LGBTQ

Unusual Sources

By Miranda Rectenwald on December 5, 2016

Recently the national podcast  Criminal  visited the WU library.  This audio documentary program was researching The Evening Whirl — one of the archival sources being consulted in Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis.   The Evening Whirl is an unique St. Louis newspaper (still in publication) publishing...

A Snapshot of St. Louis in the Era of Gay Lib

By Ian Darnell, PhD candidate University of Illinois at Chicago & graduate researcher for Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis on November 2, 2016

A Snapshot of St. Louis in the Era of Gay Lib: Ciao! Magazine Profiles the Gateway City In June 1974, Ciao!, a pioneering gay travel magazine, published an article on St. Louis. The piece and accompanying photographs offer a fascinating snapshot of the Gateway City in the era of gay liberation. &...

Election year fodder: Letters from the front lines of the St. Louis LGBTQ struggle for equal rights.

In honor of National Coming Out Day (October 11) and  LGBT History Month this post explores the the correspondence of Tom Miles, a St. Louis native and leader among allies of the LGBTQ community, provides an intimate window unto the LGBTQ rights movement of the 1990s and early 2000s. Miles, who w...

Project Update – Fall 2016

By Miranda Rectenwald on September 26, 2016

The Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis Project is happy to welcome three new undergraduate researchers to our team –  Kristi Hagen, Molly Brodsky, and Jennifer Chen. Our semester’s work began September 23 with an orientation session at Olin Library.  Ian Darnell presented on the overall story of...

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Henry Hampton Film Series: ‘Paris Is Burning’

By Alison Carrick on September 21, 2016

Join us for a free screening presented by the Washington University Libraries, Cinema St. Louis, the Missouri History Museum, and the St. Louis LGBT History Project as part of the Henry Hampton Film Series. The screening will be followed by a discussion featuring Steve Brawley of the St. Louis LG...

Exhibit: Researching Queer History

By Miranda Rectenwald on June 1, 2016

During Pride Month (June)  a display of library resources about LGBTQ+ history and culture is on display at Olin Library.  The display features magazines, newspapers, databases, materials from Special Collections, and more highlighting the diverse sources of information available to researchers. ...