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Illinois’ Ban of the ‘Gay Panic’ Defense Won’t Solve a Problem — But It May Prevent One

Illinois’ Ban of the ‘Gay Panic’ Defense Won’t Solve a Problem — But It May Prevent One

If a man were on trial for murder and adopted the “gay-panic defense,” it would sound something like this: I’m sorry I killed the victim, your honor, but he winked at me, and he’s gay, so that’s provocation. I deserve a lesser charge. On August 25, Illinois joined California as one of only two states

We Need To Talk About Health Care, Fam!

Sick of hearing about health care? In late July, after seven years of promises and drama, congressional Republicans failed to pull off a wholesale repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. Now this week, they’re trying once again. But even if this most recent effort loses steam, that’s no excuse to tune

Meet Our Cover Model, Cheyenne Devereaux

Dexter Peebles may be a 29-year-old St. Louis boy, but his alter ego, Cheyenne Devereaux, is a Southern belle relatively new to town. “Before, she was just mine,” says Peebles. “Now, sharing her with other people is incredibly freeing.” Photographed by Susan Bennet in her studio on Lemay Ferry Road, Devereaux danced to Florence +

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