GLBT History Museum renews lease in San Francisco's Castro

Bay City News
Sunday, March 8, 2015
San Francisco is awash in the colors of the rainbow this weekend. Pride festivities are well underway.

SAN FRANCISCO -- A one-of-kind U.S. museum will remain in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood for another five years, museum officials said.

Officials with the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender History Museum were able to renew the museum's lease with Walgreen Co., the landlord, for another five years at a discounted rate. The discount will allow the museum to pursue ambitious plans, executive director of the GLBT Historical Society Paul Boneberg said.

The society is the museum's parent organization.

Walgreen Co. regional vice president Paul Blankenship said the company is pleased to continue its partnership with the museum.

"We both share a deep commitment to the communities we serve in San Francisco and beyond," Blankenship said in a statement.

The museum is the nation's first full-scale, stand-alone museum that presents the history and culture of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.