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Throughout history, LGBTQ people have been at the forefront of advocating for a more tolerant and just society. Membership in the GLBT Historical Society is one way of continuing this tradition. Your support as a member ensures the conservation, exhibition and interpretation of LGBTQ history — including little-known people, events and organizations that have played a vital role in our community.


Thanks to you, we can grow our collection of important historical materials, showcase them in the museum, and preserve them for the benefit of future generations.

The GLBT Historical Society is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your membership is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Interested in supporting the GLBT Historical Society further? Contribute to our Annual Fund!


Membership Levels

All GLBT Historical Society members receive advance notice of upcoming exhibitions, programs and other events.


regular Membership | $50

Members are entitled to free admission for themselves and a guest at the museum and to most programs. They also enjoy expanded research hours (by appointment) at the archives. Members also receive a membership discount of 20% off all merchandise, and a subscription to the GLBT Historical Society’s monthly newsletter, History Happens.


Student / Discount Membership | $30

Memberships for high school and college students, and memberships for low-income people are available at a discount with the same benefits as regular memberships.


Sustaining Membership | $100

Sustaining members receive all member benefits, plus reciprocal admission to North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) member institutions. A NARM sticker is affixed to your membership card.


Supporting Membership | $250

Supporting members receive all Sustaining-level member benefits, plus invitations to VIP events at the museum and archives throughout the year.


Patron Membership | $500

Patron members receive all Supporting-level member benefits plus a special, docent-led tour of the Archives and Research Center.


Sponsoring Members | $1,000 and above

Please click here for a listing of sponsorship levels and benefits, including naming opportunities.

For membership inquiries or to update your membership information, email us at

Photo: Freedom Day 1977 in Market Street, from the Crawford Wayne Barton collection of the GLBT Historical Society.