Black Ballroom Expo Was the Tea

Inspired by Black History Month and the award-winning and critically-acclaimed FX series Pose, the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) conceived the Inaugural Black Ballroom Expo: Then and Now to celebrate members of the Black queer community and National HIV & AIDS Awareness Week. Several Black queer youth and an UMSL recruiter established “SERVE,” a collaborative

Trinity “The Tuck” Taylor, Season 4 Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, to Emcee Missouri Entertainer of the Year Pageant

Steven Delaney, owner of the Missouri Entertainer of the Year Pageant, announced that Trinity Taylor, National Entertainer of the Year 2014 and winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 4, will be the emcee for Missouri Entertainer of the Year’s 2020 Pageant on Sunday, May 17th at Hamburger Mary’s St. Louis.   Tabbi Katt, the

Single-Sex Greek Organizations Do Not Fit the Future

By Grace Steidle Social sororities and fraternities on American college campuses are designed for students to build leadership skills while working towards a common philanthropic goal. Alas, many of these organizations have an outdated single-sex structure. In the past decade, there has been increased acceptance and visibility of LGBTQ+ people on American college campuses. These

Op-ed: The Importance of a Chosen Family

The famous saying that “blood is thicker than water” can be interpreted to suggest that familial bonds will always be stronger than the bonds of friendship or romantic love. But what people don’t realize is that, while familial bonds can be stronger than most friendships or romantic relationships, this can only be achieved through unconditional

Op-ed: Navigating Relationships as a Bigender Person

I’d like to offer two truths that must be underscored before proceeding. The first is that gender is a socially constructed spectrum, and the second is that bigender is the gender of a person who aligns with two genders on the spectrum. I align with the male and female genders on the spectrum.   Most people

Letter from the Editor: Chris Andoe

When we rang in the year 2000, it wasn’t about a new year or even a new decade. We were celebrating a new millennium (setting aside the boring technicality that the millennium actually began in 2001). Prior to that, it felt like each decade was distinctive from the last. Visuals come to mind when someone

How to Break Rocks

If you truly believe you are living your best life then stop reading this now. Up-cycle your time, and enjoy the fact that you are winning. This essay is for the losers.  The concept of “living your best life” is as old as the first Neanderthal showing the other homos how to break rocks. A

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