Author Robin Lowey moderates a conversation with Crystal Jang, Olga Talamante and Carla Trujillo—three women featured among the 30 “Lesbian game changers” from the book, Game Changers: Lesbians You Should Know About. The conversation includes crucial discussions about feminism, queer culture, intersectionality, the need for intergenerational involvement and how the pandemic has affected the mental and emotional health of the queer community.
Feel the fabulousness of the avant-garde psychedelic hippie theater troupe, in conjunction with original member Fayette Hauser’s newly-published pictorial history by the same title. Originally slated to open pre-pandemic, we are thrilled to welcome you back to the Main Library to see much-anticipated show and partake in engrossing public programs, scheduled over the course of the exhibition.
March Public Programs:
Opening Reception Thursday, March 17, 6-7:30pm, Hormel LGBTQIA Center, 3rd Floor, Main Library
Experience the exhibition through the eyes of co-curators Fayette Hauser and Jim Van Buskirk.
Book Celebration Thursday, March 24, 6-7:30pm, Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, Main Library
Hear first-hand stories from Fayette's experience in authoring her book, followed by a Q&A.
We were pleased to welcome Margaret Galvan, PhD, and Distinguished Junior External Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, to our reading room in February. Margaret is researching a book about how LGBTQ cartoonists formed community in the 1980s and 90s in the various places/formats they published, including grassroots newspapers and zines. She found our almost complete run of Meatmen: An Anthology of Gay Male Comics to be highly valuable for her research. Our extensive collections are available to the public!
New Book Club for LGBTQ+ Youth
We are excited to share the details for anew Queer Book Club for LGBTQ+ Youth, Ages 16 – 24 hosted by Miles (Xe/Xem) & G (They/He) of the SF LGBT Center, in partnership with SFPL.
March 28th, 4:30 to 6:00 PM on Zoom
Free copies of the book: Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo are available for The Book Squad!
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