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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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Apr 8, 2019 GLBT Historical Society
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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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Apr 5, 2019 The Fruit Punch Collective
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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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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Raw and unedited c lips of the 1982 Gay Games, including parties, crowd footage, interviews with attendees, and a cycling event. 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, Producers: Carl Carlson, Bob Smith, Bill...
Topics: Sports, Gay Olympics, Gay Games, San Francisco
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- 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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- Dr. Ira Pauly, Lou Sullivan
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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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Description : Oral history of Nello Carlini, who discusses moving to San Francisco in 1961 and being fired from his job for being gay.   Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Carlini_Nello11-18-1995_web.pdf Call Number:  95-105 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Discrimination in employment--California--San Francisco, Oral History,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio tape
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Gay Comedy Night at the Valencia Rose, with Mario Mondelli, Marga Gomez, and MC Suzy Berger, 1985. 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 the...
Topics: Gómez, Marga (Entertainer), Stand-up comedy, Lesbians, Gay Men, Latinx people
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- GLBT Historical Society San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Ingrid Nelson by Joey Plaster. July 22, 2017. Events: 1987 March on Washington, ACT UP Split (Fall 1990), Golden Gate Bridge Action (SANOE, Jan 1989), Opera Action (SANOE, Sept 1989), Ten year anniversary of White Night (ACT UP, May 1989), Castro Sweep (Oct 6, 1989), Sixth International AIDS Conference (Jun 1990), Cook County Hospital action (Chicago: ACT UP, 1990). Topics and people: Meeting culture (inc. consensus), Fashion and culture of...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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- GLBT Historical Society San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Ingrid Nelson by Joey Plaster. July 22, 2017. Events: 1987 March on Washington, ACT UP Split (Fall 1990), Golden Gate Bridge Action (SANOE, Jan 1989), Opera Action (SANOE, Sept 1989), Ten year anniversary of White Night (ACT UP, May 1989), Castro Sweep (Oct 6, 1989), Sixth International AIDS Conference (Jun 1990), Cook County Hospital action (Chicago: ACT UP, 1990). Topics and people: Meeting culture (inc. consensus), Fashion and culture of...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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- GLBT Historical Society San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Ingrid Nelson by Joey Plaster. July 22, 2017. Events: 1987 March on Washington, ACT UP Split (Fall 1990), Golden Gate Bridge Action (SANOE, Jan 1989), Opera Action (SANOE, Sept 1989), Ten year anniversary of White Night (ACT UP, May 1989), Castro Sweep (Oct 6, 1989), Sixth International AIDS Conference (Jun 1990), Cook County Hospital action (Chicago: ACT UP, 1990). Topics and people: Meeting culture (inc. consensus), Fashion and culture of...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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- GLBT Historical Society San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Ingrid Nelson by Joey Plaster. July 22, 2017. Events: 1987 March on Washington, ACT UP Split (Fall 1990), Golden Gate Bridge Action (SANOE, Jan 1989), Opera Action (SANOE, Sept 1989), Ten year anniversary of White Night (ACT UP, May 1989), Castro Sweep (Oct 6, 1989), Sixth International AIDS Conference (Jun 1990), Cook County Hospital action (Chicago: ACT UP, 1990). Topics and people: Meeting culture (inc. consensus), Fashion and culture of...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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- 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...
Topic: californiarevealed
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- Alphin, Dirk
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Valencia Rose closed its doors on November 30, 1985. To say goodbye and celebrate, the club featured sets from comedians who had performed at the Rose over the years. Those featured here are Doug Holsclaw, Monica Palacios, Lea DeLaria and Jeanine Strobel, Laurie Bushman, Danny Williams, Suzy Berger, Tom Ammiano, Leora Eisenberg, Karen Ripley, Kelly Kittel, and Mario Mondelli. From the Dirk Alphin collection of Valencia Rose videotapes (2014-06), GLBT Historical Society Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian,...
Topics: Ammiano, Tom, DeLaria, Lea, Holsclaw, Doug, Palacios, Monica, Ripley, Karen, Stand-up comedy,...
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Elsa Gidlow portrait, 1974. 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. Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. This material is...
