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Mid-20th Century LGBTQ History Revealed in Newly Released Tell-All Memoir — ‘Farm Boy, City Girl: From Gene to Miss Gina’

ST. LOUIS, May 27, 2020 – MiRiona Publishing and author John “Gene” E. Dawson recently announced the official release of his historic memoir, “Farm Boy, City Girl: From Gene to Miss Gina.” The book details Gene’s life growing up in Depression-era Iowa in a poor farming Irish-Catholic family and his adult years spent living on

St. Louis Black Pride Weekend Canceled

(St. Louis, MO) April 13, 2020 – With growing uncertainty around COVID-19 pandemic, St. Louis Black Pride Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel 2020 St. Louis Black Pride weekend August 14-16, 2020. This decision has been incredibly difficult for us to make but the health and safety of our community and all

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 Alas, many of these organizations have an outdated single-sex structure.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

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

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

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