Professor Boyd Studies LGBT History of San Francisco

Thursday, March 09, 2017
BAY AREA REPORTER -- In her book about San Francisco’s LGBT community, “Wide Open Town,” historian and SF State Professor Nan Alamilla Boyd noted that the Paper Doll served as a de facto community center where LGBT people “could make friends, find lovers, get information, or plan activities.” Charlotte Coleman, a lesbian activist and entrepreneur who worked at the Paper Doll, told Boyd it was “where we all met and grew up.”