OUT IN THE CASTRO: Desire, Promise, Activism Winston Leyland Tuesday, June 25; 8 pm SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market @ Octavia, 4th Floor The history, culture, politics, sexuality of San Francisco’s Castro, America’s most famous LGBTQ neighborhood, are brought to life in the new book Out in the Castro: Desire, Promise, Activism, edited by […]

… And You Can’t Make Me: The Life and Music of Gladys Bentley (a staged reading) Alison Wright Friday, June 28; 8 pm Saturday, June 29; 2 pm This solo multi-media performance chronicles the story of Gladys Bentley, the “Brown Bomber of Sophisticated Songs,” a cross-dressing lesbian Blues singer of the Harlem Renaissance. In top […]

WOMEN IN MUSIC SERIES Monday – Thursday, June 24-27, all shows; 7:30 pm (Doors 7pm) Brava: 2789 24th St @ York Parking at SFGH at San Bruno and 24th Street (2 blocks from the theater) Curated by Sini Anderson and brand-new to the Festival, the Women in Music Series features some of the most widely […]

Groucho: A Day in the D’Elia Soup Tina D’Elia Friday & Saturday, June 21 & 22; 8 pm Location: Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission @ 24th St This one-woman comedy focuses on a personality, sexuality, gender identity, and cultural conflict between the character Tina D’Elia and Groucho Marx. One morning Tina, a Latina lesbian, wakes […]

Flux Kriss De Jong and Eliot Daughtry of Killer Banshee Studios Friday June 21; 6-8 pm (Opening) Saturday, June 22; 1-8 pm (6-8 pm Reception) Tuesday June 25 thru Saturday June 29, 1-4 pm Opening Reception: Friday, June 21, 2002; 6pm & Saturday, June 22, 2002; 6pm Combining works in conversions of media, Flux is […]

liquidFIRE Productions presents The Liquid Fire Project’s Skin Hot – Bone Deep Directed By Veronica C. Combs LOCATION: AAACC, 762 Fulton @ Webster Thursday – Sunday, June 20-23; 8pm (Saturday at 2 pm & 8pm, Sunday at 3pm) In Skin Hot – Bone Deep, lesbian and bisexual women of color take you on a journey […]

DISPLACEMENT Sini Anderson, Marci Blackman , & Kinnie Starr Archival footage of the late Kris Kovick Curated by Sini Anderson Friday & Saturday, June 21 & 22; 8 pm SomArts, 934 Brannan @ 8th St Sini Anderson Performance poet Sini Anderson takes the stage for Displacement, a muti-media spoken word performance that addresses displacement on […]

Faggot Lynwoodt Benard Thursday-Friday, June 20-21; 9 pm Sunday, June 23; 7 pm Location: SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St @ Octavia, 2nd Floor Cultural Odyssey in association with the National Performance Network and the NQAF present: FAGGOT, a one-man multi-character performance, is the story of Michael, a boy who, daunted by his mother, […]

Crawlspace Danielle Abrams Thursday-Friday, June 20-21; 7 pm Location: SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market St @ Octavia, 2nd Floor Danielle Abrams showcases four characters in the SF debut of her one-woman show Crawlspace (listed as Quadroon in the printed catalog), an examination of the intertwined roots of her racial and cultural identity-African-American and white, […]

GENERATION NOW: Writing by Lesbians of Color Thursday, June 20; 8pm Cathy Arellano, Tisa Bryant and Reid Gomez SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market @ Octavia (4th Floor) Lesbians of color were the pioneers of multicultural literature. It is impossible to access the bravery and the influence of such burning literary talents as Audre Lorde, […]