The LGBT Journey

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Intersexion: A Documentary About Being Intersex

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Mon, Aug 18 2014 - 12:00pm

David Strachan, Writer; Advocate for Intersex Human Rights; Advisor, The Intersex and Genderqueer Recognition Project; Former Member, Intersex Task Force, LGBT Advisory Committee, SF Human Rights Commission Read more »

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The NBA’s Jason Collins: First Out Athlete in Major American Pro Sports

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Mon, Aug 11 2014 - 6:30pm

Jason Collins, Professional NBA player
In Conversation with Jose Antonio Vargas, Director, Define American; Producer/Director, Documented Read more »

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The LGBT Journey

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Seldom does social change happen so quickly. From the Mattachine Society to Harvey Milk to federal marriage equality and beyond, the LGBT journey has built upon the lessons of previous civil rights efforts, moving with particular speed in the past couple years. But the journey isn’t quite over. This August, the Commonwealth Club shows how this happened, what it means today, and where it’s headed — all in a month of special programming exploring the new social and political reality for LGBT citizens. Read more »

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Up Close With Marga Gomez

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Wed, Aug 27 2014 - 12:00pm

Marga Gomez, Comedian; Playwright; Humorist; Twitter @margagomez Read more »

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Closing the Gap: Crucial Transgender Issues Today

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Wed, Aug 13 2014 - 6:00pm

Cecilia Chung, Health Commissioner, City and County of San Francisco; Senior Strategist, Transgender Law Center; Former Chair, San Francisco Human Rights Commission Read more »

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Opening Reception and Walk-Through for “LGBT Art: Our Common Wealth"

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Tue, Jul 29 2014 - 5:00pm

Join the Commonwealth Club and members of The Queer Cultural Center with artists from the current exhibition for a reception and walk-through of the exhibit. Artists Rudy Lemcke, Lenore Chinn, Bren Ahearn, Indira Allegra and Preston Gannaway join curator Pamela Peniston in an examination of their work and a discussion of LBGT art.

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Hollywood and the LGBT Journey

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Fri, Aug 29 2014 - 12:00pm

Donna Sachet, Media Personality; Actor; Community Activist
Jan Wahl, Film Critic, KRON 4

Donna Sachet has been a San Francisco performer and icon for decades, from being elected Empress of San Francisco to serving as Grand Marshal for the SF Pride parade. In 2009, Sachet became the first drag performer to sing the national anthem at a Major League Baseball game. Donna Sachet and film critic Jan Wahl "dish-cuss" the LGBT journey in Hollywood, past and present. Read more »

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Shakespeare LGBT: The Bard and Gay and Transgender Roles

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Thu, Aug 14 2014 - 6:00pm

Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director, California Shakespeare Company
Representative, San Francisco Shakespeare Company
Additional Panelists TBA

How have California’s long-established theater companies encountered, engaged and presented LGBT themes in Shakespeare – from cross-dressing to gender confusion to openly gay love – including one company led by an openly gay man who was recently married in a high-level ceremony? Live performances of classic scenes from Shakespeare will be presented.

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Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants: Authentic LGBT Marketing Success

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Fri, Aug 15 2014 - 12:00pm

Steve Pinetti, Senior Vice President, Inspiration & Creativity, Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group Read more »

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Harnessing the Power of the LGBT Marketplace and Social Capital to Drive Positive Social Change

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Thu, Aug 28 2014 - 6:00pm

Kevin Jones, Founder, Good Capital; Co-founder and Convener, SOCAP
Danielle Kinzaire-Sutton, M.D., Community Organizer; Principal Consultant, Notus-S.G.
Marc J. Lane, JD, Author, Social Enterprise: Empowering Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs; Chairman, Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
Charles Sutton, CEO, Bronzeville Urban Development
Marc Loveless, Executive Director, Coalition for Justice and Respect Read more »

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