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    Opening Celebration – The Pansy L. Chan & Terrence D. Chan National Queer Arts Center

    Photos by Drew Altizer and Kristen Loken/San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

    On Saturday evening, October 28, supporters and friends of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus gathered to celebrate the opening of the Chorus’ new home, the Chan National Queer Arts Center at 170 Valencia Street.

    This historic LGBTQ center is based in the heart of San Francisco and is the first of its kind in the country, an artistic sanctuary for queer artists to call home.

    Following a cocktail reception and live performance by the Chorus, participants enjoyed a brief program followed by guided tours of the newly redecorated facility.

    Acting state Governor Eleni Kounalakis, Mayor London Breed, and State Senator Scott Wiener were among the elected leaders attending to bring congratulations to the Chorus and its supporters who have worked to develop the new facility that will serve as a safe performance space for artists as well as an important location for community and civic activities.

    For more information about the new Arts Center:

    Published on November 2, 2023