The first gay museum in America opened last week in San Francisco’s Castro District. The 1,600-square-foot Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Museum is only the world’s second museum dedicated solely to gay and lesbian archives and materials, according to museum officials.
“We have gone all out to create a museum as rich, diverse and surprising as the GLBT community itself,” said GLBT Historical Society executive director Paul Boneberg. “The GLBT History Museum is in the heart of the Castro, a neighborhood visited not only by locals, but also by tens of thousands of tourists every year who come in search of queer culture. At our museum, they’ll discover treasures from our archives that reflect fascinating stories spanning nearly a century of GLBT life.”” Boneberg said.