History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Learn from the past with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $5 for admission for two (a $10 value)
- $10 for admission for four (a $20 value)
- $15 for admission for six (a $30 value)
- $36 for admission for up to 15 (up to a $75 value)
The museum traces 100 years of GLBT history with artifacts such as radical activist pamphlets and some of Harvey Milk’s personal belongings.
The GLBT History Museum
The curators of The GLBT History Museum—the first stand-alone museum of its kind in the U.S.—know the GLBT experience is not the same for everybody. That’s why their flagship exhibit, “Our Vast Queer Past: Celebrating San Francisco's GLBT History,” doesn’t just tell one narrative, but encompasses multiple, sometimes contradictory, perspectives. Broken into sections focusing on themes such as bar life, faith, and drag culture, the exhibition, according to the San Francisco Bay Guardian, collectively “packs a huge emotional and education punch." To illustrate 100 years of the city’s queer history, the exhibit includes everything from retro gay bar flyers to pantsuits worn by lesbian activists on their wedding day in 2008.
Along with its main exhibit, the museum hosts rotating materials from international collections that document the queer experience in countries such as Scotland and South Africa. Every one to four months, the Corner Gallery accommodates a new show dedicated to subjects such as African-American LGBT history or direct action during the AIDS epidemic. Besides exhibitions, the museum educates guests throughout the year with programming such as panel discussions and film screenings.
Groupon Celebrates Pride Month
Over the last 50 years, the gay-rights movement in America has overcome tremendous obstacles to become a powerful voice for inclusion and diversity. Even as it has grown, the movement—like Groupon—is local at heart, and we applaud the commitment to real change that improves everyday lives.
At Groupon, we are happy to add our voices to those celebrating PRIDE, their achievements as a social movement and a continued march to equality for the LGBT community. Plus, we love a chance to dig that rainbow wig out of storage.
This month—and throughout the year—we salute our merchants and customers who support PRIDE and all efforts that promote dignity, respect, and equal opportunity. We're highlighting these merchants' deals with a special badge to show Groupon's pride in working with people who share our values.
It was touching to see older historical material, from a time before there was as much acceptance as there is nowMari N., Yelp, 2/28/11
I was not familiar with the depth of the GLBT history and this venue did a great job of putting it together in about 900 sq ft of space.Denni P., Yelp, 11/20/12
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Great collection of stuff. Put together very well!!! It was in a strange order nothing really flower but excellent all the same!!!”
“What a great place to find out about the history of the GLBT fight. Many thanks to all the organizers who put this museum together. ”
“Take your time to read and listen to the history. It's the respectful thing to do and you will probably learn things you didn't know. ”
4127 18th St
San Francisco, California 94114