I went to the GLBT Historical Society and Museum in San Francisco. The Historical Society has been open since 2011 and is the first stand-alone museum of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history and culture in the United States:
|Annie Hindle original sheet music. Hindle was the first popular male impersonator in the United States in the late 19th Century|
|A souvenir folder from the famed Finocchio's|
|A pair of drag queen's Vicky Marlone's earrings|
|A Japanese kimono worn by drag queen Jose Sarria|
|A 1983 flyer for AIDS education|
|A 2010 Gender Fabulous poster|
Harvey Milk was the first openly gay elected official when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in November of 1977. On November 27, 1978, he was assassinated (along with Mayor George Moscone) by disgruntled fellow supervisor Dan White. Even though Milk only served 11 months, he led to a shift of San Francisco politics. In 2019, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama.
|A Harvey Milk campaign flyer|
The first Rainbow Flag that was flown on June 25th, 1978 during the Gay Freedom Parade:
The GLBT Historical Society Museum should be a must see when visiting San Francisco.