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The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, exhibits and makes accessible to the public materials and knowledge to support and promote understanding of LGBTQ history, culture and arts in all their diversity. Founded in 1985, we are recognized internationally as a leader in the field of LGBTQ public history. The GLBT Historical Society is a registered 501(c)3 educational nonprofit organization.



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Recordings from the Kevin Burke collection of the GLBT Historical Society .
Topics: lgbt, glbt, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, San Francisco, Berkeley, KPFA, radio
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"The Gay Life" radio series, produced and hosted by Randy Alfred. Broadcast on KSAN, San Francisco, from 1979 to 1984. Includes a few episodes of the 1973 KSAN series, "The Gay Liberation Show." From the archives of the GLBT Historical Society .
Topics: lgbt, glbt, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, San Francisco, KSAN, public affairs, radio, talk...
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"The Gay Life" radio series, produced and hosted by Randy Alfred. Broadcast on KSAN, San Francisco, from 1979 to 1984. Includes a few episodes of the 1973 KSAN series, "The Gay Liberation Show." From the archives of the GLBT Historical Society .
Topics: lgbt, glbt, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, San Francisco, KSAN, public affairs, radio, talk...
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"The Gay Life" radio series, produced and hosted by Randy Alfred. Broadcast on KSAN, San Francisco, from 1979 to 1984. Includes a few episodes of the 1973 KSAN series, "The Gay Liberation Show." From the archives of the GLBT Historical Society .
Topics: glbt, lgbt, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, San Francisco, KSAN, news, public affairs, Randy...
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Elsa Gidlow  (29 December 1898 – 8 June 1986) was a British-born, Canadian-American poet, freelance journalist, philosopher and humanitarian. She is best known for writing  On A Grey Thread  (1923), possibly the first volume of openly  lesbian love poetry  published in North America.  In the 1950s, Gidlow helped found  Druid Heights , a bohemian community in  Marin County, California .  She was the author of thirteen books and appeared as herself in the documentary film,  Word Is...
Topics: Elsa Gidlow, lesbian, GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco, poetry, book, 1923, LGBTQ,...
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Description : Folsom Street Fair (FSF) is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair held in September, that caps San Francisco's "Leather Pride Week". The event started in 1984 and is thought to be California's third-largest single-day, outdoor spectator event. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note : Audio levels vary. Description : Folsom Street Fair (FSF) is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair held in September, that caps San Francisco's "Leather Pride Week". The event started in 1984 and is thought to be California's third-largest single-day, outdoor spectator event. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Dore Alley, or also known as Up Your Alley Fair, is a leather and fetish event held in San Francisco on the last Sunday of July. It began in 1985 in part to show the public the South of Market neighborhood was already home to strong community and that this community was still active and organized in spite of the AIDS epidemic. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Folsom Street Fair (FSF) is an annual BDSM and leather subculture street fair held in September, that caps San Francisco's "Leather Pride Week". The event started in 1984 and is thought to be California's third-largest single-day, outdoor spectator event. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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"Gay Day 1977" Crawford Barton Collection Reel 88. Footage of the 1977 pride parade in San Francisco, CA.  Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.
Topic: San Francisco
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Transgender activist Lou Sullivan, therapist/sex worker Janet Taylor, and drag queen Mark Olsen appear on a panel on AIDS risks to gender-nonconforming people. They discuss their autobiographies, gender identities, experiences of sexuality in the age of AIDS, and issues related to sex work and intersex identity. Original title given by creator: "TS/TV's AND AIDS PANEL." From the Louis Graydon Sullivan papers (1991-07), Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. Copyright...
Topics: Transgender people, Intersex people, AIDS (disease)
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Description : The Castro Street Fair is a San Francisco LGBT street festival and fair usually held on the first Sunday in October in the Castro neighborhood, the main gay neighborhood and social center in the city. It was founded by Harvey Milk and the group he led, the Castro Valley Association, in 1974. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Folsom Follies is part of the Inter-Club Fund, a group founded in San Francisco in the 1970s. The club allowed those in gay biker and leather communities a space to band together and offer support and financial assistance to each other when needed. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Dino Duazo, Freddie Niem, and FM Francisco Mattos interview Prayot Anusak about his experience making erotic film, bigotry in the gay community and what his ideal erotic film would look like. From the M.J. Talbot Papers (1999-26)
Topics: Prayot Anusak, oral history, interview, GLBT Historical Society, lgbt, gay, Asian American, San...
