Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BiNet Prez to speak at "Biconic Flashpoints: 4 Decades of Bay Area Bisexual Politics" Opening

In San Francisco's 1984 Lesbian and Gay Freedom Day Parade, BiPOL cofounder Lani Ka'ahumanu wields her "Bi-Phobia Shield" as she marches with her contingent (l-r): Founding BiPOL organizer Bill Mack, Lynne Frawley, Ka'ahumanu, unknown (Photographer: Arlene Krantz)
Drawing on materials from the personal archives of longtime bisexual activists as well as the holdings of the GLBT Historical Society’s archives, the Biconic Flashpoints exhibit will showcase never-displayed artifacts, video, and photos from key moments in the Bay Area’s bisexual political history.



Featured in Biconic Flashpoints: 4 Decades of Bay Area Bisexual Politics, opening May 29 at The GLBT History Museum: END MONOSEXISM" chalk graffiti at the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation. (Photo Credit: Matt LaGrande)

The show is part of an ongoing series in The GLBT History Museum's Community Gallery that partner community curators with exhibitions professionals to create new perspectives on Bay Area queer history.

The curators include:

Lani Ka'ahumanu, a BiPOL founding organizer, co-editor of Bi Any Other Name, activist, poet, educator, performer and visionary grandmother.

Emily Drennen, an outspoken bisexual and sustainable transportation advocate who loves spending time with her wife, Lindasusan, and their foster-adopt son.

Martin Rawlings-Fein, a published author, bisexual and trans* activist, filmmaker, and Jewish educator studying to become a rabbi.

Lindasusan Ulrich is a writer, musician, activist, and future Unitarian Universalist minister dedicated to a vision of radical welcome.

For the opening, BiNet USA President Faith Cheltenham will be coming to San Francisco to say a few short words in honor of the work the curators have done and this historic exhibition.

OPENING THIS THURSDAY MAY 29th, 2014 7-9pm
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco, California 94114
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/315437338607587/

Since the 1970s, the San Francisco Bay Area’s bisexual activism has been grounded in the politics of visibility, accountability, and vitality. A playful spirit has mixed with a seriousness of purpose at key moments across four decades, fueling today’s dynamic global bisexual movement.
OPENING THIS THURSDAY MAY 29th, 2014 7-9pm
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco, California 94114
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/315437338607587/