Sep 14, 2021 11:00 PM

Emails reveal conflict over Missouri LGBTQ history exhibit

Posted Sep 14, 2021 11:00 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Emails sent by Missouri State Museum employees show they tried to defend an LGBTQ history exhibit before state officials ordered it removed from the state Capitol.

The Kansas City Star reports it obtained emails showing how state officials reacted after questions were raised about the exhibit. State officials have said the exhibit was removed after only four days because the museum did not follow a state law that requires the Board of Public Buildings to approve installations.

However, minutes of the board's meetings show it has not been asked to approve museum exhibits for years. The emails do not name the specific state official that ordered the exhibit removed.