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Home movie footage of a group of friends hiking and swimming in Vallejo and a brief clip of a stage performance, taken gay filmmaker Hal O'Neal, who often filmed his partner and his friends as they traveled and enjoyed each other's company. From the Harold T. O'Neal Collection (#2002-03), GLBT Historical Society. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the...
Topics: Gay men, Mare Island Straight, Calif.
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Gay trans man Lou Sullivan, a historian and community leader, is interviewed by Dr. Ira Pauly about his experiences. From the General Video Collection, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of...
Topic: Transgender people
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Radio program produced by Chana Wilson for KPFA-FM. Features Susan Colson, Suzane Salisbury, Joan Lee and Bonnie Lockhard playing jazz music and later singing "My Girl" by the Temptations. From the Chana Wilson Audiotapes (2003-07). GLBT Historical Society. 
Topics: jazz, acapella, music, Susan Colson, Suzane Salisbury, Joan Lee, Bonnie Lockhard, Chana Wilson,...
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Description : Barbary Coasters Motorcycle Club was a gay motorcycle club out of San Francisco, founded in 1966. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note : Overexposed as in original video. Description : 14th Annual San Francisco Carnaval (Mission St.) Additional Description : Notes on original container: For copies (90 m) Carnaval 1993 Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note : Ends abruptly. Description : Dos Lesbos was a play written by Terry Baum, an American feminist playwright, along with Carolyn Myers. The play opened in Ollie's bar in Oakland, California in 1981. It ran for two years in the San Francisco Bay Area and Santa Cruz, California, and was anthologized in Places, Please (1985), the pioneering anthology of lesbian plays, edited by Kate McDermott. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Consider the Alternatives; Dos Lesbos - 3...
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KPFA radio program  Side 1: Program about discrimination against Asian Americans at gay bars in San Francisco and an excerpt from the Asian American Theater Collective's Coda .  Side 2: Program that looks into the lives of five Asian American men From the M. J. Talbot Papers (1999-26)
Topics: Gay Asian Americans, lgbt, GLBT Historical Society, gay, lesbian, Asian American, San Francisco,...
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Michelle Roland by Patrick Martin-Tuite. October 15, 2018. Events: Burroughs-Wellcome Roof Action (AIDS Action Pledge, Jan 1988), Golden Gate Bridge Blockade (SANOE, Jan 1989), Sixth International AIDS Conference (Jun 1990), ACT UP Split (Fall 1990). Topics and people: Shanti Project, AIDS Action Pledge, Keith Griffith, Coalition building, Terry Sutton, Treatment activism, Clinical trials and research, Direct action and tactics, Meeting...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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Description : Leather and Feathers was a costume contest held at the historic leather bar, the SF Eagle in San Francisco. This recording is likely from Halloween. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Leather and Feathers 1990 SF Eagle. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Audio documentary about the making of a gay erotic film. Later features a discussion about PFLAG (Parents of Lesbians and Gays) From the M.J. Talbot Papers (1999-26)
Topics: Erotic Film, erotica, PFLAG, San Francisco, documentary, M.J. Talbot, gay, lgbt, GLBT Historical...
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Note : Gaps in program at 00:04:10, 00:12:25, 00:16:35 as on original tape. Description : This is likely a recording that examines Native American women in California, especially those who identify as lesbian. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Native American Women, Unmixed Chana Wilson KPFA-FM Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) . KPFA (Radio station: Berkeley, Calif.) From the Chana Wilson audiotapes, GLBT Historical Society. 
