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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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EQIL Denounces Efforts at Anti-Gay Constitutional Amendment

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CHICAGO – Equality Illinois, the State’s largest organization advocating for full equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) people, denounced efforts by anti-LGBT organizations to amend the Illinois Constitution prohibiting recognition of marriages or civil unions between same-sex couples.

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Nevada Governor Signs Transgender Employment Protections Into Law

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NEVADA – Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed AB 211 into law, May 25. The bill codifies prohibitions against discrimination in employment on the basis of gender identity or expression.

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St. Louis Marches for Harvey

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ST. LOUIS – The weather was perfect as well over 100 St. Louis area lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied marchers took to the streets, May 22 in honor of martyred LGBT rights leader, Harvey Milk. The event was organized by Show Me No Hate.

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Equality Illinois Launches Spanish Language Outreach

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CHICAGO – Equality Illinois, the state’s largest organization advocating for full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals (“LGBT”), has announced the launch of a comprehensive Spanish-language outreach program focusing on the Latino community.

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U City to Have Domestic Partnerships

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UNIVERSITY CITY, MO – The City Council of University City passed a Domestic Partner Registry, May 9 for University City, the first in St. Louis County.

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Doric Wilson Remembered

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NEW YORK, NY – To the pantheon of LGBT heroes, we must add playwright and activist Doric Wilson who died May 7 at his home in Manhattan at age 72.  It is a collective and personal loss. Doric was a friend and role model to me.

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