At Last, a St. Louis Cycling Club Free of Alpha Males

Death. Taxes. Dudely bro-dawgs monopolizing bike rides. Some things you must endure, but others you can adjust. For more than four years running, a group of women has converged on the first Monday of every month for a social bike ride: the Monthly Cycle. They pedal a different fifteen-mile route each time through a mix

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,

Lea DeLaria on Jazz, Trump & Metro East’s LGBTQ History

If all you know about Lea DeLaria is her gimlet-eyed prison persona Big Boo on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, well, truthfully, you’re off to an OK start. Boo brings butch sexiness into the mainstream in a way we haven’t much seen before, which is quite cool. But there’s so much more to know!

World AIDS Day 2017

Today is World AIDS Day, and it’s worth taking a moment to take stock. First celebrated in 1988, it’s a day for people worldwide to show solidarity against the disease. The breathtaking devastation of the epidemic’s mysterious and stigma-filled beginnings in the 1980s is not today’s reality. Fewer people are dying and we understand far


GET FILTHY As queer culture goes mainstream, its “edgy underground nature” dissipates, says Maxi Glamour, a fashion designer and event planner for Qu’Art (a.k.a. Queer Art). To keep the rebel vibe alive, Glamour and DJ Monsieur Gaston have announced the first annual Filthy Filth Fest for the night after Thanksgiving. It aspires to be a

“Queer Kids Run This Town”

The sentiment, expressed in graffiti, was straightforward, cheeky, and just a little angry: “Queer Kids Run This Town,” scrawled across the front of a building in Toronto. “I found that super inspiring,” says Jared Rourke, who came across a photo of it online. “Damn straight we do!” he says. “The people I know in St.

Time Won’t Give Me Time: Notes From a Queer Childhood at Flood Plain

Growing up queer can be so isolated and so isolating. Compare notes with Brandon Anschultz through his exhibition “Time Won’t Give Me Time,” the first show at brand-new non-profit gallery Flood Plain. It opens this weekend. The show, interrogating his 80s childhood, features new works by Anschultz, who has previously worked in formal yet non-narrative