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Raw and unedited c lips of the 1982 Gay Games, including men's and women's weightlifting, men's bodybuilding, and men's and women's track and field medal ceremonies. From the Zane Blaney papers (#2016-18), GLBT Historical Society. Digitization made possible through the generous support of Zane Blaney and John Caldwell. Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Gay Olympic Tapes were produced by Penguin Communications of San Francisco,...
Topics: Sports, Gay Olympics, Gay Games, San Francisco
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Note : Silence between segments. Part 1 has a gap in program from 00:05:25 until 00:09:11, as on original tape. Description :  Harvey Milk was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Along with Mayor Moscone, Milk was assassinated by Dan White in 1978. Part 1: Features interviews with people present at memorial. News coverage about the gay community and Harvey...
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Note : Some portions have no audio as on original video. Description : Leather and Feathers was a costume contest held at the historic leather bar, the SF Eagle in San Francisco. This recording is likely from Halloween. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note : Audio levels vary as on original video. Description : The International Imperial Court System (IICS) also known as the International Court System is one of the oldest and largest LGBT organizations in the world. It was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1965 by José Sarria. This recording relates to the San Francisco chapter. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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A home movie of young men at the beach, taken by gay filmmaker Hal O'Neal, who often filmed his partner and his friends as they traveled and enjoyed each other's company. From the Harold T. O'Neal Collection (#2002-03), GLBT Historical Society. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may...
Topics: Gay men, California, Northern
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Description : Sylvester (1947-1988) was an American singer-songwriter active in the genres of disco, rhythm and blues, and soul; he was known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance, falsetto singing voice, and hit disco singles in the late 1970s. He lived/worked primarily in San Francisco until he died of AIDS in 1988. Jon Sugar is a San Francisco-based DJ. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note : No audio until 00:02:48. Description : Leather and Feathers was a costume contest held at the historic leather bar, the SF Eagle in San Francisco. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : The International Imperial Court System (IICS) also known as the International Court System is one of the oldest and largest LGBT organizations in the world. It was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1965 by José Sarria. This recording relates to the San Francisco chapter. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Gay trans man Lou Sullivan, a historian and community leader, is interviewed by Dr. Ira Pauly about his experiences. From the General Video Collection, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of...
Topic: Transgender people
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Gay trans man Lou Sullivan, a historian and community leader, is interviewed by Dr. Ira Pauly about his experiences. From the General Video Collection, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of...
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Description : Leather and Feathers was a costume contest held at the historic leather bar, the SF Eagle in San Francisco. This recording is likely from Halloween. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : NAMBLA pt.1 Mission Vallejo, AIDS, Bronski Beat, Leopard Set. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Gay talk show July 16 Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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A young Elsa Gidlow poses with two friends, circa 1920s. Elsa Gidlow (29 December 1898 – 8 June 1986) was a lesbian poet, philosopher, and woman of letters. Her book On a Grey Thread (1923) was the first collection of openly lesbian love poetry published in North America, and her autobiography, Elsa: I Come With My Songs (1986) was the first lesbian autobiography whose author did not publish under a pseudonym, From the Elsa Gidlow papers (#1991-16), GLBT Historical Society. Courtesy of Gay,...
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Home movie footage of young men picking flowers and painting a house, taken by gay filmmaker Hal O'Neal, who often filmed his partner and his friends as they traveled and enjoyed each other's company. From the Harold T. O'Neal Collection (#2002-03), GLBT Historical Society. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of...
Topic: Gay men
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Gay trans man Lou Sullivan, a historian and community leader, is interviewed by Dr. Ira Pauly about his experiences. From the General Video Collection, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of...
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Description : Oral history of Dick Hague, an Oakland-based LGBTQ elder who speaks about growing up a gay man in the 1950s and 1960s within the Bay Area and what it was like socializing in San Francisco bars during a time when being gay was a crime.   Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Hague_Dick8-19-1994_web.pdf Call Number:  94-041 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Oral History, 1950s, 1960s, bar culture, homophile, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio tape
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Description :  Part one of the Fruit Punch recording includes coverage of Harry Britt's swearing in as San Francisco Supervisor, appointed to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in January 1979 by Mayor Dianne Feinstein, succeeding Harvey Milk after his assassination by Dan White. Also included is coverage of the Body Politic Collective obscenity trial in Toronto, Canada, and San Francisco's Bakery Cafe labor dispute. Part 2 is a call-in show on gay and lesbian relationships. Additional...
