NATIONAL QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 2004

7th Annual

Produced each year during Pride month by the Queer Cultural Center (Qcc), NQAF celebrates and promotes the work of local, national and internationally acclaimed queer artists. Based upon the premise that the queer community is a microcosm of the world, NQAF is dedicated to encompassing its full diversity and presenting the breadth of our community’s artists and arts organizations. Since its inception in 1998, NQAF has presented the work of renowned artists such as Bill T. Jones, Meredith Monk, Alice Walker, Marga Gomez, Dorothy Allison, and the late Thom Gunn.

To kick-off the NQAF 2004 festivities AND to celebrate the start of Pride Month, we join with the SF Pride Committee and The Center and invite you to join us for THE Q BALL! on SATURDAY, June 5th at The SF LGBT Community Center @ 6pm!

The excitement starts June 3rd and continues through June 27th with intriguing installations, dance, theater, visual art exhibitions, comedy, lit and poetry, film, and a wide array of multidisciplinary programs featuring artists discussing their work. NQAF invites artists each year to explore a topic that resonates within the queer community. We ask how the topic affects their work as queer artists. This year, the topic is Class, and it will be the emphasis of two pieces included in this month long festival: Without a Net curated by Michelle Tea and Class Action Suit from Thea Hillman and Rocco Kayiatos, aka Katastrophe.

NQAF 2004 is produced by Qcc in collaboration with numerous Bay Area arts organizations such as SomArts, The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center, BACW-The Bay Area Community of Women, Jon Sims Center for the Arts, QueLACo, ODC Theater, Dance Mission Theater, Theatre Rhinoceros and SF Pride Committee. We thank the following supporters of NQAF 2004 for helping to make it happen: California Arts Council, Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, Rainbow – A Worker-Owned Cooperative, Horizons Foundation, Open Meadows Foundation, Astraea Foundation, SomArts, Hispanics in Philanthropy, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, The Vanguard Foundation and the Zellerbach Family Fund. Also to our media sponsor the SF Weekly.

Special THANKS go to our Individual Donors who make an enormous impact on our organizational capacity and our ability to carry out our mission: Ruth E. Herring – $3500 – underwriting the technical costs of production

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ABOUT NQAF 2004

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National Queer Arts Festival 2004 Produced each year during Pride month by the Queer Cultural Center (Qcc), NQAF celebrates and promotes the work of local, national and internationally acclaimed queer artists. Based upon the premise that…

SF PRIDE Parade 2004

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SF PRIDE Parade Out 4 Justice Sunday, June 27th, 2004 10:00am Downtown San Francisco, Market Street @ Beale Free Event Info: www.pride.org Come join in on the 34th anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration,…

THE DYKE MARCH 2004

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THE DYKE MARCH A March for Social and Sexual Freedom - Lesbians Unite! Saturday, June 26th, 2004 Dolores Park, Dolores @ 18th Street Rally begins at 3 pm March begins at 7 pm Free Event Info: www.dykemarch.org The San Francisco…

QUEERIOSITY 2004

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The 6th Annual QUEERIOSITY Presented by Youth Speaks & the Sexual Minority Alliance of Alameda County (SMAAC) Friday, June 25, 2004. 6 PM SMAAC Youth Center 1608 Webster Street @ 16th Street Oakland, CA 94612 Downtown Oakland near…

NIGHT MARSH

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Dandelion Dancetheater In Association With Jon Sims Center for the Arts Present NIGHT MARSH (the culmination of the Undressed Project) Friday and Saturday, June 25 -26, 2004 8 pm Jon Sims Center for the Arts 1519 Mission St. San Francisco,…

PRIDE CONCERT 2004

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27TH ANNUAL PRIDE CONCERT: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE SAN FRANCISCO GAY MEN’S CHORUS, LESBIAN/GAY CHORUS OF SAN FRANCISCO, SAN FRANCISCO LESBIAN/GAY FREEDOM BAND Friday, June 25, 2004 8 PM Murphy Auditorium, Mission High School 18th Street…

