Steven Louis Brawley is a public historian noted for his research related to LGBTQIA+ and pop culture topics. He is the founder of the St. Louis LGBT History Project and executive vice president of Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS). A resident of Kirkwood, Missouri, he has 30 years of strategic not-for-profit management experience with a focus on fundraising and marketing. Brawley is the author of Gay and Lesbian St. Louis and is also a frequent lecturer at educational institutions and a presenting member of the Organization of American Historians. He is the former board chair of the University of Missouri–St. Louis Alumni Association and the Crime Victim Center of St. Louis. A sixth-generation Missourian, he has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri–St. Louis and a master’s degree from Saint Louis University.