St. Louis’s last abortion clinic defies state, won’t do second pelvic exam

ST. LOUIS — Planned Parenthood of St. Louis, the last clinic in Missouri that performs abortions, has said it will no longer do the second pelvic exam required by state law. The clinic is currently fighting to keep open as the state holds its license in limbo. A court has ruled that the clinic can remain open until the state makes a decision on the clinic’s license.

MetroEast celebrates Pride

Photo credit Colin Lovett | #Boom MagazineBELLEVILLE — The MetroEast area held its Pride celebration last weekend and it was a success. The celebration, a festival, is one of the older ones in the state. MetroEast Pride said they had a conservative guess of 12,000 people coming to the event. There was something for everyone. Vendors lined Main Street and concerts were held all day on the main stage.

Pride St. Louis bars uniformed police in Pride Parade

ST. LOUIS — Pride St. Louis, the organizer of the city’s main Pride Parade, has asked the St. Louis police not to march in uniform in this year’s parade. PSL made the announcement in a Facebook post:
Pride St Louis, Inc. Board of Directors has asked, and they have agreed that the St Louis Police Department and St.

Max & Louie Productions present St. Louis premiere of Paula Vogel’s “Indecent”

ST. LOUIS — Winner of numerous awards including an acclaimed Tony-winning run on Broadway, “Indecent” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, is the true story of a groundbreaking scandalous play and the courageous artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it. “Indecent” runs June 20th through June 30th at The Grandel Theatre in the Grand Center Arts District. Visit maxandlouie.com or call Metrotix (314) 534-1111 for tickets. After a rapturous reception in Europe, Sholem Asch’s drama, “God of Vengeance” debuted on Broadway in 1923 at a time when waves of immigrants were changing the face of America.