Selected Media Coverage

ABC 7 News

(San Francisco)

“Pride 2019 Marks 50 Years Since Stonewall Uprising”

June 3, 2019

The Los Angeles Times

(Los Angeles)

“Remembering Harvey Milk in the Age of Pete Buttigieg”

May 22, 2019

Positive News

(International: London-based)

“The Word on the Street: Renaming Landmarks to Redefine Who Matters”

May 20, 2019

Prizm Magazine


“History on Display: The Past Comes Alive at San Francisco’s GLBT Historical Society Museum”

May 14, 2019

Chinese Association of Museums


“GLBT History Museum: Balancing Between Visibility and Diversity”

April 19, 2019

The Mercury News

(San José)

“‘Queer California’ LGBTQ Exhibit in Oakland is Not What You’ll Expect”

April 23, 2019

Bay Area Reporter

(San Francisco)

“After Delays, SF LGBT History Projects Move Forward”

April 10, 2019

CNN Indonesia


“LGBT-Friendly Travel Destinations Around the World”

April 3, 2019

Bay Area Reporter

(San Francisco)

“Advocates: Castro Cultural District Should Have Diversity”

March 20, 2019

Los Angeles Times

(Los Angeles)

“Can San Francisco’s Famed Leather District Be Saved in an Era of High Property Values?”

March 4, 2019

San Francisco Chronicle

(San Francisco)

“Photo Exhibition Explores SoMa’s Rediscovered ’80s Queer Nightlife”

February 21, 2019



“Melissa Hawkins, Captured in Intimate Images”

February 16, 2019


(U.S. National)

“At the Height of AIDS, San Francisco’s Queer Nightlife Became a Refuge”

February 15, 2019

KALW Radio

(San Francisco)

“Monday Hearts for Madalene: Making Art to Heal Grief”

February 14, 2019

Bay Area Reporter

(San Francisco)

“San Francisco’s ‘Winter of Love’ Turns 15”

February 13, 2019


Bay Area Reporter

(San Francisco)

“Life During Wartime: Melissa Hawkins’ nightlife photos at the GLBT History Museum”

February 14, 2019


(San Francisco)

“‘SoMA Nights’ Offers a Glimpse into SF’s Queer Club Scene of the ’80s and ’90s”

February 13, 2019


(San Francisco)

“SoMa Nights: Photo Exhibit Juxtaposes Joyous Queer Nightlife with AIDS Epidemic”

February 12, 2019

San Francisco Chronicle

(San Francisco)

January 29, 2019

Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits Group Marks 20 years with Exhibit

El Mundo


January 26, 2019

Juan Vidal: “Ser creador en España no es fácil”

Bay Area Reporter

(San Francisco)

“BAAITS Readies for New Exhibit, Powwow Event”

January 23, 2019

F-Stop Magazine


“SoMa Nights: The Queer Club Photography of Melissa Hawkins @ GLBT Historical Society Museum”

January 16, 2019

Bay Area Reporter

(San Francisco)

“Jerome Caja Lives on in His Artworks”

January 15, 2019


(India: National Travel Website)

“11 Museums in San Francisco: To Know the Local History and Culture”

January 8, 2019


Press Pass Q

(U.S. National)

“Bay Area Reporter Digital Archive Project Reaches Milestone”

December 18, 2018

Apple Daily

(Hong Kong)

“The First Gay Museum in the United States”

December 15, 2018

San Francisco Bay Times

(San Francisco)

“Sister Dana Sez: Listen Up! Voices of AIDS Activism”

December 14, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle

(San Francisco)

“GLBT Historical Society Screens New Oral Histories From AIDS Activism”

November 27, 2018

Gayly Planet


“I migliori musei per scoprire la cultura LGBT”

November 13, 2018


(U.S. national)

“Without History We Are Dust”

November 10, 2018



“Here Are 10 Museums Every LGBT Person Should Visit During Their Lifetime”

November 7, 2018

Georgia Voice


“San Francisco Becomes First City to Adopt LGBTQ Cultural Heritage Strategy”

October 17, 2018

Southern Maryland Chronicle


“St. Mary’s College Student Gregory ’19 Interns with GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco”

September 19, 2018

The Advocate

(U.S. National)

“The Briggs Initiative: Remembering a Crucial Moment in Gay History”

August 31, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle

(San Francisco)

“LGBTQ Guide: San Francisco Museum Shines Light on Hidden History”

August 16, 2018

Daily Beast

(US National)

“‘Reel In the Closet’: Secret LGBT Histories From the ’40s to Stonewall and Beyond Caught On Vintage Home Video”

August 11, 2018

The Independent


“10 of the Best Holiday Destinations for LGBT Travellers”

July 6, 2018

The Sun

(United Kingdom)

July 2, 2018

“Why San Francisco is Perfect for a Solo Trip”

Elle España


“El ABCD del orgullo LGTBQ+”

July 6, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle

(San Francisco)

“Is Gilbert Baker’s Rainbow Gay Pride Flag Still Radical at 40?”

June 22, 2018

San Francisco Chronicle

(San Francisco)

“Gilbert Baker: The ‘Gay Betsy Ross’”

June 21, 2018

Bay Area Reporter

(San Francisco)

“Panel Looks at Queer Youth, Past and Present”

May 23, 2018


(U.S. National)

“The Most Dangerous Gay May in America Fought Violence With Violence”

January 25, 2019

Photo: Henri Leleu, Celebrations in Golden Gate Park on Gay Freedom Day, ca. 1978, Henri Leleu papers (1997-13), GLBT Historical Society