Oakland – California Pride: Mapping LGBTQ Histories

On October 15th join Oakland Heritage Alliance to learn about California Pride: Mapping LGBTQ Histories. California Pride is an online, crowd-sourced archive of memories, stories, and images related to sites throughout the Golden State associated with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) experience.

Did you know that the White Horse Inn is the longest running LGBTQ bar in the Bay Area? The East Bay holds many places associated with important events in queer history. Public historian Donna Graves will present an overview of the project and show attendees how to “pin” their favorite LGBTQ historic sites to the California Pride map.

California Pride can help bring awareness to the powerful, diverse stories that make up LGBTQ history — from major events to commonplace histories of daily life. You’re invited to bring stories, photos, flyers and other ephemera associated with LGBTQ history throughout the Bay Area. People interested in learning more about preserving California’s LGBTQ history are also encouraged to attend.

$15 general admission; $10 for members of Oakland Heritage Alliance, California Preservation Foundation, California Historical Society. No one turned away for lack of funds.

For more information on California Pride visit www.historypin.org/project/469-california-pride. To RSVP, go to http://www.oaklandheritage.org/events.html

This event is sponsored by Oakland Heritage Alliance, the California Historical Society and the GLBT Historical Society.

California Pride is supported by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the California Preservation Foundation.