Lambda Archives of San Diego

Lambda Archives of San Diego The mission of the Lambda Archives of San Diego (LASD) is to collect, preserve, and share the history of le***an, gay, bis*xual, transgender, and q***r (LGBTQ+) people in San Diego, Northern Baja California, and Imperial County region.
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Jess Jessop incorporated Le***an and Gay Archives of San Diego (later Le***an and Gay His- torical Society of San Diego, now Lambda Archives of San Diego) in 1987, starting the collection with materials that he and Doug Moore had gathered earlier. Lambda Archives of San Diego is now one of the best-maintained collections of LGBT history in the country. It houses the Fritz Klein Bis*xual Archives and a tremendous Pride collection. Lambda Archives of San Diego (LASD) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is one of the larger collections of LGBT history in the country. The Board holds regular monthly meetings open to all members. Call 619-260-1522 to confirm meeting dates and times.

Operating as usual

06/03/2021

🏳️‍🌈 Thank you @cityofencinitasofficial for raising the Pride flag! Happy Pride Month! #encinitasforequality #encinitaslgbtq #pridebythebeach #northcountyresourcecenter #lgbtq #lgbtqia #pridemonth

San Diego Softball League Celebrates 40th Year Serving LGBTQ+ Community - LGBTQ San Diego County News
05/08/2021
San Diego Softball League Celebrates 40th Year Serving LGBTQ+ Community - LGBTQ San Diego County News

San Diego Softball League Celebrates 40th Year Serving LGBTQ+ Community - LGBTQ San Diego County News

America’s Finest City Softball League (AFCSL), San Diego’s largest sports organization by and for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies, celebrated its 40th anniversary Sunday, April 18, at the Santee Sportsplex with an opening ceremony. The event included an official city proclamation, presented ...

Out in San Diego (OISD) was an LGBT radio program that aired on KPBS in the mid-1980s. Producers included Rick Moore and...
04/26/2021

Out in San Diego (OISD) was an LGBT radio program that aired on KPBS in the mid-1980s. Producers included Rick Moore and Jeri Dilno, both active participants in the San Diego LGBT movement and local political organizations.

The reel linked below interviews le***an musician Holly Near. Near, a singer, songwriter and activist for social change, describes the way that the women’s music network of the time was created by le***ans who felt that “...their cultural needs weren’t being met anywhere else.”

At 3:38 in the reel, Joan Baez talks about the local San Diego Le***an music scene and the issue of “profits versus politics” in Le***an music.

📷 San Diego Women’s Festival, 1975

https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A20792

#Le***anVisibilityDay #Le***anHistory #Herstory #HollyNear #Le***anMusicians #Butch #Femme #NonbinaryLe***ans #TransLe***ans #WomensMusic #PoliticalMusic #LambdaArchives

Out in San Diego (OISD) was an LGBT radio program that aired on KPBS in the mid-1980s. Producers included Rick Moore and Jeri Dilno, both active participants in the San Diego LGBT movement and local political organizations.

The reel linked below interviews le***an musician Holly Near. Near, a singer, songwriter and activist for social change, describes the way that the women’s music network of the time was created by le***ans who felt that “...their cultural needs weren’t being met anywhere else.”

At 3:38 in the reel, Joan Baez talks about the local San Diego Le***an music scene and the issue of “profits versus politics” in Le***an music.

📷 San Diego Women’s Festival, 1975

https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A20792

#Le***anVisibilityDay #Le***anHistory #Herstory #HollyNear #Le***anMusicians #Butch #Femme #NonbinaryLe***ans #TransLe***ans #WomensMusic #PoliticalMusic #LambdaArchives

We’re excited to uplift the work of one of our amazing Board Members, Gibrán Papaloyaotl Güido. Congratulations on the u...
04/17/2021

We’re excited to uplift the work of one of our amazing Board Members, Gibrán Papaloyaotl Güido. Congratulations on the upcoming release of this anthology set!

“About this book:
Bringing together a unique collection of narrative accounts based on the lived experience of q***r Chicano/Mexicano sons, this book explores fathers, fathering, and fatherhood. In many ways, the contributors reveal the significance of fathering and representations of fatherhood in the context of q***r male s*xuality and identity across generations, cultures, class, and Mexican immigrant and Mexican American families. They further reveal how father figures—godfathers, grandfathers, and others—may nurture and express love and hope for the q***r young men in their extended family. Divided into six sections, the book addresses the complexity of father-q***r son relationships; family dynamics; the impact of neurodiverse mental health issues; the erotic, unsafe, and taboo qualities of desire; encounters with absent, estranged or emotionally distant fathers; and a critical analysis of father and q***r son relationships in Chicano/Latino literature and film.”