The Blue Dress

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The Blue Dress Solo Performance by Bruce Bierman Wednesday, June 23th, 2004 7:30pm LGBT Community Center: Rainbow Room Tickets: $12-$15 sliding scale Download PDF order form to purchase tickets by mail: Ticket Form Photo:…

We Got the Beat

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We Got the Beat Amazing shorts about women creating music Tuesday June 22, 2004 8:00 pm Roxie $8 members $9 genera WEGO22R for info go to Frameline's website: http://www.frameline.org/festival From hip-hop to punk rock, from…

CAUGHT IN THE wwWEB

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JSC / Alchemy presents: The List: (CAUGHT IN THE wwWEB) Jeffrey Hartgraves, Playwright/Director Wednesday, June 23, 2004 8 pm Jon Sims Center for the Arts 1519 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103 Tickets: $15 -25, no one turned…

CLASS ACTION SUIT

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CLASS ACTION SUIT Thea Hillman & Katastrophe Readings and Performance Tuesday, June 22, 2004 7:30pm LGBT Community Center 1800 Market Street Tickets: $5-$15 sliding scale CLASS ACTION SUIT Who taught you about money and…

liquidFIRE Project

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liquidFIRE Productions presents: Sacred Revolution/ Sweet Release Directed By Veronica C. Combs Thurs. & Fri., June 17 & 18, 2004. 8pm Sat., June 19 - 3pm & 8pm Sun., June 20 - 2pm & 7pm. Thurs. & Fri., June 24…

STEAMROLLER

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Jon Sims Center For the Performing Arts presents Best of AIRspace STEAMROLLER presents Let x =3 Friday - Sunday, June 18 - 20,2004. 8:00 p.m Jon Sims Center For the Performing Arts 1519 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103 Tickets:…

Rik Isensee

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Lit @ JSC An Evening with Rik Isensee Thursday, June 17, 2004. 8 PM Jon Sims Center For the Performing Arts 1519 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103 Tickets: $10-$15 Local gay psychotherapist Rik Isensee is the author of Spank…

Fresh Meat 2004

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Fresh Meat 2004 The Transgender and Queer Cabaret Extravaganza Thurs - Sat., June 17,18,19, 2004. 8pm Opening Night Gala Reception Thurs. June 17 (post-performance) ODC Theater 3153 17th Street (at Shotwell), San Francisco Tickets:…

QWOCMAP 2004

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Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) Presents QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR FILM NIGHT Tuesday, June 15, 2004 7:30 pm Rainbow Room LGBT Community Center 1800 Market Street San Francisco Tickets: Free Event Join us for…

Q COMEDY 2004

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Q COMEDY Queer Comedy Mondays, Jun 7, 14, 21, 2004 Monday, June 7 QComedy Showcase Description: Showcase of gay and gay-friendly standup comedians, this week hosted by Scott Capurro, plus lineup includes Dattner and Bridget Schwartz. $8-$15…

The Drag Kings Revolution

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Swordfish Productions and Queer Cultural Center present: Art, Performance, & Film Art, Sex & Gender: The Drag Kings Revolution Sunday, June 13,2004. 6:30pm SomArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan St, SF Tickets: $15 Qcc Info &…

Spouses For Life

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Spouses For Life - A Wedding Album Reception: Saturday June 12th, 2004. 4:30pm - 6:00pm June 12th through September 18th LGBT Community Center 1800 Market Street San Francisco Tickets: Free Event Photo by Steven Epstein Photo…

Melting the Wall

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Best of AIRspace Melting the Wall Out/Rage June 11, 12, 13: 2004. 8pm Jon Sims Center for the Arts 1519 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103 Tickets: $10-15 no one turned away for lack of funds Photo: John Antoniades Out/Rage…

M.U.V.E.

