October 15, 2013: Check out some great LGBT History Month related stories in the current issue of the Vital Voice. Executive Editor Colin Murphy interviews Rodney Wilson, who founded LGBT History Month in 1994. Murphy also has a great feature on the history of Halloween in St. Louis and the important role this holiday has played in our LGBT past.
And don't miss Chris Andoe's tales of LGBT haunts around St. Louis. Please have a happy and historic Halloween season. Picture: Midnight Annie (Owen Roach) whose ashes are entombed in the walls of Clementines Bar in Soulard.
October 7, 2013: St. Louis will be hosting the Miss Gay America pageant for the fourth time October 9-13, 2013. The Gateway City previously hosted the legendary franchise's 1978, 2009 and 2010 contests. The 1977 event was held at the Machinist Hall in Bridgeton, Mo. In 1989, St. Louis' very own Vicki Vincent was crowned Miss Gay America. Learn more about St. Louis' history of female impersonation. Good luck to all of this year's contestants - including Miss Gay Missouri.
October 4, 2013: This past June, the St. Louis community gathered at the Missouri History Museum to learn about - and honor - the legacy and accompishments of Bayard Rustin. In the October issue of fURvor Magazine, we salute Rustin's lifetime of nonviolent activism. Thanks to Joan Lipkin, who organized the event, and to Rustin's partner Walter Naegle for contributing to the story. Another great reason to celebrate LGBT History Month. Read entire article.
October 2, 2013: PROMO, SAGE Metro St. Louis, The LGBT Center of St. Louis, and the St. Louis LGBT History Project are hosting a National Coming Out Day celebration. The event is free and open to the public, family friendly, and is also a safe space for anyone who is questioning themselves.
Date: Friday, October 11th, 2013
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Grand Oak Hill Community Corp., 4168 Juniata, St. Louis, Missouri 63116
Learn about our past, with an exhibit from the St. Louis LGBT History Project, and learn where we are going with fun activities from community organizations. Light refreshments will be provided.