Virtual NightLife “Pride” at Cal Academy of Sciences
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NightLife is now a regularly scheduled delivery: Every other Thursday, tune in to a new volume of Virtual NightLife, an experimental online event that brings science, art, and music to you. To attend, be sure to fix yourself a “quarantini,” ping your friends for some simultaneous event-experiencing, and click over to this experimental showcase streaming live on YouTube and Facebook. We’re all in this together and we’re just as curious as you are to see what happens.
We’re joining this year’s virtual Pride celebrations with a special edition of our 10th-annual Pride NightLife, hosted by drag queen extraordinaire (and longtime friend of NightLife) Heklina. She’ll be performing classic songs throughout the evening, bringing the glam straight from her home to yours.
- Terry Beswick, Executive Director of the GLBT Historical Society & this year’s Grand Marshal of SF Pride, gives a mini-tour of the online exhibitions currently on view. They celebrate 50 years of Pride, from the birth of the SF Pride movement to the art and activism of rainbow-flag creator Gilbert Baker.
- Two years after launching during Pride, 500 Queer Scientists is now a community of more than 10,000 people. Co-founder Lauren Esposito talks about why visibility for LGBTQ+ STEM workers and diversity in science are so critical.
- Learn about ABO Comix, a collective of creators and activists who work to amplify the voices of LGBTQ prisoners through art, and get a virtual tour of their gallery and a sneak peek at their upcoming anthology, Confined Before COVID-19: A Pandemic Anthology by LGBTQ Prisoners.
- Celebrate the 20th anniversary of QWOCMAP (Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project) with a screening of How To Respect Gender Pronouns by Imani Outen, a comedic short film in which a Black woman’s understanding of gender unfurls in wonder.
Streaming live on YouTube Thursday, June 25 at 7 pm PDT
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