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TALK: Don Reuter, Greetings From the Gayborhood: the Evolution of 12 American Gay Districts (June 25, SF Main Library)

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Author and “gay pop culture archaeologist” Don Reuter presents a slide show of photos from his colorful new book on the changes in gay neighborhoods in twelve United States cities. But more than just a (gay) rainbow-colored repository, stuffed with hundreds of nostalgic artifacts and imagery, Greetings from the Gayborhood is inescapably a Pandora’s box: of one controversial minority’s culturally evocative and sexually provocative times and thoughts. It’s also an encapsulation of a time (in the Queer community) not so long gone by, but nonetheless an existence seemingly vanished forever in a flash and replaced by present-day lifestyle as unsatisfying to some as it is comforting to others. Reuter has authored several books on Gay male culture including Gaydar: The Ultimate Insider Guide to the Sixth Sense and Gay-2-Zee: A Dictionary of Sex, Subtext and the Sublime. Cosponsored by the James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center and the San Francisco GLBT Historical Society.

Locations: San Francisco Main Library Latino/Hispanic B
Address: 100 Larkin St. (at Grove)
Library Sponsored Public Program
Event Time: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

See the library’s page here.


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