Calendar & Events

Vanguard Project with Youth in San Francisco
The Vanguard Revisited project met Monday nights between Feb-June 2011, led by youth with the support of the San Francisco LGBT Center’s Youth Program and the Faithful Fools Street Ministry. The project will continue in 2012 as the LGBTQ Homeless Youth Project.

Traveling Speaking Tour
Joey Plaster, Megan Rohrer and Mia Tu Mutch will traveling the country to share the Vanguard Revisited Project with congregations, historians and queer youth across the country.   Contact us if you would like our talk to visit your town, congregation or community.  Email: for more information.

Los Angeles - June 10-11, 2011
  • 8pm:  Vanguard Talk (Youth Only) at the LA Gay Center Youth Shelter, part of the KT House History Group [facebook event page]
Portland - June 17-18, 2011
San Francisco - June 23, 2011:
  • 7-9pm, June 23, Vanguard Talk and Multimedia Presentation at GLBT Historical Society Museum (an official Pride event) [facebook event page]
Washington, DC - July 13, 2011:

  • 2-4pm, July 13, LGBTQ Youth: Improving Our Response and Gaining Community Support at the 2011 National Conference on Ending Homelessness 
Chicago - January 5-8, 2012: American Historical Association Annual Meeting

Previous Talks and Events Include:
*Saturday, May 28: Vanguard Talk and Lady Gaga Mass at Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan
*Sunday, May 29: Pastor Megan Rohrer preached at Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan
*Monday, May 30: Vanguard Talk (Youth Only) at Sylvia's Place
  • 2011: LGBT Homelessness & Youth: Religious Advocacy and Accountability at the Human Rights Campaign's Clergy Call, Washington DC
  • 2010 Street Power: The Story of San Francisco's Vanguard, National Queer Arts Festival, GLBT Historical Society [see photos]
  • 2010 Queer Public Histories of the Tenderloin, Queer Studies Lecture Series, Sonoma State University