Ten years after Missouri voters passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages, a judge in Kansas City today ruled that Missouri must honor the vows of same-sex couples married out of state. In his order and judgment, Jackson County Judge J. Dale Youngs wrote that the lawsuit the cou ... More >>
Ever since Governor Jay Nixon altered Missouri's tax code to allow legally married gay couples to file joint taxes -- a move that puts the state in line with federal rules -- anti-gay marriage advocates are pulling out every trick in the book to stop him. First, they filed a lawsuit. Then Rep. Nick ... More >>
Nearly a full decade after 71 percent of Missourians approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in 2004, an openly gay, Democratic state legislator wants to put the issue back before the people. Yesterday, State Representative Mike Colona proposed a joint resolution to repeal the state's c ... More >>
Gay couples may be constitutionally banned from marrying in Missouri, but this year, for the first time, LGBT people who marry in other states and pay taxes here are allowed to file jointly, like any other married couple. Conservative, "pro-family" activists want to change that. They've tried lawsu ... More >>
See update below: The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri is suing the state over its decade-old constitutional ban on gay marriage. Following in the footsteps of overturned same-sex marriage bans in Oklahoma and Utah, the organization filed suit this afternoon in a Kansas City court on beh ... More >>
[Editor's note: Every Tuesday Andrew W.K. takes your life questions and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose or -- no surprise here -- a party. Need his help? Just ask: AskAWK@villagevoice.com] Dear Andrew, I think my boyfriend may be cheating on me. I'm very close to looki ... More >>
Missouri's neighbor Illinois officially became the sixteenth state to approve same-sex marriage on Wednesday, when Governor Pat Quinn signed the historic bill into law. The new rules won't go into effect until June 1, giving gay couples time, as Democratic Lieutenant Governor Shelia Simon put it, " ... More >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! IN LOVE WITH 2 WOMEN Dear Willie D: I'm coming to you because you're like that cool uncle that everybody has. My story ... More >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! BOSS LADY IS A BULLY Dear Willie D: I am a single mother with a small child, clocking 50 hours a week at an auto-parts ... More >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! BURNED BY THE RELATIVE I LOANED MONEY Dear Willie D: I loaned my cousin $500 more than six months ago. She promised ... More >>
Last night, Olivette city council passed two measures that solidify the suburb as a welcoming place for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.The Vital Voice reports that the council unanimously passed bills 2672 and 2677. The bills create a domestic partnership registry and criminaliz ... More >>
Domestic partners in U. City can have their cake and eat it too!University City last night became the first of St. Louis County's 91 municipalities to recognize domestic partnerships. In a 6-1 vote, University City council members put into law a measure that allows same-sex partners certain privi ... More >>
Image ViaYou're okay with St. Louis, Brandon.Brigham Young University, better known to sports fans the nation over as BYU, may very well have lost their chance at winning a national championship this year. They're currently ranked number three in the nation, and were widely expected to grab on ... More >>
Today's comment comes in response to news that Bristol Palin will be paid thousands of dollars to speak to Washington University students about abstinence with students during the school's Sex Week. That's the same Bristol Palin, btw, who's ridden her teen pregnancy to fame and riches. Writes ... More >>
Blame Groupon.Some people love Groupon for the deals it offers at local restaurants and other businesses. Others love Groupon for the crazed copy that advertises those deals. I'm pretty confident that Groupon's latest endeavor falls into the latter category.Via Eater comes word that Groupon has l ... More >>
Unfit for public consumption?The Post-Dispatch this morning takes on the topic of "Kiss Cams" -- the stadium pastime that places couples on the JumboTron with the expectation that they smooch.At issue: Will the Cardinals place a same-sex couple on the Kiss Cam this weekend when the team hosts "Ou ... More >>
New Line CinemaSaturday, 5:20 p.m.There are three courses of action for a single woman on this night of all nights, the Saturday night preceding the commercialized festival of love. 1. She can get very drunk, denounce the Smug Marrieds of the world, sing Motown songs into her hairbrush and then c ... More >>
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Making Love (Anodyne)
You'd think we'd learned our lesson from the Big Beautiful Brouhaha of 2005.
Unreal gets in, um, touch with former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders. Plus, a steamy local novel and an unloved aboveground pool.
Unreal gets liquored up and starts demanding tasteless jokes. And in unrelated news, we talk teen sex with a Seattle sexologist and check out the locker room at the new Busch.
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Get your groove on at this year's St. Louis International Film Festival
Week of October 13, 2004
Dave & Buster's
Mike Reid knows firsthand what it's like to bend the rules
Never at a loss for new tricks, the Wahls are now on a spiritual quest.
Local arts lovers hope to take the stigma out of erotic art with a new exhibition/festival
Troy's on the Park
Lake St. Louis' favorite agents provocateurs, the Wahls, are at it again
Cyberporn's sexual pleasure often comes with accompanying financial pain
Directed by Jim Fall