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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Vee Jenkins is a performance artist, stand up comedian, designer, seamstress, milliner, costumer, writer, burlesque sensation, filmmaker, maker and organizer of note, basically, the only thing She doesn’t do is BS.

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Marco Garcia Daddy’s Secret Garden fabric, stuffing, faux flowers, pins 28x29x44″(Questions) This is the image for this corner installation that the curators picked. But dimensions given seem smaller than the piece looks. Please check and see if the dimensions are right and the title for this piece is right. Artist Statement Marco Garcia’s is an […]

Indira Allegra       32 Harnesses Controlled by a Switch 
2014 Calfskin leather, hand dyed silk, thread.
92“ x 5.5” Woven on a 32 harness compudobby loom, this titleholder’s sash is crafted for weavers exploring dynamics of intimacy and control between themselves, the loom and materials at hand. Orientation to Intimacy Series 
2013 3:10 USA […]

Kurt Barrie, a significant queer Democratic Party activist, died December 15, 2014 of AIDS-related causes at 48. Barrie was born in Auburn California in 1966, and escaped an abusive childhood at 15, traveling around the country and ending up in San Francisco. Though he never went to college, Barrie was a brilliant political strategist who […]

Peter Berlin Talks! October 18, 2014 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Press Release from Magnet: http://www.magnetsf.org/community/events/peter-berlin-talks.html PETER BERLIN, is a photographer, artist, filmmaker, clothing designer/sewer, model and gay sex symbol. In the early to mid-1970s, Berlin created some of the most recognizable gay male erotic imagery of his time. Serving as his own photographer, model, and fashion […]

October 15, 2014 For Sizakele: A Performative Excerpt Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene AAACC, 7:30pm Funded by Qcc’s Creating Queer Community Program. $12 – $20 For tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/870907 For Sizakele is a soul-stirring, lyrically beautiful novel that addresses queer African gender, transcontinental identity, inter-partner violence and how we love as the ultimate illuminator of who we […]