​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:


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.





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

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 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

PRESENTING SPONSORS ($25,000 or more)

Charles L. Street & Paul W. Chin

Grants for the Arts, City & County of San Francisco

National Historical Publications & Records Commission

PLATINUM SPONSORS  ($10,000 or more)

Al Baum & Robert Holgate

Arts Research Institute / UC Santa Cruz

Bob Ross Foundation

Elisabeth Cornu

Emily Rosenberg & Darlene deManincor

Wells Fargo Bank Foundation

GOLD SPONSORS ($5,000 or more)

AIDS Healthcare Foundation


John Bell & Jason Spicer

CSAA Insurance Group

Excelerate Foundation

Daniel Healy & Gerald LaBuda

Google, Inc.

Tomlinson Holman & Fritz Koenig

Human Rights Campaign

David Kessler, MD

Todd Reasinger & Chris Lewis

Mark Rhoades

Toad Hall & Badlands

Brian Turner

SILVER SPONSORS ($2,500 or more)

Calvin Doucet

Group I

Hermes Foundation


LEF Foundation Foundation

Rick Stokes & Alex Kiforenko

BRONZE SPONSORS ($1,000 or more)

Valentin Aguirre & Bill Jennings

Randall H. Alfred

John Caldwell & Zane Blaney

Daryl Carr

Paul Christensen

Gray Clossman

Community Thrift Store

E.G. Crichton

Becky Escamilla & Aimee Chang

Paul Giurlanda

Susan Goldstein & Andrew Kivel

Tim Gullicksen

Horizons Foundation

James C. Hormel & Michael P. Nguyen

Alex U Inn & The Momma’s Boyz

Terence Kissack & Mark Coleman

Gerard Koskovich Queer Antiquarian Books

Peter Lundberg & James Mowdy

Kenneth A. Moore

Charles Hosmer Morse Foundation

Daniel Nicoletta & Michael Pinatelli Jr.

Que(e)ry Librarians

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc.

William J. Smith Trust

Cornelis Van Aalst & Jeffrey Robinson

Barbara L. Voss & Deborah Cohler

Louis Wiley, Jr.

Anders Winther & David Pike

Jeffrey Zimman & Ken Ruebush

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

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