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Debate: District 8 (San Francisco)

The Harvey Milk and Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Clubs are partnering to bring the first District 8 debate between candidates vying to represent the Castro, Noe Valley, Diamond Heights and Glen Park in the 2018 election.  Jeff Sheehy and Rafael Mandelman both have a long history with the San Francisco LGBT community, and each of them have served as board member or chair of Alice or Milk in their career.  We invite you to join us for the first of many opportunitities over the next year to discuss the issues affecting this district.  The debate will be moderated by Marisa Lagos, the state political reporter for KQED.Immigration Rights & Solidarity Workshop.

Debate - District 8 (SF)

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6:30 PM18:30

Crafting a Social Media Message for International LGBT Issues (San Francisco)

  • San Francisco Public Library - Main Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hosted by Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc.

Working with digital communications specialists, this community workshop is intended to help local non-profit organizations shape language, stories, and calls to action around international LGBT issues. The focus will be on crafting a message that will be able to raise funds and build awareness.

In order for this workshop to be succesful, participants are asked to bring either a personal or organizatonal mission statement, and 1-2 international LGBT issues you'd like for your nonprofit to message on.

During this workshop, we will cover the following topics:
a. How to do research and get facts right even when there is not complete information available to you.
b. How to craft a message that brings forth your unique viewpoint as activists and organizations without making the issue "about you".
c. How to avoid being reductive of complex issues, and avoid common tropes and stereotypes about marginalized persons
d. How to utilize your message for fundraising & advocacy.

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7:00 PM19:00

Gender Labels Then and Now (San Francisco)

Hosted by The GLBT Historical Society

Gender Labels: Then & Now
Tuesday, August 22, 7 PM - 
9 PM, San Francisco
“Gender Labels: Then and Now” will offer a multigenerational conversation about the changing dynamics of gender labels within the LGBTQ community and among the general public.  A panel of historians, authors and activists will discuss the history of gender self-identification and gender-label assignment and will look at how this history can inform today’s evolving language for characterizing gender in the media, the workplace, social-justice movements and everyday conversation. 

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5:30 PM17:30

Refugees Without Refuge: Stories of LGBTQ Refugees Stranded in the Middle East (San Francisco)

Subhi Nahas, Human Rights Activist; Founder/Board Chair, Spectra Project
Arthur Slepian, Executive Director, A Wider Bridge—Moderator

Subhi Nahas, founder and board chair of Spectra Project and a Syrian refugee who gained asylum in the U.S. in 2015, will describe his experiences as a refugee as well as his efforts to help others and advocate for minorities of different sexual orientations and genders in the Middle East and North Africa. While many organizations assist refugees worldwide, only one organization supports the extremely vulnerable group of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa regions who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and who remain in countries of transit, unsure of when and if they will be resettled. Nahas has been recognized by the California State Assembly, testified at the first United Nations assembly on LGBTQ rights and has received numerous prestigious awards

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9:30 AM09:30

Indivisible San Francisco Gay Pride Parade Contingent (San Francisco)

The 2017 San Francisco Pride Board Organizers are featuring a RESISTANCE showing in this year’s Pride Parade, Sunday, June 25th. This is a highly unusual call-to-action for resistance groups to participate in and is the first in their history. We are living in unnerving times requiring unusual action. Pride Organizers seek to have a variety of Bay Area resistance contingents march in the front portion of the parade. (This is a place of honor!) Pride Organizers have a goal of 5,000 Resistance participants. ISF will join this effort wth our own contingent. Our goal is to have 500 participants march in our ISF contingent.

Pride Organizers have requested that we include these three major themes in our contingent: Trans Rights / Black Lives Matter/ and No Ban, No Wall. We have some great ideas that should help bring media attention to the ISF contingent. All we need is your cooperation and to complete your registration. We are awaiting details from the Pride Organizers and we will be contacting you via email with updates and participation info by June 16th, so please watch your emails. Keep Resisting!


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5:30 PM17:30

LGBT Activist Cleve Jones: When We Rise (San Francisco)

Cleve Jones, American Human Rights Activist; Lecturer; Organizer, UNITE HERE; Author, When We RiseStitching a Revolution
Mark Leno, Former California State Senator—Moderator

In an emotional roller coaster of real experiences, Cleve Jones will take you through the gay liberation movement and AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. Jones will share how Harvey Milk became the first largely outspoken gay elected official—as well as Jones' mentor. Jones keeps Milk’s legacy and the gay liberation movement alive, aspiring to have a similar impact on young adults as Milk had on Jones. Come hear Jones’ inspiring words on the political movement.

Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing

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9:00 PM21:00

Community Conversation - Unleash the Power: Collective Care (San Francisco)

Hosted by San Francisco International Queer Women of Color Film Festival and 2 others

This community conversation shares the deep resilient wisdom of lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and gender variant people of color. From navigating conflict to trauma stewardship, from decolonized food and diet, to herbal knowledge, this panel of community resources is a survival toolkit for our vulnerable communities in a time of political vitriol and violence.

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6:00 PM18:00

Fight the Hate: Protest in the Sunset (San Francisco)

Believe it or not, there's a anti-LGBT hate group that's active right here in San Francisco. Please join us Wednesday, May 3 to protest The Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) -- which has been designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for spreading lies and fear about the LGBT community. 

Now PJI is turning its sights on medical marijuana -- spreading the false fear that dispensaries are a danger to children. Last month their activists intimidated and shut down a community meeting here in SF. (Read about it here:

Please don't let them do it again. You don't have to go to Mississippi to fight a hate group. Take a stand right here in San Francisco:

Wednesday, May 3 at 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Outside The Ortega Branch Library:
3223 Ortega Street (at 39th Ave.)

Kids and families welcome. Bring signs or make one with the materials we'll have on hand.


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