May 11, 2017: Since the 1970s, the St. Louis LGBTQIA community has organized rallies and marches, now commonly known as Pride events. Learn about the origins of Pride celebrations in the metro region and their lasting cultural and political impact. Project collaborator Jayms Andris will offer an overview of the 1970s events that led to St. Louis’ first official Pride week in 1980. Representatives from Metro East Pride of Southwestern Illinois, Pride St. Charles, Pride St. Louis, St. Louis Black Pride, and Tower Grove Pride have been invited to provide historical backgrounds about their respective festivals and comment on why the events are needed.
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7 pm
Missouri History Museum, Lee Auditorium, Forest Park