Out of the Past: Celebrating LGBT History in San Francisco

Event has passed (Thu Sep 5, 2013 - Thu Sep 5, 2013)
The Old San Francisco Mint
6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Museums, History Museum


Join FlipSide and Project Open Hand at the historic 1874 Old Mint for an evening celebrating the LGBT experience in San Francisco. Enjoy historical talks by community luminaries about Drag Queens, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the AIDS Quilt and many more stories from our past by the bay. Take a tour of archival displays tracing the history of local organizations and charities that were founded right here in SF and expanded across the world. Feast your eyes on a series of short films and your ears to musical performances throughout the building.

All proceeds from this non-profit event benefit Project Open Hand and the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society.
Evening Info

-One Drink Free with Admission!
-Talks by Donna Sachet, Jose Cisneros, Bob Dockendorff, AIDS Quilt (The Names Project) and many more
-Performances by the Cheer SF and SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band
-Short films selected with the assistance of Frameline
-Exhibits include panels of the AIDS Quilt and displays tracing the history of such groups as Project Open Hand, The Pink Triangle, Stop AIDS and more
-Cocktails by FAIR Vodka and Bruce Cost Ginger Ale
-Food and Wine available
-Music and dancing throughout the evening

Opening Remarks by Stuart Milk, Harvey Milk Foundation
"The Story of the AIDS Quilt"
-Mike Smith, Executive Director AIDS Emergency Fund & Breast Cancer Emergency Fund

"Digitizing The Quilt"
-Dale MacDonald, New School

"The Fight Against DADT"
-Bob Dockendorff, Zoe Dunning

Other Speakers:
-Kevin Winge, Executive Director of Project Open Hand
-Jose Cisneros, City Treasurer of San Francisco
-Donna Sachet, Local Celebrity

Archival Displays

-The Pink Triangle
-SF Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band
-Project Open Hand
-Stop AIDS
-SF AIDS Foundation
-SF General AIDS Ward
-SF Track & Field
-SF Gay Men's Chorus



  1. The Old San Francisco Mint
    88 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA