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Celebrating the History of Our Pride

AARP St. Louis is proud to sponsor the Missouri History Museum's multi-year virtual exhibit - Gateway to Pride.

LGBT+ communities have been contributing to St. Louis’ history for centuries. The Gateway to Pride virtual exhibit uncovers the rarely shared and often untold stories of St. Louis’s LGBT+ communities. AARP is honored to take part in celebrating and sharing this rich history.

Visitors to the Gateway to Pride virtual exhibit will get a taste of St. Louis’ fascinating LGBT+ history. The interactive digital experience showcases oral history interviews, artifacts with in-depth stories, and multiple opportunities for online visitors to share their own experiences.

This virtual exhibit is a milestone step in the Missouri Historical Society’s larger Gateway to Pride Initiative. It serves as a call to action for visitors to share their stories and contribute to the growing knowledge of this often hidden history.

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Gateway to Pride and Making History featured on Fox 2
Ian Darnell with the Missouri Historical Society talks about the current "Making History - Kansas City and the Rise of Gay Rights" exhibit at the Missouri History Museum. AARP in St. Louis serves as a major sponsor of this exhibit. CLICK HERE to watch the segment.

All pre-scheduled public and member virtual programs have automated closed captioning available. Additionally, ASL interpretation is available for programs with two weeks advanced notice. Please email to request ASL interpretation or with other accessibility questions.

Check out a full month of Pride activities created and presented by the Missouri Historical Society.

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