Celebrating the History of Our Pride

Posted on 05/20/22


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 access@mohistory.org to request ASL interpretation or with other accessibility questions.

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