NATIONAL QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 2007

10th Annual

DIRECTOR’S WELCOME
Happy Birthday to the National Queer Arts Festival! We celebrate the 10th year of this amazing collection of performances, exhibitions, readings, marches and comedy. We celebrate bringing you 1,500 in these ten years of Festivals. And during this Festival we will look back and re-connect with our history: The Beats, The Cockettes, Claude Cahun and more; look around us to connect with our practicing artists: Dorothy Allison, Marga Gomez, Cherry Muhanji, Rudy Lemcke and Enrique Urueta; and look ahead to the emerging artists from Youth Speaks and the Bent Writing Institute.

We also mark this milestone with Web Director Rudy Lemcke’s re-design of Qcc’s website, making it a more accessible research tool and a fabulous place to visit. Rudy’s remarkable site is recognized as one of the major queer art websites in America. To insure that our artists take their places in the history of our community, he has created an online archive available for downloading of ten years of The National Queer Arts. A hard copy edition will be donated to The Gay & Lesbian Historical Society and the Hormel Center of the San Francisco Public Library.

And still we do this amazing work with the hardest working (and smallest) Board and Staff in show biz. I want to take this opportunity to thank former Board President and installer of every show we’ve done, Lenore Chinn, for her service above and way way beyond any job description we could’ve written; I want to remember Board Member Adrienne Fuzee for her dedication to the visual arts and her unflinching approach to insuring a place for queer art; and I want to thank the Board members from the past who set us on our feet, showed us how to take those first steps and who were so generous with their expertise: Greg Day, Freddie Niem, Osa Hidalgo de la Riva, Sini Anderson and Jonathan Katz. Our staff of curators, production managers and coordinators have enabled us to do far more than it seemed possible: once again, Sini Anderson and Jonathan Katz, Joe Williams, Matthew de Gumbia, Ann Aptaker, Killer Banshee’s Eliot Daughtry and Kriss De Jong, Ken McPherson, Kevin Schaub and Mark Menke.

Thanks to all our current Board and staff for providing the best support an Executive Director could have. And thanks to all of our audiences; we hope you and our artists will join us at our public meetings in the summer and fall to help us build an even better Queer Cultural Center and to plan for the next ten years.

SHOWS

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ABOUT NQAF 2007

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DIRECTOR'S WELCOME Happy Birthday to the National Queer Arts Festival! We celebrate the 10th year of this amazing collection of performances, exhibitions, readings, marches and comedy. We celebrate bringing you 1,500 in these ten years…
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Marga and the Boys

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Marga Gomez & The Boys June 30, 8:00pm Rainbow Room | LGBT Center | 2nd Floor Tix: $10 - $15 Photo credit: David Wilson Marga Gomez and The Boys (Featuring Kenny Yun and Ronn Vigh) Pride continues with queer and ballsy…
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Translations Dance

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Translations Dance: Dancing the Intersection of Gender, Race and Sexuality 8:00pm June 29th & 30 CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission Street, San Francisco $10-20 Sliding Scale (No one turned aware for lack of funds) for Res/Info 415-415.435-7552…
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A Queer Night at the Opera

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A Queer Night at the Opera June 29, 8:00pm Opera Singing & Commentary SomArts Theater Tix: $18 at door, $15 in advance/$12 seniors & youth at door, $10 in advance Are you opera curious? Do you long to see your drama queen…
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Creating Queer Community 2007

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Creating Queer Community June 28, 6:30pm Commissioning Program Ceremonial Room | LGBT Center 4th Floor Free EventThe Queer Cultural Center will provide commissions between $500 - $1500 to 4-6 innovative projects in any artistic medium. …
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Pride Not Prejudice

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Pride Not Prejudice 37th Annual San Francisco LBGT Pride Celebration & Parade June 23 & 24 Civic Center Info: www.sfpride.org This year's theme is "Pride Not Prejudice" and with over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors,…
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Queer Comedy 2007

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Qcomedy Presents: Queer Comedy June 9, 8pm $8-$15 sliding scale, NOTA June 23,  8pm  $18-25 sliding scale, NOTA Jon Sims Center Info: www.jonsimscenter.org QComedy Presents: Queer Comedy Saturday, June 9 @ 8pm Comedy Jon…
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HERE’S WHERE I STAND

