In the competitive world of glitz pageants, negativity, emotional abuse and body dysmorphia abound. In the more colorful Miss Gay America sphere, however, body positivity and confidence reign. It's still a competition, meaning there's always potential for a bit of catty rivalry, but the female impersonators bidding for the title of Miss Gay St. Louis America 2012 (and the chance to compete for Miss Gay America) know they look stunning. Watch as these beautiful boys strut in the evening-gown category, display their skills in the talent portions and prove they have brains to boot when they're asked the tough questions at Hamburger Mary's (3037 Olive Street; 314-533-6279 or www.hamburgermarys.com). The pageant begins at 9 p.m. Admission is free.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2012