Nature Boost Friday: Protect and Serve - The Military and the Bay Area’s LGBTQ Community


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Fri, Jun 25, 2021 11:00am-11:55am
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On an introductory park tour for new staff, the sky offered this most glorious welcome at Point Bonita

Join us for a presentation and a panel discussion with local San Francisco historians and National Park Service rangers to understand the complex connection between the LGBTQ+ community and the military in the Bay Area. From a population boom to discriminatory practices, the military had a lasting impact on the growth of the LGBTQ+ community. Learn about the history of local and national LGBTQ+ activism, from organizing in local bars to protesting in the streets and so many milestones in between.   


  • Stephanie Weinstein, Park Ranger at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) 


  • Megan Springate, Editor of National Park Service LGBTQ+ Heritage Theme Study 
  • Nan Alamilla Boyd, Professor of Women and Gender Studies at San Francisco State University 
  • Mike Gallant, Park Ranger at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park 


  • Hector Falero, Education Program Manager/Park Ranger at the GGNRA 
  • Ryan White, Storyteller at the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy 

Nature Boost Fridays are part of Summer Stride, a partnership of the San Francisco Public Library, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and National Park Service that helps you have reading adventures in the national parks in San Francisco.

Nature Boost Fridays happen at 11 a.m. every week. Tune in to meet national park rangers and experts, learn more about local plants and animals, and “nature bathe” with immersive park photos and videos. Stream new videos every Friday, live on SFPL's YouTube channel.


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Fri, 06/25/2021 11:00AM-Sat, 06/26/2021 11:55AM

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