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Fri, Feb 23


The Academy SF

Divas & Drinks: Honoring LGBTQ+ Black Women Leaders & Allies

Celebrate Black History Month 2024 as the San Francisco Bay Times and The Academy SF honor LGBTQ+ Black women leaders and allies from throughout the Bay Area—and Wine Country too—including a performance of a new show honoring Black women composers!

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Divas & Drinks: Honoring LGBTQ+ Black Women Leaders & Allies
Divas & Drinks: Honoring LGBTQ+ Black Women Leaders & Allies

Time & Location

Feb 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST

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


About the Event

One of the largest gatherings of LGBTQ+ Black women leaders and allies in the region will take place this evening as the San Francisco Bay Times and The Academy SF honor leaders from the arts to city leadership and more for Black History Month. 

Featured guests will include National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Imani Rupert-Gordon and San Francisco AIDS Foundation CEO Dr. Tyler TerMeer. Among those receiving honors will be author, poet, and playwright Jewelle Gomez, whose latest play opens next month at the New Conservatory Theatre; and Theodora Lee of Theopolis Vineyards, who is the first Black woman to own a vineyard in Northern California! Guests will also enjoy a new show celebrating Black women composers (Tracy Chapman, Alicia Keys, and many more) produced and performed by Dr. Dee Spencer, founder of the jazz studies program at San Francisco State University and a talented composer in her own right, and the phenomenal powerhouse singer Renée Lubin of "Beach Blanket Babylon" fame. 

Bring your Galentine for the evening that will also include emcee Donna Sachet and DJ Rockaway presented by Olivia Travel.


  • Academy Members may reserve up to (6) tickets FREE
  • $15 General Admission
  • Please note: tickets are not sold at the door, and must be reserved online


Would you like free access to this event with up to 5 of your friends? The Academy is currently accepting new membership applciations, and is particularly interested in expanding its growing community of womxn members. If you are interested in becoming a member and enjoying all of the associated perks and benefits, please click here to learn more.


Beverages for purchase and limited complimentary bites will be available (house wine, beer, & well drinks complimentary for Members). Food will also be available for purchase through The Academy. Our menus can be found here.


The Club will be open during regular hours for Members and their guests regardless of event attendance.


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.

Sponsored by The Academy, the San Francisco Bay Times, Bacardí, Olivia Travel and San Francisco Federal Credit Union


  • Ticket (Members Free)

    Academy Members may reserve up to (6) tickets for themselves and their guests. Membership discount applies automatically when logged in.

    +$0.38 service fee
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