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(a)eromestiza presents M.U.V.E. in association with the National Queer Arts Festival, the 7th United States of Asian America Festival, and the QUELACO Festival Friday and Saturday, June 11-12, 2004. 8pm SomArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan…

CIRCO ZERO

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CIRCO ZERO Chosen a solo performance by Keith Hennessy MERCY a circus experiment by CIRCO ZERO Thursday - Sunday, June 10-13 & 17-20, 2004 8PM Dance Mission 3316 - 24th St. @ Mission San Francisco Buses 14, 49, 48 24th St. BART Thursdays:…

Camaraderie Cabaret

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Camaraderie Cabaret The Cockettes Thursday, June 10, 2004 7:30pm LGBT Community Center 1800 Market Street Tickets: $12-$15, NOTA Camaraderie Cabaret In the spirit of "the Little Rascals in drag, on acid, doing Busby Berkeley",…

Dirty Ink

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Dirty Ink Does City Art Dirty Ink – Dyke Erotic Readings Thurs, June 10, 2004. 7pm CityArt Gallery 828 Valencia St. Tickets: Free Event Photo: Scott Velardo Dirty Ink Dirty Ink is a collective of dyke writers who come together…

Lit at JSC

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Lit @ JSC An Evening with Joan Roughgarden, Judith Halberstam, Jennifer Terry and Guests Thursday, June 10, 2004. 8 pm Jon Sims Center for the Arts 1519 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103 Tickets $10-$15 Joan Roughgarden Joan…

Kreatibo

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Kreatibo, featuring Cynthia "Uni" Blancaflor, Lolan Buhain Sevilla, Maiana Minahal, Morningstar Vancil, and Tina Bartolome Mahal Namin/ Our Love Wednesday, June 9, 2004. 7:30 pm SomArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan St, SF Tickets: $12-$15…

Without A Net

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Without A Net Readings and discussions on growing up queer & working-class Michelle Tea, Dorothy Allison; Meliza Banales, Daisy HernÃindez, Ida Dewey Acton, Ricky Lee Tuesday, June 8, 7:30 pm LGBT Community Center, Rainbow Room 1800…

Queer I by 3rd I

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3rd I South Asian Independent Film and Queer Cultural Center present Queer I by 3rd I Sunday, June 6, 2004 7:30 pm SomArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan St, SF Tickets: $8 Still from Miss Manju Truckdriver Miss Manju Truck…

TRANSitions

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TRANSitions/ TRANSiciones Visual art by and for transgender Latinas/Latinos Reception: Sunday, June 6th,2004. 3 pm Exhibition: June 6 - 25 SomArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan St, SF Tickets: Free Event The legendary Teresita…

Sor Juana

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The Sor Juana Project Opera - A Work in Progress Sunday, June 6th, 2004. 2:00 pm SomArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan St, SF Tickets: $5-10 Please join co-librettists Carla Lucero (composer) and Alicia Gaspar de Alba for a presentation…

Fresh Meat in the Gallery

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Fresh Meat in the Gallery Visual Art Exhibition June 6 – 30, 2004 Gala Reception Thurs June 17, 2004 ODC Gallery ODC Theater: 3153 17th Street (@ Shotwell), San Francisco Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat, 1pm-5pm Gala Reception: Opening night…

Spouses For Life

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Spouses For Life - A Wedding Album The Photographer’s Eye Reception: Sunday, June 6th, 2004. 4:30 pm Exhibition: June 6th to June 25th SomArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan St, SF Tickets: Free Event Photo by Steven Epstein Photo…

You and Mardi Gras

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YOU AND MARDI GRAS: IMAGES BY MAZZ Book Launch & Photographic Exhibition by Mazz Imàge Exhibition runs June 5 - July 31, 2004 Mon-Fri 12pm-10pm, Sat 9am-10pm, closed Sundays LGBT Community Center 1800 Market Street San Francisco Free…

THE Q BALL

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OPENING NIGHT GALA! THE Q BALL! A Kickoff Party for Pride Month Hosted by the SF Pride Committee, The SF LGBT Community Center, and Queer Cultural Center (Qcc) National Queer Arts Festival 2004 Saturday, June 5, 2004. 6 pm until... LGBT…

KARMA

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KARMA A monthly Queer and Transgender Cabaret that showcases the HOTTTEST performers from the Bay Area and Beyond. Saturday, June 5th, 2004 4 - 7pm El Rio (3158 Mission St/Precita) Tickets: $5 before 4:00pm; $10 after 4:00pm -- at the…

