The Power of Broken Hearts
17.00 in HIGH x 22.00 in WIDE
(43.18 cm HIGH x 55.88 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

"Artwork: Frankie M., Gotham Body Piercing. Graphic Design: Steve Arnold, pointsandpexels.com" printed at bottom left. A logo with a four pointed star and GLBT appears at lower right.

Poster printed in red, yellow, blue, and black ink on white paper. The page contains an overall graphic of a red heart that is cracked and has missing pieces at center. Large yellow and blue wings extend outward from the heart, and flames appear in a cylindrical opening at the heart's top. A white ribbon with "Folsom" wraps around the heart at center, and several feathers appear along the bottom of the page. Large text along the lower part of the page reads, "'The Power of Broken Hearts' / MEGAHOOD: The Origin and Evolution of the Folsom Street Fair - Celebration and South-of-Market Community Empowerment in the Age of AIDS." Smaller text continues, "September 15-November 15. An exhibit at two sites curated by Kathleen Connell, co-founder (with the Late Michael Valerio) of the Folsom Street Fair. Co-sponsored by the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California and the James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center. / Over 17 years The Folsom Street Fair has returned hundreds of millions of dollars in donations and earned revenue to a community under siege, and has become a legendary icon of revelry and liberation for the millions of people who have made the sojourn to Folsom, 'The Miracle Mile.' / An overview of the little known origins of the Folsom Street Fair, The South of Market development struggles that spawned its birth, and the people and events that have defined a bold cultural statement from the Early days of AIDS to the present. James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library 3rd Floor. Open to the public during regular library hours. / Spotlight on the evolution of the Folsom Street Fair, which has become the premier leather event in the world. An exploration of how its story is the unfolding of a community heroically rescuing and celebrating itself under the spectre of AIDS. GLBT Historical Society Gallery Space, 973 Market Street, Suite 400. Tuesday-Saturday 1-5.
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