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Out in The City & The Chamber

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We’re just about a month from October 11th, known by the LGBT community as National Coming Out Day. The title is simple enough, but the act has so much history and meaning behind it. Just this week in the political world, we celebrate the announcement of a new candidate for the U.S. Senate who could very well be our first out Senator.

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Braxton Named New Center E.D.

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ST. LOUIS—The Board of Directors of The LGBT Center of St. Louis (The Center) has named Board president, Leon A. Braxton, Jr. its Executive Director effective Wednesday, Sept. 7th.  Center co-vice president, Colin Lovett will move into the position of Board president effective immediately.

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Talking About “Dirty Blonde”

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We sat down with Artistic Director of Dramatic License Productions in Chesterfield, Kim Furlow, and the rest of the cast and the director to talk about the upcoming production of Claudia Shear’s Dirty Blonde, a story about Mae West told in flashblack through the perspective of two of her most ardent fans from the present time. Here’s what the group had to say:

 

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Wash. U. Gets ‘A’ For Equality

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ST. LOUIS – Washington University earned a perfect score for being friendly and welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, says this year’s LGBT Friendly Campus Climate Index.

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LouFest Photo Review

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I came, I saw, I danced. As did thousands of others who flocked to Forest Park this past weekend for the second annual LouFest. Vital VOICE was there on the ground and in the pit to capture all the great music, good beer and one amazing owl.


Left: Rebecah Hough and Carson Luwallen gave us a free copy of STL band, Dear Genre’s new album!


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Life After the “Runway”

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“Hi, I’m Michael and I make clothing,” are the words 32-year-old designer Michael Drummond uses to greet open studio tourists as they stroll in and out of his Washington Avenue studio loft.

 

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Tribe of the Wildhearted

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During the strange twilight between the New Wave, Synth Pop, day-glow of the 80’s and the plaid-stricken, overly drab, grunge of the 90’s – a bizarre and lionhearted breed of beauty was born. The Club Kids adorned themselves with vestments of unrestrained vociferation, and took the jungle of New York by storm. They held no regard for fashion trends, for brand names nor for any status quos of popular style. They were solely concerned with expressing their internal visions and desires.

 

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St. Louis Black Pride Held

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The 13th Annual St. Louis Black Pride Celebration was held Aug. 19-21 and culminated on Sunday with the festival in Benton Park.

 

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