First museum of gay culture opens In San Francisco

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GLBT History Museum, US First Gay Museum, Opens in San Francisco

The first U.S. museum dedicated to the gay culture, will open on Thursday, January 13, in San Francisco’s famous Castro District.The museum, whose full name sounds like The Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender History Museum,(LGBT) located in San Francisco’s famous Castro District, known as the residence of sexual minorities.

The creators of the museum claim that visitors will discover the “treasures” that reflect “the fascinating story of” LGBT-community in the region. Among the exhibits are, for example, matchboxes from gay bars, vintage photos of homosexual couples and sex toys.

“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 the museum, they’ll discover treasures from archives that reflect fascinating stories spanning nearly a century of GLBT life.”

An opening gala complete with ribbon cutting was planned for Thursday

On display, visitors can also see a pink-rimmed glasses, jeans Livays and other things that belonged to a politician Harvey Milk. He was the first open homosexual elected to political office in California – as a member of the Supervisory Board of the city of San Francisco. Milk was assassinated in 1978, his life was the basis of the movie with Sean Penn in the title role. For his role in this film Penn won an Oscar.

San Francisco holds the championship in the number of same-sex households per capita among U.S. cities. It is believed that the LGBT-museum in San Francisco will be the second such museum in the world. The first museum dedicated to the culture and history of the gay community, was opened in Berlin just a few decades ago.

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