We’re excited to uplift the work of one of our amazing Board Members, Gibrán Papaloyaotl Güido. Congratulations on the upcoming release of this anthology set!

“About this book:
Bringing together a unique collection of narrative accounts based on the lived experience of q***r Chicano/Mexicano sons, this book explores fathers, fathering, and fatherhood. In many ways, the contributors reveal the significance of fathering and representations of fatherhood in the context of q***r male s*xuality and identity across generations, cultures, class, and Mexican immigrant and Mexican American families. They further reveal how father figures—godfathers, grandfathers, and others—may nurture and express love and hope for the q***r young men in their extended family. Divided into six sections, the book addresses the complexity of father-q***r son relationships; family dynamics; the impact of neurodiverse mental health issues; the erotic, unsafe, and taboo qualities of desire; encounters with absent, estranged or emotionally distant fathers; and a critical analysis of father and q***r son relationships in Chicano/Latino literature and film.”

San Diego API Coalition: A Way for the API Community to Collaborate, Communicate, and Advocate Collectively - LGBTQ San ...
04/09/2021
San Diego API Coalition: A Way for the API Community to Collaborate, Communicate, and Advocate Collectively - LGBTQ San Diego County News

San Diego API Coalition: A Way for the API Community to Collaborate, Communicate, and Advocate Collectively - LGBTQ San Diego County News

As we all reflect upon the past year of the pandemic, it is clear that the time has been one fraught with many challenges including one of the darkest side effects – the virus of hate that accompanied it. Yet, it is often in the face of these darkest moments that light shines brightest – […]

03/21/2021

Following the tragic events in Georgia and the ongoing rise in anti-Asian xenophobia, hate, and violence, the San Diego Q***r APIMEDA Coalition invites community members to a safe and welcoming space for Q***r APIMEDA folks to talk story, be among community, be seen, and heard.

Register here: www.bit.ly/sdexist

Photos from San Diego LGBTQ Historic Sites Project's post
03/16/2021

Photos from San Diego LGBTQ Historic Sites Project's post

03/15/2021

1983 Dallas Gay News, Bob Damron writes of San Diego. Almost 40 years ago.

03/13/2021

Coming soon to San Diego's Historic Resources Board (HRB) on March 25, 2021: Vulcan Steam & Sauna

POSTPONED till April

The HRB Agenda:
https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/dsd_hrb20210325_agenda.pdf

The Staff report to the HRB on Item 1: Vulcan Steam and Sauna and Frank Stiriti: (owner and operator):
https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/dsd_hrb20210325_item01.pdf

At ONE Archives at USC. There is a fee.
03/12/2021

At ONE Archives at USC. There is a fee.

EDUCATORS! 👩🏽‍🏫 Join us Tuesday March 23, 2021, 3:30 PM PDT for the webinar, "From Mattachine Assimilation to Liberation (1950s-1960s)."

The movement for q***r rights has evolved over the decades to include different facets of our communities and different strategies. An historian, to be announced soon, will present on this time period and a teacher-practitioner (also TBA) will share lesson planning ideas. Co-organized with Our Family Coalition.

Register for the webinar: https://www.onearchives.org/march-23-2021-educators-webinar-from-mattachine-assimilation-to-liberation-1950s-1960s/

GEORGE MURPHY’S LIFE CELEBRATED - LGBTQ San Diego County News
03/10/2021
GEORGE MURPHY’S LIFE CELEBRATED - LGBTQ San Diego County News

GEORGE MURPHY’S LIFE CELEBRATED - LGBTQ San Diego County News

The long life of local gay icon George Murphy was celebrated Sunday February 28th in a beautiful memorial service held at the Metropolitan Community Church in San Diego. George was a member for nearly 50 years before he passed away at age 80 on Nov. 14, 2020 of natural causes following a long strugg...

DIVERSIONARY THEATRE: Securing the Future of Our Beloved LGBTQ+ Community Arts Complex - LGBTQ San Diego County News
03/10/2021
DIVERSIONARY THEATRE: Securing the Future of Our Beloved LGBTQ+ Community Arts Complex - LGBTQ San Diego County News

DIVERSIONARY THEATRE: Securing the Future of Our Beloved LGBTQ+ Community Arts Complex - LGBTQ San Diego County News

Diversionary Theatre Launches a $2.5 million Securing Our Future campaign for new building improvements including paying off the mortgage, theatre upgrades, an additional new cabaret/performance venue, a new Education Center to support their increased free arts education programs, and a litany of Co...

