exhibitions

Click on the title of an exhibition for more information.

Main Gallery

Queer Past Becomes Present

Permanent Exhibition

Our permanent exhibition at the GLBT Historical Society Museum showcases photos, documents and artifacts telling the amazing stories of over a century of everyday queer life among the diverse populations of San Francisco. For more information, click here.

Front Gallery

SoMa Nights: The Queer Nightclub Photography of Melissa Hawkins

February 15 – May 27, 2019

This exhibition highlights the extraordinary vitality of queer nightlife in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) district during the darkest years of the AIDS crisis. It focuses on the work of Melissa Hawkins, a young photographer for the San Francisco gay weekly The Sentinel and other publications from 1986 to 1994. For more information, click here.

Community Gallery

Two-Spirit Voices: Returning to the Circle

January 31 – May 6, 2019

This exhibition celebrates the 20th anniversary of Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits (BAAITS), an organization committed to activism and service for the Two-Spirit and ally communities of the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, click here.


Banner photo: Dave Earl, Entance to the Main Gallery of the GLBT Historical Society Museum.