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“The Baltimore Waltz” Benefit

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ST. LOUIS – On Thursday, March 17th, come to a special benefit performance of Paula Vogel’s The Baltimore Waltz, presented by Muddy Waters Theatre. 

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PROMO’s Call for Cancelation of Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s Clayton Appearance Successful

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CLAYTON, MO – On March 18th, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy will be hosted by FOCUS St. Louis and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce for a presentation on leadership at the Center of Clayton. FOCUS St. Louis and the Clayton Chamber of Commerce have a strong history of inclusion and diversity; however, the same cannot be said for Chick-fil-A.

 

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Extensive New Report “Follows the Money” of LGBT Orgs

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The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) released, March 2 what it calls “a comprehensive look at the finances of 39 leading national LGBT organizations.” The participant organizations had revenues of more than $161.3 million in 2009 and represent nearly 70 percent of funding for all LGBT social justice advocacy organizations.

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2011 Van Voris LGBTQA Scholarship Application Announced by Pride St. Louis, Inc.

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Scholarship

ST. LOUIS – Continuing its longstanding support of scholarship within the St. Louis lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and ally (LGBTQA) community, Pride St. Louis, Inc. announced, Feb. 28 the opening of the application period for the 2011 John Van Voris Scholarship.

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Hot Bods Immortalized for Charity!

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ST. LOUIS –  Despite Oscar parties and tornadic winds of 70 miles per hour, leather and art lovers flocked to Just John Nightclub, Feb. 27 to see the unveiling of the statue created by Mr. Midwest Leather, Philip Hitchcock.  Also on view and up for auction were the statues created live on stage two weeks earlier of semi-finalists Lee Spain, Jeremy Wright, and Dan Hopkins.  

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DJ Kaiser takes Mr. Missouri Leather 2011

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ST. LOUIS –  Mr. Missouri Leather (MML) 2011 was held at JJ’s Clubhouse in St. Louis, Missouri the weekend of February 25-27. Gateway Motorcycle Club has produced this event since 1983 which is one of the longest running annual Leather contests in the country that is sponsored by a single club.

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St. Louis LGBT History Treasure Drive II Scheduled

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ST. LOUIS – The closet is a formidable foe when it comes to local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history. Indeed, for the most part, our stories remain hidden—having gone largely unrecorded and ignored.

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White Castle Makes Valentines Day Ad Gender Neutral Following Complaint

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For a man who is constantly seeking lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, requesting a small change on a White Castle Valentine’s Day online advertisement was like second nature to him.  

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