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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.

American gay liberation activist Marsha P Johnson (1945 ‑ 1992), wearing headband, and an unidentified woman in facepaint, on 7th Avenue South (between Grove and Christopher streets), attend the second annual Stonewall anniversary march (Gay Liberation Day), later known as Gay Pride, New York, New York, June 21, 1971. (Photo by Fred W. McDarrah/Getty Images)


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.

20th December 1989: Portrait of American author, AIDS campaigner and gay rights activist Larry Kramer, founder of ACT‑UP and the Gay Men's Health Crisis group, posing in front of a book shelf in his home, New York City. Kramer is wearing a 'SILENCE = DEATH' T‑shirt. (Photo by Sara Krulwich/New York Times Co./Getty Images)

Who We Are

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.