Missouri relocates gay history exhibit from State Capitol

Missouri relocates gay history exhibit from State Capitol

On Monday, a traveling exhibit about gay history began a planned four-month display in the Missouri Capitol. By Wednesday night, it was gone. The exhibit, created by historians at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, was supposed to be in the Capitol building’s Missouri State Museum until the end of the year, said state Sen. Greg Razer, a Democrat. But the display, which explored the gay rights movement in Kansas City, was quietly removed by the state authorities this week in a decision that drew widespread attention. In the few days it was up, visitors to the Capitol could walk among the exhibit’s banners, which stood prominently in a main hallway,
On Monday, a traveling exhibit about gay history began a planned four-month display in the Missouri Capitol. By Wednesday night, it was gone. The exhibit, created by historians at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, was supposed to be in the Capitol building’s Missouri State Museum until the end of the year, said state Sen. Greg Razer, a Democrat. But the display, which explored the gay rights movement in Kansas City, was quietly removed by the state authorities this week in a decision that drew widespread attention. In the few days it was up, visitors to the Capitol could walk among the exhibit’s banners, which stood prominently in a main hallway,