Earlier today (April 19), anti gay legislation made its comeback in the Missouri legislature. House Bill 2051, sponsored by Rep. Steve Cookson (R-153), was referred to the Elementary and Secondary Education Committee.
Nothing represents the intersection of LGBT rights and sexual freedom quite like the bathhouse. For a generation of men post Stonewall – gay liberation was very much sexual liberation. They had come of age amid isolation, fear and a climate of shame – but the modern LGBT rights movement born from the 1960s free love and anti war-movements changed everything.
A few months ago I went to the doctor to get some Botox to keep my youthful glow –but what I received instead was a health intervention. Dr. T. Knight of Women’s Health Specialists of St. Louis was very concerned about my overall health and wanted to help me reach my full and fabulous potential.
We’ve all walked by that Salvation Army bell ringer in the supermarket. Ringing those bells, trying to guilt you into giving them money to help the less fortunate. Most people, including LGBTers, probably donate a few dollars here and a pocket full of change there.
Pride St. Louis, Inc. is making some exciting changes in its 34th year. This year, the festival will be held in the heart of downtown St. Louis, at Soldiers Memorial. That means tourists and visitors will be able to enjoy the festival as well as taking in the amenities and iconic scenery of the Gateway City.
Last month Vital VOICE reported on the attack of a lesbian couple in southeastern Missouri at the hands of neighborhood youth. Now, at least one of the alleged assailants—all siblings under the age of 16—has been charged as an adult under Missouri’s hate crime law.
You can’t deny that Elvira’s still got it going on. With a career spanning 30+ years, the kooky, spooky gal has managed to stay relevant as a horror icon and sex symbol with two feature films, host of Movie Macabre, live appearances, and much more. I spoke with Cassandra Peterson - the woman behind the wig and wit about her career, her LGBT fans and her connection to the king of rock n’ roll.
Longtime bar owner, community leader and all around character, Tim “Grandma” Craddock died in the early morning hours of Jan. 31, 2012 in St. Louis following a battle with cancer. He was 63.
A celebration toast was held at Rehab Bar & Grill in honor of The Grove icon on Jan. 31.
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’.
JCPenney continues to endear itself to its LGBT customers with a Father’s Day ad featuring a same-sex couple.The ad features two real-life dads, Todd Koch and Cooper Smith, playing with their children Claire and Mason.
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