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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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UpClose: Pride Headliners

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Chely Wright made music history by coming out as the first openly gay country music singer last year in People Magazine. She has since shared her coming out story across the country with Oprah, Ellen and her fans in candid interviews, concerts and in her memoir Like Me.

 

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UpClose: Meet Sean Cameron

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Hair style guru to the stars Elgin Charles may like to keep the drama level low in his California salon, but the raucous, “Who you talkin’ to bitch?!?” attitude inside is the main draw to VH1 reality show “Beverly Hills Fabulous.”

 

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The Taming of the Shrew

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We met last night in the glen, in “thunder, lightning [and] in rain” for the official opening night of The Shakespeare Festival’s The Taming of the Shrew. And, despite it all, the show did go on, though to a considerably reduced audience after a downpour dampened the proceedings about 10 minutes in.

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“Mass Appeal” @ DLP

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It’s unusual to find a topical play to become more relevant as time passes rather than less. I was surprised to find that Mass Appeal, first produced in 1980, is one of those rarities. Of course it helps that it has a first class team behind it including Deanna Jent as director and Alan Knoll and Dylan Duke playing the two characters onstage, Father Tim Farley and seminarian Mark Dolson, respectively.

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