Join us for the 5th Annual TransForming Community! Conversations between queer and trans communities have changed dramatically in the last few years and this powerful evening of performance and discussion captures the innovation and tension of this evolving conversation. Don’t miss this year’s installment of cutting-edge critique and calls for self-determination! This year’s lineup includes […]

Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds, the new anthology from City Lights, showcases writers who have taught youth in the WritersCorps program. Hear Stephen Beachy, Dani Montgomery, marcos ramírez, Cathy Arellano, Aja Couchois Duncan, and Elissa Perry read their work and share insights about teaching youth through community settings like Larkin Street and Brava. As […]

Ex-Tribe 8 members Silas Howard and Lynnee Breedlove are back minus chicks and guitars. Silas is poignant and handsome. Lynnee is funny and ugly. One is on Vitamin T. One is not. Both want to know what the hell is really real and true. Lynnee Breedlove’s Confessions of a Poser is a comic look at […]

LGBT audiences see themselves reflected on stage during traditional arts performances? What motivates LGBT immigrant artists to perpetuate traditional art forms in their new home? What vital, ongoing traditions have queer communities created for ourselves? Join Fresh Meat Productions and the Queer Cultural Center for a dynamic panel discussion exploring the relationship of community traditions […]

The end times. 2012. The revolution. The apocalypse. Queer and trans people of color are always living in the end of the world. In this divine new Mangos With Chili performance spectacular, come see the best Bay Area queer and trans of color artists present new work exploring our visions of the end of the […]

Exile: Vision Quest at the Edge of Identity:  Max went back to the Blood (Kainai) Reserve in 2008 in Alberta, Canada after a 22 year absence. Exile is an exploration and celebration of his journey home. Exile searches for meaning in an individualist post-tribal urban Indian identity, while exploring dislocation, identity fragmentation and transsexual transformation. […]

June 19 & 20 PROGRAM 1 Written & Performed By: Ramona Webb, Blue Buddha and Jair – The Literary Masturbator Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory 7pm New Orleans Anonymous written By: Ramona “Mona” Webb New Orleans Anonymous is a dramatic comment on New Orleans pre and post Katrina. It uses interdisciplinary performance inspired by anonymously voiced […]

In the most “progressive” place in the so-called United States, in the wake of Proposition 8, caught between a dominant culture determined to pave the world over and our own aching hearts, we are. We are our own heroes. We are a living iconography. We believe in spirit. We believe in flesh. We fall in love with loving […]

Femina Potens proudly presents SIZZLE, the monthly Bay Area award winning literary erotica series. SIZZLE heats up the Castro every month, merging internationally acclaimed queer and erotic authors with the Bay Area’s top emerging local writers, spoken word artists and performers. SIZZLES‘s open mic performances regularly reveal the bravest, hottest, most eclectic performers that the […]

LINEAGE, a project developed by E.G. Crichton as first Artist-in-Residence for the GLBT Historical Society, focuses on the collections of ordinary/extraordinary individuals who have died. E.G. is matching specific archives to living people who agree to develop a creative response. This project is building pair by pair, archive by archive, and will be exhibited as […]