Coming Out Day presentation by Marc Stein

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Celebrate National Coming Out Day by joining us for a presentation by Marc Stein: “Queer Transformations at San Francisco State, 1969-1972."  His talk will explore the early emergence of LGBT activism at San Francisco State, including queer support for the Third World Liberation Front and faculty strikes, the formation of the Gay Liberation Front, LGBT labor activism, the police shooting of a student at a gay bar, protests of an airline that refused to board a student wearing a “Homosexuals for Peace” button, the hiring of an openly lesbian professor, and the first LGBT studies courses.   
When: October 11, 2022, 12:30-2:00 PM, Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Where: Special Collections Reading Room, Library Room 460 (4th floor)
Co-sponsored by the SFSU History Department, the Queer & Trans Resource Center, and the Labor Archives and Research Center 
Marc Stein is the Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History at San Francisco State University. He is the author of five books, including The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History (NYU Press, 2019), Queer Public History: Essays on Scholarly Activism (University of California Press, 2022), and Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement, 2nd edition (Routledge, 2023).  
Photo Credit:  Photograph by J.D. Wade, featuring Charles Thorpe on the right, co-founder of the SF State Gay Liberation Front. J.D. Wade Collection, Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,Transgender Historical Society. 

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