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The American LGBTQ+ Museum is a new collaboration dedicated to preserving, researching, and sharing LGBTQ+ history and culture.

We are in the early stages of developing a partnership with The New‑York Historical Society, and will create inaugural programming and exhibitions while incubating there.

Remembering Urvashi Vaid

On Thursday, November 3, 2022 at B’nai Jeshurun on the Upper West Side, New York City, hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of Urvashi Vaid. Watch the livestream below.


The American LGBTQ+ Museum will tell our evolving histories in our own voices, as we envision a world in which all people work toward and experience the joy of liberation.

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Our Plan

Beginning with our incubation at the New‑York Historical Society, the Museum will be vibrant and welcoming, both visually and cognitively, for the entire LGBTQ+ community.


Our team is responsible for oversight of the organization’s operations and guiding The Museum’s long‑term vision and planning.

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Support the LGBTQ+ Museum

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of support of the forthcoming American LGBTQ+ Museum in New York City.