Looking for St. Louis’s Gay History

Published Date Author: , March 28th, 2011

St. Louis Gay HistoryThe lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in St. Louis has a storied history — are you holding on to any of it? The St. Louis Gay History Project wants to know.

The project is brainchild of blogger Steven Brawley, a longtime history buff. It seeks to find and preserve pieces of LGBT history in St. Louis. That can be anything from old bar posters and matchbooks to photos to pins to scrapbooks and diaries.

“There wasn’t a good, well-rounded, thorough review of gay life,” Brawley tells Daily RFT. “What was life like? Where would you go to socialize?” Tidbits and word of mouth kept reaching him through his blog. So he got the idea to ask people about what they might have stored away in the attic.

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