COMMONWEALTH CLUB PRESENTS
“THE LGBT JOURNEY”
Featuring James C. Hormel, Nancy C. Unger, Donna Sachet, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Donald P. Francis, Gregory M. Herek, Daniel Curzon, and Bill Issel
SAN FRANCISCO (June 26, 2014) “THE LGBT JOURNEY” – from the Mattachine Society to Harvey Milk and the White Night Riots to federal marriage equality and beyond, the LGBT journey has built on the lessons of the earlier civil rights movement with great success. In recent years, it has reached milestones with remarkable speed. But the journey isn’t quite over. This August, The Commonwealth Club is presenting a range of programs exploring The LGBT Journey from a variety of viewpoints.
The LGBT Journey will highlight icons of politics, scholarship, art and entertainment to explore the new era of LGBT life in the U.S. The speakers will share their own histories of activism and discuss where they have been and where they are going in terms of human rights for LGBT people.
The founder and organizer of the Club’s annual August series known as Platforum programs, Dr. Carol Fleming, says, “The Commonwealth Club is thrilled to be focusing on the LGBT community this coming August. We’re excited to share new ideas and bring the tremendous contributions and varied issues of this community to the awareness of San Francisco and beyond.”