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.
AIDS ACTIVISM IN San Francisco 1981-1990
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.”
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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.
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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 These collections include unpublished material such as letters, diaries and scrapbooks documenting the lives of both average people and community leaders.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.