News and Updates from the San Francisco LGBT Community Center

Fillmore Merchants Host Shop OUT Day August 26 to Benefit SF LGBT Center

(August, 1, 2017)—On Saturday August 26, 2017, the San Francisco Fillmore Merchants Association will host the second annual Shop OUT Day, a day-long fundraising event to benefit the SF LGBT Center.
 
Ten percent of all sales on that day at participating stores will fund critical services for the LGBTQ community. The event is also a chance for merchants to recognize and celebrate the rich history of the LGBTQ community in San Francisco while giving back to those most in need.
 
Shop OUT Day started in 2016 as an evening event during Pride. This year, it has been extended to a full day, including 19 neighborhood merchants: Alexis Bittar, Atelier Cologne, Eileen Fisher, Fitness SF, Gallery of...

Opening Reception

Monday, May 22, 2017

6:00 - 7:00 PM


On view May 22-June 18, 2017


Please join us for a public gallery reception for the opening of the Pride Photo Award Exhibition. This opening event is held in honor of...

This morning Donald J. Trump announced on Twitter that the U.S. military would no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity.
 
Statement from SF LGBT Center Executive Director Rebecca Rolfe:
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On view in the Center's new first floor gallery July 22 - September 23, 2017
 
The Queer Ancestors Project: Prints by Queer and Trans Emerging Artists, including a 5-Year Restrospective
Honoring Anarchists &...

After four and a half years leading the Board of the LGBT Community Center, I stepped down as of the end of June (two and a half years later than I had originally intended). Sally Jesmonth, who co-chaired this year’s Soiree, has stepped up to...

One year ago, the nation woke up to learn that 49 young lives were violently taken from us in the deadliest mass shooting in American history. We are all still reeling from the massacre.

As we try to heal from the losses, LGBTQ people...

Three years ago, while leaving an underground LGBT club in Beirut, Lebanon, I was kidnapped. After being held blindfolded in the back seat of a car for almost 24 hours, my two male kidnappers threatened, intimidated, and physically abused me....

Today would have been Harvey Milk’s 87th birthday.

I was one year old in 1978, the year he and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated, living with my immigrant parents in the Mission.

It wasn’t until I was a teenager that I truly...