Dear Community, QCC stands up against the brutal murders of Black people in the United States. What happened to George Floyd was murder. Period. What happened to Eric Garner was murder. What happened to Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Monika Diamond, Oscar Grant, Tony McDade, and Nina Pop was murder. We are losing Black people and […]

Pamela Peniston is a Founding Member and Artistic Director of the Queer Cultural Center. She was an initial member of Mayor Art Agnos’ Cultural Affairs Task Force of San Francisco in 1989, which helped to establish the guidelines for the Cultural Equity Grants Program at the SF Arts Commission.
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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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Topsy Turvy works to increase the visibility of multidisciplinary queer and trans performing artists of color while simultaneously defying traditional circus roles that perpetuate white supremacy and limit expressions of gender and sexuality.

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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