Pride St. Louis
For over thirty years, Pride St. Louis, Inc. has been working to raise understanding and acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender individuals in our community. Pride St. Louis is not a political group, but rather a community-based organization that envisions a world where diversity can be celebrated and prejudice has been eliminated. All are welcome to join Pride for a meeting, a workshop, or a special event. As an organization, Pride St. Louis works to bring about changes...right here in St. Louis.
LGBT Center of St. Louis
The LGBT Center of St. Louis is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation registered with the State of Missouri. Their mission is to provide resources and support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and ally community of St. Louis and its surrounding areas through education, empowerment, outreach and community building.
SAGE of PROMO Fund
SAGE of PROMO Fund incorporated is a non-profit organization in June of 2008 as the result of over two years of work and research by a group of LGBT advocates and professionals. SAGE began its first location in New York City more than 30 years ago and is the oldest not-for-profit organization dedicated specifically to the service and advocacy of LGBT older adults. In 2011, Team Saint Louis and SAGE, partnered to bring the first LGBTA team that competed in the St. Louis Senior Olympics.
St. Louis LGBT History Project
Founded in 2007, the St. Louis LGBT History Project serves as the unofficial collection arm for the St. Louis LGBT Archives at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, conducts and facilitates oral histories with area LGBT elders, works with area LGBT organizations on maintaining their own archives and seeks out and preserves LGBT history, documents, artifacts and memorabilia. The Project has developed a LGBT Walking Tour in the city’s Central West end, is available to speak on St. Louis’ LGBT History and provides displays from The Project collection. The goal of the Project is to not only celebrate and preserve our city’s LGBT History but, make is accessible through digital media.
Gateway Men's Chorus
The Gateway Men's Chorus affirms and promotes gay culture and acceptance through excellence in musical performance and education. A cultural movement. An arts phenomenon. A family. The Gateway Men’s Chorus means many things to many people, but one thing remains true: GMC is remarkable because of the people who come together to share in the music and the camaraderie. And there is always space for YOU. Whether you find your place with song on stage, member of the dance team, or by volunteering behind the scenes, the Gateway Men’s Chorus is looking for people with a passion for making a difference in the performance and production of male choral music.
CHARIS - Gateway Women's Chorus
CHARIS (kārĭs), of Greek origin, meaning grace & kindness; a member of the Charities, goddesses representing the most favorable qualities of women. CHARIS is a diverse group of women united in our mission to perform music that celebrates and encourages women and the LGBTQ community.
This diverse group of St. Louis metropolitan area musicians comes from all walks of life and range in age from 20 to over 60. The members of the band bring a variety of playing levels and other talents and interests to rehearsal each week as it prepares for four performances each year. The band members also march in the annual St. Louis Pride Parade and other events. The organization is an all-volunteer community band and provides an opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, straight and transgendered musicians to perform and have fun in a relaxed, friendly environment. The group does not hold auditions and welcomes anyone over the age of 18 to bring his or her musical talent to the band. For non-players, music lovers and patrons, BandTogether has organized into band-related groups including the BandAides, BandFriends and the BandTogether Color Guard.