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St. Louis EFA Awarded AIDS United Grant

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ST. LOUIS, MO – Hundreds of individuals living with HIV/AIDS in St. Louis will now receive local, high quality care, thanks to the Feb. 4 grant awarded to Saint Louis Effort for AIDS (EFA) by AIDS United.   EFA’s grant is one of 10 awards granted to communities across the country by AIDS United to support its Access to Care (A2C) initiative. The awards are all supported by a federal grant to AIDS United from the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.

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Iowa House Passes Inequality Amendment

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The Iowa House passed an amendment to the state constitution, Feb. 1 that would prohibit any form of relationship recognition for same-sex couples. The amendment passed by a 62 to 37 vote and will now be sent to the Iowa Senate for consideration.

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Prop B Under Attack

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Many in the LGBT community joined Missouri voters last November in passing Proposition B, the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act, but outstate legislators lead by Puppy Mill Advocate Mike Parson will begin a full assault on the law tomorrow.

The Humane Society of the Unites States reports that politicians have introduced nine bills to repeal or remove the core provisions of Proposition B which provides basic standards of care for dogs at large-scale breeding facilities. The first hearing on these bills begins, Jan. 25.

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Best Places to Work 2011

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released its annual list of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality,” Jan. 20.  

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Pearson New President of StL Black Pride

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ST. LOUIS — The Engine 9 Experience announced, Jan. 19 that Audrey Pearson will assume the role of president of the St. Louis Black Gay & Lesbian Pride Committee. Pearson will take over the reigns of the area LGBT non-profit from longtime activist, Erise Williams, Jr.

The 12th Annual St. Louis Black Gay & Lesbian Pride Festival is slated for August 19-21, 2011. The organization is actively seeking volunteers, ideas and donations for its upcoming celebration.

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MLK: The Dream Endures

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“Lesbian and gay people are a permanent part of the American workforce, who currently have no protection from the arbitrary abuse of their rights on the job,” once said Coretta Scott King, the late widow of civil rights champion Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Chiseled for Charity

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Local LGBT watering hole,  Just John’s held part one of its first-ever Mr. Just John’s competition, Jan. 16.

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StL Named 10th Gayest City

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arch“There’s never been a census of the gay and lesbian population, so it’s up to us,” begins a recent Advocate article which named St. Louis the 10th Gayest City in its second annual look at our country’s “queerest burgs.”

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