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GLBT Historical Society's 'Living Color' Gala Celebrates Gilbert Baker

Thursday Oct 12, 2017

The War Memorial Green Room will burst into color Saturday, October 14 from 6-9 p.m. as the GLBT Historical Society celebrates another exciting year of preserving, protecting and displaying the history of the LGBTQ community in all its diversity.

Guests will be welcomed by co-chairs and hosts Alex U. Inn of Momma's Boyz and KINGDOM!, and Marke Bieschke of 48 Hills and The Stud. Renowned transgender opera singer Breanna Sinclairé and special guest Honey Mahogany of "RuPaul's Drag Race" will provide entertainment.

A four-course meal will be served, with a hosted bar. A silent auction featuring historical memorabilia, vintage photos, art, dining and travel packages, and other unique lots will take place throughout the evening.

This year's gala honors the memory of artist and community activist Gilbert Baker (1951-2017), best known for his creation of the rainbow flag that has come to symbolize the LGBTQ community throughout the world. The GLBT Historical Society is proud to announce its acquisition of Baker's artwork, memorabilia and personal papers, an invaluable addition to the institution's archives and museum. Gala guests will receive a preview of the acquisition.

The society will name Baker the posthumous recipient of its annual History Maker Award, granted "for artistry and contributions to LGBTQ history and culture." In addition, the society will honor historian and GLBT History Museum co-founder Amy Sueyoshi (Clio Award "for advancing understanding of LGBTQ history") and Emily Rosenberg and Darlene Darlene DeManincor (Founders Award "for steadfast support, philanthropy and leadership.")

Sponsors for this year's gala include Google; AT&T; and CSAA Insurance Group, an AAA Insurer. The Living Colors Gala media sponsor is 48 Hills.

The Living Colors: 2017 GLBT Historical Society Gala will be held on Saturday, October 14, from 6-9 p.m. in the Green Room at the War Memorial Performing Arts Center, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. Tickets are $150; Table of 10: $1250

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