Exhibition Opening | The Mayor of Folsom Street: The Life and Legacy of Alan Selby

Event has passed (Thu May 16, 2019 - Thu May 16, 2019)
GLBT Historical Museum
07:00 PM
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A new exhibition at the GLBT Historical Society Museum uses archival documents, photographs, artifacts, fine art and digital displays to document the life of Alan Selby, also known as Mr. S, who opened the iconic leather and kink retail store Mr. S. Leather in the SoMa district in 1979.
One of San Francisco’s longest-lived and best-known queer retail establishments, Mr. S. Leather grew into a de facto community center as well as an international destination.
Curated by Jordy Jones, Jeremy Prince and Gayle Rubin, and drawing on the Alan Selby papers preserved in the society’s archives, this transdisciplinary exhibition situates Selby’s life within the context of a changing SoMa neighborhood, AIDS charities and the emergence of a distinct queer leather and kink culture.
Light refreshments will be served. 
LOCATIONThe GLBT Historical Society Museum4127 18th St., San Franciscowww.glbthistory.org
ADMISSION (Limited Seating - Must RSVP)$5.00 | Free for members
JOIN THE GLBT HISTORICAL SOCIETYBecome a member of the GLBT Historical Society for free admission to the exhibition opening and other programs, free museum admission, discounts in the museum shop and other perks: goo.gl/WjkGSn
Header Credit: Daddy Alan and his boy Johnie Garcia at the March on Washington (1993). Photographer Unknown.  Alan Selby Papers (collection no. 1999-63), GLBT Historical Society.


  1. GLBT Historical Museum 4127 18th Street, San Francisco, CA