See How She WritesJoy Castro is author of Hell or High Water, The Truth Book, and the forthcoming Nearer Home. Brooke Warner, formerly of Seal Press, is now publisher of She Writes Press. They spoke with Tara Dorabji.
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Frameline: Pinkwashing Israeli Apartheid?
Frameline, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, is the largest cultural event in the world. For the last four years, the festival has been met by protests over its partnership with the Israeli consulate, which is a featured copresenter and sponsor of several films each year. We hear from Zac Barghouti, a member of the Palestinian Youth Movement and a gay man born in Palestine, about the growing movement to oppose "pinkwashing," the Israeli government's marketing campaign aimed at international LGBT communities.
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Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism (QUIT!) and Gay Shame, joined by the Brass Liberation Orchestra and others, will protest Frameline's opening night gala, Thursday, June 20 at Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison Street in San Francisco, at 10:00 p.m.
Lesbiana: A Parallel Revolution (Une Revolution Parallele)Quebecois Filmmaker Myriam Fougère discusses her documentary, "Lesbiana," which explores "the rise and fall of the lesbian movement of the 1970s and 1980s. The film shows Tuesday, June 25 at the Castro Theater. Find out about tickets.
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National Queer Arts Festival
The month-long multidisciplinary arts festival has 5 visual art exhibitions and over 40 performance events at venues throughout the City. Artistic Director Pam Peniston runs it down. Schedule and ticket info.
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Fresh MeatSean Dorsey and Shawna Virago, codirectors of Fresh Meat Productions, tell us about the Twelfth Annual Fresh Meat Festival, a three-day extravaganza featuring transgender and queer performers. This year's festival includes ten top-notch performers in dance, music, spoken word, humor and poetry. Get tickets.
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