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Walking Tours

The tours are $20 for Archives members and $25 for nonmembers. That money will go to continue the work of Lambda Archives to Collect, Preserve and Educate. Our LGBT Heritage is important--join us to explore the evolution of Hillcrest and help support our efforts.

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Upcoming Events

Lillian Faderman

 October 26, 2016, 6PM Diversionary Theater Lobby

Noted author and historian Lillian Faderman will speak about her latest book, The Gay Revolution. General Admission: $15 non-members, $10 members
VIP Package*: $40 non-members, $35 members
(Members may use the promo code REVOLUTION for discounted tickets.)

*VIP Package includes a light reception, meet and greet with the author, and a signed hardcover copy of The Gay Revolution. The VIP Reception with the author will begin at 6pm in the Diversionary Theater lobby, and the talk will begin at 7pm. Paperback copies of The Gay Revolution will be available for purchase at the event. A book signing with the author will follow the talk in the Archives' exhibit space.

The Gay Revolution

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November 14, 2016, 7PM Diversionary Theater

Out At the Archives presents Do Ask, Do Tell: LGBTQ in the military.

There will be a brief presentation of the history of how people from the LGBTQ community served before, during and since Don't Ask, Don't Tell followed by a panel discussion among veterans and active-duty military. We we will also have an new exhibit looking at the that military history. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.


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We are thrilled to be sharing with you ParkArts, an innovative and exciting collaboration between the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation, Diversionary Theatre and Lambda Archives to create San Diego's LGBT Cultural and Performing Arts Center at 4545 Park Blvd.

The LGBT Cultural and Performing Arts Center will place culture, history and art at the epicenter of San Diego's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the Uptown neighborhood of University Heights adjacent to Hillcrest. It will remain home to Diversionary Theatre and Lambda Archives, and is owned and maintained by the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation. This progressive arrangement allows each organization to focus on its core mission, yet broaden and embrace more of the San Diego LGBTQ culture.

We invite you to join us in celebrating and creating San Diego's LGBT Cultural and Performing Arts Center for generations to come. Follow #ParkArts via social media to stay up-to-date with the progress of this initiative. Please share with your friends and community about ParkArts so we may continue garnering community support.

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 Lambda Archives gratefully acknowledges the continued support of:
California Institute of Contemporary Arts
San Diego Human Dignity Foundation
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