Henri Leleu papers (#1997-13)

Help keep the story alive

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.




​Join Vision2020 and help create the New Museum of LGBTQ History and Culture in San Francisco. We’re only just beginning this multiyear effort to build a comprehensive center for LGBTQ public history that will do justice to our richly diverse community’s past. All funds will help the GLBT Historical Society build its development capacity in preparation for a capital campaign. To join us in this vital work, please make a tax-deductible donation today.


Leave your legacy
Many GLBT Historical Society supporters have included us in their wills or with another type of legacy gift. Their foresight, and yours, should you choose to join them, strengthens and helps ensure the future of the historical society’s archives and museum. More information on the legacy giving page.

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. For more information, email Executive Director Terry Beswick or call 415-777-5455 ext. 5.

Donate archival materials
We’re always on the lookout for material to add to the archives. More information on 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.



PRESENTING ($25,000 or more)

  • The Estate of John De Cecco
  • Emily Rosenberg & Darlene deManincor

City & County of San Francisco

  • Grants for the Arts | Hotel Tax Fund
  • The Mayor’s Office of Economic & Workforce Development
  • The Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development
  • The San Francisco Arts Commission

PLATINUM ($10,000 or more)

  • Al Baum & Robert Holgate
  • The Bob Ross Foundation
  • Elisabeth Cornu
  • Folsom Street Events
  • Google, Inc.
  • Horizons Foundation
  • David Kessler, MD
  • The Estate of Manuel E. Mingoia

GOLD ($5,000 or more)

  • AT&T
  • Chevron
  • Excelerate Foundation
  • Tomlinson Holman & Friederich Koenig
  • Joq Lasner in Honor of David Weissman
  • Robert Ostertag
  • Randall Sarafa
  • Toad Hall & Badlands
  • Wells Fargo Foundation

SILVER ($2,500 or more)

  • Randall H. Alfred
  • John Caldwell & Zane Blaney (John and Zane’s Queer Legacy Fund)
  • CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer
  • Disney Worldwide Services
  • Marc Geller
  • Richard C. Hoblock & Gerald E. Garrels
  • Imperial Council of San Francisco, Inc.
  • The LEF Foundation
  • St. Francis Foundation
  • Brian Turner

BRONZE ($1,000 or more)

  • Sasha Aickin & Jason Tester
  • Anonymous
  • Troy Barber & Dan Stewart
  • Bears of San Francisco
  • Beaux
  • Michael Betts
  • Calamus
  • Paul Chin
  • Paul Christensen
  • Gray Clossman
  • Community Thrift Store
  • Calvin Doucet
  • Becky Escamilla & Aimee Chang
  • Kevin Gerber in Honor of Peter Lundberg
  • Paul Giurlanda
  • Kurt Glowienke
  • Susan Goldstein in Honor of Bill Walker
  • Brian Hanechak
  • James C. Hormel & Michael P. Nguyen
  • Michael R. Hulton
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Chris Lewis & Todd Reasinger
  • Peter Lundberg & James Mowdy
  • Jason Macario & Steve Holst
  • Mid Market Center, LLC
  • James Neale
  • Maria Powers & Bobbi Marshall
  • Ken Prag
  • Brian Probst & Henry Ostendorf
  • Rainbow Grocery Cooperative
  • Salesforce
  • Lito Sandoval
  • Mark Sawchuk
  • The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc.
  • Jacob Smith Yang & Jason Smith
  • Earl Stokes & Alex Kiforenko
  • Andrew Sullivan
  • Cornelis Van Aalst & Jeffrey Robinson
  • Scott Vandenberg


  • Valentin Aguirre & Bill Jennings
  • Robert Curry
  • Hal Fischer
  • Fork in the Road Vineyard
  • Katie Gilmartin
  • JJardine Catering & Events
  • Ruth Mahaney
  • Will Murdoch
  • Daniel Nicoletta
  • Wooden Boats for Veterans

We also thank our many members who support the GLBT Historical Society’s museum and archives.