Join Lambda Archives tomorrow as we talk with Mira Costa College’s LGBTQIA+ Equity Center about North County LGBTQ+ hist...
03/03/2021

Join Lambda Archives tomorrow as we talk with Mira Costa College’s LGBTQIA+ Equity Center about North County LGBTQ+ history and what we’re up to at Lambda!

Here’s the link to pre-register:

https://miracosta-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kf-CrqTwsGNR4Nh1vtM5AHxwQ9WDJgpEO

Join Lambda Archives tomorrow as we talk with Mira Costa College’s LGBTQIA+ Equity Center about North County LGBTQ+ history and what we’re up to at Lambda!

Here’s the link to pre-register:

https://miracosta-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kf-CrqTwsGNR4Nh1vtM5AHxwQ9WDJgpEO

Grey Higley in the Sunday, February 21, 2021 The San Diego Union-Tribune
03/01/2021
Opinion: I am not a man. I am just a person and I refuse to be defined by my body.

Grey Higley in the Sunday, February 21, 2021 The San Diego Union-Tribune

We are taught in this culture that our roles, our personalities, our presentation and an endless list of other traits are tied to biological s*x, but there is extreme cross-cultural variety of what it means to be a “woman” or a “man,” and many cultures have longstanding definitions of three ...

We’ve started the process of applying for a historical designation on the property located at 4003 Wabash Avenue, the ho...
03/01/2021
Las Hermanas Women's Cultural Center & Coffeehouse

We’ve started the process of applying for a historical designation on the property located at 4003 Wabash Avenue, the home to what was previously Las Hermanas Cultural Center & Coffeehouse.

Read more about that process in the attached link.

You can also read more about the history/backstory on the building and the women responsible for holding that space here:

http://lostwomynsspace.blogspot.com/2011/07/las-hermanas-sisters.html

#WhatIsRememberedLives

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4545 Park Blvd, Ste 104
San Diego, CA
92116

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Collecting ... Lambda Archives of San Diego views all aspects of LGBT life as important to the understanding of our communities' values, interests and issues. To this end, LASD actively seeks to acquire and preserve materials that reflect the diversity of our communities in respect to: gender and s*xual identity; racial and ethnic identity; age; and the broad range of our communities' activities and concerns including politics and social activism, social groups, support groups, athletics, spiritual groups, arts and culture, business and finance, and general community resources. LASD collects not only material related to the communities' past history, but documents current events as well (such as a vast new collection of "No on 8" protest signs). Preserving ... As they are processed, collections are transferred to special acid-free archival file folders and boxes and the Archives' facility is maintained at low temperature and humidity levels. When necessary, further steps are taken to ensure the long-term survival of the individual items. For any given collection the supply costs for preservation range from around $10 to hundreds of dollars depending on the collection's size and types of materials. Recently, with the help of a veritable army of student volunteers, we have been able to process a huge amount of new and backlogged material. Teaching ... Far from a mere storage facility, LASD's collections are alive with constant usage for the purposes of educating and empowering the local community and providing sources for researchers. Lambda Archives has a thriving student volunteer program, in collaboration with San Diego State University with more than 60 volunteers this semester alone! Local college students including UCSD and Point Loma Nazarene students are also making increasing use of the materials for research. LASD provides extensive educational displays and exhibits for the San Diego Pride Festival, the San Diego Public Library, local colleges and universities and other community organizations.

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Jess Jessop incorporated Lesbian and Gay Archives of San Diego (later Lesbian and Gay Historical Society of San Diego, now Lambda Archives of San Diego) in 1987, starting the collection with materials that he and Doug Moore had gathered earlier. Lambda Archives of San Diego is now one of the best-maintained collections of LGBTQ history in the country. It houses the Fritz Klein Bisexual Archives and a tremendous Pride collection. Lambda Archives of San Diego is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.


