|T-shirts from the Barbara Grier-Naiad Press Collection (GLC 30) and unprocessed collections courtesy of the Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library.|
First we got ourselves gussied up in t-shirts from the Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center collections. There are shirts for womyn's music, men's leather bars, gay jogging clubs, feminist conventions, and more. Most of the t-shirts we wore came from the Barbara Grier-Naiad Press Collection (GLC 30). This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, audio-visual material, and memorabilia (which is where the t-shirts come in.) The shirts are mostly from the 1970s-1980s with slogans like "Anita Bryant Sucks Oranges," "Your Silence Will Not Protect You" and "Alive With Pride in '85!" Since we couldn't wear them all, there are several now on display in the San Francisco History Room on the 6th Floor of the Main. The finding aid to the Barbara Grier-Naiad Press Collection is available online (PDF), and the collection may be accessed through the SF History Center.
|T-shirts from the Barbara Grier-Naiad Press Collection (GLC 30) courtesy of the Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library.|
What's a celebration without food? The Test Kitchen found the perfect book for the occasion: Out of our Kitchen Closets: San Francisco Gay Jewish Cooking by Congregation Sha'ar Zahav. The cookbook has several suggested menus for special occasions such as the "Rosh Hashanah Eve Dinner," "Coming Out Cocktail Party for 25" and "Commitment Ceremony Lawn Lunch." We decided to focus on the "Gay and Lesbian Pride Day Pre-Parade Buffet" menu:
Bloody Marys and Orange Blossoms
Pasta Salad with Spinach Pesto
Fresh-Cured Salmon with Sweet Mustard Sauce
Lokshen Kugel David
Cream Cheese and Bagel Halves
Tossed Green Salad
Goldie's Bran Muffins
Grandma's Sour Cream Coffee Cake
|"Sha'ar Zahav" t-shirt from the Barbara Grier-Naiad Press Collection (GLC 30) courtesy of the Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library. Half-eaten kugel from Out of our Kitchen Closets by Congregation Sha'ar Zahav!|
For the Test Kitchen we decided to make the Lokshen Kugel David. It was delicious and enjoyed by all... hey, that might be a 6th Floor Test Kitchen first!
Come by the San Francisco History Center for more history of SF's Pride Parade, access to Gay & Lesbian Archives collections or more delicious recipes from San Francisco cookbooks!