In Their Own Words Videos:
Traveling Exhibit Videos:
- First Oral History of the Original Vanguard Members:
Oral Histories of the Original Vanguard by Joey Plaster, 2010. Photos courtesy of the GLBT Historical Society. Video edited by Megan Rohrer.
- Vanguard Pastors - 1961-1971 - Oral Histories
Oral Histories and audio from: Susan Stryker, Paul Gabriel, Megan Rohrer and the Pacifica Audio Archive. Photos courtesy of the GLBT Historical Society. Video edited and written by Megan Rohrer, 2011.
- Vanguard Youth 1960's and 2011:
Oral Histories of the Original Vanguard by Joey Plaster, 2010. Recordings of 2011 Vanguard Youth by Buzz Kill Films. Photos courtesy of the GLBT Historical Society. Edited by Megan Rohrer.
The original Vanguard produced an extraordinary self-titled magazine from 1966-69 that included themes of poverty and social stigma; related issues of drug use and sex work; isolation and loneliness; artistic expression; and faith and queer theology.
- Volume 1 of the Original Vanguard Magazine:
- Vanguard Revisited, 2011 Vanguard Revisited Magazine
Additional 2011 Writings:
You will find all of the poetry, writings and artwork of the contemporary Vanguard youth of the Tenderloin at these links. You can also find archival items sorted in the following categories throughout our blog:
Loneliness and Community
Poverty and Social Stigma
Drug Use and Sex Work
Sexuality and Gender
Selected Original Documents of Interest:
|1968 Letter from Bishop Ray Broshears to Keith on Police Violence. Courtesy of the GLBT Historical Society, Ray Broshears Papers.|