In Celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month: 
 

LEE GREER BREWSTER 

West Virginia LGBTQ+ Activist
 

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT

Recently, the West Virginia & Regional History Center has acquired a significant resource of national and state significance in regards to LGBTQ+ history - a collection of DRAG magazines, edited by Lee Greer Brewster (who was raised in West Virginia).

To mark LGBTQ+ History Month (October, Dr. Charlotte Hoelke (Assistant Director of the WVU Women's Resource Center) explains the historical significance of these magazines (two of which are displayed in this exhibit). Brewster contributed to LGBTQ+ organizing in New York City in the 1960s-1980s. Dr. Hoelke is currently researching Brewster's life and legacy.

Click the tabs at the top of the page to explore the online exhibit!

Photo retrieved from the West Virginia and Regional History Center. Exhibit created December 2019 by Erin Fields for WVU Libraries. The Art in the Libraries program enriches the connection between WVU Libraries' collections, library services and new ways of seeing, learning, and understanding. For more information visit exhibits.lib.wvu.edu.

 

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