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HERE’S WHERE I STAND - 29TH ANNUAL PRIDE CONCERT June 21 & 22, 8:00pm First Unitarian Universalist Church - 1187 Franklin Street @ Geary Tickets: www.sfgmc.org, ph: 415-865-ARTS (2787) Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco directed…
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The Trans March

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The Trans March June 22 at 3:30pm, March at 7:00pm Dolores Park Free The largest transgender celebration in history! The Fourth Annual Trans March will take place Friday June 22nd in Dolores Park, San Francisco. Live bands, transgender…
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Dyke March 2007

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The 15th Annual Dyke March – Healthcare for All! June 23, Stage/Rally at 3:00pm/March at 7:00pm Dolores Park FreeInfo: www.dykemarch.com 
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Here is Where I Stand

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HERE’S WHERE I STAND - 29TH ANNUAL PRIDE CONCERT June 21 & 22, 8:00pm First Unitarian Universalist Church - 1187 Franklin Street @ Geary Tickets: www.sfgmc.org, ph: 415-865-ARTS (2787) Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco directed…
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TransForming Community 2007

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TransForming Community June 21, 2007 7:30pm Performance & Readings Rainbow Room | LGBT Center TIX: $8-$15 TransForming Community explores the friction at the intersection of contemporary trans and queer communities. With a burgeoning…
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A Salon for Lesbian Photographers

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A Salon for Lesbian Photographers in conjunction with Retro/Contempo - An Exhibition of Happy/L.A. Hyder June 21, 5:30pm Panel DiscussionJames C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, SF PUblic Library Image by Happy/L.A. HyderMore…
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For Lack of a Better Word

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For Lack of a Better Word: Nearly Shameless Performances Reflecting Intersex Experiences and Shameless Promotion Book June 20, 8:00pm - doors open at 7:30pm Readings Ceremonial Room | LGBT Center 4th Floor Tix: $8 - $15 Buy Tickets…
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Are you There God

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Are you There God? It's me…Ben McCoy June 18 & 19, 7:30pm doors, 8:00pm performance Performance Radar Productions is psyched to co-present the debut of East Coast--by way of Appalachia--genderqueer performance artist Ben McCoy's…
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Down & Dirty

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Down & Dirty Film Screening June 16, 8:00pm Film Screenings & Panel Femina Potens Gallery The ongoing series features film and dialogue with Bay Area queer filmmakers as part of Femina Potens 2006 Film Screenings. Celebrate…
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Why are Faggots so Afraid of Faggots (The Sequel)

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Why are Faggots so Afraid of Faggots (The Sequel) June 16, 7:30pm Performance & Readings Jon Sims Center As back rooms are shut down to make way for wedding vows, and gay sexual culture becomes little more than straight-acting…
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Slumber Party Cabaret

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Slumber Party Cabaret June 16, 8:30pm Performance & Readings SomArts Theater TIX: $8 - $15 Presenting a night of femme-tastic performance, celebrating High Feminine art in all its perverse permutations. Featuring East Coast performance…
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Is Gay Male Culture Dead?

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Is Gay Male Culture Dead? A Blow-Out Evening of New Words, New Music and New Art - Guywriters June 15, 7pm Performance & Readings Jon Sims Center Tix: $8 - $15 Buy Tickets HERE (Brown Paper Bag) More information about Guywriters:…
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Queeriosity 2007

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Queeriosity - Youth Speaks June 15, 7:00pm Performance & Readings Rainbow Room | LGBT Center 2nd Floor Free Youth Speaks is proud to present The 10th Annual Queeriosity, an intergenerational evening celebrating queer voices through…
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Frameline 31

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Frameline 31 San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Castro, Victoria and Roxie theaters in SF; the Parkway in Oakland June 14-24 Frameline’s renowned Film Festival offers 11 days of the newest and best…
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Queer Photo Salon

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Queer Photo Salon June 14, 7:30pm Photo Discussion Rainbow Room | LGBT Center 2nd Floor Tix: $8 - $15 sliding scale / BPT   Mariette Pathy Allen works with people making art, people in juxtaposition to art or…
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Fresh Meat 2007

