Now in its 45th year of operation, SNMA is one of the only museums in the country dedicated solely to the history, civil rights, and culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
Stonewall National Archives currently contains more than 1800 archive collections, 5200 serial titles and museum collection items that document more than a century of LGBT cultural and social history. The professionally-cataloged collection is maintained according to strict conservation and archival standards. It is used by community leaders, writers, researchers, historians and members of the general public.
Stonewall National Museum has become a major cultural attraction with programming including exhibitions, lectures, readings, and film screenings for all who are interested in learning about and supporting the LGBT community. It continues to expand its collection, and the Library continues to be the largest circulated collection of LGBT items in the country, with more than 28,000 books, DVDs and more than 60 national and regional periodicals in the John Graves Reading Room.
SNMA, is also responsible for the Stonewall National Education Project, a national network comprised of delegates representing more than 4.5 million high-school-aged youth and 200,000 educators. The network meets every year at its annual Symposium