Our treasured GLBT History Museum in the Castro is in need of some love. HELP US GET A MAKEOVER.

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BEARTOONIST OF SAN FRANCISCO

$5 ADMISSION | FREE FOR MEMBERS • COMMUNITY GALLERY

An exhibition featuring the work of cartoonist Fran Frisch as a starting point for exploring the community of bears, a subculture that developed in the 1980s.

 

LAVENDER-TINTED GLASSES: A GROOVY GAY LOOK AT THE SUMMER OF LOVE

$5 ADMISSION | FREE FOR MEMBERS • FRONT GALLERY


A new exhibition highlighting LGBTQ participation in the 1967 Summer of Love in San Francisco.

 

QUEERS & PARTY POLITICS: A MULTIGENERATIONAL CONVERSATION

FREE ADMISSION | $5 DONATION WELCOME • THE GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM
April 25 • Tuesday • 7-9 PM

The second in our “Fighting Back” program series, this multigenerational community forum will feature panelists from local LGBTQ party-affiliated clubs along with former elected officials.

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EMPLOYMENT, INTERNSHIP & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!

We are on the lookout for amazing team players in our growing organization.

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

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 “BLUE FIRE ON THE WATER” BY RENITA MARTIN

FREE ADMISSION | $5 DONATION WELCOME • THE GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM
May 1 • Monday • 7-9 PM

There’s Jo, in his 80s, teaching Maybelle, a young woman with natural talents, to sing the blues. Maybelle loves Jo, but Jo has secrets. Meanwhile, it’s New Orleans, and the water is rising.

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FIGHTING BACK: DEVELOPMENT VS LGBTQ PRESERVATION

FREE ADMISSION | $5 DONATION WELCOME • THE GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM
May 23 • Tuesday • 7-9 PM

A discussion on strategies for preserving LGBTQ heritage: What has worked and what hasn’t? What new approaches are possible? Can development and preservation coexist.

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A BRAND NEW EXHIBITION IN OUR FRONT GALLERY

LAVENDER-TINTED GLASSES: A GROOVY GAY LOOK AT THE SUMMER OF LOVE

Alan Ginsberg at the Human Be-In, Golden Gate Park (1967) Photo Copyright © Lisa Law

“Lavender-Tinted Glasses: A Groovy Gay Look at the Summer of Love” highlights the roles of four queers in San Francisco’s 1967 Summer of Love: poet Allen Ginsberg, filmmaker Kenneth Anger, philosopher Gavin Arthur and singer Janis Joplin.

 

EXHIBITION THROUGH MAY IN OUR COMMUNITY GALLERY

BEARTOONIST OF SAN FRANCISCO: SKETCHING AN EMERGING SUBCULTURE

Bear Pride at The Lone Star Saloon (circa 1995) Chalk drawing by Fran Frisch

An exhibition featuring the work of cartoonist Fran Frisch as a starting point for exploring the community of bears, a subculture that developed in the 1980s to celebrate older, larger, hairier, ruggedly masculine gay men who were largely excluded from standards of attractiveness in gay popular culture.