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TITLE: SAGEBRUSH [comedy/le***an & gay humorous western spoof Available in e-book or paperback at Amazon: http://amzn.to/1KBovYY Author: Helen Dunn Sagebrush is a busy little town on the western frontier—with plenty of problems for incompetent Sheriff Stonecroft. We first meet wild woman--Stumpy Doodles, stagecoach driver and Mudhole Johnson, whose riding shotgun. On the stage is Henry Highchair, an East coast lawyer whose job is to defend outlaw Bad Bonnie Hart, but it looks as if he couldn't defend a hound dog against a flea. Gertrude Wheeze will be the new schoolmarm who will soon be wrestling a spitwad out of her ear, while trying to hide a big secret from her past. The residents already in Sagebrush are an assorted cast as well: Pearly Gates, the boardinghouse lady--who once lived with the Indians, Sunny Nagy--sort of the town orphan--who meets up with a hellbent tough, female homesteader, and many others who add to the comedic mix and a plot line that includes blackmail, romance, cross-dressing & murder! FREE TO THOSE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED! Don't have a Kindle? No problem an app at the book site is provided by Amazon that will allow you to download this to any reading device. While the URL given is for USA Amazon, this book is sold in all countries where Amazon is on-line. If you enjoy reading this book, please leave a review at the Amazon site. It will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
To kick off the 27th annual LGBTQ History Month, I’m sharing the short film about "stuff that happened in 1994” -- including the founding of that annual history event -- and I'm sending a heartfelt thank you to three special friends* who worked with me harder than anyone to turn an idea in my head into a real thing in the real world: activist/optimist Johnda Boyce, organizer extraordinaire Kevin Boyer, and the ever-resourceful Kevin Jennings. Their work and Gerber/Hart Library & Archives and GLSEN gave the nascent project institutional energy and much-needed oxygen. Happy #LGBTQHistoryMonth27 to them and to everyone. ❤️
Gia's Good Fortune [a humorous le***an novella with supernatural elements] available as an e-book or paperback, at Amazon. http://amzn.to/2hfP3Yt Author: Helen Dunn Gia Hulp comes across a wrecked car, a dead driver and a big bundle of money; she knows it could change her and her lover's lives. The temptation is too much to resist. Unity Kessler, beautiful, savvy le***an investment powerbroker, wants this money back if only she can discover who took it. A good-natured, bumbling trucker might have the answer to that question. Available FREE to those with Amazon Prime. URL given is to the USA Amazon site, but this book is available on-line in any country that has Amazon. Don't have a Kindle—Amazon has an app that will allow you to download this e-book to any device. If you enjoy this book, please do a review. Thank you.
Summer 2007 https://lambdaarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/lasd-newsletter-45.pdf
I've been trying to post this to S. D. Lambda Archives all day without success, concerning the resignation of Lillian Falderman. Permission to repost. San Diego Lambda Archives has lost an amazing treasure and champaign in Lillian Faderman and I'm so very saddened by her resignation. I was honored to volunteer and worked closely with Lillian on the San Diego LGBTQ+ Exhibit in Balboa Park!!! It was extremely important to me that the hard work, politics, organizations and culture of our S.D. Le***an Community, that I'd been involved in for over 40 years was represented and acknowledged. Lillian Faderman with her vision and direction allowed strong Le***an Visibility and inclusion. The Le***an focused lectures were the most well attended, standing room only. All of the huge diversity that is with in our LGBTQ+ Community and history was represented in the exhibit under Lillian Faderman's leadership. What is happening with The S. D. LGBT Center, S. D. Pride and now Lambda Archives choosing to exclude representation of law enforcement from our LGBTQ+ organizations saddens me very deeply on so many levels!!! It is a slap in the face to All of us Pioneers who have dedicated our lives to tear down, fight and change the stereotypes of AIDS/HIV and LGBTQ+ communities that are pervasive in society and law enforcement. Least we forget, Brave LGBTQ+ members in past chose to join law enforcement and create change from within. We can not erase this piece of our LGBTQ+ history. Having served on the San Diego Police Leaison Committee networking and educating SDPD, for over 10 years in late 1980's - 1990's, I am deeply saddened, disheartened and embarrassed by these LGBTQ+ leaders, board of directors and organizations who have turned their backs on LGBTQ+ law enforcement members who put their lives at risk to break down bigotry and stereotypes in their work places. Sadly, since March and Covid19, the volunteers including myself, have not been able to work at Lambda Archives and continue the important work archiving our S. D. LGBTQ+ history. I miss my weekly visits sharing our history and memories. I need to think long and hard weather I can volunteer for such organizations as S.D. Pride, The Center and now Lambda Archives. Groups that are choosing to discriminate and exclude members of our LGBTQ+ Community because of their career choice. Sadly, punishing, ignoring and discounting the history and contributions from a part of our diverse LGBTQ+ Community.
