Featured Program

The LGBT Journey

The LGBT Journey

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.

This month-long series of special programming is generously sponsored by Ernst & Young.

Upcoming Events

Image - The Big Book of In-Your-Face Gay Etiquette

The Big Book of In-Your-Face Gay Etiquette

Date: Thu, August 21, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

A mix of hilarious and informative guidelines.


Image - Marriage, the Movement and More: A Political and Legal Understanding of What LGBT Families Are Facing

Marriage, the Movement and More: A Political and Legal Understanding of What LGBT Families Are Facing

Date: Mon, August 25, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

Three experts define the current status of marriage equality and adoption rights.


Image - Up Close With Marga Gomez

Up Close With Marga Gomez

Date: Wed, August 27, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM

Marga's comedy is exuberant, proudly Latina and slightly dorky.


Image - The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: Deviance, Justice & Art

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: Deviance, Justice & Art

Date: Wed, August 27, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

Explore this vibrant charitable organization.


Image - Harnessing the Power of the LGBT Marketplace and Social Capital to Drive

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

Date: Thu, August 28, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

Explore a new movement in Chicago's African American LGBT community.


Image - Hollywood and the LGBT Journey

Hollywood and the LGBT Journey

Date: Fri, August 29, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM

San Francisco media personalities discuss Hollywood.