Nov. 14 LGBTQ History Presentation at the North Park Library

Walter Meyer, manager of Lambda Archives, will be presenting a program connecting the African-American Civil rights marches with the marches for LGBTQ civil rights, particularly with those marches and activism in San Diego.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets required and all are welcome.

The Powerpoint will cover the arc from Bayard Rustin to the DADT and Marriage Equality and other rallies in San Diego. In addition to his work at the Archives, Mr. Meyer is the author 5 books including the critically-acclaimed gay-themed novel Rounding Third. He has written a screenplay about gay African-American civil rights leader Bayard Rustin and has written on LGBTQ topics for the mainstream press including the Los Angeles Times and he has spoken at Penn State, Arizona State, West Virginia University and a host of smaller colleges, high schools, libraries and community centers across the country.

This talk will be at the North Park Branch of the San Diego Public Library, at 6 pm on November 14. The event is free and open to the public. The library is located at 3795 31st St, San Diego, CA 92104.

Stories of Struggles + Triumphs

On July 8th, the San Diego History Center in partnership with the Lambda Archives brings the first exhibition on the history of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community to the heart of Balboa Park!

San Diego’s LGBTQ+ Community has struggled against persecution, battled HIV/AIDS, and stood strong while facing bullying and intolerance to forge a new era of community engagement and activism. Experience the triumphs and tragedies in the fight for equality that continues to this day.


The San Diego History Center is open daily from 10 am – 5 pm.