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Missouri Schools Unsafe for Many LGBTQ Secondary Students, GLSEN Report Finds

GLSEN has released state-level data from its benchmark National School Climate Survey, which demonstrate that Missouri schools were not safe for most lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) middle and high school students. In addition, many LGBTQ students in Missouri did not have access to important school resources, such as an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum, and […]

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‘We Love You, But You’re Going to Hell’ Addresses the Dichotomy of Love and Condemnation

In We Love You, But You’re Going to Hell, Dr. Kim O’Reilly opens a dialogue about homosexuality to handle differences in opinions and beliefs safely and respectfully. Dr. O’Reilly is a lesbian raised by a conservative evangelical minister. Her journey brought her to the realizations she poured into her new book which debuts today. Some […]

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St. Louis Native Zach Noe Towers Stars in New E! Show ‘Dating #NoFilter’ Debuting Jan. 21

E! expands its original nightly programming line-up with a 20-episode order of the new unscripted comedy blind dating series, “Dating #NoFilter,” to air Monday through Thursday starting Monday, January 21st at 10:30p ET/PT.  From Lime Pictures and All3Media America, “Dating #NoFilter” is a fresh and hilariously honest take on the modern dating scene for the […]

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Ohio Senate Correct to Rebuff Anti-LGBTQ ‘Pastor Protection Act’

On December 12th after their committee meeting, members of the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee smiled, took pictures with each other, and exchanged collegial pleasantries. After they left the room, any realistic chance of passing HB36, also known as the “Pastor Protection Act,” left with them. Rep. Nino Vitale claimed his bill gave pastors the right […]

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The Q Collective Announces 2019 Season

The Q Collective announces its 2019 season, including the new short play festival TRANSLUMINATE; the award-winning Broadway musical and cult classic HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH; and the return of the Q’s critically acclaimed COMING OUT PLAY FESTIVAL, which debuted in 2018. In February, The Q Collective’s season opens with TRANSLUMINATE, a celebration of transgender, […]

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Local Fundraiser Invites Guests to See the Tony Award-Winning AVENUE Q Prior to Opening Night in St. Louis

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS (EFA) invites St. Louisans to their inaugural Staging Hope fundraiser on Thursday, January 24, at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza. Staging Hope will allow guests to be the first in St. Louis to see the three-time Tony Award-winning smash hit musical “AVENUE Q.” Part flesh, part felt and packed with […]

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Gender-Neutral Swedish Cocktail Takes Issue With Dated Taste Norms

Biologically, women and men experience taste in different ways. At the same time, we are also influenced by norms and dated ideas about taste and taste preferences. Whiskey distiller Tullamore D.E.W. has joined forces with sensory researcher Johan Swahn and award-winning bartender Josephine Sondlo, to create a gender-neutral cocktail for the Swedish market. This is […]

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6 Tips To Help Those In Recovery Avoid Alcohol During The Holidays

The holidays are a time for family and friends to gather and share laughs, memories – and perhaps a drink or two. But for people recovering from an addiction, all that alcohol often present at special events can be worrisome. “Holiday parties are when many alcoholics fall off the wagon,” says John Collopy, author of […]

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