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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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15th Miss Missouri Continental Held

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ST. LOUIS – The 15th Annual Miss Missouri Continental Pageant was held at the Complex Nightclub, May 29 with  Amaya Mann from Bloomington, IL  taking home the coveted title. Also competing were Sharrissa Sanchez Steele and Tabitha Giselle Sexton, the reigning Miss Gay Illinois America, both from St. Louis.

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Shane Cohn Joins LGBT Center of St. Louis Board

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ST. LOUIS – The LGBT Center of St. Louis announced, May 27 the addition of St. Louis Alderman Shane Cohn to its Board of Directors.

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