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Academy Forum: The Faces of AIDS in the 1980s with Patrick Batt of Autoerotica

Join us for a cathartic and inspiring evening with Patrick Batt, the venerable owner of AutoErotica, as he courageously delves into his true life experiences dealing with the realities of life with AIDS in San Francisco in the 1980s, through heartfelt reflections on those departed.

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Academy Forum: The Faces of AIDS in the 1980s with Patrick Batt of Autoerotica
Academy Forum: The Faces of AIDS in the 1980s with Patrick Batt of Autoerotica

Time & Location

Feb 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Academy, 2166 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA

Guests

About the Event

Join us for a cathartic and inspiring evening with Patrick Batt, the venerable owner of AutoErotica, as he courageously delves into his true life experiences dealing with the realities of life with AIDS in San Francisco in the 1980s. Through heartfelt reflections on those departed, Patrick offers a profound opportunity for attendees to connect with the human side of this historical struggle.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (if you are unable to attend but would still like to make a donation, please visit sfaf.org/donate)

6:00pm — Doors Open, mingling w/ no-host bar

7:00pm — Program Begins

8:30pm — After Reception

9:00pm — Event Ends

TO ATTEND

Academy Forum events are open to all. Please reserve your general admission spot for this limited-capacity indoor event.

TICKETS

MEMBERSHIP

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ABOUT PATRICK BATT & AUTOEROTICA

Patrick has worn many hats: from managing Chicago’s legendary Gold Coast bar and the original San Franciso Eagle, his early involvement with DRUMMER magazine to running his much beloved AutoErotica store in the Castro.

AutoErotica, gay owned and operated, located in the heart of the world-famous Castro district, is both a living museum of LGBTQ history as well as a retail shop selling items of interest to those interested in saving that history. It may well be the last place of its kind anywhere dedicated to keeping LGBTQ history alive and accessible.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and food items are available for purchase. Our menus can be found here. Members receive certain beverages complimentary. Ask your bartender or host for details.

CLUB INFORMATION (FOR MEMBERS)

The Main Club will also be open during regular hours for members and their guests not attending this event.

SAFE SPACE

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.

ACCESSIBILITY

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.

Tickets

  • General Admission

    Membership discount applies automatically when logged in.

    $20.00
    +$0.50 service fee

Total

$0.00

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