Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

High Heels, High Drama 

Beauty pageants are sexist. Wait, wait — hear me out. Young ladies parading in evening gowns and demonstrating some sort of talent while a horn dog audience leers at their gams; it's not fair. Where's the male beauty pageant? How come the fellas can't vie for a sash and tiara? Oh, but they can: Miss Gay St. Louis America offers the glamorous male a chance to prove that the aesthetics of feminine beauty are not solely the domain of the ladies. Contestants are judged in four categories: offstage interview, evening gown, onstage question (perhaps about "the Iraq — and such") and talent. The winner is crowned Miss Gay St. Louis and advances to the Miss Gay Missouri America pageant. The losers — well, they'll still look fabulous, so how bad can life be? The Miss Gay St. Louis experience takes place at 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday (February 8 and 9) at the Grey Fox Pub (5303 South Spring Avenue; Friday is the revue show, featuring former Miss Gay St. Louis title-holders such as Jade Sinclair (who happens to be the current Miss Gay Missouri) and the reigning Miss Gay St. Louis, Madison Elise. That's a lot of royalty in one room — you may want to dress up so as not to be embarrassed. Saturday is the full-on competition for the new Miss Gay St. Louis America. Admission is $5 both nights.
Fri., Feb. 8; Sat., Feb. 9, 2008

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Speaking of...

Latest in Night & Day

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 21, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation