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The Gay Bar in American History

For more than 100 years, gay clubs and bars have served as havens and sanctuaries as well as party spots and hookup sites. They've been the centers of solidarity, community and education. They've also been the sites of violence and persecution that ultimately led to great advancements in pride, rights and freedoms. Unger's richly illustrated talk highlights the history of a long and colorful American tradition central to the LGBTQ community: the gay bar—from jook joints to the Stonewall Inn to Orlando's Pulse and beyond.

MLF Organizer Name
George Hammond

MLF: Humanities, LGBT

An Only in San Francisco summer series program

The Commonwealth Club
555 Post St.
San Francisco, 94102
United States

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Nancy Unger
Professor of History, Santa Clara University