The milestones spread across the landscape of the LGBTQ rights movement are undoubtedly worthy of acknowledgement.  There is merit to the embrace of the agitation and evolution stirred by the Compton Cafeteria and Stonewall riots, ActUP, and Queer Nation, just as the repeal of DADT and the shifts in policy and public opinion of DOMA […]

Migrating Sexuality: Unspoken Stories of Land, Body and Sex is a mixed media visual art exhibition and literary performance that centers the marginalized voices of Queer (Im)migrants of color in the U.S.  These stories, told through performance and visual media, hope to capture the diverse migration narratives embodied by Queer People of Color.  On opening night, […]

The NQAF is proud to bring you The Bilarious Show, an evening of laughs celebrating the diverse world of the bisexual community. This milestone event is the first ever complete lineup of openly Bi comedians serving up the laughs. Too long invisible in the comedy world, the Bilarious Show changes all that with real live […]

San Francisco–Bay Area performance artist, poet, dancer, actor and activist Dazié Rustin Grego returns to the stage to offer audiences I AM A MAN, an exploration of gender expectations and masculinity. This new original work is Grego’s protest response to the slaying of Jorge Steven Mercado, a Puerto Rican teenager whose killer solicited him for […]

Join QCC in a Reunion of 15 years of visual arts programs housed at SOMArts!  There will, of course, be libations to take us into the next 15 years and special recognition of those who have participated in exhibitions from FACE (1998) to QIY (2011) and the curators, funders and supporting organizations that made these […]

ReMix: ReFraming Appropriation Curated by Jonathan D. Katz A Reunion of QCC Visual Artists June 1 – 26, 2012 SOMArts Gallery and Cultural Center San Francisco, California   ReMix: ReFraming Appropriation mines 15 years of National Queer Arts Festival exhibitions towards understanding the centrality of the act of appropriation for queer art of the recent past.  Using […]