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

Basil Kincaid: The Quilts We Carry

Outside Basil Kincaid’s porch, the skies are wet with rain-soaked clouds, but the chill of another winter day ends outside the door. Inside the white cottage, a rainbow of technicolor fabrics line the wooden walls and floors. Deep violet velvets, bleached denims and moss green textiles mix with the sounds of low-fi instrumental jazz and

LadyAshley Gregory: A Powerful Voice

“There’s no liberation for some of us without liberation for all of us,” says LadyAshley Gregory. Kentucky-born and St. Louis raised, Gregory carries the torch of activism and community everywhere she goes on her “simply human” journey. She’s got a family lineage of speaking truth to power — the late civil rights activist and writer

Free to Be You and Me

In the early days of Shameless Grounds, there was confusion. Michelle Mueller, who co-founded the business with her husband Andrew in 2011, recalls that people were often puzzled over what exactly makes a café sex-positive. “I think some people expected we were going to make them eat on the floor, or wear a collar or

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

Here’s your one chance Andy, don’t let us down!

Photographer Andreu Wade Blackwell Talks OnlyFans In our lifetimes, side hustles have never been more important to survival than they are right now. Even The New York Times has examined how people are turning to subscription sites like OnlyFans to make ends meet.  Andreu Wade Blackwell, widely known in St. Louis for his acclaimed drag

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

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