Author Archives: Elizabeth Van Winkle

What’s a Gay Bar Anyway: Who Loses When Queer Spaces Shutter?

What’s a Gay Bar Anyway: Who Loses When Queer Spaces Shutter?

A year into a pandemic that’s vastly reconfigured LGBTQIA culture is a good time to reflect on the radical legacy of the gay bar and what’s next for queer spaces — in St. Louis and around the world. Google “gay bars near me” in St. Louis, and the pickings are slim and getting slimmer. (See

Alex Cohen: Environmental Guardian

At the age of 24, Alex Cohen has organized more marches and actions than many older LGBTQIA folks have been to in their entire lives. Even if you’re not the kind of person to be found on the front lines of a protest, you may have noticed Cohen around town. His big smile, political T-shirts

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