University of San Francisco Swig Program of Jewish Studies and Social Justice: Honoring Our LGBTQIA+ Elders

Legacy Video, Fall ’22, USF Student Project, Videographer: Emma Ohmstede; Interviewer: Vivienne Overstreet; Correspondent: Bella Pietro and book smiling2 (1)
Photo by Cindy Hegger

Libby Schaaf and Me

Mayor Libby Schaaf. An event supporting Oakland Promise at Oakland Pride.
Mayor Libby Schaaf’s Cradle-to-College Mission

La Note Brunch

Dilan Roe, Marlene Barneveld and Susie Hoskins just couldn’t put it down, even at brunch at La Note in Berkeley — LOL!

Oaktown Video Rocks!

From Tony Kushner to Adrienne Rich, Kathleen Archambeau has connected LGBTQ luminaries in the movement for equal rights since 1992.

An award-winning nonfiction writer and journalist, Archambeau wrote a regular column profiling icons for one of the oldest queer newspapers in the country. Her first book was endorsed by Nancy Pelosi and Leslie Blodgett and featured twice in Forbes. Her essay, “Seized,” one of only two Lesbian essays in a collection of 21 authors that included Jane Smiley, The Other Woman edited by Victoria Zackheim was lauded by Publishers Weekly for its “top-drawer writers” and featured on The Today Show, People, L.A. Sunday Weekly and O magazines.

A founding supporter of the LGBT wing of the SF Public Library and the Dance of America Foundation Board, VP and Co-Chair of Fundraising for one of the first mental health agencies dedicated to services for the LGBT community, Archambeau has worked tirelessly to extend equal access to all LGBTQ persons. Along with her wife, Archambeau is winner of numerous first place ribbons and 2 bronze medals in same-sex ballroom dancing at the Gay Games in Cologne and featured in The Trevor Project video It Gets Better series aimed at preventing gay youth suicide, “Come Dance with Us,” filmed and produced by Robert Cortlandt. Kathleen lives in the SF Bay Area with her Beloved and their Guide Dog Career Change Puppy.