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Description :Oral history of Arthur Evans (conducted by Roland Schembari) in which he discusses his involvement with the Gay Liberation Front as well as his work with Harvey Milk, the Harvey Milk Lesbian/Gay Democratic Club, and California Proposition 6 / The Briggs Initiative in 1978. Events: Stonewall Riots, Briggs Initiative, March on Washington. People: Arthur Bell, John Lindsay (New York Mayor), Dick Cavett, Harvey Milk, Harry Hay. Processes/themes: witchcraft, education, childhood, family...
Topics: californialightandsound, Gay community, Oral histories
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Description :  Two Queens in Search, NAMBLA Pt.2, Jim Kepner, Sister BoomBoom, AIDS. Jim Kepner was a leader in the gay rights movement whose work eventually contributed to the formation of the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives. Sister Boom Boom, also known as Sister Mary Boom Boom, was the drag nun persona of astrologer Jack Fertig and member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Best Films of 83 Pt. 1 Digitized by the California...
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Deanna Alida singing opera in New York, NY in 1974. Produced by Chana Wilson for KPFA.  From the Chana Wilson Audiotapes (2003-07). GLBT Historical Society. 
Topics: opera, New York, New York City, radio program, Deanna Alida, music, GLBT Historical Society,...
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Bob Smith by Joey Plaster. August 24, 2017. Events: Midnight Caller (ACT UP, Oct 1988), Louis Sheldon/TVC Action (ACT UP, Sacramento), Sixth International AIDS Conference (Jun 1990), ACT UP Split (Fall 1990). Topics: Meeting Culture (inc. consensus), SF Club Culture, Safer sex, Local Issues committee, Intersectional critique and diversity within ACT UP. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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Note : Part 1 has a false start and cuts to static for a few seconds at 00:00:39. Part 2 video ends at 01:04:30, music only for last 30 seconds. Description : Folsom Follies is part of the Inter-Club Fund, a group founded in San Francisco in the 1970s. The club allowed those in gay biker and leather communities a space to band together and offer support and financial assistance to each other when needed. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project...
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Description : The White Night riots were a series of violent events sparked by an announcement of the lenient sentencing of Dan White for the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and of Harvey Milk, a member of the city's Board of Supervisors who was among the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. Additional Description : Notes on original container: White Nite Riot - excerpts for spk. engagement 11:35T First section removed for Fred's show: Mish Remembers...
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Susan Jeffrey reads a poem about her experiences in prison after being arrested for protesting nuclear energy. From the Chana Wilson Audiotapes (2003-07). GLBT Historical Society. 
Topics: poem, poetry, recording, Susan Jeffrey, prison, protest, nuclear energy, Chana Wilson, GLBT...
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An unknown band playing music. From the Chana Wilson Audiotapes (2003-07). GLBT Historical Society. 
Topics: music, band, GLBT Historical Society, Chana Wilson, San Francisco
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Description : Originally founded in 1976 as the Imperial Guards of San Francisco, the club served as an unofficial liaison between the Imperial Courts and the Leather-Levi's community. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description:  Oral history of Edd Dundas discussing his life as a young gay man in San Francisco and California in the 1950's and 1960's. Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Dundas_Edd5-28-1996_web.pdf Call Number: 96-017 Digitized by the   California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, Gay men, Oral History
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Note : First 00:35:30 minutes of part 02 overlap with end of part 1. Description : Barbary Coasters Motorcycle Club was a gay motorcycle club out of San Francisco, founded in 1966. Barbary Coasters 23rd Annual Motorcycle Clubs Awards(Northern & Southern CAL) Additional Description : Notes on original container: Tape 1 - Hi-Fi tape #2 Awards tape #2 Act 2 1987 BC Awards (88); Tape 2 - Master tape Camera #1 Hi-Fi stereo 7987 BC Awards. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: VHS Digitized by the California...
