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Don’t Dream It… Be It!

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MAPLEWOOD, MO – Friday, July 8th, make-up and costumes make a turn for the real. Don’t Dream It…Be It! Costume Contest, hosted by the City of Maplewood, will be an evening of live art, live music, belly dancing, hoola dance performances, film screening, surprises and, of course, immaculate transformation.

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Pride Kick – Off Party Held

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ST. LOUIS – The 3rd Annual Pride Kick-Off Party dazzled at the Lumiere’ Theater on Saturday, June 11th. Each year Pride St. Louis, the organizer of the annual St. Louis PrideFest, recognizes their scholarship winners, community service award winners, parade grand marshals and generous sponsors with a fun, festive and fabulous party.

 

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“The Visit” @ Stray Dog Theatre

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The Visit is subtitled “A Tragic Comedy,” and I believe that accurately describes this classic drama (1956) which is currently receiving an excellent production from Stray Dog Theatre.  I need to say up front that I don’t know much about Swiss playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s work, so I’m approaching this material as an audience member, not an expert. So, with that in mind, the following is what I saw in this intricate, finely wrought play.

 

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“A Chorus Line” @ Stages StL

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They’re baack! Those spunky kids aspiring to a career on Broadway and their jaded elders trying to figure out where to go from here (the oldest of whom is, it should be noted, 32, but dancers burn out young).

 

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Politics: Happy Birthday, Pride!

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So first up, let’s get a few ground rules out of the way. This isn’t going to be your standard column. We’re going to be talking about politics – not the run of the mill who’s running for what seat and Republican vs. Democrat stuff – but the fire in your belly kind of politics that made those assembled that night in the Stonewall Inn in 1969 to finally say – enough is enough.

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HRC Honors SAGE, Coleman

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The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) will be hosting its 19th Annual St. Louis Dinner Gala, Sept. 17 which will acknowledge the activism and efforts of out actor and LGBT/Civil Rights activist, Bert Coleman and SAGE, an ensemble of individuals providing services and advocacy to LGBT elders.

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NQOTP: 45 Going on 12

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Just the other day I received an automatic notification from Facebook that a good friend of mine was turning forty.

 

This might not seem like much to you but, when I met her she was sixteen.

 

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St. Louis Leather Comes Alive

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CHICAGO – The St. Louis Leather community had its strongest showing at International Mr. Leather XXXIII in Chicago during Memorial Day Weekend. 

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