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Historian Greg Youmans presents the life and times of Tede Matthews, a poet and activist who lived in San Francisco from the mid-1970s until his death from AIDS in 1993. A star of the groundbreaking 1977 documentary "Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives," Matthews was a performer with the gender-bending theatrical troupe Angels of Light. He also was a member of the Modern Times Bookstore Collective; a founder of the queer antiwar group LAGAI; and an activist who worked in solidarity with liberation struggles in Vietnam, Chile and Nicaragua. Illustrated with video clips, the talk will explore how Matthews's biography complicates standard accounts of recent queer history. $5.00; free for GLBT Historical Society members.