Saturday: MTUG’s Big Fat Trans Queer Fall Festival

By Tony Webster from Portland, Oregon, United States - Campfire, CC BY 2.0,

How much fun did you have at the Big Fat Trans-Queer Prom back in July? We certainly had a blast, seeing our beautiful family out in force at the Monocle. The Metro Trans Umbrella Group did a great job creating a social, fun space.

If you’ve been wishing for that community time again, we have really good news. MTUG is throwing another party:  Our Big Fat Trans Queer Fall Festival!

Come by Pride St. Louis’s PrideCenter on Saturday between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The Festival is a safer social space for trans and queer folx 18 and older. It’s not the prom this time, so no need to get fancy—come as you are. Some events (like the fire pit!) will be outdoors, so do check the weather before you come by.

Snacks are looking on point: they’ll have veggie and non-veggie hot dogs and a caramel apple bar, and you’re welcome to toast up a s’more or two in the fire. This is an alcohol-free event.

Get competitive at the three-legged race, ring toss or other carnival games. Or just vamp in the photo booth. The Calm Corner at the Prom was such a welcome respite from the hyper-social scene that they’re bringing it back, so no worries if you need a moment to chill.

The Radical Forgiveness portion of The Justice Fleet, a project by Saint Louis University communications professor Dr. Amber Johnson, will also be at the festival. The fleet is a series of four mobile museums that come into neighborhoods to engage with community members.

It’s free, but bring a few bucks to donate if you can. See you there!

Our Big Fat Trans-Queer Fall Festival. Saturday, 4-8 p.m. PrideCenter, 3738 Chouteau.


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