QUEER PAST BECOMES PRESENT
Our powerful Main Gallery exhibition covers a diverse range of queer history — from things you may know something about (the assassination of Harvey Milk) to things you’ve never seen before.
FRONT & COMMUNITY GALLERY
OUT/LOOK & THE BIRTH OF THE QUEER
A multimedia exhibition in our Front Gallery and Community Gallery explores the story of OUT/LOOK, a groundbreaking national queer quarterly published in San Francisco from 1988 to 1992. Embracing gender and racial diversity and bridging academic and community perspectives, the magazine developed an avid readership. Curated by E.G. Crichton, the show and its associated programs, publication and website are designed to spark intergenerational conversations about the legacy of OUT/LOOK and its era.
Our Online Exhibitions offer the opportunity to explore facets of our diverse history without leaving the comfort of your browser.
SHOP AT THE MUSEUM
ONE-OF-A-KIND ITEMS EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE AT GLBT HISTORY MUSEUM
Visit the GLBT History Museum today and purchase our awesome merchandise. Books. Mugs. Pins. Shirts. Postcards. And more! A piece of history is always a perfect gift you can give to yourself and your loved ones.
The museum is at 4127 18th Street, 1/2 block west of Castro Street, in San Francisco.
By 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.
Monday to Saturday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Hours are subject to change. For updates, please check our calendar.
California Students (with ID): $3
Members: Free (with one guest)
First Wednesday of Every Month: Free for all visitors thanks to a grant from the Bob Ross Foundation.
We maintain our museum in San Francisco’s Castro District with generous help from foundations, business sponsors, individual donors and volunteers. You can join in supporting this long-held dream of the community by arranging a sponsorship, making a donation, signing on as a volunteer — or all three!
Docent-led tours are available by appointment for groups of 10 or more. To book a tour, contact the museum Operations Manager. Tours must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance and are subject to docent availability.
Host your next corporate retreat, cultural event, Pride celebration, holiday party, or private reception inside the museum, one of the few available spaces in the Castro. MORE INFORMATION
Looking for that perfect gift for the history buff in your life? Searching for the ideal mug to tastefully signal “Hey, I’m queer” at the office? Ready to buy a smart homo t-shirt for yourself or a friend? The museum store offers all this and more.