Online Exhibitions


Passionate Struggle: Dynamics of San Francisco’s GLBT History

An overview of the exhibition at our pop-up museum in 2008–2009. Tracing elements of our communities’ affinities and differences, the show took visitors from the bedrooms and back rooms to the bookstores and bars, from Harvey Milk’s victories to transgender sex workers’ riots, from social movements to secret fantasies.


Lineage: Matchmaking in the Archives

GLBT Historical Society artist-in-residence E.G. Crichton matched living artists to the archives of the dead and asked each artist to invent a response in any medium.


Dykes on Bikes: 30 Years at the Forefront

Co-curator Glenne McElhinney leads a fast and informative video tour of exhibition shown at the GLBT Historical Society in 2008.


OutRanks: GLBT Military Service From World War II to the Iraq War

An overview of the 2007 exhibition created by guest curator Steve Estes — the first museum show in the U.S. to focus on the experience of GLBT service members and the American military policy on homosexuality.




Council on Religion and the Homosexual

The LGBT Religious Archives Network and the GLBT Historical Society present this special exhibit, which portrays the early years of the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, a ground-breaking coalition of religious and homosexual activists in San Francisco in the mid-1960s.