110% of $155,000 goal
Saturday, October 14th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
This year's event will be held at the Marines' Memorial Club & Hotel. A reception for VIP and Sponsor level ticket holders will take place from 5:00-6:00pm before the general reception from 6:00-9:00pm. The reception will include the awards ceremony, a silent auction, light hors d'oeuvres, a cocktail bar, and entertainment. Tickets are almost sold out. If you require a ticket and were not able to purchase, please email [email protected].
Hosted by Honey Mahogany and Sister Roma, Reunion is an opportunity to gather to celebrate our vast queer past, honor the history makers who move our communities forward, and raise funds to keep LGBTQ history alive!
Traditionally held in October to coincide with LGBTQ history month, Reunion is the GLBT Historical Society's annual Gala. The 2023 event will include a reception, awards presentations, a silent auction, and the opportunity to connect with a wide range of LGBTQ history supporters.
5-6 PM VIP & Sponsors Reception
6-7 PM General Reception
7-8 PM Awards Program
8-9 PM General Reception
Heklina was born Steven Thor Grygelko on June 17, 1967 and moved to San Francisco in 1991. She founded T-Shack, a Tuesday midnight refuge of art, punk and drag, which became an international success and evolved into Mother in 2015.
Heklina was a San Francisco Pride Community Grand Marshal, winner of the Pride Creativity Award from the California State Senate, and was the subject of two Frameline documentaries. She dominated countless stages, including numerous Peaches Christ Productions and the iconic Golden Girls Live. Heklina passed away in April 2023 while on tour in London.
Queer Ancestors Project
The Queer Ancestors Project is devoted to forging sturdy relationships between LGBTQI people and our ancestors. Using history as a linchpin, they build community by providing Queer and Trans artists, age 18 to 26, free interdisciplinary workshops in printmaking, writing, and Queer/Trans history. Public exhibitions and readings of their work provide a window on the past through which the larger community can glimpse our collective future.
Founded in 1985, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of LGBTQ public history. Our operations are centered around two sites: our GLBT Historical Society Museum, located since 2011 in the heart of San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood; and our Dr. John P. De Cecco Archives and Research Center, open to researchers in the Mid-Market district.
Wells Fargo, N.A.
Bob Ross Foundation | Karen Merzenich & Ross Fubini
Sasha Aickin | Brian Ayer & Jason Seifer | Ben Chavez Gilliam | Horizons Foundation | LuxFit SF | MillerKnoll | Salesforce | Toad Hall
Randy Alfred | Amazon | AT&T | Etsy | Robert Holgate | Gary Nathan & David Gin | San Francisco Giants | Lito Sandoval | Sterling Art Services | Trillium Asset Management | Underglass Custom Framing | Zachary's Chicago Pizza
AutoErotica | Bob Dockendorff | The Clift Royal Sonesta | Dolby Laboratories | Feinsteins & The Nikko | Serge Gay Jr. | Matthew Goudeau | Jane the Bakery | The Heklina Estate | Gerard Koskovich | Peter Lundberg & James Mowdy | Daniel Lurie & Becca Prowda | Daniel Nicoletta | Emily Rosenberg & Darlene deManincor | Tito's Handmade Vodka | Laura Thomas
Additional support provided by the Ron Conway Family.
Made possible by a grant from Horizons Foundation.
GOLD ($5,000+ FAIR MARKET VALUE)
LuxFit SF | MillerKnoll
SILVER ($3,000+ FAIR MARKET VALUE)
Sterling Art Services | Underglass Custom Framing
BRONZE ($1,000+ FAIR MARKET VALUE)
The Clift Royal Sonesta | Feinsteins & The Nikko | Serge Gay Jr. | Gerard Koskovich | Daniel Nicoletta | The Heklina Estate (Nancy French, Executor)
620 Jones | Joseph Abbati | AmazingCo | American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) | Asian Art Museum | AutoErotica & Patrick Batt | Berkeley Symphony | Marie Cartier | Cafe De Casa | Canela Bistro & Wine Bar | Castro Day Spa | Castro Nail Salon | Castro Theatre | Contemporary Jewish Museum | CounterPulse | DesignNurd | Frances | Freeborn Designs | Katie Gilmartin | Glitter Worthy Art | Good Vibrations | Hernandez Chiropractic | Hot Cookie | Hotel Castro | Kokak Chocolates San Francisco | The LINE Hotel | Lobby Bar | Local Take | Michael Marcus Art | Kylie Minono | Movement Gyms | Napa Valley Wine Train | Oasis | Our Fellow Mortals (Jonathan Hemelberg) | PlumpJack Estate Winery | Jeremy Prince | Ray of Light Theatre | San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club | San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus | San Francisco Museum of Modern Art | San Francisco Opera | San Francisco Symphony | Amy Sueyoshi | Jessica Tanzer | Tenderloin Museum | Touchstone Climbing INC | Urban Putt | Oscar Zamora Graves