July 1, 2013: The Project was proud to provide an educational display at this year's historic 2013 St. Louis Pride - held in downtown St. Louis for the very first time. This year's exhibit featured some never seen before artifacts - including a black gown once worn by a popular 1970's St. Louis area female impersonator (Lady Charles/Charlie Davis). Thanks to the several hundred people who stopped by the exhibit. Many of you had new stories to tell and some artifacts to donate. The Project was also honored by Pride St. Louis, Inc., this year with the Jim Hoefer award. Thanks to Pride St. Louis, Inc., and everyone else who has been so support of the Project. Keep those historic stories and treasures coming our way.
June 5, 2013: The Project was honored by Pride St. Louis on June 4 at a special Pride month kick-off party held at Strauss Park in Grand Center. The Project is the recipient of this year's Jim Hoefer Award annually bestowed by Pride St. Louis. The award is presented to an organization that best exemplifies what it means to serve St. Louis' LGBT Community. A special thank you from Project team members Colin Murphy, Ian Darnell, and Steven Brawley to everyone who has supported our work! Don't miss our special history exhibit at this year's Pride being held downtown on June 29 and 30.
May 24, 2013: The Project thanks Gypsy Lee for the donation of her vintage 1970's Cher Indian costume and headdress worn at a Mandrake Ball and some early pageants. The Project hopes to display the outfit at our St. Louis Pride display in June. Thanks Gypsy Lee!
May 16, 2013: The Project was happy to provide a display for the May 15 "Out in the City" event sponsored by ALIVE Magazine and hosted by the Missouri History Museum to benefit the LGBT Center of St. Louis. More than 150 people attend the event that raised more than $600 for the Center. The Project is a program of the Center. The Project is also working with the Missouri History Museum as they plan for a special 2014 exhibit that will celebrate the City of St. Louis' 250th birthday. More details to come.