IMAGE: The Metropolitan Community Church at 150 Eureka Street, 1985. Photo by Max Kirkeberg. Courtesy of Max Kirkeberg Collection, San Francisco State University. AUDIO: An evening service opens with “This is the Day” by Leon C. Roberts. MCCSF Archive, March 7, 1999.
This exhibit uses archival sound to tell the story of MCCSF and how it got through the height of the AIDS epidemic in the United States. It’s drawn from a collection of audio recordings made by MCCSF starting in 1987. In 2011, a long-time member told researcher Lynne Gerber about tapes he had stored under the floor in the church’s sound room. The collection of more than 1200 cassettes had been unknown to the rest of the congregation.