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Fresh Meat 2007 - The Sixth Annual Transgender & Queer Performance Festival June 14 & 15, 8pm June 16 (Two shows!) 7pm and 10pm Performance & Readings ODC Theater - 3153 17th Street@Shotwell Tix: $15 ODC box office: 415-863-9834…
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The Penis Issue

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The Penis Issue: Trans & Intersex Women Speak their Minds June 13, 7:30pm Performances Rainbow Room | LGBT Center 2nd Floor It is commonly presumed that all men have penises and all women do not. In this ground-breaking spoken…
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Mad to Live

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Mad to Live: Queers Under the Influence of the Beats Presented by RADAR, The SF Public Library & Qcc June 13, 20, 27 at 6:00pm Readings San Francisco Public Library/ Koret Auditorium Free Info: www.queerculturalcenter.org Rhiannon…
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Home Queer Home

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Home Queer Home June 12, 7:30pm Readings Ceremonial Room | LGBT Center 4th Floor Home Queer Home: A queer cabaret exploring the journey from family of origin to Family.Queers come from all over the country to live in San Francisco.…
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Queer Comedy 2007

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Qcomedy Presents: Queer Comedy June 9, 8pm $8-$15 sliding scale, NOTA June 23,  8pm  $18-25 sliding scale, NOTA Jon Sims Center Info: www.jonsimscenter.org QComedy Presents: Queer Comedy Saturday, June 9 @ 8pm Comedy Jon…
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Representaciòn

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Representaciòn June 9, 8:00pm Performance & Readings Femina Potens Tix: $7 - $15Info: www.feminapotens.com Irina Contreras Photo: Camryn Bustamante Meliza Bañales Photo: J.Waite Luna Maia photo: Luna Maia Nico…
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Rally the Troupes 3

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  Rally the Troupes 3: A night of savvy political and sexy queer performance! June 8 & 9, 9:30pm Performance SomArts Theater Photo Credit: Jen Gillomen "The hardest working drag troupe in the business" and two-time…
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Where My Girls At

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Where My Girls At? Micia Mosely June 8 & 9, 7:00pm Performance SomArts Theater TIX: $8-$15 Micia Mosely’s first solo show reveals the issues that connect and separate myriad Black women’s communities in the Bay Area.…
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QWoCFF 2007

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3rd Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival Presented by Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) Film Screenings and Panel Discussions (June 8 - 10) BRAVA Theater Buy Tickets HERE (Brown Paper Tickets) The Full Schedule…
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RADAR All Stars 2007

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RADAR All Stars - Alison Bechdel, Ariel Schrag, Lenelle Moise, and Cherry Muhanji June 6, 6:00pm Curated Readings San Francisco Public Library - Koret Auditorium Free event Alison Bechdel Ariel Schrag The monthly…
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Safer to Name

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Safer to Name - Queer Identified Objects - Launch Pad June 5 & 6, 7:30pm Performance & Readings Rainbow Room | LGBT Center 2nd Floor Tix: $8 - $15 sliding scale The LGBT Community Center opens their Launch Pad Performance…
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Fist

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Fist June 5, 9:00pm Music/Performance El RioEl Rio…Your Dive Tix: $7 - $15 Info: www.feminapotens.com or  www.elriosf.com Monthly Queer Porn Dance Night with live music, cheap drinks, hot queer porn, and live burlesque. Come on…
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Forever Never Comes

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Forever Never Comes - Staged Play reading by Enrique Urueta June 5, 7pm Staged Play Reading Ceremonial | LGBT Center 4th Floor Tix: $8 - $15 sliding scale Enrique Urueta A young trans man returns home to rural Virginia on his…
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Open Mic Events

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Open Mic Events CALENDAR OF OPEN MIC EVENTS -- are listed below Open mic readers of all ages, cultures, genders, regions and affiliations are more than welcome to grab a little bit of gay glory behind the mic. Readers are encouraged…
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QueLACo Visual Arts Show

