Among them was Bayard Rustin, an openly gay black man who worked side-by-side with the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The civil rights strategist who died in is honored every day at a little storefront in St. Its outreach efforts also includes self-advocacy. Playing dress-up is unique black history lesson for one preschooler. All Streams. Search Query Show Search. Nancy Fowler.
News Specials. Williams's company founded Rustin's Place inand inmoved it to its current location at N. Sarah St. The center serves up to people a year, mostly gay, black men between the ages of 18 and The center also offers the use of its washer and dryer. Send questions and comments about this story to feedback stlpublicradio.
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Ways to Give. In the black, gay community, Williams said, word on the street was clear:. While clients do their laundry or eat a snack, Williams often talks with them about black, gay history, including the story of Rustin.
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Erise Williams. Epiphany at the Zebra Lounge Williams's company founded Rustin's Place inand inmoved it to its current location at N. Credit Erise Williams. Black History Month is a time to spotlight African-Americans who made a difference. At that time, no one understood the virus or how it was transmitted. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn .
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Show Search Search Query. The year-old came out as a teenager, in He remembers his first trip to a black gay club called the Zebra Lounge on Olive Street. Credit Nancy Fowler St. Louis Public Radio. Related Content. Many gay bars seemed off-limits to black men, at least most of the time.