February 7th | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Black no longer means solely the presence of all colors (in paint) or the absence of all color (in light); it’s a simplistic term for an entire ethnicity that has been labeled African American, Afro American and Negro, meant to encompass generations of mixed ethnicities and the diaspora of Black People. The Queer black artists featured in Conversation in Black carry the legacy of generational ingenuity, grace, and honor in the voice of our community. Join us for the opening of our newest exhibition, which examines the intersection between queer art and cultural activism.
- Film Screening and Panel Discussion – Paris is Burning
Wednesday, February 12: | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join us for a presentation of Paris Is Burning (1990), a controversial documentary that sparks discussion and debate of wanton voyeurism, cultural appropriation, and more.
- Black Power Ball
Friday, February 21 | 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
We are excited to produce this KiKi Ball to warm up the community for future mainstream balls to come.
- Living Legends Storytelling Brunch
Saturday, February 29 | 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
In the tradition of the rich heritage of the African Oral Tradition, join us as we honor our living legends as they pass down their lived stories to us over a nourishing meal. An intergenerational storytelling event in collaboration with OpenHouse and Our Family Coalition.
- Black Music Celebration
Saturday, February 29 | 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Join us for an evening of Folk/Soul, Countrified Soul Stomp coming to us from The Anita Lofton Project, celebrating African-American music.
Our newest gallery exhibition, Conversation in Black, on view February 1-29, 2020.
“Black no longer means solely the presence of all colors (in paint) or the absence of all color (in light); it’s a simplistic term for an entire ethnicity that has been labeled African American, Afro American and Negro, meant to encompass generations of mixed ethnicities and the diaspora of Black People. The artists in this exhibition are all black, Queer and carry the legacy of generational ingenuity, grace and honor in the voice of our community. What we see are a multiplicity of visions, styles and media portraying the divine, the exquisite, and ourselves in our past, present and future. Celebrate the History of Blackness in ‘conversation” with these artists and artworks and find yourself, your friends and your family.”
Curated By: Pamela Peniston & Ramona Laughing Brook Webb
Artists: Ajuan Mance, Bushmama Africa, Courtney Desiree Morris, Roger Erickson, Ron Moultrie Saunders, Sa’annti, TheArthur Wright, Toshia Christal