Steven Brawley started the St. Louis LGBT History Project to preserve whatever he could of St. Louis' gay and lesbian culture. From the matchbooks of long-gone gay bars to performers' costumes to old photographs, if it was linked to the city's LGBT community, Brawley collected it. Part of the growing trove is documented in his new book, Gay and Lesbian St. Louis, which features photographs donated by private citizens, the Missouri History Museum and the State Historical Society of Missouri. The book goes on sale today, an event celebrated with a launch party at 7 p.m. at Left Bank Books (399 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-6731 or www.left-bank.com). Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Price: free admission