NEW EXHIBITION | ANGELA DAVIS: OUTSPOKEN
THE GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM | ADMISSION: $5.00. FREE FOR MEMBERS.

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HELP KICKSTART VISION2020
BUILDING THE NEW MUSEUM OF LGBTQ HISTORY & CULTURE

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A Pledge for the Future to Preserve Our Past

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AUTHOR TALK | A QUEER LOVE STORY: JANE RULE & RICK BÉBOUT   

THursday, FEBRUARY 22 | 7-9 p.m. 
THE GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM | ADMISSION: $5. FREE FOR MEMBERS.

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COMMUNITY FORUM | FIGHTING BACK: FINDING THE BISEXUAL IN LGBTQ 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 | 7-9 p.m. 
THE GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM | ADMISSION: FREE. $5 DONATION WELCOME.

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EXHIBITION OPENING | EMPOWERMENT IN PRINT: LGBTQ ACTIVISM, PRIDE & LUST   

FRIDAY, MARCH 2 | 7-9 p.m. 
THE GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM | ADMISSION: $5. FREE FOR MEMBERS.

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ILLUSTRATED TALK | COLORFUL & UNCONVENTIONAL: A HISTORY OF SAN FRANCISCO’S QUEER ART SCENE

THURSDAY, MARCH 8 | 7-9 p.m. 
THE GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM | Admission: $5.00. Free for members.

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HISTORY TALK | DESIGNING WOMEN: A LESBIAN COUPLE IN THE ARTS & CRAFTS MOVEMENT

THURSDAY, MARCH 15 | 7-9 p.m. 
THE GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM | Admission: $5.00. Free for members.

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COMMUNITY FORUM | FIGHTING BACK: LGBTQ LIVES, IDENTITY POLITICS & ELECTORAL POLITICS

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 | 7-9 p.m. 
THE GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM | Admission: Free. $5.00 donation welcome.

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NOW AVAILABLE INTERNSHIP & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We are always on the lookout for amazing team players in our growing organization

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WE’RE HAVING A PARTY! | TWO ANNIVERSARIES. ONE CELEBRATION. 
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 | 7-9 P.M.
THE GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM | ADMISSION: $10.00 ADVANCE FOR MEMBERS. $15.00 ADVANCE FOR NON-MEMBERS.

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Left: “Libérez Angela Davis” (Paris: Union des Etudiants Communistes de France, 1971); artist unknown. Right: “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” (Oakland, California, 1971); artist and publisher unknown. Posters from the collection of Lisbet Tellefsen.

NEW EXHIBITION
ANGELA DAVIS: OUTSPOKEN
 
A new exhibition drawing on rare posters and ephemera from the Lisbet Tellefsen collection will trace the turbulent history of Angela Davis, a radical thinker, and activist whose work reflects her experience as a queer black woman. Davis first came to public attention in the 1970s with her involvement in the Black Panther Party, her dismissal from the faculty of the University of California due to her membership in the Communist Party, and her trial on charges of political kidnapping and murder for which she was acquitted. Today, Davis continues her militant work, challenging mainstream LGBTQ movements to see the military and marriage with a critical eye.”Angela Davis: OUTspoken” considers some of the roles Davis has played in the American political imaginary and explores the complexity and impact of her life across nearly half a century.
 

 

Periodicals from the archives of the GLBT Historical Society.
EXHIBITION OPENING
EMPOWERMENT IN PRINT: LGBTQ ACTIVISM, PRIDE & LUST
 

Friday, March 2 
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
Admission: $5.00. Free for members.

A new exhibition highlighting the GLBT Historical Society’s holdings of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex periodicals published in Northern California from the 1940s to the 2000s. Curated by the society’s managing archivist, Joanna Black, and museum manager, Jeremy Prince, the show highlights 26 carefully selected titles, one for each letter of the alphabet.
 
 
 
 

Your support ensures the preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of GLBT history — including little-known people, events, and organizations that played a vital role. Thanks to you, we can grow our collection of important historical materials, showcase them in the museum and preserve them for the benefit of future generations.

 

Legacy gifts — also known as planned gifts — are an important source of support for the GLBT Historical Society. Such gifts involve designating the society as a beneficiary in your estate planning. A planned gift provides tax advantages to the donor, just as it benefits the GLBT Historical Society.

MAIN GALLERY

Stories of queer life in San Francisco from the 19th century to today featuring multimedia displays drawn from the world-class archival collections of the GLBT Historical Society.

 

 

NEW EXHIBITION
AIDS ACTIVISM IN San Francisco 1981-1990

ACT UP protest during the VI International AIDS Conference in San Francisco (1990). Photo: Marc Geller.

In honor of World AIDS Day 2017, the GLBT History Museum will unveil “Finding Our Voice, Claiming Our Place: The Evolution of AIDS Activism, 1981-1990,” a new section in the museum’s permanent exhibition, “Queer Past Becomes Present.”

ALL NEW COMPLETE ARCHIVES OF THE BAY AREA REPORTER

You’ll never have to miss an issue. Ever. Again. Back issues of the Bay Area Reporter published before the creation of the newspaper’s website are currently being digitized by the GLBT Historical Society with funding from the Bob Ross Foundation.

 Visit OUR ONLINE ARCHIVES

The catalogs of our collections can be searched from your web browser. Full contents of 400 hours of our historic audio and our complete database of obituaries from the Bay Area Reporter are available directly online. Click below to start your search.

VISIT OUR ARCHIVES & RESEARCH CENTER

The archives of the GLBT Historical Society contain approximately 800 collections of personal papers, organizational records, photographs, audiovisual recordings and other materials. These collections include unpublished material such as letters, diaries, and scrapbooks documenting the lives of both average people and community leaders.

FEATURED AUDIO ARCHIVE: ORANGE TUESDAY REACTION (1977)

June 8th 1977. The day after Dade County voters denied gay people their civil rights: news feeds from around the country, a Paul Harvey commentary, poetry, listener call-ins, coverage of a spontaneous demonstration and Anita Bryant’s infamous “normal majority” speech.