Topics: Lesbians, Literature
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- Alphin, Dirk
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Excerpt of a show at the Valencia Rose, with Mario Mondelli, Marga Gomez, and Linda Moakes, circa 1985. May be part of the closing night because other comedians join these stands ups on stage at the end. 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...
Topics: Gomez, Marga, Moakes, Linda, Stand-up comedy, Lesbians, Gay Men, Latinx people
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- Wilson, Chana
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An unknown band plays music. From the Chana Wilson Audiotapes (2003-07). GLBT Historical Society. 
Topics: music, band, female musicians, alternative rock, GLBT Historical Society, San Francisco
Source: 1/4" open reel audiotape
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- GLBT Historical Society San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Terry Beswick by Joey Plaster. August 8, 2017. Events: 1987 March on Washington, Burroughs-Wellcome Roof Action (AIDS Action Pledge, Jan 1988), Midnight Caller (ACT UP, Oct 1988). Topics and people: Keith Griffith, Citizens for Medical Justice, Safer Sex, Hank Wilson, ARC/AIDS Vigil, Carol Leigh, Gilbert Baker, Women and AIDS activism, 1986 California Proposition 64 (LaRouche amendment), Eileen Hansen, AIDS Action Pledge, Intersectional...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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- O'Neal, Harold T.
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A home movie of a group of young men walking across the Golden Gate Bridge and scenes from a day trip to Marin, 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 Hal 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...
Topics: Gay men, Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.), Marin County, Calif.
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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) .
Topic: californiarevealed
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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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- Wilson, Chana
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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
Source: 1/4" Open Reel Audiotape
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- M.J. Talbot
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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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"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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"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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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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- BML Videos
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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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An oral history of trans woman Charlotte McLeod, taken by Susan Stryker on August 22, 2002. From the General Oral History Collection (GLBT-OH) of the 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: Transgender people
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Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits. Produced and hosted by Chana Wilson and broadcast the first time on KPFA-FM on the Full Circle Program on 9-20-2019. This show focuses on the Native American Two-Spirit community. The Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits, known as BAAITS, define Two-Spirit as “The commonly shared notion among many Native American tribes that some individuals naturally possessed and manifested both a masculine and feminine spiritual qualities.  American society commonly...
Topics: American Indians, Two-Spirit People, Native Americans, Indigenous people, People of Color, BAAITS
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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:  Portions of these tapes are silent. Description: Oral history of Donna Jackson, a lesbian military veteran from San Diego who challenged the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy during the Gulf War by openly declaring her homosexuality. Call Number:  95-008 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral History, U. S. Military, military, lesbian
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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- BML Videos
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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 : 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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- GLBT Historical Society San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Brenda Lein by Joey Plaster. August 7, 2017. Events: ACT UP Split (Fall 1990), Abbott Labs Action at the Pacific Stock Exchange (1992). Topics and people: Shanti Project, Project Inform, Treatment issues, Jesse Dobson, Coalition building, Intersectional critique and diversity within ACT UP, Women and HIV/AIDS, Clinical trials and research, Community-based education, Fashion and culture of ACT UP, Jeff Getty (baboon to human transplant), Matt...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Matt Sharp by Joey Plaster. July 21, 2017. Events: ACT UP Split (Fall 1990), Sixth International AIDS Conference (Jun 1990), 1987 March on Washington. Topics and people: Project inform, Meeting culture, Self-education, G’dali Braverman, Treatment activism, Healing Alternatives Foundation, Alternative treatments, Martin Delaney, Journalism and media, Direct action and tactics, AIDS denialism, Animal testing, Clinical trials and research, Jeff...