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Past Event

SF Pride Lifetime Achievement Honoree: Donna Personna

Meet a pathbreaker and a powerful persona.

Donna Personna is an artist and activist for transgender rights who got her start with the Cockettes. She has served on the boards of Trans March and Transgender Day of Remembrance, and on the committees to name streets after Vicki Marlene and Compton’s Cafeteria in San Francisco’s Transgender Cultural District. In 2018, she raised San Francisco’s first transgender flag at City Hall with Mayor London Breed. Donna was the subject of the Iris Prize-winning 2013 short film My Mother and was featured in the film Beautiful by Night. Donna has been covered in media outlets such as Out, The Advocate, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Daily Beast. The immersive play she co-wrote, The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot, recreates San Francisco transgender history and received many accolades, including SF Weekly’s Best of 2018.

Join us as Michelle Meow brings her long-running daily radio show to The Commonwealth Club one day each week. Meet fascinating—and often controversial—people discussing important issues of interest to the LGBTQ community, and have your questions ready.

See more upcoming Michelle Meow Shows at The Commonwealth Club here.

June 13, 2019

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Donna Personna

Artist; Transgender Activist

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Michelle Meow

Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" (Radio and KBCW TV); Twitter @msmichellemeow

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John Zipperer

Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Host