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A Candy Crush

A Candy Crush

Justin Allen knew from a young age that the line between genders was blurry. Though plagued by social anxiety, he began spending time at Van Ella Studios, that well-known local workshop of burlesque, vaudeville and variety entertainment. While there, he transformed himself into a female-presenting character, Sugar Rush, who will be one of many artists

Crown Jewels: Meet our 2017 Diamond List

Crown Jewels: Meet our 2017 Diamond List

The history of drag in St. Louis is both colorful and politically important. The St. Louis LGBT History Project has unearthed examples of “female impersonator” news stories dating as far back as the 1870s — including one of a man who died from wearing a corset too tight, crushing his organs. St. Louis’ masquerading laws,

What Five LGBTQ Bartenders Are Mixing This Fall

What Five LGBTQ Bartenders Are Mixing This Fall

[THE SASHA’S SHOT] Cathy Thomure Sasha’s on Shaw 4069 Shaw Blvd., 314-771-7274 Cathy Thomure slung her fair share of shots during the seven years she worked at Novak’s, the legendary (and now-defunct) LGBTQ bar. Now she dwells in the more relaxed vibe of Sasha’s on Shaw, where she’s the general manager. But she still makes

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