What does it mean to grow up in San Francisco, to come out, to negotiate home, self, identity, family, loss, and love in a city widely perceived as a gay mecca? Still Here presents new work by artists raised in San Francisco during the 80s and 90s and still living in the Bay Area that […]

Just how free can we get? How do we get there? FREE explores the ways Two Spirit, trans* and queer people of color have fought for justice on our own terms throughout history. We’ll time travel, visiting with ancestors and future descendants to explore our freedom dreams. Come to a ritual space of conversation and […]

Join us in celebrating how Queer im/migrant and 1st/2nd generation folks unapologetically navigate their bodies, gender, culture, sexuality, and history through a night of intergenerational performance art, dance, music, mixed media, and spoken word! In 2012, this intergenerational series premiered and successfully sold out The Mission Cultural Center to a crowd full of beautifully fierce […]

An evening of satire, comedy, dance and drop-down drag Bollywood ‘ishtyle’!! In Kareem Khubchandani’s Lessons In Drag, Professor Lawhore Vagistan, a drag queen attempting to make it on the Bollywood Screen, educates her classroom about the day’s topic – Fillum. By combining ethnographic interviews, queer South Asian fiction, Bollywood-inspired comedic drag sequences, and improvised audience […]

Itz 1970s San Francisco. In a hood bulldozed by “urban renewal,” an intergenerational, multigendered, pansexual gang of badasses – a rainbow of Blackness! – bands together to raise CLUB MYSTIQUE from the rubble of gentrification. The joint is jumpin’ with a crowd-of-all-colors-genders-sexualities singin’ the only home we have is the love we have for ourselves […]

A person has to admit they’ve hit bottom when they search for life’s meanings in today’s shitty pop songs.  But that’s exactly what we’ve asked ten Queer artists to do!  There’s always that one song on the radio that seems to say exactly how we’re feeling, no matter the guilty pleasure that it is.  It’s […]

With the advent of digital photography, images have become ubiquitous. So how does a photographer distinguish himself? How do you make a portrait sing? And where is the line between photography and art? June 7 Show Yourself Exhibition Opening Blake Tucker Exhibition thru July 20 SF Community Center, 6pm FREE Starting in 2009, I asked […]

Frank Melleno’s Polaroid photography captured an extraordinary glimpse into pre-AIDS gay sexual culture. Melleno was part-owner and night manager of The Fairoaks Hotel, a unique San Francisco bathhouse operating from 1977 to 1979.  His candid images are remarkable, documenting the social and sexual behavior with celebration and no apology. The Fairoaks was owned and operated […]

Dear Mammaries is a group exhibition featuring interactive sculptural and installation based works that address the artists’ unique current or past relationships with their breasts.  In this unique body of work a diverse range of artists use text and visual mediums allowing the viewer into this intimate relationship through visual dialogue with our bodies addressing […]

Remembering Tede Mathews is a literary event honoring the life and legacy of the beloved Bay Area poet, performer, and activist, featuring readings and recollections from people who knew him, including a number of writers who were part of the Bay-Area queer radical poetry scene of the 1980s and 1990s. The event will also include […]