Category: MetroEast

News and events for the Illinois suburbs and exurbs of St.Louis.

Alton’s Main Street Methodist to host discussion on LGBTQ inclusion

ALTON — The Church and Society Committee of Alton’s Main Street United Methodist Church is sponsoring a program entitled “Conversations Concerning LGBTQ Within the Church and Community,” beginning Thursday, Sept. 20, The (Alton) Telegraph reported. From the Telegraph: There will be four separate sessions held on consecutive Thursday evenings, starting at 7 p.m. The purpose…

MTUG’s Got Talent on Sept. 19

ST. LOUIS — The Metro Trans Umbrella Group will be hosting a series of talent shows through November. And they need people to get on stage. From their Facebook event: WE ARE LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS!!! Join Metro Trans Umbrella Group for a 3 NIGHT SPECIAL EVENT (Sept 19th, October 17th, and November 21st) at The Monocle…

MetroEast Pride to host Pride Night with Gateway Grizzlies

SAUGET — MetroEast Pride will be hosting a Pride Night with the Gateway Grizzlies minor league baseball team on August 30 at the Grizzlies home field. From the Facebook event: August 30, 2018 – 6:35 pm, Gateway Grizzlies Baseball will be holding a very anticipated Pride Night! Gateway Grizzlies VS Southern Illinois Miners Be sure…

O’Fallon school board member gets calls to resign after calling book “social indoctrination”

O’FALLON, Ill. — A school board member has received calls to resign after calling for a children’s book on social activism “social indoctrination.” From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: After a school board member here questioned the use of a book about a girl learning about social activism in a children’s program at the local library,…

LGBTQ+ & Community Self Defense 101 Workshop

SAUGET — You don’t need to be an athlete to effectively protect yourself! In this workshop, geared for those without previous self-defense training, we discuss and demonstrate basic tips and techniques to make sure you can remove yourself from a physical confrontation and Get Home Safe! We focus on simple and effective responses you can…