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Community Mourns Foster Courtney

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ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis LGBT community is reeling following a tragic accident in the early morning hours of July 4th  which has left one community member dead and another’s life in ruin.

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Marriage Equality in New York – Finally!

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NEW YORK In a history making, bipartisan vote, the New York Senate, June 24 passed a widely popular marriage equality bill after the most aggressive state legislative campaign in the history of the LGBT rights movement.  With Governor Cuomo’s promised signature of the bill, New York will become the sixth state, plus the District of Columbia, where same-sex couples can legally marry.

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Metro East PrideFest a Smashing Success

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BELLEVILLE, IL – Early morning storms subsided to usher in a picture perfect day, June 18, for the 4th Annual Metro East PrideFest downtown Belleville.  Metro East Pride of Southwestern Illinois (MEPSI), which organizes the annual lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and allied celebration estimated attendance for the West Main street event to be at 5,000.

 

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UN Passes Historic Resolution

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GENEVA – In a groundbreaking achievement for upholding the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution, June 17 on human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity (L9/rev1).

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Hopson Elected New President of BAMSL

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ST. LOUIS – Bruce Hopson was recently installed as the new president of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) for its 2011-2012 bar year beginning May 1, 2011.

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Black & Lou Pride Ball Beckons

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ST. LOUIS  —  Indeed—this isn’t your mama’s Pride event.  On Friday, June 10th the first annual Black and Lou Pride Ball takes over JJ’s Clubhouse to benefit Pride St. Louis, Inc.

 

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Illinois Civil Unions Law Goes Into Effect

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BELLEVILLE, IL – Six same sex couples—all women—waited in line, June 1 to apply for civil union licenses under the new Illinois law that recognized their relationships for the first time.

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Longtime Dee Jay John “J.C.” Cronin Dies

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ST. LOUIS  – The man behind some of the hottest mixes in the StL has died. Longtime community Dee Jay, John Vincent “J.C.” Cronin, 51, passed away unexpectedly at his residence on May 30, 2011.

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