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Mid-Century Gender-Bending Drag Shows in Glen Park

For PRIDE Month, Wednesday, June 7, 6:00 pm

Glen Park Branch Library

 2825 Diamond Street, between Chenery and Bosworth Streets

For a brief period in the mid-1960s, when the city’s LGBTQ community was beginning to find its voice, “San Francisco’s Finest Female Impersonators” performed at the Casa Blanca Lounge in Glen Park.

Evelyn Rose of the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project shares how the story of the Casa Blanca not only reveals the rich Italian heritage of the 2900 block of Diamond Street but also sheds light on a time when expression of an individual’s authentic self in San Francisco was an arrestable offense.

Dr. Rose has been a community historian in San Francisco for over 20 years. She founded the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project in 2014, and hosts the history website, Tramps of San Francisco.

Moxie in the ‘Hood : The Glen Park Women Hall of Fame

At the meeting of the San Francisco History Association

 Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 7:00 pm

Via Zoom and In-Person at Temple Sherith Israel at California & Webster

Glen Park historian Evelyn Rose has been rediscovering the forgotten histories of San Francisco’s Glen Park and neighboring districts for over 15 years. Most of those rediscoveries have highlighted the accomplishments of men. Yet, when stepping back to take a bird’s-eye view, it is clear an impressive number of women associated with the district, either through residence or other link (such as having a school or park named for them), have also been working to make a difference for their causes and in their communities. Unfortunately, the significant histories of many of these historic women have remained under the radar. Representing work in civil rights, suffragism, activism, environmentalism, the arts, philanthropy, the free speech movement, and more over the past 125 years, Evelyn will highlight over 20 amazing women with moxie who are forever linked with the Glen Park district.

Become a member of the San Francisco History Association to see the program.

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