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A Boy Called Noise
Rock Opera by Julia Steele Allen
June 16 & 17

Across Queer Time
Experimental short films, videos, installation & performance works
June 17

Interdisciplinary showcase of bisexual artists
June 6

Black and Tan Fantasy Festival
Program #1, 7pm & Program #2, 9pm
June 19

Black and Tan Fantasy Festival
Program #1, 7pm & Program #3, 9pm
June 20

Body Ties - Men's Theater of Praxis
Men's Body Workshops
May 5 - June 13

Queer immigrant artists perform
June 18 & 19

Collecting the Spectrum: Diversity Challenges in Queer Archives
GLBT Historical Society
June 18

Creating Queer Community
Qcc's commissioning program
Informational meeting
June 30

Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds
Showcasing queer writers who have taught in WritersCorp
June 23

Defying Gravities: Fresh Meat in the Gallery
Visual Art Opening
June 6

Dirt Star
Envisions queer possibilities of living in our world
Curators Bill Basquin, m.a. Brooks, Byrd Pappas, and Ami Puri
June 13

The GAPA Men’s Chorus 20th Anniversary Concert
May 7

EPIC! Visualizing Heroes Within
GAPA Art opening
May 31

Exile: Vision Quest at the Edge of Identity
Max Wolf Valerio and Aja Duncan
June 20 & 26

for now
An interval of objects and puppets
created by max and nimble-works

June 11, 12, 13

Formerly Known As
A mini-festival of art and performance by male sex workers
June 3 & 4

Frameline 33
San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival
June 18 – 28

Fresh Meat Festival
The hottest trans & queer artists perform
June 18, 19, 20, 21

Garage All-Stars Part 1
Performances by Philip Huang and Laura Arrington
June 3

Garage All-Stars Part 2
Sherilyn Connelly, Calypso, and Queer Girl Theater Project
June 10

Girl Talk: A Cis & Trans Woman Dialogue
Curated by Julia Serano and Gina de Vries
June 17

GuyWriters: Quilts, Comforters and Bedsheets
Gay Men Write About Love, Relationships and Community
June 12

Identity Writers' Presentation
Beth Mattson
June 25

Art Reception
June 6

Sonya Smith & Brittany Brown Ceres 
An evening of fluid & frenzied dance
June 4, 5, 6

Into the Streets
June 11 & 12

König (King of Boylesque)
June 27

Krip Salon
Reception for Fabulous/Activist Bay Area Lesbians with Disabilities Project
June 7

Thisway/Thatway (aka Stephanie Cooper)
Multi-media fashion, performance as resistance
June 5

EG Crichton - Art opening
June 19

Marga & the Boys: Barely Legal Comedy
Marga Gomez returns with a new crop of boys
June 26

Mighty Real
Lynn Breedlove & Silas Howard in a multimedia evening of dueling solos!
June 21 & 22

Moving Men Dancing @ The Garage
An evening of athletic dance, music & really cute boys
June 5, 6, 7 - June 12, 13, 14 - June 19, 20, 21 - June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Mythic Women
Book release party celebrating small press publishers
June 16

Mythfits #1, #2, #3 - RADAR Reading Series
Artists using queer myths in their work
June 10, 17, 24

Nature is So Gay!
Ali Liebegott & Nicole J. Georges
An exhibition & reading
June 4

One Bad Year
Meliza Bañales
June 14, 15

Open Eyes
Queer Film Night
June 4

PRIDE - Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration 2009
June 27 & 28

PRIDE Concert: Let’s Get Loud
June 25 & 26

QPoCAlypse Now!
Mangos with Chili presents visions of the end of the world
June 20

Queer Relations: New Writing from Queer and Two-Spirit Native Americans
June 11 & 12

Queer Traditions with Greg Day
Fresh Meat
June 20

QWOCMAP 5th Annual Film Festival
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project
June 12, 13, 14

Youth Speaks performances
June 19

RADAR - SuperStar
Lit monsters celebrate RADAR's 6th Birthday
June 9

Rally the Troupes
7pm & 9:30pm
June 6

REBEL GIRL: a riot grrrl nostalgia show
SF in Exile (SFinX)
June 11

Risky Business: Old Surfers of the Second Wave
New work from firebrand lesbian feminists
June 3

San Francisco is Burning – Fabulous Fashion Benefit
June 7

San Francisco Sex Worker Film, Art & Music Festival
May 30 - June 7

Sex Worker Arts Film Festival
Films including documentaries, narratives & erotica
June 5 & 6

June 19

Smash the Church, Smash the State: The Early Years of Gay Liberation
Readings June 3
Gay Liberation Front 40: Where we were, where we are now
Panel discussion June 6

SPIT - Dwayne Calizo

Guerrilla Rep
A world premiere bromantic dramedy
May 14 - 16, 21 - 23, 28 - 30 & June 4, 5, 6

Testimonies, Chisme, Spilling the Tea: An Evening of Poetry
Emerging & established poets testify!
June 8

The Hazardous Waste Project: Sewing The Seeds of Love, Life, Lust, and the Bomb
June 5 & 6

This Many People - LGBT Seniors Project
Outlook Theater Project
May 31 & June 1

Art exhibition opening
SOMArts Gallery
June 7

Trans March
Performances and March
June 26

TransForming Community
5th Annual Forum of readings and performances
June 24

Queer history & community collide in this multi-genre theater piece
June 8

Weaving A Web Of Queerness: Creation Myths In The Wynbiverse
Installations & Performances
June 7

What is Queer Kinship?
thinkPhilosophy Salon
June 15

Whore Lover: Sex Workers Queering Love
Curated by Sadie Lune
June 18
Event is SOLD OUT


Since 1998, QCC has organized an annual month-long National Queer Arts Festival

To date, these Festivals have presented more than 400 different events featuring over 1000 Queer artists including Bill T. Jones, Alice Walker, Robert Rauschenberg, Ester Hernandez, Adrienne Rich, Marga Gomez, Justin Chin, Cherrie Moraga and Dorothy Allison. The 2006 Festival attracted more than 65,000 people.


Pamela Peniston - Artistic Director
Jeff Jones - Development Director
Rudy Lemcke - Online Programs Director
Elizabeth Pickens - Program Director
Cris Dunaway - Production Manager
Lavette Virden - Business Manager

Tirza True Latimer - Curator, Threads
Rudy Lemcke - Curator, Threads
Matt McKinley - Curator, Threads
Pamela Peniston - Curator, Threads
Allison Smith - Curator, Threads
Tina Takemoto - Curator, Threads
Courtney Dailey - Exhibition coordinator, Threads
Tamara Loewenstein - Exhibition coordinator, Threads

DENDESIGN - Graphic Design
- Publicity
- Box Office Manager
- Receptions & Concessions
- Catalog printer
- Catalog distributor

Information about the Festival please contact:
Elizabeth Pickens
National Queer Arts Festival Co-ordinator


Trilce Santana (President)
Bertha Amador
Jeff Jones
Alicia Kester
Rudy Lemcke
Pamela Peniston
Tina Takemoto
Juan Alberto Tam

Advisory Board
Dr. Marcy Adelman
Cheryl Dunye


Queer Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
SF, CA 94103

Executive Director
Pamela Peniston

Are you interested in volunteering for The 2007 National Queer Arts Festival? Please contact:
Beth Pickens (National Queer Arts Festival Co-ordinator)
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of The National Queer Arts Festival please contact:
Pamela Peniston (Executive Director)