Special Projects

This page details ways to support the GLBT Historical Society’s upcoming exhibitions and special projects.

Exhibition Support

The Mayor of Folsom Street: The Life and Legacy of Alan Selby

Opening May 16, 2019

This upcoming exhibition at the GLBT Historical Society Museum uses archival documents, photographs, artifacts, fine art and digital displays to document the life of Alan Selby, also known as Mr. S, who opened the iconic leather and kink retail store Mr. S. Leather in the SoMa district in 1979. One of San Francisco’s longest-lived and best-known queer retail establishments, Mr. S. Leather grew into a de facto community center as well as an international destination. For more information, review our sponsorship kit. To support this exhibition, click here.

Chosen Familias: LGBTQ Latinx Stories

Opening June 7, 2019

“Chosen Familias” is an upcoming exhibition at the GLBT Historical Society Museum using photography, ephemera and text to center family connections (chosen and biological) as structures that help us build hope and resilience. The show will feature several stations with family photo albums for museum visitors to engage with, along with a video station with interviews and footage from SF Bay Area LGBTQ Latinx activists and artists from the last four decades. For more information and to support this exhibition, click here.