July 2023 QCC News

July 2023 at Queer Cultural Center  


Happy summer! We hope it has been a relaxing and rejuvinating season after all of Pride Month’s festivities. Our QCC team took some time off after this year’s National Queer Arts Festival to rest and recover after our busiest time of the year. We’re so happy to be back and reflect on our festival season.

Speaking of, have you taken our NQAF Audience Survey yet?

Your feedback is so helpful to our team as we plan programming for the new fiscal year. Feel free to let us know what you liked, what you loved, and more in the link below!
Tell Us Your Thoughts!

Missed some of our NQAF events? Well, you’re in luck! Our virtual events and a few in-person streams are still available to watch on our QCC Youtube channel. Our team made a playlist so you can have a little watch party — be sure to tune in by the end of the summer!  Check out our virtual shows and streams playlist!


Check out our QCC public board meeting from June 2023! How about some behind-the-scenes content?? Ever wondered what it takes to make QCC run 12 months a year? Catch the recap with our June 2023 public board meeting, recorded for your viewing pleasure. Learn about what’s changing  at Queer Cultural Center! Watch now!   COMMUNITY EVENTS & PROJECTS

Skip The Needle @ The Ivy Room

Date: Friday, July 21, 2023
Time: Doors open at 7pm, Show begins at 8pm
Location: Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo, Albany CA
Ticket Price: $20

Check out our NQAF 2023 artist Skip The Needle play a set at the Ivy Room! Skip The Needle is a collaboration of four bandleaders: Shelley Doty, Kofy Brown, Kate Colpitts and Vicki Randle. Listen to them for soul, rock, funk, vocal harmonies, and wild instrumental explorations. 

Queer Ancestors Project Resists! Presents
Under Pressure:
 A Community Print Party

Date: Sunday, July 23, 2023
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Location: SOMArts, 934 Brannan St. SF 94103


FREE printing on fabric!  Bring your own t-shirt*

  Featuring linocut prints by Queer & Trans emerging artists:

Anna Nguyen, Brittani Wei-Ling Chew, James Falino, Karishma Johnson, Kalie McGuirl, Lottie Meoow, Miguel Molina Franco, Sagaree, and Victoria 程, with creative director Katie Gilmartin
Prints explore these questions:
What does the world feel like to you?
What’s got to change so you & those you love can bloom?
What are your “freedom dreams”?  (@Tourmaliiine)
Who are your ancestors & how do they move in you?


Plus a print sale, music by dj discnogirl & empanadas by Doña Aida!


* (bring a T-shirt or other fabric, lighter colors best; no buttons, snaps, or other hardware; no velour, fleece, terrycloth.
First come, first served; limited capacity)

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible, outdoor venue. 

Support The Pink Menace!
NOW FUNDRAISING: “The Pink Menace” is a queer cryptic monster movie is written and directed by Mel Deorsola, a Latina filmmaker and queer horror enthusiast. Geared towards stories of inclusion and diversity, this film will be produced by Our Small Majority, led by a team that prioritizes marginalized voices and innovative storytelling. “The Pink Menace” is about the shunning of a young, queer woman from her friend group. The creatures that arise and come to haunt our main characters after this dismaying experience reflect the fear of queerness that belies these individuals. The film would further explore themes of otherness, queerphobia, ostracization, and self-acceptance. Check out the pitch video and click the button below to donate! 


Support City Folx!
NOW FUNDRAISING: “City Folx” is currently raising funds for their second season! The series was created by non-binary filmmaker, parent and sometimes stand up comedian Rae Dawn. This ground breaking Drag King buddy comedy about housing insecurity aims to share laughter with a wide audience, born out of the need to shed light on the struggle to survive in a bloated Bay Area housing market, starring local queer & gender non-confoming talent. Season 1 is available to catch up on now FREE on YouTube! Check it out now and click the button below to donate.


We acknowledge we are on unceded ancestral homeland of the original inhabitants of this land otherwise known as the San Francisco Bay Area.
Click below to access our visual land acknowledgement created in partnership with The Association of Ramaytush Ohlone  and Inés Ixierda for the National Queer Arts Festival. Visual Land Acknowledgement  

If you are non-Indigenous, we invite you to pay a Shuumi Land Tax to the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust – an urban Indigenous women-led land trust based in the San Francisco Bay Area that facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people.

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