Unity, Pride, and Shade: Summer Issue has it All

We’re honored to partner with Pride St. Louis and #Boom to bring you this combined Official Pride Guide and summer issue of Out in STL. Pride is when we take stock of where we are as a community, and while there will always be conflicts and rivalries (and shade!), I’m seeing more unity and collaboration

Jake Bain: Grace Under Fire, On and Off the Field

After Jon, an eighth-grade student at a St. Louis area private Catholic school, heard about how a star football player at John Burroughs School had come out and managed to remain calm despite being put on blast by the infamously hateful Westboro Baptist Church, he decided to reach out to the player. His Instagram conversation

A One-Woman March from Hell to Pride

After years of volunteering in other capacities, Jolene Gosha will be running the 2018 St. Louis Pride Parade. The board’s big vote of confidence comes on the heels of many personal and professional triumphs for Gosha in the past year, after reclaiming her life from alcoholism that once felt all-consuming. A One-Woman March A few

Bisexuals: Here, and Also Queer

If you went to Tower Grove Pride last year, maybe you saw a quietly revolutionary booth. It hoisted pink, lavender and blue flags for bisexual pride. Amid the immediately recognizable rainbow flags that have drenched Pride celebrations for decades, the bisexual flag is still uncommon — despite some estimates, including a 2011 study by the

Pride, All Summer Long

Every June, millions of people across the United States and the world celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month. Through marches, picnics, parades and festivals we remember the 1969 Stonewall Riots that started it all. One thing rings true: It is a time for community, a time to come together. So in addition to the massive Pride St.

Pride and Zero Prejudice

“What’s unique about The College School is that we are a private, independent school for everyone,” says Vincent Flewellen, the school’s director of equity and inclusion. We’re seated in an open area that I happen to know was once used as a library. It’s next to the principal’s office and directly across the hall from

A Sea of Support for Trans Folx at Pride

Two St. Louis trans people died in one week recently. We lost Alix Johnson to suicide and Castilla to overdose. That’s two too many, and for Jolene Gosha, it demands response and action. Gosha, parade coordinator at Pride St. Louis, is on a mission to create a beautiful, visible wave of support for the trans

Spark Something Great Over Dinner Saturday Night

Eat, vote, and change our world on Saturday by funding someone’s great idea. Each month, FoodSpark St. Louis hosts potluck style dinner parties that serve as micro-incubators, with informal but focused conversations on art, politics, identity and more. For the past four months, events have been centered on the LGBT community, in partnership with QTPOC:

Ladies, All The Ladies: “The Queens” at Hamburger Mary’s

Spend Sunday evening immersed in the fascinating world of competitive female impersonation. Feature-length documentary The Queens, screening at Hamburger Mary’s, dives deep into the Miss Continental Pageant, based out of Chicago’s iconic Baton Show Lounge. Unique among female impersonation pageants, Miss Continental is open to transgender performers. Director Mark Saxenmeyer will be on hand to

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