Missouri’s last abortion clinic could close this week

ST. LOUIS — The last clinic in Missouri providing abortions could lose its license this week. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Tuesday that the clinic’s license expires on Friday. Dr. Randall Williams, director of the state Department of Health and Senior Services, told the newspaper that the state would make a decision at that time on whether to renew the facility’s license.

Pride St. Louis announces 2019 entertainment line up

ST. LOUIS — Pride St. Louis has announced their entertainment line up for Pride Weekend. On Saturday, June 29, “CHEL” kickoffs the performances.   She is followed by Dinah Jane, formally of Fifth Harmony.  Jane is presented by HOT104.1.  Festival headliner, Icona Pop finishes the festival on Saturday with their disco, glitter, pop, power and Rock’n Roll chart toppers. On Sunday, Pride kickoffs the Stonewall Main Stage with St.

Queer and Trans People of Color: STL hosting Stonewall 50 Kiki, June 29

ST. LOUIS — Queer and Trans People of Color: STL will be hosting a dance party for the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. From the Facebook event:
It’s time to come together in community to commemorate Stonewall’s 50th Anniversary. We are having a dance party y’all. This event is 18+

This event is free to all QTPOC.

Pride St. Louis announces Community Award winners

ST. LOUIS — Pride St. Louis announced this year’s Community Award winners on Thursday, May 15. The awards recognize individuals and organizations in the St. Louis region who have made a difference in the community through their work, passion, and commitment.

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis announces 2019 free fall programming

ST. LOUIS – The nationally-recognized Shakespeare in the Streets program will highlight the stories of not just one community, but two – Normandy, Missouri and Brussels, Illinois — for Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ first urban-rural exchange Sept. 12-14. The performances will be inspired by the Bard’s play, “As You Like It.”

Audiences will choose whether to start in Normandy or Brussels — 45 minutes from one another — where Act One will begin at the same time in both locations.

St. Louis area Pride events need volunteers


ST. LOUIS — Pride event organizers in the St. Louis area are looking for volunteers for this year’s festivities. Metro East Pride, in Belleville, Ill., is needing volunteers for their event on Saturday, June 8. All volunteers will receive a MEPSI Volunteer T Shirt.

MetroEast Pride announces entertainment schedule

BELLEVILLE — MetroEast Pride has announced their entertainment line up for this year’s event. The schedule is:

12:00 PM-12:30 PM | CHARIS St. Louis Women’s Chorus
12:30 PM-1:00 PM | Ryan Conner – Motivational Hip Hop
1:00 PM-2:00 PM | Mz. Goldie
2:00 PM-2:15 PM | Community Service Awards
2:15 PM-2:45 PM | Gateway Men’s Chorus
3:00 PM-4:00 PM | StompBox and the Mixtapes
4:00 AM-5:30 PM | Ashan & Grotsky
5:30 PM-8:30 PM | Champagne Fixx
8:30 PM-10:00 PM | High Heel Drag Race & Drag Show

MetroEast Pride is also still looking for volunteers and the deadline for vendors is this Saturday, May 4. For more information and applications to become a vendor, go here.

St. Louis University opens group therapy clinic for queer, transgender youth

ST. LOUIS — Saint Louis University’s Center for Counseling and Family Therapy announced Friday that it will offer family group therapy for queer and transgender youth and their caregivers. The sessions are open to adolescents ages 13-20 and a parent or a guardian, the university said in an announcement. The sessions will be led by Katie Heiden-Rootes, Ph.D., LMFT, assistant professor of medical family therapy in Family and Community Medicine at the SLU School of Medicine, and will include three graduate-level therapy students. “The number 1 predictor of suicide and depression in LGBTQ youth is parent misunderstanding or lack of support,” Heiden-Rootes said in the announcment.