Brown Bag Lecture: The History of Drag in San Francisco

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 13:00 to 14:30

What role has drag played in San Francisco history?  In world history?  “Countess Lola Montez” impersonator Rick Shelton, entertainer and creator of the city’s Drag Me Along Tours will tell how drag has shaped the city’s history, beginning with the Board of Supervisors’ criminalization of wearing “a dress not belonging to his or her sex,” continuing with the speakeasy and drag club Finocchio’s in North Beach, and winding up with today’s Black Cat in the Tenderloin. 

Rick Shelton attended San Francisco City College and San Francisco State, and is currently writing a history of prostitution called “San Francisco—City of Seduction.”

Next Brown Bag Lectures:

February 7: Lola Fraknoi  - Seniors and Creativity 

Bring your own lunch. Click here to RSVP (recommended). Free. We invite members of the public to join us and check out our program.

Brown Bags are every 1st Wednesday from 1 - 2:30pm.

SF State's Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., Room 677
Enter from the sidewalk on Market Street under the purple SF State banner.