|About the GLBT Historical Society
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society collects, preserves and interprets the history
of GLBT people and the communities that support them. Founded in 1985, the society is recognized
internationally as a leader in the field of GLBT public history.
Museum. The society sponsors The GLBT History Museum in San Francisco’s Castro District, the only full-scale,
stand-alone museum of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history and culture in the United States.
The museum offers long-term and regularly changing exhibitions as well as public programs. More information.
Archives. The society’s professionally staffed archives preserve one of the world’s largest collections of GLBT
historical materials. The archives are open to researchers by appointment Tuesdays through Fridays and
to all visitors two Saturdays a month. More information.
Nonprofit Status. The GLBT Historical Society is a registered 501(c)3 educational nonprofit. All contributions are tax
deductible to the extent provided by law.