Photo by Gerard KoskovichThe GLBT History Museum worked out a new lease deal with Walgreen Co.

Photo by Gerard KoskovichThe GLBT History Museum worked out a new lease deal with Walgreen Co.

GLBT History Musuem extends Castro lease for 5 years

A one-of-kind U.S. museum dedicated to the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people will remain in the Castro 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, GLBT Historical Society Executive Director Paul Boneberg said. The specific plans were not outlined.

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.

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