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Behind the Screen at Q Fest – Part 1

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QFest returns to St. Louis after a short hiatus with a diverse collection of queer movies and documentaries that showcase the unique experiences of the LGBTQ community. The films presented at the 4th-annual event are more than just moving pictures. They’re pools of art that allow us to see ourselves—to escape, to laugh and they will wow you.

 

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TFTE: The Land of Milk and Honey

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Sitting in a quiet corner of a Tenderloin gay bar on a Wednesday night I began wrapping up a fascinating conversation with one of San Francisco’s most colorful and politically astute celebrities. We had been discussing Harvey Milk’s legacy. My final question was nothing more than an afterthought, but the answer left me stunned.

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Miss Gay Missouri Columbia Bound

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COLUMBIA, MO — The state competition for female illusion, the Miss Gay Missouri Pageant, will be held in Columbia for the first time in its 38 year history. Nearly 20 contestants are already preparing for their journey to Columbia in order to compete in the pageant. Each contestant is hoping to be titled the next Miss Gay Missouri, America 2011.

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Gateway Icons: 2011

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St. Louis enjoys a dedicated cadre of LGBT and allied individuals who enrich and empower our community each day. Indeed—from accomplished politicians to everyday advocates—we are the better for their efforts. To that end Vital VOICE is proud to celebrate this year’s class of Gateway ICONS:

 

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Ted Allen: Dining Out For Life

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On Thursday, April 28th, 130+ restaurants will be taking part in Dining Out For Life, donating at least 25% of your bill to fund programs for those affected by HIV/AIDS in our community.

 

Vital VOICE caught up with Ted Allen, renowned foodie and DOFL national spokesperson, for his thoughts on this important event.

 

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Black Rep’s: “The Real McCoy”

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Canadian playwright Andrew Moodie’s The Real McCoy is currently making its U.S. premiere at the Black Rep. The show is about “the greatest inventor you have never heard of” (according to the company’s news release). Almost everyone is familiar with the phrase “the real McCoy,” however, and it may (or may not) refer to engineer Elijah McCoy (1844-1929), who patented the idea for a lubrication system that could keep a train moving long distances without having to stop every 20 minutes or so to add oil. This is his story, and a mostly fine tale it is.

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Tennessee’s 100th Birthday

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ST. LOUIS – Members of the St. Louis Gay History Project laid a floral arrangement at the grave of famed playwright and poet Tennessee Williams in St. Louis’ Calvary Cemetery, March 26. The event marked the 100th Birthday of the openly gay icon who grew up in The Gateway City.  Flowers were donated by Gary Lee.

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Health & Resource Fair, Apr. 16

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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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