Wed, Feb 15|
The Academy SF
Academy Forum: Queer North Beach Before the Castro
Before the Castro, Pride, or the Rainbow Flag, the beginnings of modern queer identity and activism were formed in San Francisco’s original “gayborhood,” North Beach. Shawn Sprockett from Unspeakable Vice leads this fascinating and informative lecture with Q&A.
Time & Location
Feb 15, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Academy SF, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
About the Event
Before the Castro, Pride, or the Rainbow Flag, the beginnings of modern queer identity and activism were formed in San Francisco’s original “gayborhood,” North Beach. Learn how movements are made as folks across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum found commonality under threat of police raids and surges of moral panic. We’ll revive more than a dozen lost queer bars, including some of the most infamous, the most star-studded, and the most radical bars in San Francisco history. See how the “unspeakable vice” of the Victorians found its place and, through the process, gained a voice.
Shawn Sprockett from Unspeakable Vice leads this fascinating and informative lecture with Q&A.
This free indoor gathering is open to all. We appreciate if you would RSVP your attendance.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Shawn Sprockett is a professor at California College of the Arts and runs his own design practice in digital and brand design. He developed Unspeakable Vice over the course of three years with generous support from the San Francisco Historical Society and the GLBT Historical Society Museum & Archive.
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FOOD & BEVERAGE
Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcohoic) and food items are available for purchase. Our menus can be found here. Academy Social Club Members receive certain beverages complimentary. Ask your bartender or host for details.
CLUB INFORMATION (FOR MEMBERS)
The Club will also be open during regular hours for Members and their guests not attending this event. Regular Club guest policy applies.
The Academy is a safe space for all—in particular members of our LGBTQ+ community. We encourage you to learn more about our safe space principles & policies by clicking here.
We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. The event venue has an accessible entrance and restroom facilities. Please contact us if you have questions or specific requests regarding access.