|Today, the GLBT Historical Society celebrates the 37th anniversary of our first meeting, way back in 1985. This graphic contains an original button from the year that the society was founded, when we were known as the San Francisco Bay Area Gay and Lesbian Historical Society. Since then, we have grown significantly, from a living room full of boxes to an international leader in the field of LGBTQ history, and one of the most important queer cultural institutions in the world.
Over the past 37 years we have provided material for innumerable books, documentaries, podcasts, artistic projects and more that explore a broad array of LGBTQ histories. And for the last 11 years, we have operated a museum that shares our history with more than 26,000 people annually.
We have already told thousands of stories, and we have so many more to tell!
You can help us keep our irreplaceable history alive for another 37 years by making a contribution today at glbthistory.org/donate. Plus, check out our anniversary auction, which runs until noon Pacific Time on Wednesday, March 30.