Queer Art/Queer Artists

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Queer Art/Queer Artists City Art Gallery Cooperative Exhibition June 1st-June 27th, 2004 Art Opening: June 4th, 2004. 7-10 pm CityArt Gallery Cooperative Members CityArt Gallery 828 Valencia St. gallery hours: 12-9pm Weds-Sun Tickets:…

SFinX

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SFinX @ JSC I DO, I DON'T: A Queer-Centric Solution to an American Institution Friday, June 4: 8 pm Jon Sims Center For the Performing Arts 1519 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103 Tickets: $10-$15 SFinX (San Francisco in Exile)…

Re-Visioning

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Dandelion Dancetheater presents: Re-Visioning the Body in Dance #4 Friday, June 4th, 2004. 8pm JSC Jon Sims Center for the Arts 1519 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94103 Tickets $10 - 100 (A benefit for Dandelion’s Undressed Project) Dandelion…

QueLAco

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QueLAco presents Viva La Joteria: An Evening of New Works Friday, June 4th, 2004 7 pm Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia between 19th & 20th streets Tickets at the door: $5 - $10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds QueLACo…

The 13 Hallucinations

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The Thirteen Hallucinations Of Julio Rivera A world premiere play by Stephen R. Culp Featuring music by William Whitefield Directed by Jimmy Bohr June 3, 5, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 2004 8 pm Magic Theater Building D, Fort Mason Center,…

Joe Goode 2004

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JOE GOODE PERFORMANCE GROUP PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF GRACE AND THE RETURN OF FOLK June 3-13, 2004 Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco Thursday – Sunday: June 3-6, 2004 Thursday – Sunday: June 10-13, 2004 8:00 p.m. Program:…

QUEER PHOTO SALON

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QUEER PHOTO SALON Queer photographers’ slide show and discussion SF Public Library: Latino Hispanic Community Meeting Room Thursday, June 3rd, 2004. 6:00pm-8:00pm SF Public Library: Latino Hispanic Community Meeting Room Tickets:…

CAFE Bourgeois

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CAFE Bourgeois Curated by Joe Landini June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2004. 8pm Off Market Theatre 965 Mission Street Tickets: $10, Join choreographer and director Joe Landini as he welcomes the best of SF's underground cabaret scene at…

Purple Moon Dance

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Purple Moon Dance Project presents Greater than the Sum of our Parts and Kularts presents Alleluia Panis Dance Theatre Sayaw sa Mutya Saturday, May 15th, 2004. 8:00pm; May 16th 3:00pm SomArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan St, SF Admission:…

Spouses for Life – Margot Duane

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Margot Duane Photo © Margot Duane 2004 Photo © Margot Duane 2004 Photo © Margot Duane 2004 Photo © Margot Duane 2004 Photo © Margot Duane 2004 Photo © Margot Duane 2004 Photo © Margot Duane…

Spouses for Life – Lee Anne Phillips

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Lee Anne Phillips Photo © Lee Anne Phillips 2004 Photo © Lee Anne Phillips 2004 Photo © Lee Anne Phillips 2004 Photo © Lee Anne Phillips 2004 Photo © Lee Anne Phillips 2004 Photo © Lee Anne…

Spouses for Life – Bob Correa

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Bob Correa Photo © Bob Correa 2004 Photo © Bob Correa 2004 Photo © Bob Correa 2004 Photo © Bob Correa 2004 Photo © Bob Correa 2004 Photo © Bob Correa 2004 Photo © Bob Correa 2004 Photo…

Spouses for Life – Charlotte Fiorito

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Charlotte Fiorito 2 Brides © Charlotte Fiorito 2004 Staircase © Charlotte Fiorito 2004 Gay Men's Chorus © Charlotte Fiorito 2004 artist contact: Charlotte@wearefamilyphoto.com website: www.w…

Spouses for Life – Alison Terry-Evans

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Alison Terry-Evans © Alison Terry-Evans 2004 © Alison Terry-Evans 2004 © Alison Terry-Evans 2004 © Alison Terry-Evans 2004 © Alison Terry-Evans 2004 © Alison Terry-Evans 2004 ©…

