A talk with images presented by Jim Van Buskirk

This program offers a visual timeline of the many pioneering individuals, organizations, publications and activities in San Francisco during the 100 years leading up to the pivotal Stonewall Rebellion of 1969.

The Stonewall Rebellion was a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by queer people against a police raid in Greenwich Village, New York in June 1969. The important incident is celebrated worldwide as sparking the modern lesbian and gay civil rights movement.

Jim Van Buskirk, former Program Manager of the James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, is a professional group facilitator, author, and film buff.

Jim is an accomplished public speaker, author, and historian who offers unique and entertaining perspectives on California gay and lesbian history, Jewish identity, and Bay Area-related movies. He is currently available for bookings with this presentation, as well as readings, workshops, and more. For availability, rates, and other information, please send him an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..