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Hamblin Monte's Photographs

Montes 1987 - Jamie Renee - 2May 18, 2014: Thanks to John Hamblin for donating 20 fun images of 1987 Monte's bar drag performances by Georgia Brown, Candy James, Janice Price, Stephanie Monroe, Zsa Zsa Principle, and Jamie Renee (pictured). Monte's was on Jefferson near Highway 44 (where McDonald's is located). Please keep digging around your home for rare treasures such as these. Thanks again John.

June 7 Library Lecture


May 15, 2014: PRIDE MONTH EVENT- St. Louis is the hometown of many noted LGBT authors who have published plays, poems, novels, and textbooks. Join Steven L. Brawley, founder of the St. Louis LGBT History Project, as he discusses local literary greats such as William Burroughs and Tennessee Williams, as well as lesser known LGBT writers.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 (CANCELLED)
St. Louis Public Library
Barr Branch
1701 South Jefferson
St. Louis, MO 63104

Brinson Photo Collection

brinsonlesbianpicdonationMay 10, 2014: The Project was excited to recently receive an envelope packed full of 1980s lesbian party pictures from Patricia Brinson. The pictures include images from house/bar parties and sporting events. Included are pictures of Betty Neeley, Totty Dunham, Michelle Stockton, and many others. Thanks Patricia for this amazing donation. Images will be processed and posted on the Project's website photo gallery later this summer.

Damron Donation

damron69coverMay 9, 2014: The Project thanks Gina Gatta, President and Editor-in-Chief of Damron, Inc., for proviidng scans of St. Louis' Damron listings from 1965-1979. 

In 1964, Bob Damron published a book of all the gay bars he knew from his constant travels across the United States. This book fit comfortably in the palm of your hand. Despite its petite size, this book was an impressive accomplishment. Each one of the listings he had visited himself. Today Damron is a world-wide resource regarding LGBT events and travel.

The donated Damron listings provide a rare glimpse into LGBT life before you could just turn to Google for travel advice. The Project is analyzing the St. Louis listings to see which locaitons it has in its database, and for unknown ones. Information from the St. Louis pages will be posted to the Project's website in the near future. Thanks again to Gina Gatta and Damron for this important donation.

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