The Queer Cultural Centers FACEs at SOMAR Gallery, June 11 – 27, 1998 by Jeffrey Wilson Recent events have caused me to reflect on an old joke from way back in the early 1990’s that was circulating around the “art world” in the wake of the first political attacks on the NEA and its funding […]

ABOUT Learn the basics of publicity, marketing, and social media with a framework of ethics and social justice. What are the best practices for writing a description of your show, how do you get the word out, what are the foundations for image uses, and web accessibility? We will seek to answer these questions and […]

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Mia Nakano is an artist, archivist, social change maker rooted in Oakland, CA. Her work is shaped through her experiences as a proud 4th generation Japanese American, queer woman of color, daughter of a single mother, and sister of a deaf adult.
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Maya Angelou wrote, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” What does it mean to transform? How do our Queer lives evolve and open the way to the transformation our experiences conjure? Why is transformation necessary and how do we as […]

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June 30, 2018 Jesus Christ Superstar Postponed Qcc will host for one night only, the voices and music of San Francisco’s amazing trans and non-binary community. In our reimagined version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s radical rock opera, Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and the disciples are recast as a band of queer trans women, featuring Star Amerasu, […]

June 20 Taja’s Coalition LGBT Community Center This event was postponed.      

About National Queer Arts Festival 2000 This series of cultural events, exhibitions, performances, and interpretive programs has been organized by the Queer Cultural Center (Qcc) – the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender Art & Culture, and the Harvey Milk Institute. The Festival is produced in collaboration with numerous Bay Area nonprofit arts organizations, including […]

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Krista Smith aka Kentucky Fried Woman is a native Kentuckian living in Oakland since 2005. She has been involved in the arts since 1978 and has worked as a solo artist and with various performance troupes in Santa Barbara, Seattle, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
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