February 5th Events

February 5th

02-05-1993 Last Call at Maud’s – Documentary directed by Paris Poirier. From 1966 to 1989, Maud’s was a San Francisco bar for lesbians. The film covers the last-call-at-maudsbackground leading up to the opening of Maud’s; how lesbians discovered their sexual orientation and had few places to socialize; the foundation of the Daughters of Bilitis in 1955; the need for alternatives to gay men’s bars; the police raids in the 1950s and much more. The film interviews Ricky Stretcher, the owner of Maud’s and how she designed and operated the bar. Insights expressed by the patrons and the bartenders of the bar show what it was like to be a lesbian in the 1940s and 1950s. The film preserves an era in history when bars were the only social gathering place in the lesbian community.

 

02-05-2017 Gavan Hennigan – Openly gay man sets cross-Atlantic rowing record. Henningan, born in Galway, Ireland, set a world record for fastest solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, rowing the 3,000 miles from the Canary Islands to Antiqua in under 50 days.

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