Spouses for Life – Steven Sunshine

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Steven Sunshine Elizabeth Anker and Aina Allen of Jamaica Plain, MA upon receiving their marriage license. May 17th City Hall, Boston. Photo © Steven Sunshine 2004 Lead Plaintiffs Julie and Hillary Goodridge press…

Spouses for Life – The Process

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The Wedding of Peter Litwinowicz and Richard Robertson San Francisco City Hall. February 13, 2004 artist contact: Pete Litwinowicz pete@revisionfx.com

Spouses for Life – Opening

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THE NEWLYWEDS - Opening Saturday June 12, 2004 Boy Wedding Cake Photo @Lenore Chinn 2004 Girl Wedding Cake Photo @Lenore Chinn 2004 Spouses Opening Reception at the Center Photo @Lenore Chinn 2004 Viewing…

Spouses for Life – The LGBT Center

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Spouses for Life - The LGBT Community Center First Floor LGBT Community Center First Floor LGBT Community Center Second Floor LGBT Community Center Second Floor LGBT Community Center Second Floor…

Spouses for Life – SOMArts

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Spouses For LIfe - A Wedding Album THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S LENS Reception: Sunday, June 6th 4:30 pm Exhibition: June 6th to June 25th SomArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan St, SF Opening…

Spouses for Life – 2004

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Two Groundbreaking Exhibits Presenting the Faces and Voices of Same-Sex Newlyweds THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S EYE - SOMArts Cultural Center THE NEWLYWEDS - The San Francisco LGBT Community Center For the first time ever in this country's history…

Creating Queer Community 2004

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Creating Queer Community Qcc GRANTS FOR ARTISTS: Wednesday, June 30th, 2004. 6:30 - 8:30pm LGBT Community Center, Rainbow Room 1800 Market Street San Francisco The Queer Cultural Center will provide grants between $500 and $1,500 to…

2004 QCC STAFF

Pamela Peniston, Qcc Executive Director, NQAF Artistic Director
Jeff Jones, Development Director
Rudy Lemcke, Internet Programs Director
LaVette Virden, Business Manager
Sean Dorsey, Development Associate & Publicity Liason
Chris Dunaway, Production Manager
Heather Cox Carducci, Box Office Manager
Cecily Chow, SomArts Technical Director
Shani Heckman, Center Technical Director
Sally Douglas Arce, Publicity for NQAF 2004
DenDesign, Graphic Design

BOARD

Lucrecia Bermudez
Blackberri
Lenore Chinn
Greg Day
Jeff Jones
Pamela Peniston
Juan Alberto Tam

Qcc: The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender Art & Culture
Founded in 1993, the Queer Cultural Center (Qcc) is a multidisciplinary arts-presenting organization that conducts artistic and interpretive programs exploring queer identity issues. Our programs promote the careers of lesbian gay bi transgender artists, foster the growth of queer arts organizations, and serve queer and non-queer audiences alike. By presenting, exhibiting, and screening queer artists’ work, Qcc contributes a multicultural perspective on the lesbian gay bi transgender experience.

NQAF History
This series of visual art exhibitions, performances and interpretive programs has been organized by the Queer Cultural Center (QCC).

Since its debut in 1998, the National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF) has showcased some of the best professional and emerging artists in the Queer Community. The National Queer Arts Festival has been produced in collaboration with numerous Bay Area nonprofit arts organizations, including Jon Sims Center for the Arts, Harvey Milk Institute (HMI), SomArts, the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Art (MCC), the African American Art and Culture Complex (AAACC) the Asian/Pacific Island Cultural Center (APICC), Brava! for Women in the Arts, and many others whose events you’ll find in this catalog.

The National Queer Arts Festival presents the breadth of our communities’ diverse artists and arts organizations. In this catalog you’ll find spoken word performances, multimedia work, visual art exhibitions, dance, theater, comedy, literature and poetry readings, video screenings, and a wide array of multidisciplinary programs featuring artists discussing their own works.