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Mike Shriver by Joey Plaster. July 6, 2017. Events: ACT UP Split (Fall 1990), Midnight Caller (ACT UP, Oct 1988), Pacific Stock Exchange (ACT UP, 1989), Golden Gate Bridge Blockade (SANOE, Jan 1989), Ten year anniversary of White Night (ACT UP, May 1989), Opera Action (SANOE, Sept 1989). Topics and people: Shanti Project, ARC/AIDS Vigil, Spirituality and religion, SF Club Culture, Meeting culture (inc. consensus), AIDS Action Pledge, Women and...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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- GLBT Historical Society San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Crystal Mason by Joey Plaster. July 29, 2017. Events: Castro Sweep (Oct 6, 1989), ACT UP Split (Fall 1990). Topics and people: Women and AIDS activism, Meeting culture, Women and HIV/AIDS, Fashion and culture of ACT UP, SF Club Culture, Zines, BDSM community, Direct action and tactics, Intersectional critique and diversity within ACT UP, AIDS denialism, Laura Thomas, Ingrid Nelson. This project was made possible with support from California...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Mike Shriver by Joey Plaster. July 6, 2017. Events: ACT UP Split (Fall 1990), Midnight Caller (ACT UP, Oct 1988), Pacific Stock Exchange (ACT UP, 1989), Golden Gate Bridge Blockade (SANOE, Jan 1989), Ten year anniversary of White Night (ACT UP, May 1989), Opera Action (SANOE, Sept 1989). Topics and people: Shanti Project, ARC/AIDS Vigil, Spirituality and religion, SF Club Culture, Meeting culture (inc. consensus), AIDS Action Pledge, Women and...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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- GLBT Historical Society San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with William Gersten by Joey Plaster. August 7, 2017. Events: Burroughs-Wellcome Roof Action (AIDS Action Pledge, Jan 1988), 1987 March on Washington, Midnight Caller (ACT UP, Oct 1988), Castro Sweep (Oct 6, 1989), ACT UP Split (Fall 1990). Topics and people: Spirituality and religion, Safer sex, AIDS Action Pledge, Terry Beswick, Jack Davis, ARC/AIDS Vigil, Terry Sutton, Journalism and media, Tim Kingston, Treatment Issues committee, SF Club...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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- GLBT Historical Society San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Jorge Cortiñas by Joey Plaster. July 28, 2017. Events: Sixth International AIDS Conference (Jun 1990), ACT UP Split (Fall 1990). Topics and people: Journalism and media, Immigration and HIV/AIDS, Meeting culture (inc. consensus), Dean Ouellette, Ryan Rubio, Mike Shriver, Coalition building, Intersectional critique and diversity within ACT UP, Safer Sex, Ingrid Nelson, Alexander Chee, SF Club Culture, Direct action and tactics. [By request,...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Camo Bortman by Joey Plaster. August 29, 2017. Events: Burroughs-Wellcome Roof Action (AIDS Action Pledge, Jan 1988), Golden Gate Bridge Blockade (SANOE, Jan 1989). Topics and people: Movement history, Prairie Fire, BAGL (Bay Area Gay Liberation), Intersectional critique and diversity within ACT UP, AIDS Action Pledge, Arawn Eibhlyn, Coalition building, Direct action and tactics, Journalism and media. This project was made possible with...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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- GLBT Historical Society San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Mike Shriver by Joey Plaster. July 6, 2017. Events: ACT UP Split (Fall 1990), Midnight Caller (ACT UP, Oct 1988), Pacific Stock Exchange (ACT UP, 1989), Golden Gate Bridge Blockade (SANOE, Jan 1989), Ten year anniversary of White Night (ACT UP, May 1989), Opera Action (SANOE, Sept 1989). Topics and people: Shanti Project, ARC/AIDS Vigil, Spirituality and religion, SF Club Culture, Meeting culture (inc. consensus), AIDS Action Pledge, Women and...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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- GLBT Historical Society San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Crystal Mason by Joey Plaster. July 29, 2017. Events: Castro Sweep (Oct 6, 1989), ACT UP Split (Fall 1990). Topics and people: Women and AIDS activism, Meeting culture, Women and HIV/AIDS, Fashion and culture of ACT UP, SF Club Culture, Zines, BDSM community, Direct action and tactics, Intersectional critique and diversity within ACT UP, AIDS denialism, Laura Thomas, Ingrid Nelson. This project was made possible with support from California...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Brenda Lein by Joey Plaster. August 7, 2017. Events: ACT UP Split (Fall 1990), Abbott Labs Action at the Pacific Stock Exchange (1992). Topics and people: Shanti Project, Project Inform, Treatment issues, Jesse Dobson, Coalition building, Intersectional critique and diversity within ACT UP, Women and HIV/AIDS, Clinical trials and research, Community-based education, Fashion and culture of ACT UP, Jeff Getty (baboon to human transplant), Matt...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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Elsa Gidlow portrait, circa 1970s. 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. Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San Francisco CA. This...
