For the fourth year in a row, the Human Rights Campaign named Creve Coeur-based Monsanto one of the best places to work for LGBT employees.
Activists are currently standing outside of a Kansas City blood donation center to protest a Federal Drug Administration law prohibiting gay men from donating. "It's not against the blood center, it's specifically against the FDA," says Caleb-Michael Files, a steering committee member of Human Righ ... More >>
Here in St. Louis, we get a little touchy when it comes to national rankings. In the area of crime, some say these so-called "experts" have no idea what they're talking about! Their numbers make no sense and their methodology is super shady, right? But when it comes to being a gay city, well, we'll ... More >>
It is officially official. After beating his challenger Lewis Reed in the March primary, winning against no one on the April 2 Election Day and going through his formal inauguration ceremony yesterday, Mayor Francis Slay has begun his fourth term -- making him the first mayor in St. Louis history to ... More >>
If you're on Facebook, you've likely seen the proliferation of red and pink equal signs in lieu of profile pictures, a gesture of support for gay-marriage equality as the United States Supreme Court considers two cases on the topic. Since then, lots of fans have started "remixing" the equal sign. T ... More >>
The Human Rights Campaign unveiled yesterday its Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which rates the public policies and legal rights of LGBT citizens in 137 U.S. cities -- and it turns out that, in terms of LGBT legislation, St. Louis is one of the most progressive cities in the country. Yes, it's tru ... More >>
Gut Check is ready for the 2012 presidential election. Months of punditry, the presidential and vice-presidential debates and our Facebook newsfeed have prepared us ad nauseam, all leading up to tomorrow's presidential election. Naturally, watching the returns is a lot more exciting for Gut Check w ... More >>
Representatives Russ Carnahan and Jerry Costello broke with House Democrats yesterday and kept their names off a brief urging a federal appeals court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages. Carnahan says he's committed t ... More >>
As reported earlier, the Westboro Baptist Church has scheduled a protest at Clayton High School on Monday, February 6. The WBC wants to publicly denounce the students and faculty for their inclusiveness and tolerance of others -- because they're dicks, you see -- and also because when the WBC do ... More >>
While the city's main lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender event, Pride St. Louis, is still more than a week away, folks across the river are kicking their heels up this weekend. It's Metro East Pride of Southwestern Illinois tomorrow in Belleville. It's the fourth annual Metro East Pride, and ... More >>
Three Iowa Supreme Court judges yesterday lost their seats in the wake of a concerted effort by out-of-state anti-LGBT activists who opposed the Court's unanimous 2009 decision allowing marriage for same-sex couples in that state.Since 1962, Iowa Supreme Court justices, who are appointed, have fa ... More >>
Two months after the Human Rights Campaign ranked Laclede Gas as one of the the worst corporations to work for if you're gay, lesbian or transgendered, the St. Louis company has had a change of policy. As the Missouri gay-rights group Show Me No H8 reported Saturday, Laclede Gas has a new non-dis ... More >>
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