Ep. 84: Celebrating Pride: artist Kurt Schwartzmann on how Muni provided refuge
By Muni Diaries
This weekend is Pride weekend, and we are highlighting stories from our LGBTQ community. Today’s story is from Kurt Schwartzmann. Kurt is an artist, printmaker, and photographer. In 2006, he lost all vision in his left eye due to complications of AIDS. In the first half of 2007 Kurt was homeless and living on the streets of San Francisco. Muni buses, running around the clock, often provided him the only safe place to sleep at night. He dedicated his first series of 64 drawings to Muni operators, depict his view of what's in front of the "yellow line." This story was told at Muni Diaries Live in April, 2019 at Rickshaw Stop. If you'd like to see more of Kurt's art, visit www.yellowlineart.com. And remember to subscribe and rate this podcast if you liked what you heard! If you have your own story of Pride to share, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.