Topics: Lesbians, Literature
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- The Fruit Punch Collective
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Description :  This recording contains raw interviews relating to the Women's Training Center lawsuit, in which a group of men filed a discrimination suit based on gender discrimination in gyms.   Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
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Description : Oral history of Zoe Dunning, a northern California resident who attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business and publicly announced her homosexuality while serving in the military during Don't Ask, Don't Tell.  Call Number: 95-01 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Oral History, World War II, lesbian, military, family, Janet Reno, legal issues
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio tape
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- The Fruit Punch Collective
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Description :  Dan White, who in 1978 assassinated Harvey Milk and George Moscone, served five years of his seven-year sentence and was paroled on January 7, 1984. In a controversial verdict that led to the coining of the legal slang "Twinkie defense", White was convicted of manslaughter rather than murder in the deaths of Milk and Moscone. The Fruit Punch segment begins at 7:00.   Additional Description : Notes on original container: Day: Sun Date: 11-12-78 From 0000AM to: 2400PM...
Topic: californiarevealed
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- Alphin, Dirk
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Lea DeLaria and Jeanine Stroebel, with opening act, Alec Mapa, at the Valencia Rose, circa 1985. 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 the U.S....
Topics: DeLaria, Lea, Mapa, Alec, Stand-up comedy, Comedy sketches, Music, Filipino Americans.
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- The Fruit Punch Collective
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Description :  This episode of Fruit Punch includes a profile of Ringold Alley in San Francisco, the center of the San Francisco LGBT leather scene and the site of the first Up Your Alley Street Fair held in 1985. Interviews also discuss AIDS and sexual health, including an interview with author of In Self-Defense Steven Mizer, and AIDS benefit events.   Additional Description : Notes on original container: Who Gets Soaked at the Supermarket" by Carole 2/13/72 8:00 25:00 min, Short Fruit...
Topic: californiarevealed
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- The Fruit Punch Collective
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Description : Dan White was a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, on Monday, November 27, 1978, at City Hall. In a controversial verdict that led to the coining of the legal slang "Twinkie defense", White was convicted of manslaughter rather than murder in the deaths of Milk and Moscone. Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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A young Elsa Gidlow poses in riding clothes, circa 1920. 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. Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society, San...
Topics: Lesbians, Literature
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Description : Oral history of Robert Dinsmore discussing growing up gay in California and life in San Francisco.  Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Dinsmore_Robert9-19-1994_web.pdf Call Number:  94-034 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californiarevealed, Oral History, gay male, education, childhood, 1950s, bar culture
Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/8 inch audio tape
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- GLBT Historical Society
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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
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio tape
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- GLBT Historical Society
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Description : Oral history of Craig Daley in which he discusses his life as a gay male in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood and topics around gay bar culture.  Transcript:   http://www.glbthistory.org/research/oh/Daley_Craig2-19-1995_web.pdf Call Number:  95-038 Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, Gay men, Oral History, San Francisco (Calif.)--Social life and customs,...
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 : 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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- The Fruit Punch Collective
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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) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
GLBT Historical Society
- Elsa Gidlow
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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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- M.J. Talbot
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Leo Joslin, Maurice Hoo and Fracisco Mattos interview J. Craig Fong about his experience as a corporate lawyer, his transition to a civil rights lawyer at the Asian Pacific Legal Center, his work to remove the ban on HIV positive immigrants and visitors and what it means to be a representative.
Topics: lgbt, J. Craig Fong, M.J. Talbot, GLBT Historical Society, HIV, HIV positive, HIV+, law, civil...
Source: Audio Cassette
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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...
Source: Audio Cassette
GLBT Historical Society
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Audio recording of a memorial held for Douglas A. Yaranon.
