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SOCO Munch near St. Louis on Feb. 16

ST. LOUIS — SOCO (South County) Munch will be having their monthly event at the Firehouse Bar and Grill in St. Louis on Feb. 16. From the Fetlife event: SOCO Munch is held on the THIRD FRIDAY of each month. This will be a vanilla casual social gathering of people that are kinky or kink-curious.…

West County Kinky January Munch on Thursday

ST. LOUIS — West County Kinky Munch in St. Louis County will have their January munch on Thursday, Feb. 1. From their Fetlife post: Please consider yourself invited to the next West County Kinky Munch. It will be held on Thursday February 1st 2018 from 7-10pm. Our munches are held regularly on the 1st Thursday…

Blue Max starts charity raffle ticket sales

ST. LOUIS — Blue Max CC, a St. Louis leather/levi club, is starting raffle ticket sales for a wheelbarrow of alcohol for its charity fund. From the club’s announcement: We are selling tickets every weekend from now till March 10. We are selling at JJ’s, Just Johns, Rehab, Handlebar, Taha Twisted Tiki, The Monocle, and…

PROMO calls for gender identity inclusion for HB 2253

JEFFERSON CITY — PROMO, Missouri’s statewide LGBTQ rights organization, has called for gender identity to be added to a nondiscrimination bill. PROMO said in a statement that HB 2253, filed by State Rep. Mike Stephens this past week does not include gender identity, unlike other versions of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act that have been submitted in the…

Kolor Me Kinky does Valentines on Feb. 12

ST. LOUIS — Kolor Me Kinky will do Valentine’s Day crafts at their Feb. 12 gathering. From the Fetlife post: Whether you enjoy koloring, doodling, sketching, watercolors, pencil drawing or charcoal, this is the event for you! We welcome and encourage all to attend, from accomplished sketch artists to littles with krayons & koloring books.…

Conversion therapy ban submitted in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY — For the first time, a bill to ban conversion therapy in Missouri has been filed with the state assembly. PROMO, the state LGBTQ rights group, said that the Youth Mental Health Preservation Act, known as HB 2141, was filed by State Rep. Tracy McCreery. The bill states that “state licensed professionals cannot engage in any…

PrideCenter celebrates first anniversary in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS — PrideCenter, a LGBTQ community center in St. Louis, is celebrating one year of being open today. Pride St. Louis worked with community organizations 18 months ago to create a free-standing center for the community. Since it’s opening, according to a press release from Pride St. Louis, many individuals and organizations have worked…

Big Queer Trans Snow Ball Dance on Saturday

ST. LOUIS — Metro Trans Umbrella Group, a transgender support and service organization in St. Louis, is holding their annual Big Queer Trans Snow Ball Dance this Saturday, Jan. 13. From their Facebook event announcement: Join us as we once again take over the Monocle for a fun night out. After the success of our summer…