Jan. 1, 2014: It seems there’s more in your hairdresser’s closet than Nordstrom sweaters and fabulous shoes. In recent years, the St. Louis LGBT community has been busy rummaging through its closets, attics, and steamer trunks, salvaging bits and pieces of its lost queer history.
The St. Louis LGBT History Project was born. In fact, the Project’s stockpile is so noteworthy, that the Missouri History Museum has agreed to take over conservatorship of select items from the collection in Spring of 2014.
Before the items go into archival storage, however, PHD Gallery hosts: A History of Queer: Selections from the St. Louis LGBT History Project, curated by Steven L. Brawley. The exhibition is on view January 25 through March 2, 2014 and opens with a gala reception Saturday, January 25, from 7-10 pm. PHD Gallery is located at 2300 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO 63118. A special closing event is set for Sunday, March 2, from 1-3 pm.