Topics: Douglas A. Yaranon, GLBT Historical Society, gay, memorial, funeral, San Francisco, lgbt
Source: Audio Cassette
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- GLBT Historical Society San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Terry Beswick by Joey Plaster. August 8, 2017. Events: 1987 March on Washington, Burroughs-Wellcome Roof Action (AIDS Action Pledge, Jan 1988), Midnight Caller (ACT UP, Oct 1988). Topics and people: Keith Griffith, Citizens for Medical Justice, Safer Sex, Hank Wilson, ARC/AIDS Vigil, Carol Leigh, Gilbert Baker, Women and AIDS activism, 1986 California Proposition 64 (LaRouche amendment), Eileen Hansen, AIDS Action Pledge, Intersectional...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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- GLBT Historical Society San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with Jack Davis by Joey Plaster. July 22, 2017. Events: Blood and Money (Enola Gay, 1984). Topics and people: Movement history, Spirituality and religion, Enola Gay, Meeting culture (inc. consensus), Direct action and tactics, Bobbi Campbell, Journalism and media, John Lorenzini, ARC/AIDS Vigil, Bill Blackburn. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowments for the Humanities....
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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Footage of a SF School of Fine Arts costume party and the Mr. America bodybuilding competition, taken by gay filmmaker Hal O'Neal, who often filmed his partner and his friends as they traveled and enjoyed each other's company. C irca 1940s-1950s. 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...
Topics: Gay men, San Francisco, Calif.
GLBT Historical Society
- Wilson, Chana
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Avotcja, Shelley Mesorow and Gwendolyn Watson do a live performance on KPFA on March 8, 1981 for International Women's Day. From the Chana Wilson Audiotapes (2003-07), GLBT Historical Society. 
Topics: live recording, performance, International Women's Day, San Francisco, GLBT Historical Society,...
Source: 1/4" open reel audiotape
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- M.J. Talbot
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Talk at Cameron House about HIV testing and peoples' experience testing positive. From the M.J. Talbot Papers (1999-26)
Topics: San Francisco, GLBT Historical Society, lgbt, HIV, Cameron House, M.J. Talbot, HIV positive, HIV...
Source: Audio Cassette
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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. 
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Note : Ends abruptly, as on original tape. Description : Nancy Shaw, psychotherapist, talks in Berkeley about conversion therapy, or the controversial method of attempting to change a person's sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual. Shaw was also an activist in the 1970s and was the first female professor at UC Santa Cruz where she was initially denied tenure by Chancellor Robert Sinsheimer, despite being highly recommended for promotion. She would be involved in a long...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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- Wilson, Chana
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Sirani Avedis plays two of her songs.  From the Chana Wilson Audiotapes (2003-07), GLBT Historical Society. 
Topics: Sireni Avedis, music, GLBT Historical Society, recording, San Francisco, lesbian, lgbt
Source: 1/4" Open Reel Audiotape
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- GLBT Historical Society San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project
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Video of ACT UP Oral History Project interview with James Lovette Black by Joey Plaster. August 9, 2017. Events: Opera Action (SANOE, Sept 1989), Burroughs-Wellcome Roof Action (AIDS Action Pledge, Jan 1988). Topics and people: Movement history, AIDS Action Pledge, Intersectional critique and diversity within ACT UP, Meeting culture (inc. consensus), Direct action and tactics, Kate Raphael, Spirituality and religion, 1986 California Proposition 64 (LaRouche amendment), Eileen Hansen. This...
Topics: Oral history, AIDS (disease)
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Raw and unedited c lips of the 1982 Gay Games, including women's soccer (with player interview) and men's golf (with player interview and medal ceremony) 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, Producers: Carl...
Topics: Sports, Gay Olympics, Gay Games, San Francisco
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- O'Neal, Harold T.
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Home movie footage of a house party and homes on Bush Street, 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....
Topics: Gay men, Architecture, San Francisco, Calif.
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- O'Neal, Harold T.
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Video of the 1975 San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade by Harold T. O'Neal. Groups and figures include: Lesbians Unite, SF NOW, Petaluma Dykes, Radical Psychiatry, Bay Area Gay Liberation, and others. 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...
Topics: Pride Parades, San Francisco, Calif.
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Raw and unedited c lips of the 1982 Gay Games, including the second half of an interview with a Hawaiian family who came to the Games to support their volleyball player son, men's volleyball, men's tennis (with player interview), and women's soccer. 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....
Topics: Sports, Gay Olympics, Gay Games, San Francisco