Mission: To chronicle 10,000 years of LGBTQ+ history in a global chronology, hightlighting influential figures and their societal impact, fostering understanding and acceptance through shared experiences celebrating human diversity.

Sleeping Hermadhroditus, Greek Sculpture. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

LGBTQ+ World History Museum

Announcing the formation of a new and unique museum in Palm Springs, California.

We are proud to announce our premier exhibition


Out of the Darkness, Into the Light

10,000 Years of LGBTQ+ History

The Time is NOW

It is Time for the LGBTQ+ World History Museum

With several LGBTQ museums throughout the United States and around the world offering local community histories, the time is overdue for a comprehensive educational museum experience chronicling LGBTQ histories, from prehistory to the present.

In 2023 state legislators introduced and passed a record-breaking number of legislative efforts targeting LGBTQ healthcare, access to public accommodations, inclusion in education, and more in the U.S. The American Civil Liberties Union said it recorded 508 bills impacting the community with 84 passed into law in 2023.

This is the time to take a stand, to tell our story, to educate people that LGBTQ individuals have affected human society and civilization from rulers, warriors, artists, scientists, authors, entertainers, atheletes, technological deveopers, and the unidentified since the beginning of time. The LGBTQ+ World History Museum will help us control the narrative about who we are, where we come from and where we are going.

“LGBTQ history is especially urgent because our communities have emerged from denial, repression, and invisibility into acceptance, pride and full societal participation” - Urvashi Vaid

“To realize a world of equality and dignity for all, we will have to change laws and policies, we will also have to change hearts and minds.” - Rick Parnell

“It’s just really important that we start celebrating our differences. Let’s start tolerating first, but then we need to celebrate our differences.” - Billy Jean King

“We’re all different in many ways and alike in many ways and special in some sort of way.” - Larry Kramer, “The Normal Heart & The Destiny of Me”

Students at the College of the Desert Cinema Club produced a documentary on the Museum of Ancient Wonders and the establishment of the LGBTQ+ World History Museum which was submitted to the 2024 Palm Springs Short Film Festival. View this film here.

Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of a museum

Sometimes in the middle of a museum you find yourself

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The journey has begun. We welcome your support to help build this revolutionary educational and cultural center for this and future generations.