James Baldwin
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Nina Simone
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José Sarria
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Bayard Rustin
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Harry Hay
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Zora Neale Hurston
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The Queer Ancestors Project  is devoted to forging sturdy relationships between LGBTQI people and our ancestors. Using history as a linchpin, we build community by providing Queer and Trans artists, age 18 to 26, free interdisciplinary workshops in printmaking, writing, and Queer history. Public exhibitions and readings of their work provide a window on the past through which the larger community can glimpse our collective future.

For workshop information please visit our Workshops page, and for updates join our mailing list. 

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The Queer Ancestors Project 2022 Exhibition

Featuring Prints by Queer and Trans Emerging Artists: 

Cairo, daney gomez espiritu, indigo, Jasmine Pomar, Jason Mai, Karishma, Naseem,

Ray Tsukayama, Rawley Clark, & Sasha, with artistic director Katie Gilmartin 


View the Entire Show in Virtual Reality

View the Entire Show On This Website

Watch the Artist Panel!  

STRUT 470 Castro Street SF

Wheelchair accessible; ASL Interpretation provided at artist panel

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Free Our Sisters, Free Ourselves! by Jason Mai

Guo Junqing (郭俊卿) by cairo 

The 2021-2022 Artists


Our programs are generously supported by the California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Alliance for California Traditional Arts, Queer Cultural Center, SOMArts, STRUT, Chrysalis Studio, & Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 

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