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Nothing Shabby About EcoChic

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Usually when someone talks about environmentally conscious design, we all nod approvingly (it would be just too obnoxious not to) but immediately start picturing something very non-chic like bulky solar panels, compost bins, or burlap covered pillows.

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Meet “Bad Girl” Shelly Hickman

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Shelly Hickman loves haters.

 

“Haters are your number one fans,” she explains while at her kitchen table in South City. It’s a Friday night and I’ve decided to tag along with Shelly and her friends down Manchester in an attempt to document a night out with a ‘Bad Girl’.

 

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It Was One Hell of a Pride!

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ST. LOUIS – “It was one hell of a Pride!” says Pride Fest Parade Director, Ellen Vanscoy on the continued growth and success of St. Louis Pride.

 

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(Not Quite) Out to Pasture

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A couple of weeks ago, our friend, Richard, who manages a local diner, asked us if we would be willing to ride on the diner’s truck for this year’s Gay Pride parade. 

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TFTE: S.F. Pride Gets High Marks

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The build up to the 41st Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration was kind of like the build up to Britney Spears’ 2007 VMA performance. The Pride Committee had a year of drama befitting Ms. Spears, and like the hype of Britney’s comeback performance everyone wondered if this hot mess could pull it off.

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Civil Unions Are Not Enough

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Gay-Rings

On June 1st Illinois started doing Civil Unions for all couples. That is a fitting start to our annual Pride celebrations across the Metro region. Equality Illinois has done an amazing job in securing this right and have now begun the long-haul fight to secure full marriage protections in the State. That fight will likely take 3-5 years.

 

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“Danny…” @ NonProphet

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John Patrick Shanley’s first play is far from his best, but in the right hands, it is a powerful, even visceral experience. Director Ray Gabica and actors Robert A. Mitchell (also Artistic Director of the company) and Brooke Edwards are those hands.

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Jilly’s Cupcake Bar on Food Network

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ST. LOUIS—Chefs Casey Shiller, Certified Executive Pastry Chef, and Dana Holland of longtime LGBT supporter, Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Café will appear in the third episode of the third season of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, which airs Tuesday, June 28. Teammates Shiller and Holland will compete against three other teams in a nationally-televised baking battle for a $10,000 grand prize. Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Café is the first St. Louis-based business to appear on Cupcake Wars, as well as the first team in the show’s history to represent a business from the state of Missouri.

 

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