On Saturday, October 28, community leaders, dignitaries, donors, and supporters gathered for the Opening Celebration of The Pansy L. Chan and Terrence D. Chan National Queer Arts Center, home of San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Guests were treated to special performances by members of SFGMC, as well as moving remarks by Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Senator Scott Wiener, SFGMC CEO Chris Verdugo, and SFGMC Artistic Director Jacob Stensberg.
Located in the Mission District, this historic LGBTQ center is the first of its kind in the country and will become a new home for artists, arts leaders, and activists to meet, spark collaborations, and develop new projects to further enhance the LGBTQ arts field. The building will become an artistic sanctuary for queer artists to call home, a space for audiences to share their lived experiences, and a beacon of inspiration and empowerment for queer individuals nationwide who are confronting oppression.
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