Terry Beswick

Terry Beswick brings over three decades of experience as a community leader in HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ activism to his current role as Executive Director of the GLBT Historical Society. Beswick has worked as a journalist, activist, fundraiser, and policy-maker with AIDS- and LGBT-related nonprofit and governmental organizations in San Francisco and Washington, DC, including Project Inform, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the White House Office of National HIV/AIDS Policy, the National AIDS Program Office of the Dept of Health and Human Services, and the Bay Area Reporter, among others. In the mid-1980’s, Mr. Beswick was a co-founder of ACT UP in San Francisco and the first coordinator of ACT NOW, the national ACT UP network. Currently, his focus is on building the first full-scale museum of LGBTQ history and culture in North America. He holds a MFA from San Francisco State University.