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QueLACo Visual Arts Show Personal Secrets / Public Space Curated by Rebeka Rodriguez for QueLACo June 3 – 28 / Tues – Fri: 2p-7p; Sat: 1p-5p June 3, 3 - 5 pm: Opening Reception SomArts Gallery Donation: $5   How interconnected…
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City of the Future

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City of the Future - Video Installation by Rudy Lemcke June 3, 3:00 - 5:00pm - Opening Reception Exhibition runs: June 3 -28; Tues - Friday 2pm-7pm; Saturday 1pm-5pm SomArts Gallery (video still from City of the Future) City…
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Tee Corinne

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Tee Corinne - Self-portraiture in the Lesbian Community & Picturing Cancer in our Lives June 3, 3:00 - 5:00pm - Opening Reception Exhibition runs: June 3 -28; Tues - Friday 2pm-7pm; Saturday 1pm-5pm SomArts Gallery Free Photo:…
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Paul Seidell

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Paul Seidell Opening Art Reception $3Bill Café Opening at the QBall, June 2, 6:00pm Free Info: www.threedollarbill.com Paul Seidell Paul Seidell Three Dollar Bill Cafe features the works of Boston artist Paul Seidell,…
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According to Rink

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SF...According to Rink June 2 - July 28, 2007 Opening Reception at the QBall June 2, 6:00pm Art Opening LGBT Center Photo by Rink Foto Relentlessly photographing the LGBT community since 1969, Rink Foto has covered a vast array…
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The QBall

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The QBall - 10th Birthday Party for the National Queer Arts Festival June 2, 6 - Midnight Performances Rainbow Room | LGBT Center FREE – But expect to be asked!Come celebrate the 10th Birthday of the NQAF with The Queer Cultural Center,…
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Virgin Voices

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Virgin Voices: New Erotic Writing/A Benefit for the Center for Sex and Culture (CSC) and Writing Ourselves Whole (WOW) Producers: Carol Queen of CSC and Jen Cross of WOW  Date/Time: Friday, June 1, 7:30-9:30pm Carol…
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New Conservatory Theater

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New Conservatory Theater Through June in Repertory For prices, schedules and dates: www.nctsf.org The New Conservatory Theatre Center celebrates Pride Month in grand style with the Tony-Award winning Take Me Out, Legends, a hilarious…
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Presence and Performance

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Presence and Performance: Queer-Feminist Bodies 7:00pm Art Opening Femina Potens Presence and Performance: Queer-Feminist Bodies Valerie Gilman, Corkey Sinks, and Kelley Heider Curated by Roya Amirsoleymani How might we re-conceive…
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The GAPA Show

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The GAPA Show June 1, (Reception & Program) 7:00pm Multi-Discipline SomArts Theater Free Event Gay Asian Pacific Alliance (GAPA) presents The GAPA Show, a multimedia event featuring visual arts, written word, and performance…
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Spotlight Stealerz

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Spotlight Stealerz May 26, 8:00pm Multi-Discipline Rainbow Room | LGBT Center 2nd Floor TIX $8-$15 Stealing the spotlight back from whoever stole it from them, the Spotlight Stealerz come to the stage with light (duh) and love.  Through…
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Rudy Lemcke: City of the Future (after Tarkovsky’s Solaris) 2007

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  City of the Future (after Tarkovsky’s Solaris) SomArts Gallery San Francisco, California June, 2007        Lemcke Index | City of the Future Essay | Preview of video | Artist's Homepage Link
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2007 QCC STAFF

Executive Director
Pamela Peniston

Pam Higley (National Queer Arts Festival Co-ordinator)
Information about the Festival
qccfestival@gmail.com

Cris Dunaway (The Festival’s Technical Director)
Questions from participating artists about Techical support.

QCC MISSION

Founded in 1993, Qcc is a multiracial community-building organization that fosters the artistic, economic and cultural development of San Francisco’s LGBT community. We implement our mission by operating programs that commission and present Queer artists, that promote the development of culturally diverse Queer arts organizations and that document significant Queer arts events taking place in San Francisco.

By presenting, exhibiting, screening and documenting queer artists’ work, Qcc contributes to the development of a multicultural perspective on the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender experience.