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July 19, 2019: The Project is proud to be honored by SAGE of PROMO Fund at their annual event on August 18, bringing together LGBTQ individuals and equality supporters to mingle with fellow advocates and celebrate the strides we have made in enhancing the quality of life of LGBTQ older adults through service, advocacy, and community awareness. This year’s Dennis W. Hostetler, SAGE of PROMO Fund Advocate of the Year Award will be presented to Steven Brawley, founder of the St. Louis LGBT History Project.

Register here.

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Summer 2019 Calendar

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As the 50th anniversary of Stonewall is commemorated across the globe, join the Project this summer at a series of presentations to explore how the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ has responded to national events.

Saturday, June 1

Trailnet Bike Tour

St. Louis County Library (Florissant Valley)

Sunday, June 9

Missouri History Museum

Thursday, June 20

Kirkwood Public Library Teen Program

Saturday, June 22

St. Louis Public Library (Schlafly)

Renegade Queer STL History Tour

Saturday, June 29 - Sunday, June 30

St. Louis PrideFest (north side of Solider's Memorial)

Saturday, July 24

St. Louis County Library (Lewis and Clark)

Tuesday, August 20

Hamburger Mary's Bingo

2019 Anniversary Series: 1979 WU Gay Pride Weekend

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Beyond Stonewall: St. Louis' LGBTQIA+ History

1979 Gay Pride Weekend at Washington University

April 18, 2019: As the 50th anniversary of Stonewall is being commemorated, the Project is focusing on local anniversaries of historically significant events that have framed St. Louis vibrant LGBTQIA+ history.

April 20 marks the 40th anniversary of Washington University's 1979 Gay Pride Weekend. This was one of several events, including the 1979 March on Washington that occured later that year, that led to St. Louis hosting its first official Pride events in April 1980.

Project contributor Jim Andris has researched and documented the 1979 events at Washington University. Take a moment to learn about this St. Louis LGBTQIA+ historical milestone. Stay tuned for future 2019 anniversary year commemorations and features.

Link to Andris article and research.


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