About Us

The Stonewall Library and Archives houses hundreds of serials, including the complete set of The Ladder, America’s first Lesbian Periodical

THE STONEWALL LIBRARY & ARCHIVES FOUNDATION, INC. is an approved 501(c)(3) corporation established under the laws of the State of Florida to ensure the perpetuity of the Stonewall Library & Archives, Inc. through fund raising activities. The Foundation’s purpose is to serve the private giving needs of the Library by raising and managing private gifts, then directing those funds and assets according to each donor’s intention. Established in 2005 by Dr. Louis Benevento, with the encouragement of Robert Nathans, the Foundation is guided by a Board of Trustees and a dedicated distinguished Advisory Board. The funds of the Foundation are securely managed by major financial institutions.

The Stonewall Library & Archives, located in Fort Lauderdale, with a nationwide membership, has been serving the community since 1973. Currently, the Library boasts a circulating collection of over 18,000 books, videos, and DVDs. The Library hosts more than 100 cultural events each year, including monthly exhibits, workshops, film series, and receptions. It also houses one of the nation’s largest GLBT archival collections, as well as a 1000-volume collection of preserved rare and valuable books involving GLBT history and culture. The Library’s collection has been accessed by patrons and scholars throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Louis A. Benevento, M.D. Ph.D.

The Right Reverend Grant Lynn Ford

Paul Harris

Gus Kein

Douglas J. Pew, J.D.

Ray Rideout

Jim Stork