Author Archives: Melissa Meinzer

Missouri Courage Scholarship Adds Board of Directors

Missouri Courage Scholarship Adds Board of Directors

Sometimes, truly great things emerge from the muck. The Missouri Courage Scholarship, for LGBT students and allies, is definitely one of those things, and it’s come a long way in a short time. This week, the scholarship announced the convening of its first Board of Directors, after two years in existence and more than $25,000

Saturday: MTUG’s Big Fat Trans Queer Fall Festival

How much fun did you have at the Big Fat Trans-Queer Prom back in July? We certainly had a blast, seeing our beautiful family out in force at the Monocle. The Metro Trans Umbrella Group did a great job creating a social, fun space. If you’ve been wishing for that community time again, we have

Drawing a Map to LGBT History

A spiffy new enterprise is making use of technology and research to tell tales of the past. It’s an online map that shows you exactly where — to the pinpoint — LGBT history happened in St. Louis. Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis is an interactive digital history project that combines the mapping and research efforts of

An Evening—and a Few Months—with Mickalene Thomas

Artist Mickalene Thomas is known for large scale canvases incorporating rhinestones into colorful images of black women frankly regarding the viewer. On her website, she describes exploring “a complex vision of what it means to be a woman.” She told Refinery29.com that “It’s okay if the viewer doesn’t understand the relationship I have with my

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