Lifestyle

Health & Resource Fair, Apr. 16

FLAG

FLAG

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has long been seen as a marginalized population in regard to preventative health care and access to services. On April 16, 2011 SAGE Metro St. Louis, One Saint Louis and Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Saint Louis will host the 2nd Annual LGBT Community Health and Resource Fair at 1919 South Broadway from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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TFTE: East Side Horror

Torture_Chamber

Torture_Chamber

On June 22, 2010 a pile of charred and smoldering human remains was found on a cart near the East St. Louis riverfront—maybe a mile from the iconic Gateway Arch. Clues led detectives to a sprawling abandoned warehouse at 650 N. Front Street, where the long potholed river bottom road finally dead ends after passing dozens of weedy industrial lots.

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Pride Idol Winners Chosen

Idol

Idol

Wednesday marked the final round for Pride Idol 2011, a fund raiser for Pride St. Louis styled after television’s American Idol.  For 4 weeks contestants auditioned to a panel of celebrity judges, singing their hearts out for a chance to sing on stage at PrideFest 2011. 

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Review: “Beehive” @ The Rep

Beehive

Beehive

There is likely nothing I could say to discourage a significant number of family members from seeing Beehive, and I don’t want to try. The show is colorful, the costumes are fun (except the grandma dress poor “Connie Francis” has to wear, but I don’t believe Francis was known for her stylish clothes) and the women seem to have winning personalities, as well as big hair.

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Review: “Cyrano de Bergerac”

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theatre-seats

St. Louis Shakespeare has hit a home run with its production of Cyrano de Bergerac, due in great part to a powerful and poetic performance by Todd Gillenardo in the title role.

 

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Review: “In the Next Room”

10

10

Opening the program to the cast list page establishes an immediate gender-based hierarchical system. The men of In the Next Room, (Dr. Givings, Ron Bohmer) and Mr. Daldry, (Michael James Reed) have no first names, imbuing them with the significance of their honorifics.

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Nate Phelps at Clayton High

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Phelps_crop

Nate Phelps spoke at Clayton High School, March 10 before an audience of over 500 people comprised of students and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.  He  is the son of Pastor Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) which made headlines throughout the 1980s and 1990s by targeting the LGBT community; including protesting funerals of prominent gay men and women; and in recent years, the funerals of U. S. soldiers’ across the country. 

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Review: “Southern Baptist Sissies”

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sbs

Mark is a sissy. So are T.J, Andrew and Benny. At least according to the Calvary Baptist Church in Texas where they’ve grown up together as four out of the 40 boys in their Sunday school, they are (which squares with “the statistics,” according to Mark). Apparently “sissy” is the polite way of saying “faggot” because the word “gay” doesn’t seem to be in the church’s vocabulary. And there’s nowhere for sissies to go when they die except hell to wail and gnash teeth along with the drunkards, adulterers, and other fornicators like themselves. They may have been “washed in the blood” of the lamb all right, but here, they’ve also been choked on it.

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