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Openhouse Trans March Intergenerational Virtual Event 2020

Viewing Instructions

If technical difficulties should arise, first try refreshing your page. Trans March 2020 will last approximately 2 hours.  Although this event can be played on a phone or tablet, we recommend watching Trans March 2020 on a computer. Turn on full-screen view by clicking the full-screen icon in the lower-right corner of the video player. You can return to a smaller-screen view by clicking the same lower-right icon while in full-screen view.

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Pride vs. Pandemic--Pride Wins

Openhouse Calender of Events

Openhouse Calender of Events

This year it’s pride vs. pandemic, and senior community members of Openhouse, some who were here 50 years ago during the first Gay Pride March, intend to make certain that pride wins again!

Happy Birthday, Harvey!

Watch the live drag performance of, Happy Birthday, Harvey!, presented for residents of Openhouse.

Watch the live drag performance of, Happy Birthday, Harvey!, presented for residents of Openhouse.

Celebrating Harvey Milk and the generations of LGBTQ elders that made space for queer folks in the future. This collaborative effort presented live drag featuring powerhouse drag queens performing for Openhouse residents. Presented by Openhouse in collaboration with the SF Queer Nightlife Fund, and the Tenderloin Museum.

Pride Stories from Openhouse Community Members

Openhouse community members recount the experiences that shaped their sense of empowerment, self-acceptance and community.

Openhouse community members recount the experiences that shaped their sense of empowerment, self-acceptance and community.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of San Francisco Pride, our staff reminisce with LGBTQ seniors about Pride seasons gone by. From city-wide gatherings to personal moments, we ask: What are your first or favorite memories of Pride?

Annual Trans March

Openhouse community members recount the experiences that shaped their sense of empowerment, self-acceptance and community.

Openhouse community members recount the experiences that shaped their sense of empowerment, self-acceptance and community.

This intergenerational event will live stream on Friday, June 26th at 11 am.

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Pride Started as a Riot

LGBTQ Pride started as a riot and protest. Now we are in the streets again in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement.  Because of the momentous, history-making events in response to the killing of George Floyd, and the real opportunity for social change, we are canceling our Pride Senior Prom this year and honoring people of color who not only fight for Black liberation and justice, but for sexual and gender freedom as well.  They have stood at the intersection of race and sexual identity and bridged an immense cultural divide. We must honor these voices, these lives, and their stories long after the chants of this time have faded away.  Their living legacy of Black queer activism inspires the hope of generations to come.

 

 

STILL HERE STILL QUEER, SENIORS ARE THE REASON WE’RE HERE!

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Pride Events

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Happy Birthday, Harvey!

“Drag is powerful in that way—it thrives on audience connection and interaction—and so this is us saying nothing can stop us from connecting with our seniors and we will do it in the most meaningful way,” said Openhouse Executive Director, Karyn Skultety. With this year being the 90th birthday of the late gay supervisor Harvey Milk, the first LGBTQ person elected to public office in San Francisco, local LGBTQ leaders hosted a virtual block party, which included a LIVE drag show, hosted across the Openhouse courtyards for residents of 55 and 95 Laguna.

Paying homage to the LGBTQ pioneer who helped shape the world for younger generations—and who would have been part of the vulnerable community of LGBTQ elders—this special show helped kick-off a series of events celebrating Harvey’s legacy. This performance featured Dulce De Leche, Per Sia, Princess Panocha, Mary Vice, and Shane Zaldivar!

WATCH HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HARVEY! DRAG SHOW BELOW

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Pride Stories From OH Community Members

Join Openhouse while we reminisce with LGBTQ seniors about Pride seasons gone by. From city-wide gatherings to personal moments, we ask: What are your first or favorite memories of Pride? Openhouse community members recount the experiences that shaped their sense of empowerment, self-acceptance, and community. This series of stories will be distributed throughout the last few weeks of June.

 

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TRANS MARCH 2020

Join us for our Annual Trans March Intergenerational Event, as part of the Virtual Trans March 2020. This event will lift up and center Black, Indigenous, and POC Trans performances, poems, and words of leadership.

 

Thank You, San Francisco, for our Pride Memories

ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF SAUL BROMBERGER

 

 

 Thank you to our partners for their commitment to LGBTQ seniors

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Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in lending Openhouse a hand? We have multiple needs for volunteers from facilitating discussion and support groups, coordinating events, serving lunches, or administrative tasks such as data entry, capturing demographic data, and more – our volunteers are a big part of our Openhouse community and their efforts make a big impact! If you’re interested, reach out and fill out one of our volunteer questionnaires.