Title: VENUS [novella] Available in paperback and e-book http://amzn.to/1l2Gael Author: Helen Dunn African American le***an historical fiction/mystery/romance - and a coming of age story set in 1970. Venus can't remember anything before the age of six and living with two white people, George and Beatrice Slocum. How did she, an African-American, come to be with them? After all, there was no love for her in that house. As she matures, Venus seeks the answers to the mysteries of her past, and why she has the terrible nightmares she has. Along the way she meets and falls in love with another African American girl; as well as falling into a trap she discovers was set for her long ago. FREE to those with Kindle Unlimited. Don't have a Kindle—you can still read this book – a free Amazon app available at the book site allows you to download this book to any reading device. The URL given is for Amazon USA, but this book and all my books are available in other countries where Amazon is on-line.
Ta**ra4GayMen...the mobile app Meet 1000’s of Ta***ic Men of all ages, colors, sizes shapes and nationalities from all over the U.S. and all over the world, and discover the world of Ta**ra together. Download the new FREE Ta**ra4GayMen App, and enter a world full of Ta**ra. Learn practices & techniques to further your ta***ic path. Read up on articles and writings on Ta**ra that can take you deeper into the more philosophical and spiritual aspects of Ta**ra. Join LoveCheck…a group to stay in touch with your Ta***ic Brothers. Join Love Pic Exchange…a place to exchange love with your beautiful pics. And finally, in Deeper Discussions, ruminate, share ideas, discuss & cpmpare different perspectives on a whole range of topics related to Ta**ra & beyond. Hear about live events, workshops & festivals first. Come and Live the Love your Heart desires. _______________________________________________ iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1491398390 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mightybell.tantra Web Version: https://community.tantra4gaymen.com
Title: Love and Damnation [novella] Available at amazon: https://amzn.to/2uBeSuU Author: Helen Dunn Le***an historical romance FREE to those who have Kindle Unlimited. Don't have a Kindle – no problem – an Amazon app. at the book site will allow you to download this to any reading device. The URL given above is for Amazon USA, but this book and all my books are available in other countries where Amazon is on-line. When Mandy McKay goes to live with her Uncle Osgood, a religious fanatic, whom she has never met, she's in for more than a few overwrought life changes on his remote farm. To start with, Mandy falls in love with his wife, Julia, who is married to Uncle Osgood in name only to keep him out of the madhouse. The complications in Mandy's life have just begun, however, because next there's an interfering, mixed-up, country preacher-woman named Sister Roberta Morton, who is determined to save Mandy from the devil and Julia Stuart! If you enjoy this book please leave a review. It will be much appreciated. Thank you.
Title: ADVENTURES IN HOLLYWOOD [novelette] http://amzn.to/1oP5zfB Author: Helen Dunn FREE to those with Kindle Unlimited Don't have a Kindle? No problem--with a free app at the book site from Amazon you can download this book to any reading device. The URL given is for Amazon USA, but this book and all my books are available in other countries where Amazon is on-line. A revenge tale, where a homophobe gets what's coming to him—plus a great le***an romance! Set in the 1950's. Marian Feldman Horiwitz, a le***an in her early thirties, was doing well in a 'front' marriage with a gay man with whom she worked in films, under the names Kris and Karisma Harris. When she becomes a widow, she is faced with a financial situation when Hollywood doesn't want her since she's no longer part of a team. At the suggestion of a gay photographer friend, Karisma opens an acting school. She soon becomes romantically and s*xually interested in one of her adult students, a very talented young actress who unfortunately has a brutish boyfriend. [Please Note: While one of the characters worked in horror films, there are no horror scenes in this story.] If you enjoy this book, please leave a review at Amazon. It will be much appreciated. Thank you.
Does anyone remember seeing entertainers from the "Pansy Circuit"? This reminds me a bit of Queen Eddy.
Title: Witchwoman [Novelette] Author: Helen Dunn Supernatural/le***an/historical/romance/fiction Set in 1761 Victoria Nathan - victim of a brutish, drunken husband is near despair when she is told of a healing woman called Sera Kane, who operates a small shop in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Her companion is Micheline, her familiar, a black cat that communicates telepathically. E-book and paperback: http://amzn.to/TCTSyW FREE to those with Kindle Unlimited! Don't have a Kindle? No problem, Amazon will supply a free app at the book site so that you can download this to any reading device. The URL given is for Amazon USA, but this book and all my books are available in other countries where Amazon is on-line. If you read this book and enjoy it, please leave a review at Amazon. It will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.