Queer Before the Theory: Gavin Arthur & the Circles of Sex

 

In conjunction with the exhibition "Lavender-Tinted Glasses: A Groovy Gay Look at the Summer of Love" at the GLBT History Museum, curator Joey Cain will present the astounding story of bisexual adventurer, utopian, philosopher and astrologer Gavin Arthur (1901­-1972).

The grandson of U.S. president Chester A. Arthur and the son of a mining millionaire, Gavin Arthur fled his privileged upbringing in the 1920s to take up outsider causes and bohemian pursuits. He frequented early 20th-century homosexual emancipationists, Irish liberation fighters and avant-garde culture-makers, ending his days in San Francisco as a philosophical grandfather of the hippies.

Arthur laid out his radical theory of the fluidity of sexual orientation in his book The Circle of Sex, first published in 1964 and released in a much expanded edition in 1966.

LOCATION
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
www.glbthistory.org/museum

ADMISSION
$5.00; free for members

JOIN TODAY
Become a member of the GLBT Historical Society for free admission to programs and exhibitions along with other perks:
https://glbthistory.networkforgood.com/projects/25822-glbt-historical-society-membership-page

ABOUT the EXHIBITION
Learn more about "Lavender-Tinted Glasses: A Groovy Gay Look at the Summer of Love":
http://www.glbthistory.org/museum/lavender-tinted-glasses/
  • The GLBT Historical Society
    4127 18th St, San Francisco
  • Thursday Sep 14
    7pm-9pm
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