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 - Gay Conversion Therapy

Gay Conversion Therapy

Date: Mon, July 28, 2014
Time: 5:15 PM

Sheldon W. Helms, Associate Professor of Psychology


Image - When Gay Isn’t Global: How Organizations Remain LBGT-friendly Where a Na
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When Gay Isn’t Global: How Organizations Remain LBGT-friendly Where a Nation Isn’t

Date: Tue, August 05, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

The effect of corporate policy on international business.


Image - The Quest for an HIV/AIDS Vaccine

The Quest for an HIV/AIDS Vaccine

Date: Thu, August 07, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

Image - What is the Arts Mainstream?

What is the Arts Mainstream?

Date: Fri, August 08, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM

Image - The Men's Story Project

The Men's Story Project

Date: Mon, August 11, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

Celebrates men’s beauty and humanity and stimulates dialogue.


Image - The NBA’s Jason Collins: Pro Sports’ First Out Athlete

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

Date: Mon, August 11, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM

The man who made it okay to be gay in sports.


Image - Long Journey to Stonewall: An Illustrated History

Long Journey to Stonewall: An Illustrated History

Date: Tue, August 12, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

Image - Closing the Gap: Crucial Transgender Issues Today
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Closing the Gap: Crucial Transgender Issues Today

Date: Wed, August 13, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

Come explore the challenges facing the transgender community.


Image - Shakespeare LGBT: The Bard and Gay and Transgender Roles
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Shakespeare LGBT: The Bard and Gay and Transgender Roles

Date: Thu, August 14, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

Explore California's theater companies' presentation of LGBT themes.


Image - Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants: Authentic LGBT Marketing Success

Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants: Authentic LGBT Marketing Success

Date: Fri, August 15, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM

One business harnessed LGBT support and engagement to great success.


Image - Gregory M. Herek: Beyond Homophobia

Gregory M. Herek: Beyond "Homophobia" - Thinking More Clearly About Sexual Stigma and Prejudice

Date: Mon, August 18, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM

Gregory M. Herek, Ph.D.; Professor of Psychology


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

Go to 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.