Documents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are part of everyday culture and testimonies of the self-assertion of sexual/gender minorities. Private documents, diaries, photo albums and self-created collections of newspaper articles etc. have extraordinary significance to cultural history and are not only worthy but important to preserve. The aim of our archive is to conserve the past of the LGBTIQ* community in and around Munich and to make it accessible to the public.
The following video provides an insight into our diverse collection:
Using the archive
The archive is open during office hours and by appointment. Please contact us before a visit so that we can provide you with the best possible support. You can find a floorplan of the archive with all the different sections here.
On our website we offer small insights into the collections as well as a research engine for the following archive departments: library, audio/video archive and poster collection.
We regularly offer guided tours through our archive. You can find dates here. Guided tours for groups are also possible. To arrange an appointment, please contact us by e-mail or by telephone: 0049(0)8923269794
Donations and estates
Our archive rooms are also the right place for your documents!
Do you have books, magazines, leaflets, documents, films, posters, buttons, signs, flyers, diaries etc. that would fit our archive profile? Do you have materials, for example about the work of particular groups of activists, that you would like to put in safe hands and preserve for the future?
A donation agreement adopted to your needs regulates how your items are kept and to what extent your documents are available for research and/or exhibition purposes.