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Queerky: An Exhibit featuring LGBTQ Artists Hosted by Senator Scott Wiener & Joseph Abbati
June 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Senator Scott Wiener and Artist and Curator Joseph Abbati invite you to an exhibit featuring LGBTQ Bay Area artists and their take on “Queerky” for all that is queer and quirky about the LGBTQ community. This is not about rainbows and unicorns (necessarily) but the queer coding and diverse work of people in our LGBTQ community. The event will take place immediately following Senator Wiener’s march in the San Francisco Pride Parade. If you would like to march with Senator Wiener’s contingent, please sign up here.
All artist names will be announced soon. Please be aware that because this is an after-hours event at the State Building, all guests must be registered in advance. Guests who do not register will not be allowed in by security.
This year Senator Wiener is proud to author two bills to protect and promote the rights of LGBTQ people
SB 990 is a civil rights bill protecting transgender people who are incarcerated in California. Specifically, it requires that all incarcerated individuals in California be afforded the opportunity to provide their gender identity, preferred name, and gender pronouns, and that facility staff address individuals as such. It also requires that LGBT incarcerated individuals housed away from the general population for their own protection be afforded the same programming opportunities as those housed in the general population.
SB 918, also known as the Homeless Youth Act of 2018, provides services for the 15,000 youth experiencing homelessness in California. It establishes an Office of Homeless Youth, which will identify data-driven policy solutions to the problems associated with youth homelessness. LGBT youth are dramatically over represented among homeless youth, making up about 40 percent of that population. SB 918 aims to provide support for this especially vulnerable population