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We’re Back!

After a three-year hiatus, Bring Your Own Queer IS BACK!

That’s right! In Fall 2017, we’ll be hosting the BYOQ daytime queer arts festival in Golden Gate Park’s Bandshell featuring Bay Area performing, literary, visual and media artists! And in January, we’re also launching all new programs that bring queers together through art. Check out our Facebook page for more info!

Give Us Money!

Our new Director Kevin Seaman is hard at work raising money so 2017’s BYOQ festival can be bigger and better than ever! Butgrants take time and in order to secure the Golden Gate Bandshell and to pay for our upfront costs, we need your support!

Your tax-deductible donation will get our operation started again and specifically pay for:

  • Our hardworking staff
  • Sound and event permits
  • Website hosting and redesign
  • National queer artists for our fall 2017 festival
  • Day-to-day costs like fiscal sponsor fees and printing grant applications

You can easily make a one-time or regular donation online through BYOQ’s online giving page or you can send a check to:

BYOQ
c/o Intersection for the Arts
901 Mission Street Suite 306
San Francisco, CA 94103

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About Us

Mission: Bring Your Own Queer (BYOQ) is a San Francisco-based community arts organization that fosters greater understanding between disparate segments of the LGBTQ community and our allies by hosting free and low-cost community events that promote accessibility, diversity and inclusion.

Programs: BYOQ annually hosts the fall Bring Your Own Queer Festival, a free daytime queer arts festival in Golden Gate Park’s Bandshell featuring local and national queer artists. We also offer a monthly Queer Arts Mixer and other free or low-cost queer arts programs that foster connectivity within the LGBTQ community.

Kevin Seaman
Director Kevin Seaman is a multidisciplinary artist and cultural worker with 10 years of experience in the Bay Area arts community. He has previously worked with The San Francisco Foundation and the Queer Cultural Center as well as consulting for a variety of arts organizations.
Rebeka Rodriguez
Founder and Associate Director Rebeka Rodriguez has curated 5 community-wide queer events featuring over 150 local artists and attracting over 2,500 audience participants. She currently serves as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Civic Engagement Manager and has previously held the position of Program Director of Education & Community Engagement at Intersection for the Arts.

A fiscally sponsored project of Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco’s oldest alternative arts space, presenting groundbreaking works in the literary, performing, visual and interdisciplinary arts. www.theintersection.org

Intersection for the Arts