The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, exhibits and makes accessible to the public materials and knowledge to support and promote understanding of LGBTQ history, culture and arts in all their diversity.

Founded in 1985, we are recognized internationally as a leader in the field of LGBTQ public history. The GLBT Historical Society is a registered 501(c)3 educational nonprofit organization. Click here to contact us.



The Museum is at 4127 18th St., half a block west of Castro Street in San Francisco.

By MUNI 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.


The Archives, reading room and offices are at 989 Market St., 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 MUNI 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.



Executive Director Terry Beswick
Finance Director Daniel Bao
Development Director Sean Greene
Communications Director Gerard Koskovich
Museum & Exhibitions Manager Jeremy Prince
Managing Archivist Joanna Black



Cochairs Valentin Aguirre
Becky Escamilla
Treasurer Maria Powers
Secretary Marke Bieschke
Members Tracy Garza
Lito Sandoval
Marc Robert Stein
Brian Turner, MBA

Open Meetings. In compliance with the requirements of the City and County of San Francisco, two board meetings per year are open to attendance by the public. The next scheduled open meetings are set for November 27, 2017, and May 28, 2018. For details, please write at least one week in advance of the meeting to gro.y1508549080rotsi1508549080htblg1508549080@drao1508549080b1508549080.