Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Singing for pride

The 30th Annual Pride Concert
Thursday and Friday, June 26 and 27 2008, 8 pm
First Unitarian Church
San Francisco

Cyclist Pride

Watch for us in the parade Sunday morning with the Bicycle Coalition!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

"Sex Positive" at Frameline 32

l to r: Michael Helquist, Richard Berkowitz, Hank Wilson

Richard Berkowitz was the subject of a film, "Sex Positive," that screened tonight at the Roxie as part of the Frameline 32 film festival. Richard was living in New York City when the AIDS epidemic began, and he spoke up to educate the community about what was going on and eventually about safer sex. At the time, he openly described his own sexual experiences in his writing, despite others who feared that if the mainstream labeled gay men as promiscuous, they would not give the community any help.

The film, directed by Daryl Wein, is an important documentation about what happened during those crucial years. My partner Michael met Richard Berkowitz in 1983 during the 5th National Lesbian Gay/Health Conference, and tonight, he got to meet Richard again. Hank Wilson also joined us for a snack on Valencia St. after the show.

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