On Saturday, January 31, Heritage and the San Francisco Latino Historical Society will host the fourth community meeting related to the citywide Latino Historic Context Statement project. This meeting will focus specifically on the city’s queer Latino history, recognizing the contributions that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Latinos have made to the development of San Francisco.
A panel of guest speakers will shed light onto the experiences of queer Latinos in the fields of arts, politics, community organizing, and more. Guest speakers include Juan Pablo Gutierrez – director of the annual San Francisco Day of the Dead Ritual Procession, Aurora Grajeda – longtime union and transgender activist, and Miguel Bustos – a Mission District-native whose career has spanned work in politics, philanthropy, and community advocacy. More to be announced! An interactive activity will provide an opportunity for meeting attendees to share their knowledge of important places, events, people, movements, groups, and businesses associated with San Francisco’s queer Latino history.
The event will feature a special performance by drag performer Vicky Jimenez, who performed at San Francisco’s only Latino gay bar – Esta Noche – until it closed last May when new owners took over the lease.
Admission is free.
All are welcome – please join us!
Saturday, April 18th
InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel
999 California Street
San Francisco Heritage Soirée 2015 is a black-tie event celebrating the San Francisco landmark InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel. The gathering features cocktails, fine dining, casino gaming, a silent auction, and dancing to the music of Pamela Rose and Sidepocket.
Tickets will be available soon. Please contact Carolyn Squeri for more information:
415.441.3000 ex.14 or email@example.com,