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SF LGBTQ+ Journalism in the Early Days of HIV/AIDS

Queer Voices Lecture Series

SF LGBTQ+ Journalism in the Early Days of HIV/AIDS

A conversation with Randy Alfred, gay journalist who covered the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and co-founder of the San Francisco Bay Times. Randy will discuss reportage of the terrifying and yet-to-be-named “gay plague” in 1981. Hear journalistic “war stories” from a San Francisco reporter/editor who was breaking national news on KSAN-FM and in The Sentinel when much of the local LGBTQ media was burying its head in the sand or doing tepid rewrites of mainstream coverage. He’ll reminisce about early heroes like Bobbi Campbell and name names of some foot-draggers, obstructionists and denialists.

Join us, Saturday July 13 at 1:00 p.m., to hear what is was like to cover a generation-defining news story.

Lecture: $10

Lecture plus 2:00pm tour: $20 ($5 savings)

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