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Pablo B., Dino Duazo, Manny D., Craig Y., Prescott C., Jesse C., and Francisco Mattos share their reactions to Cockumentary: The Madness and the Method and the need to make erotic films for their community and that demonstrate safe sex.
Topics: lgbt, gay, Asian American, safe sex, erotic film, GLBT Historical Society, M.J. Talbot, San...
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Description : Oral history of Winifred Briggs, a California native and resident who discusses being a lesbian in World War II, as well as AA, US Army Nurses, and same sex relationships in the 1940s 1950s. Call Number:  95-01 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Oral History, World War II, military, AA, US Army Nurses, relationships, 1940s,...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio tape
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Chrysanthemum Ragtime Band at the Valencia Rose, circa 1984. Bandleader introduces each song. Two sets. From the Dirk Alphin collection of Valencia Rose videotapes (2014-06), GLBT Historical Society Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of...
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Elsa Gidlow in 1928. Elsa Gidlow (29 December 1898 – 8 June 1986) was a lesbian poet, philosopher, and woman of letters. Her book On a Grey Thread (1923) was the first collection of openly lesbian love poetry published in North America, and her autobiography, Elsa: I Come With My Songs (1986) was the first lesbian autobiography whose author did not publish under a pseudonym. From the Elsa Gidlow papers (#1991-16), GLBT Historical Society. Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT)...
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Description : Investiture (SF War Veterans Building) Emperor Michael Bowman & Empress Caresse. The International Imperial Court System (IICS) also known as the International Court System is one of the oldest and largest LGBT organizations in the world. It was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1965 by José Sarria. This recording relates to the San Francisco chapter. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Oral history interview with Orvis Bryant, a California gay man who discusses San Francisco bar culture and being a gay male during the mid-20th century in San Francisco.  Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Bryant_Orvis8-15-1994_web.pdf Call Number:  94-030 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Gay men, Oral History, bar culture, gay male, 1950s, 1960s
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio tape
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Description:  Oral history with Jack Fertig aka Sister Boom Boom (conducted by Roland Schembari) who was a member of the Sister of Perpetual Indulgence. In 1982, Sister Boom Boom ran for a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and later, in 1983, ran for Mayor against Diane Feinstein which led to the Sister Boom Boom Law, a San Francisco ordinance requiring candidates to use only their legal names on the ballot. This interview discusses Fertig's life in San Francisco as a gay man....
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Topics: californialightandsound, Civil rights, Oral History, Race, Ethnicity, Religion, homophile, Gay Men,...
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio tape
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Note : Audio levels are very low as on original tapes. Description : 1993 Coronation (Gift Center) Emperor Douglas and Empress Velveeta Mozzarella. The International Imperial Court System (IICS) also known as the International Court System is one of the oldest and largest LGBT organizations in the world. It was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1965 by José Sarria. This recording relates to the San Francisco chapter. Source : 3 Tapes of 3: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual...
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Description : Originally founded in 1976 as the Imperial Guards of San Francisco, the club served as an unofficial liaison between the Imperial Courts and the Leather-Levi's community. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Peggy Berryhill is a Native American radio producer and founder of Native Media Resource Center in Gualala, CA, established in 1980. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Native American Women: Peggy Berryhill Return to Chana Wilson KPFA-FM Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) . KPFA (Radio station: Berkeley, Calif.) From the Chana Wilson audiotapes, GLBT Historical Society. 
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
GLBT Historical Society
by The Fruit Punch Collective
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Description : The first Gay Olympics (later changed to Gay Games) was held in San Francisco in 1982; unknown how this reel relates, as it pre-dates the first Gay Olympics by 4 years. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Tape 1 - Gay Boxing Fruit Punch; Living Atlanta: Railroad 1, 1 Reel of 1 The Enginemen, Gay Olympics Reel 1 Boxing Segment; Date Recorded 1978; Producer: G. Mitchell, H. Joyo, B. Joye/WRFG; Speed: 7 1/2; Length: 30:32; Outcue: NFCB Tag Mono Full Track Tails Out...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2 : 1/4 inch audio tape
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by The Fruit Punch Collective
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Note : Right channel drops out at approximately 00:25:20 until 00:26:45 as in original source. Description : Gay Asian Americans are an ethnic/sexual minority in California and lack much historical representation. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Five Gay Asian American Men - Final Version Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
GLBT Historical Society
by O'Neal, Harold T.
