Take Action: Three Ways to Support the GLBT Historical Society

The GLBT Historical Society has thrived for more than three decades thanks to encouragement from the community and notably from our members who get involved in our efforts. Here are three things you can do right now to support the society in preserving and sharing the stories of the LGBTQ past:

Fill out a brief survey. The City of San Francisco is eager to hear from residents, former residents and others about the aspects of the city’s LGBTQ cultural heritage they value the most. The City will use the survey to shape a citywide strategy for sustaining this heritage. In responding to the questions, you can help the GLBT Historical Society by urging the city to fund our museum and archives — and our plans to build a new world-class center for LGBTQ public history. To take the survey, click here.

Follow us on social media. We regularly post on social media about LGBTQ history and about our programs and activities. By following the GLBT Historical Society, interacting with our posts and sharing them with your friends, you’ll help us ensure that more people discover the queer past and learn about our work. You’ll find us on Facebook and Instagram.

Spread the word to volunteers. We’re currently recruiting and training volunteer ages 18–29 to participate in our San Francisco ACT UP Oral History Project, which is gathering oral histories from veterans of AIDS activism in the city from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. Applications will be accepted through August 5. For more information, contact project director Joey Plaster at gro.y1516192532rotsi1516192532htblg1516192532@yeoj1516192532.

NOTE: Reprinted from the August 2017 issue of History Happens, the monthly newsletter of the GLBT Historical Society. To read the full issue, click here