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 members by appointment Wednesday 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.

657 Mission St., Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 777-5455
Email: info@glbthistory.org
4127 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 621-1107
Acting Executive Director Daryl Carr
Deputy Director Daniel Bao
Operations Manager, Jeremy Prince
Volunteer Coordinator,
GLBT History Museum
Board of Directors
Co-Chair Clare Sears, Ph.D.
Co-Chair Brian Turner, M.B.A.
Treasurer Elisabeth Cornu
Secretary Lee Callahan, Ph.D.

Nora Alcala
Al Bersch



photo by Crawford Wayne Barton, from collection #1993-11photo by Crawford Wayne Barton, from collection #1993-11