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Footage of a drag performance at the Beige Room, taken by gay filmmaker Hal O'Neal, who often documented local events in San Francisco. From the Harold T. O'Neal Collection (#2002-03), GLBT Historical Society. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. Copyright protected. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to...
Topics: Gay men, Drag, San Francisco, Female Impersonation, Calif.
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Description : Oral history interview with Eugene Carles, a 2nd generation San Francisco native who discusses being a gay male during World War II and San Francisco gay bar culture during a time of police raids.  Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Carles_Eugene6-17to20-1994_web.pdf Call Number:  94-015 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Gay military personnel, Oral History, gay male, military, 1950s, bar culture
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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Description : Oral history interview with Andrew Canepa, a Stockton, CA native who discusses growing up a gay man in a Catholic family and his involvement with the Metropolitan Community Church in San Francisco, a church that has a specific outreach to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families and communities. Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Canepa_AndrewLouis8-12-2000_web.pdf Call Number:  00-005 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project...
Topics: californialightandsound, Christianity, Gay men, Oral histories, gay male, religion, MCC
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio tape
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Description : Oral history of Phyllis Christopher, a lesbian photographer whose works document lesbian sexual exploration in San Francisco.  Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Christopher_Phyllis10-19-94_web.pdf Call Number:  95-079 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Feminism, Oral History, Sexuality, lesbian
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio tape
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Description : Switch Hitters Balls at Victoria Theatre. The Switch Hitters were a gay softball league in San Francisco, and the Victoria Theatre is a theater on 16th Street in the Mission district in San Francisco. Additional Description : Notes on original container: GS2 1991 Amateur Nite. Camera Master. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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by The Fruit Punch Collective
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Note : Feinstein ends abruptly at 00:01:05.   Description :  Diane Feinstein is the senior United States Senator from California and served as the 38th Mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988. She served as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors first female president in 1978, during which time the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk drew national attention to the city. Feinstein succeeded Moscone as mayor. This recording also features other individuals...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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by Alphin, Dirk
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Marga Gomez and Monica Palacios at the Valencia Rose, circa 1985. This is the first of a three-night run of their sketch comedy show, which is part of the "Festival of the Rose." This may be their "Comedy Fiesta." Sketches feature other lesbian comedians. They include "the second annual conference on the Latin American woman or, as we call her, "'Mujer!'" and Lesbian bandstand. Before they take the stage, there is footage of a stage set for what looks like a...
Topics: Gómez, Marga (Entertainer), Palacios, Mónica, Lesbians, Comedy sketches, Latinx people
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by Wilson, Chana
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A live recording of Sereni Avedis singing a selection of her songs. Produced by Chana Wilson for KPFA. From the Chana Wilson Audiotapes (2003-07), GLBT Historical Society. 
Topics: music, live recording, radio program, singer songwriter, Sirani Avedis, concert recording, GLBT...
Source: 1/4" open reel audiotape
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Note : Video has a freeze frame program exit with a slow drop of audio from 00:51:04 which picks back up for total close of program at 00:51:52. Description : The International Imperial Court System (IICS) also known as the International Court System is one of the oldest and largest LGBT organizations in the world. It was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1965 by Jos̩ Sarria. This recording relates to the San Francisco chapter. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the California...
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Description : Originally founded in 1976 as the Imperial Guards of San Francisco, the club served as an unofficial liaison between the Imperial Courts and the Leather-Levi's community. Additional Description : Notes on original container: 1993 AWOL GGG: General Shots (SAT) Source : 2 Tapes of 2: VHS Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed