July 19, 2019: The Project is proud to be honored by SAGE of PROMO Fund at their annual event on August 18, bringing together LGBTQ individuals and equality supporters to mingle with fellow advocates and celebrate the strides we have made in enhancing the quality of life of LGBTQ older adults through service, advocacy, and community awareness. This year’s Dennis W. Hostetler, SAGE of PROMO Fund Advocate of the Year Award will be presented to Steven Brawley, founder of the St. Louis LGBT History Project.
July 2, 2019: June was a busy presentation and media month for the Project and its community partners due in large part to the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. Here is a recap of the various feature stories captruing St. Louis' many LGBTQIA+ milestones:
Posted May 20, 2019
As the 50th anniversary of Stonewall is commemorated across the globe, join the Project this summer at a series of presentations to explore how the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ has responded to national events.
Saturday, June 1
Sunday, June 9
Thursday, June 20
Saturday, June 22
Saturday, June 29 - Sunday, June 30
Saturday, July 24
Tuesday, August 20
By Steven Louis Brawley
Beyond Stonewall: St. Louis' LGBTQIA+ History
1979 Gay Pride Weekend at Washington University
April 18, 2019: As the 50th anniversary of Stonewall is being commemorated, the Project is focusing on local anniversaries of historically significant events that have framed St. Louis vibrant LGBTQIA+ history.
April 20 marks the 40th anniversary of Washington University's 1979 Gay Pride Weekend. This was one of several events, including the 1979 March on Washington that occured later that year, that led to St. Louis hosting its first official Pride events in April 1980.
Project contributor Jim Andris has researched and documented the 1979 events at Washington University. Take a moment to learn about this St. Louis LGBTQIA+ historical milestone. Stay tuned for future 2019 anniversary year commemorations and features.