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Star’s House of Monology

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ST. LOUIS – You can run, but you sure can’t hide…forever! In your family, on your job, in the church, maybe even you!

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Peace is a Queer Issue

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“I don’t think gay people have any business being in the military,” I said while sitting among friends at a party two years ago.

 

“WHAT?!!!!!” my friends shot at me with complete shock and horror. “How the hell could you say that?!”

 

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Going Green With Mark Phillips

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Taking the bus isn’t only green, it can also be interesting. “I was riding down Cherokee on the #73 Carondelet, AKA ‘the Hipster Express’ when this cute guy was totally cruising me” began Mark Phillips, the Long-Range Planner for Metro.

 

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Volunteers Can Change The World

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Yesterday, I spent lunch talking to a new friend of mine about how volunteer experiences can sit anywhere between life-changing and simply dreadful. On the heartbreaking but life-changing side, we shared stories about volunteering in Joplin after the tornado. On the dreadful side, we talked about volunteering in ways that wasted our skills and ate up our passion for the cause. So how can the LGBT movement make all volunteer opportunities life-changing so that this movement can truly change lives?

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New LGBT Center Opens in Grove

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On July 17th members of the LGBT community, and their allies, came out to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the LGBT Center of St. Louis at 4337 Manchester. The Sunday soiree was an overwhelming success: drawing nearly 500 attendees throughout the day! This massive outpouring of support by (and for) the community was an exciting indication of what the future shall surely hold for the Center.

 

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“Songs from an Unmade Bed”

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Songs from an Unmade Bed is an unexpected little gem that follows The Crumple Zone on weekend nights at 10:30 with two stand-alone Sunday matinees, one of which I attended yesterday.

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“The Crumple Zone” @ Citilites

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At the very end of The Crumple Zone, the audience learns what the title means. By then, I just didn’t care. This is a surprisingly amateurish effort by a company that has established itself as a force to be reckoned with since its reorganization and rebirth a couple of seasons ago.

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Mojo Tapas Shines at Pride

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Pride weekend, like the first breath of Spring, elicited an explosion of color all throughout the city. Many individuals and businesses, went to great lengths to display their support for the LGBT community.

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