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Jim Andris at a 1980 pride festival in St. Louis. | COURTESY ST. LOUIS LGBT HISTORY PROJECT

A History of Pride in St. Louis

The year after Stonewall in 1970, what we now call Pride events began taking place across America. While St. Louis did not host its first Pride until 1980, many foundational events paved the way for modern era Pride celebrations across the St. Louis region. In 1977 and 1978, local gay rights rallies were held in

Here We Are: Pridefest Returns Downtown

St. Louis PrideFest is a heady mix of rainbow colors, exuberant dancers, pulsating music, wild drinks, great food, old friends and, most importantly, a coming together of people across the region in support of LGBTQIA+ identity and rights. “The main purpose of starting a Pride festival is to celebrate together as a community,” says Jordan

Pride and Zero Prejudice

“What’s unique about The College School is that we are a private, independent school for everyone,” says Vincent Flewellen, the school’s director of equity and inclusion. We’re seated in an open area that I happen to know was once used as a library. It’s next to the principal’s office and directly across the hall from