National LGBT Museum

The National LGBT Museum is a proposed museum of LGBT history and culture.[1][2][3]

The museum was proposed by Tim Gold, a former employee of the National Postal Museum and Smithsonian Institution, and his husband Mitchell Gold, a furniture manufacturer. The Golds founded the Velvet Foundation in 2007 to fund and create the new museum.[1][2]

Although originally proposed as a museum in Washington, D.C., in 2015 the board of directors decided to seek a location for the museum in New York City.[4] The initial funding goal for the museum is between $50 million and $100 million.[2] The status of the museum is currently uncertain; the official Twitter account of the National LGBT Museum has tweeted once since 2016.[5]


  1. ^ a b Parker, Loanne (28 March 2014). "Which Museums Show Real Promise?". Washington Post. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Ryan, Hugh (18 October 2013). "The Quest to Build a National LGBT Museum". Slate. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  3. ^ "LGBT museum seeks to preserve our history". Washington Blade. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  4. ^ Lee, Steven (30 April 2015). "National LGBT Museum chooses New York as permanent site for museum". LGBT Weekly. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  5. ^ Twitter Retrieved 8 September 2020. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)