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. READ MORE
DR. JOHN P. DE CECCO ARCHIVES & SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
The Dr. John P. De Cecco Archives & Special Collections of the GLBT Historical Society are among the largest and most extensive holdings in the world of materials pertaining to LGBTQ people, occupying more than 3,500 linear feet of storage. Broadly speaking, our over 900 discrete collections fall into four main areas: archives, periodicals, oral histories, and arts & artifacts.READ MORE
EVENT VIDEO ARCHIVES
Thanks to the generous efforts of the nonprofit Archive Productions, Inc., some of our educational forums and events are recorded on video and available for viewing online. READ MORE
Our monthly newsletter, History Happens, contains articles about queer history and the GLBT Historical Society’s latest acquisitions, activities and programs. CLICK HERE view our current HISTORY HAPPENS newsletter as well as archives of past issues. Be sure and scroll to the bottom of the page to join the mailing list.
OVERVIEW & MISSION
Founded in 1985, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of LGBTQ public history. Our operations are centered around two sites: our GLBT Historical Society Museum, located since 2011 in the heart of San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood; and our Dr. John P. De Cecco Archives and Research Center, open to researchers in the Mid-Market district. READ MORE
THE GLBT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
The GLBT Historical Society Museum, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Castro District, is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender history and culture in the United States. At 1,600 square feet (150 square meters), the museum, while small, packs a powerful punch, celebrating the city’s vast queer past through dynamic and surprising exhibitions and programming. READ MORE
ANNUAL FUND: VISION 2020
Vision 2020 is the GLBT Historical Society’s Annual Fund. It sustains all of the activities required to accomplish our mission to collect, preserve, and make accessible to the public materials and knowledge that promote understand of LGBTQ history, culture, and arts in all their diversity.