Missouri History Museum Presentation
June 13, 7 pm, Lee Auditorium
Since the late 19th century, St. Louis audiences have been entertained by some of the world's foremost drag kings and queens. This was often a challenge since St. Louis' masquerading laws, which were on the books from the 1840s until 1985, prohibited a person from "appearing in public in a dress not belonging to his or her sex." Breaking this law landed many "impersonators" in jail. Steven Louis Brawley will be joined by legendary members of St. Louis' drag king and queen community to discuss the pivotal role these entertainers and social activists have played throughout St. Louis' history. Learn about the drag communities' legacy of competitive pageants, charitable causes, and political actions.
SAGE Lunch (SAGE Members)
June 20, 11:30 am, MCC
The Project will update our 2017 Transgender Spectrum Conference presentation on the complexity of researching transgender history.
June 23-24, Solider's Memorial
At this year's PrideFest History Village, the Project will offer an exhibit entitled "Headlines of Hate and Hope" documenting St. Louis' LGBTQIA+ experience via mainstream newspaper articles dating back to the mid-1800s. In addition to the exhibit, learn about other area groups and organizations that are making dramatic contributions to the research and preservation of our local LGBTQIA+ history.
Coffee Cartel Exhibit
July 19, 7 pm, 2 Maryland Plaza
The Project will offer an exhibit at Coffee Cartel from July 19 through September 12. Opening reception will be July 19, 7 pm.
Graphic: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 4, 1912