MetroEast Drag Show March 9

MetroEast Pride adds second drag show fundraiser

BELLEVILLE — MetroEast Pride has added another drag show fundraiser. So, in addition to the show this Saturday, March 9, there will be another on Saturday, March 24. From MetroEast Pride’s Facebook post:
Breaking News! If one Metro East Pride Drag Show isn’t enough for you for March…we are doing a second one as well!!! Join us this Saturday, March 9th at 10pm at Club Escapade for all kinds of Crazy antics …

MTUG calling for performers to be in Transcending the Spectrum 6


ST. LOUIS — The Metro Trans Umbrella Group is looking for people to audition for their Transcending the Spectrum fundraiser in April. From the Facebook event:
Metro Trans Umbrella Group is excited to celebrate our 6th annual art exhibition and fundraiser, “Transcending the Spectrum” at Mad Art Gallery! All performers who identify as LGBTQIA+ are invited to be a part of this evening of art to celebrate our community. We look forward to making this event a huge success!

It’s official: Methodists vote to keep LGBTQ restrictions

ST. LOUIS — The United Methodist conference meeting in St. Louis this week has formally voted against a plan that would have eased restrictions oh LGBTQ people getting married in the denomination and LGBTQ clergy. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the vote was 449-374 against the One Church proposal that would have let regional and local church bodies decide for themselves on gay-friendly policies.

Methodist Church could split after LGBTQ vote this weekend

ST. LOUIS — The United Methodist Church will be voting about marriage equality and LGBTQ clergy at their General Conference this weekend in St. Louis. Depending on how it goes, the denomination could see either liberal or conservative congregations splitting off. The Associated Press reported that talk of a breakup has intensified as pro-LGBTQ clergy have defied the denomination’s ban LGBTQ practices.

St. Louis Blues bail on LGBTQ Pride Night

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues hockey team were supposed to have had their annual Pride Night at a Tuesday night game. Until that was changed at the last second. Local media reported that Pride Night had become “Hockey is for Everyone” night with very little warning.

Federal judge dismisses LGBTQ discrimination suit against retirement community

ST. LOUIS — A lawsuit against a local retirement home by a lesbian couple has been tossed out by a judge, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday. According to the newspaper, U.S. District Judge Jean C. Hamilton ruled the Fair Housing Act does not protect against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. From the Post-Dispatch:

Mary Walsh and Bev Nance, a married couple who have been in a committed relationship for nearly four decades, applied to live in the Sunset Hills location of Friendship Village in 2016 after touring the community and discussing floor plans with staff.

MetroEast Pride fundraiser at Bubby & Sissy’s on Jan. 26

ALTON — MetroEast Pride’s first fundraiser of 2019 will be a drag show at Bubby & Sissy’s in Alton on Saturday, Jan. 26. From the Facebook event:
Join us for the first Metro East Pride Fundraiser at Bubby & Sissy’s! Metro East Pride will be offering bus transportation to the Metro East Pride fundraiser at Bubby & Sissy’s on Saturday, January 26 to help ensure everyone’s safety. Cost of the bus is $25.00 per person and includes bus ride + drag show cover charge.