Author Archives: Chris Andoe

Shooting on a Shoestring: St. Louis Native Kyle Coffman’s iPhone Film Selected to Screen at Marina del Rey Film Festival

Shooting on a Shoestring: St. Louis Native Kyle Coffman’s iPhone Film Selected to Screen at Marina del Rey Film Festival

Kyle Coffman was living comfortably with his longtime partner in Washington D.C, but was haunted by his unpursued dream of being a filmmaker. “I met my partner in Alton in 2003 and we moved to D.C. for his job. I never stopped writing and the dream never went away. Around 2011 I couldn’t take it

Dustin Mitchell Bound for Texas State Penitentiary  

This story is an update to Dustin Does Dallas. After years of getting off easy in St. Louis there was much speculation that Dustin Mitchell would skate by in Texas as well, and a five year deferred sentence for the charges he faced in Collin County gave an initial indication that might have been the

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

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

Sex, Secrets & Shame: Salam Alhamdy Tells All

Salam Alhamdy hadn’t been in the office more than an hour when he became fixated with setting up a sexual encounter. On that May morning in 2016, the 33-year-old was still living in Kansas City. Business travelers were always on his radar, and one was ready and waiting at an airport hotel. He fired off

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