Pride Month
June 2021 Department Activities

June 2, 4:00 – 5:00 pm via Zoom
Department Viewing of “Stonewall Forever”

June 9, 4:00 – 5:00 pm via Zoom
Book Discussion on “The Stonewall Reader”
2019 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which is considered the most significant event in the gay liberation movement, and the catalyst for the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States. Drawing from the New York Public Library’s archives, The Stonewall Reader is a collection of first accounts, diaries, periodic literature, and articles from LGBTQ magazines and newspapers that documented both the years leading up to and the years following the riots. Most importantly the anthology spotlights both iconic activists who were pivotal in the movement, such as Sylvia Rivera, co-founder of Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), as well as forgotten figures like Ernestine Eckstein, one of the few out, African American, lesbian activists in the 1960s.

3rd Week (Self -viewing)
Oral Histories highlighting Sharon Love, Transgender Community Leader (Part of MO History Museum Virtual Pride Exhibit)

4th Week: Being an Ally
ally /“al-lie”/ – noun : a (typically straight and/or cisgender) person who supports and respects members of the LGBTQ community. We consider people to be active allies who take action on in support and respect.

Guide to being a straight ally
Straight for Equality
OUTmed at WUSM

Stonewall Outloud (YouTube 32 min.)(Self -Viewing)
Few personal accounts or archival material from the Stonewall riots actually exist. In STONEWALL OUTLOUD, World of Wonder weaves together a new, fresh account of those fateful nights through rare recordings unearthed from the archives of StoryCorps, featuring people who were there as the uprising began 50 years ago. New faces bring the voices of the past to life as today’s top LBGTQ talent honor the significance of this profound moment in the story of gay rights in America.

5th Week: (Self-Viewing)
State of Pride (YouTube 1 hr, 10 min)
Host Raymond Braun visits the communities of three U.S. cities — Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Tuscaloosa, Ala. — to speak with LGBTQ Americans about what pride means to them today. State of Pride is directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, who were nominated for the Best Documentary Short Oscar for their 2018 short End Game.

Websites of Interest

St Louis LGBT History Project
Gateway to Pride, Missouri History Museum Virtual Exhibit (Runs until 10/31/2022)
Pride St. Louis
WUSM Department of Medicine OUTmed
LGBTQmed WUSM student-run interest group dedicated to LGBTQ+ identity and health.

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Department-Based Resources

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Reading Materials


Diversity Creates Bonuses: It’s Not Just the Nice Thing to Do
Why We Need More Diversity to Solve Complex Problems