Wilbur Wegener (June 6, 1922 – August 26, 2002) was an early LGBT  historian was a member of several LGBT  rights organizations, including the Mattachine Society; Mandrake Society; and One, Incorporated in the 1950s and 1960s.

He was also an amateur photographer who spent three decades capturing candid images of the LGBT  community. Sadly, when he died in 2002 at age 80, Wegener's family destroyed many of his photographs and negatives. (Courtesy of Scott Lokitz.)


  1. Gay and Lesbian St. Louis By Steven Louis Brawley, St. Louis LGBT History Project