About our Event Series

Our Programming

The GLBT Historical society’s dynamic and interpretive programming seeks to make history relevant to the present, facilitate access to ongoing exhibitions, and serve as a platform for civic and community engagement.

Our events fall into two main series, Archives & Exhibitions and Culture & Community. Archives & Exhibitions events highlight our extensive archival collections and our ongoing exhibitions, including all those held at the GLBT Historical Society Museum. Culture & Community programming, which includes the Fighting Back series, features public forums, roundtable discussions, author panels and other events organized in collaboration with diverse local organizations, institutions, activists and experts.

Please click here for the list of upcoming events.

Proposing A Program

Like most of our temporary exhibitions at the museum, we develop our public programs based on proposals submitted by community members and supporters. Every month we sift through these proposals to build a series of diverse, inclusive and experimental events designed to educate, inspire and entertain. We take care to balance different types of events and organize programs thematically.

If you are interested in proposing a program, please check out our program proposal guidelines page for information about how to submit a program proposal application.


Banner photo: Cecil Davis, photograph of an early Daughters of Bilitis meeting at Juanita’s in Sausalito. Left to right: Del Martin, Josie, Jan, Marge, Bev Hickok and Phyllis Lyon, ca. 1959. Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin papers (1993-13), GLBT Historical Society.