Category: Missouri

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Naughty New Year in Cape Girardeau, Jan. 13

CAPE GIRARDEAU — Heartland Leather Education Alliance (Heartland LEA) is dedicated to education and support of persons who are interested in, or live, the Leather Life. We are honored to serve Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky, Northwest Tennessee, and Northeast Arkansas. ANYONE living Leather or interested in learning about Leather. In June of 2015, slave…

Missouri county health department drops STD treatment

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — St. Charles County near St. Louis will no longer offer treatment and testing for sexual transmitted diseases (STD) through its public health, local media reported on Thursday. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that after today, no more appointments would be allowed for the STD clinic’s nurse practitioner. Health department director Hope…

IPAHW announces management, staff changes

ST. LOUIS — The owners of the International Puppy Contest are pleased to announce the following staff and management changes in preparation for the International Puppy 2019 contest, being held July 12-15 during International Pup and Handler Weekend (IPAHW) in St. Louis, MO. Pup Tripp, IPC’s International Puppy 2014 and co-owner, has been officially appointed…

Missouri Court of Appeals ruling a step forward for LGBTQ protection

ST. LOUIS – In an historic decision on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, a Missouri Court of Appeals Western District three-judge panel (Karen King Mitchell, Presiding Judge, Gary D. Witt, Judge, Anthony Rex Gabbert, Judge) ruled that workplace discrimination on the basis of sex-stereotyping — conforming to expectations for one’s sex, which is often attributed in…

New Mr. Midwest Leather and Midwest Puppy named

ST. LOUIS — Adam Heusinkveld of Chicago won Mr. Midwest Leather 2017 and Pup Axel, Cleveland Puppy 2017, won Midwest Puppy 2017 this past weekend in St. Louis.

The Midwest Leather and Puppy Contest was held at JJ’s Clubhouse, not far from downtown St. Louis. Adam came out ahead of two other contestants: John Owen of Omaha, who go first runner-up, and Pup Chewy of Chicago, who was second runner-up. Pup Xeno of Chicago got first runner-up for puppy. The contest was the climax of a weekend that included classes, dinners and parties throughout the weekend.

ADL, PROMO urge hate crime investigation in transgender teen’s murder

ST. LOUIS — Civil rights organizations have called for prosecutors to investigate the murder of Ally Lee Steinfeld as a hate crime. From PROMO: The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and PROMO, Missouri’s Statewide LGBT advocacy organization, today expressed deep concern regarding the murder of Ally Lee Steinfeld. Both PROMO and ADL are urging the Prosecuting Attorney’s…