October 28, 2013: As this year's LGBT History Month winds down, the Project is pleased to announce some new donations. First, Dennis Goffin is donating a photo album of color images documenting his association with various leather clubs across America, including Blue Max MC of St. Louis. Dennis is also helping the Project get in touch with several people who may also have additional pictures and artifacts to share. Second, the Project thanks Sam Maronie for donating artwork by Ron Gomez for a 1990 Clementine's "Wet Jockey Contest" ad. The Project is always on the lookout for St. Louis LGBT related artifacts ranging from t-shirts and buttons to pictures and videos. We are working on some exciting new community partnerships to help promote and preserve our history. Thanks again for your support.
October 15, 2013: Check out some great LGBT History Month related stories in the current issue of the Vital Voice. Executive Editor Colin Murphy interviews Rodney Wilson, who founded LGBT History Month in 1994. Murphy also has a great feature on the history of Halloween in St. Louis and the important role this holiday has played in our LGBT past.
And don't miss Chris Andoe's tales of LGBT haunts around St. Louis. Please have a happy and historic Halloween season. Picture: Midnight Annie (Owen Roach) whose ashes are entombed in the walls of Clementines Bar in Soulard.
October 7, 2013: St. Louis will be hosting the Miss Gay America pageant for the fourth time October 9-13, 2013. The Gateway City previously hosted the legendary franchise's 1978, 2009 and 2010 contests. The 1977 event was held at the Machinist Hall in Bridgeton, Mo. In 1989, St. Louis' very own Vicki Vincent was crowned Miss Gay America. Learn more about St. Louis' history of female impersonation. Good luck to all of this year's contestants - including Miss Gay Missouri.
October 4, 2013: This past June, the St. Louis community gathered at the Missouri History Museum to learn about - and honor - the legacy and accompishments of Bayard Rustin. In the October issue of fURvor Magazine, we salute Rustin's lifetime of nonviolent activism. Thanks to Joan Lipkin, who organized the event, and to Rustin's partner Walter Naegle for contributing to the story. Another great reason to celebrate LGBT History Month. Read entire article.