About us

The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves and interprets the history of GLBT people and the communities that support them. Founded in 1985, we are recognized internationally as a leader in the field of GLBT public history. The GLBT Historical Society is a registered 501(c)3 educational nonprofit organization.
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Directions

The archives and offices are at 989 Market Street, Lower Level, in downtown San Francisco. By BART: Take any San Francisco train to Powell Station, then walk one long block west toward Sixth Street. By Metro: Take any line to Powell Station, then walk one long block west toward Sixth Street. By Streetcar: Take Line F to Market & Taylor (westbound) or Market & Sixth (eastbound). By Bus: Take Lines 6, 7, or 9 to Market & Taylor (westbound) or Lines 6, 9, or 21 to Market & Sixth (eastbound). By Car: Metered street parking is available, but may be very difficult. There is a valet pay lot off of Stevenson Street. Self-parking is available at the Fifth & Mission civic garage.

The museum is at 4127 18th Street, 1/2 block west of Castro Street in San Francisco. By Metro: Take Lines K, L or M to Castro Station, then walk one block south to 18th Street. By Streetcar: Take Line F to the terminal at Castro and 17th Streets, then walk one block south to 18th Street. By Bus: Lines 24, 33 and 35 call at the intersection of Castro and 18th Streets. By Car: Metered street and lot parking is available, but may be difficult.

Staff

Executive Director Terry Beswick
Deputy Director Daniel Bao
Museum Operations Manager Jeremy Prince
Managing Archivist Joanna Black

Board of Directors

Co-Chairs Becky Escamilla
Brian Turner, M.B.A.
Treasurer Byron Mason
Secretary K. Lee Callahan, Ph.D.
Members

Valentin Aguirre
Nora Alcala
Marke Bieschke
Daryl Carr
Elisabeth Cornu
Tracy Garza
Shannon Hartman
Marc Robert Stein
Renée Stephens