Help keep the story alive

Harvey Milk in 1978, five months before his assassination.
Harvey Milk in 1978, five months before his assassination.

Your support ensures the preservation, exhibition and interpretation of GLBT history — including little-known people, events and organizations that played a vital role. Thanks to you, we can grow our collection of important historical materials, showcase them in the museum and preserve them for the benefit of future generations. We’re a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. GLBT Historical Society members receive advance notice of upcoming exhibitions, programs and other events. Members get free admission for themselves and a guest at the museum and they enjoy expanded research hours (by appointment) at the archives.

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Other ways to contribute

Pro bono and in-kind donations

We welcome offers of pro bono services and in-kind donations from professionals and merchants in a variety of fields needed to support the work of the museum and archives. Please contact the Executive Director for more information.

Archival materials

We’re always on the lookout for material to add to the archives. More information at the archives page.

Community Thrift Store

San Francisco and Bay Area residents can support us by donating used furniture, housewares, clothing, books and other goods to the Community Thrift Store in San Francisco. Designate Charity No. 169 as your beneficiary.

Active sponsors of the GLBT Historical Society archives and museum

One-year sponsor roster updated quarterly. We also wish to thank our many members who support the museum and archives.

Presenting sponsors ($30,000 or more)

City and County of San Francisco • National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Platinum sponsors ($10,000 or more)

Emily Rosenberg & Darlene deManincor • Bob Ross Foundation • Wells Fargo Bank

Gold sponsors ($5,000 or more)

John Bell • Elisabeth Cornu • Daniel Healy & Gerald Labuda • Tomlinson Holman • David Kessler, MD • Todd Reasinger & Chris Lewis • Mark Rhoades • Toad Hall & Badlands • Brian Turner

Silver sponsors ($2,500 or more)

Community Thrift • CSAA Insurance Group

Bronze sponsors ($1,000 or more)

Troy Barber & Dan Stewart • Al Baum & Robert Holgate • John Caldwell • Daryl Carr • Castro Lions • Paul Christensen • Gray Clossman • E.G. Crichton • Calvin Doucet • Becky Escamilla • James C. Hormel & Michael P. Nguyen • Kevin Gerber • Tim Gullicksen • LEF Foundation • The Thomas LeNoble family • Peter Lundberg & James Mowdy • Todd Martin • SF Gay Men’s Chorus • Charles Hosmer Morse Foundation • Stephen O. Murray & Keelung Hong • Rick Stokes & Alex Kiforenko • Que(e)ry • Barbara L. Voss • Anders Winther