Sunday, December 07, 2008

Send a Postcard to Obama and See Milk

Hello all,

Two quick things to tell you about.

1) In the DUC, 11-2 Monday Dec. 8th: Postcards to Obama
If you weren't able to attend Pride last GBM stop by the Duc and send a postcard to President-Elect Barack Obama asking him to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell, repeal Defense of Marriage Act (D.O.M.A.) and pass a transgender inclusive Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Tell all your friends to stop by too!

2) Chris Riha and Pride want you to see Milk at the Tivoli Dec. 9th at 7pm. Read Chris' message here:

On December 17th, I will (unfortunately) be turning 23 years old and I only want one thing for my birthday. I want to get the largest group possible together to see Milk at the Tivoli on Tuesday, December 9th at 7:00pm. I've already seen Milk once, and it was phenomenal and completely inspiring. However, I left the theater very angry with myself because before this movie was announced, I had no idea who Harvey Milk was and what he had sacrificed for me. All I want for my birthday is for people to come see this movie with me so that I can say, on a very small level, that I was able to do something good to honor this man's memory. Please feel free to invite people that I don't even know to come along to this movie. I want to see everyone there.

Thanks and have a great winter break!
-Pride Exec

Safe Sex Tip of the Week:
For use on penises, select a condom with a reservoir tip. For use on dildos or cylindrical vibrators, you may select a condom with a plain (non-reservoir) tip if you wish.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Last GBM of the Semester!

I hope you enjoyed your break and indulged in lots of food. Make time this week to attend these events to exercise your political power, educate yourself on trans issues, and contribute to fighting AIDS in St. Louis.

Wednesday Dec. 3rd 8p.m. Ursa's: Pride's LAST GBM
At our very last meeting we'll be writing postcards to President-Elect Barack Obama to hold him to his campaign promises to the LGBTQA community. We'll also hold elections and welcome new exec members. Come vote and ensure that Pride takes the direction you want. We'll also have really delicious pizza from the restaurant Pie on the loop.

Thursday Dec. 4th 7pm DUC Rm 234: Keshet's Trans Health Forum
Join health care professionals and trans folk for a discussion about health care resources in the Saint Louis region. Especially to everyone who attended the TDOR Vigil, this is a great way to explore another aspect of trans issues in greater depth.

Friday Dec. 5th 8pm Webster University: 2nd Annual World AIDS Day Concert
Webster hosts a concert to raise money for St. Louis Effort for AIDS. The performers this year are God-des and She, a really talented R&B and rap group featured on the L word and they performed at this year's St. Louis Pride Parade.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Anti-Prop 8 Rally: Join the Impact

As you know, last Tuesday, California passed Prop 8, an amendment that bans gay marriage. This Saturday, cities around the country will protest this outcome.

The St Louis protest will take place from 12 noon- 2PM on the steps of the Old Courthouse, on Broadway and Market St in downtown St Louis. Pride Alliance will be meeting at the Clocktower on Saturday at 11AM, and then will take the Metro downtown.

We'll also be making signs and posters in the Pride suite (Women's Building Room 300) this Friday from 2-4PM. Stop by and make a sign or grab a button.

Get up. Stand up. See you Saturday.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Post-Election Hoopla

Post-Election GBM Nov. 5th 8pm Ursa's.

Election day will be a long day for a lot of us, so what better way to recoup than to hang out with Pride people, swap election day stories, eat cookies, and either celebrate or mourn together? We'll also have some speakers talk about their political involvement and how you can get involved too. Click on the title to follow a link to the facebook event.


While voting for President is important, do you know who you're voting for for Governor? State Treasurer? State Senate? Especially since a lot of LGBTQIA equality legislation happens on a state level (nondiscrimination legislation and legalization of same-sex marriage have all happened on a state level), local politics really matter for the LGBTQIA community. PROMO, Missouri's LGBT equality and political action group has a list of endorsed candidates for MO. Take a look and support progressive candidates:
And if you are voting in CA, be sure to vote "no" on Prop 8 to ensure that the same-sex marriage decision by CA's supreme court is not overturned.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Awareness Week Oct. 6th-10th

Clear your schedules because we have SO many great events planned for this year's Awareness Week.

Oct. 6th: Safezones Coming Out Discussion in Pride Suite at 8pm
Discuss the coming out process and the challenges and rewards it brings.

Oct. 7th: Connect 4, Safezones and Pride Alliance Town Hall in Eads 215 at 8pm
Are allies a part of the LGBTQIA community at Washu? What does it mean to be an ally? Who is an ally? Come discuss ally identity and how allies make up a part of the LGBTQIA community generally and in regard to political rights.

Oct. 8th: Brown bag lunch and showing of Transgeneration in the Pride Suite at 11:30-1pm
Bring your lunch up to the Pride suite (third floor women's building end of the hall) and watch an episode of Transgeneration, a documentary which follows college students who identity as transgender. Snacks and drinks provided.

Oct. 8th: Co-sponsored by Liggett/Koenig Showing of the Laramie Project in Ursa's Stageside at 8pm
This year is the 10th anniversary of the hate crime that resulted in Matthew Shepherd's death in Laramie, Wyoming. Come watch the Laramie project which tells the stories of the members of the Laramie community.

Oct. 9th: Showing of "For the Bible Tells Me So" followed by a panel discussion in Brown 100 at 8pm, co-sponsored with the HRC
"For the Bible Tells Me So" is an extremely well produced and emotionally moving movie which dissects the relationship between the bible and homophobia in America today. After the showing we will have a panel discussion of religious leaders.

Oct. 10th: National Coming Out Day
11-1pm stop by Mallinckrodt to make your own coming out buttons (you can come out as liking to eat in the bath tub or other quirky things)
9pm-12:30am DANCE PARTY in McMillian. The theme is "Masquerade" and Pride will be providing appetizers (including a chocolate fountain), music, masks and fun.

Oct. 22nd: General Body Meeting 8pm in Ursa's Fire Side
This GBM will focus on sexual health within the LGBTQIA community. Come hear the sex education you never got in high school.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Awareness Week Approaches

Hey everyone! Awareness week and National Coming Out day is coming up soon during the week of Oct. 6th-10th. We are so excited to host a huge National Coming Out Day dance party (we have close to $2,000 for it) and we want to you to be involved in planning it.

Three events this week:

Tues. Sept. 23rd: Public Service Fair, LGBT Advocacy Open House, 6-7pm, DUC 2nd Floor Formal Lounge
Network with area LGBT focused organizations to find internships and jobs.

Weds Sept. 24th: Pride's 2nd GBM 8pm in Friedman
Come hang out, eat snacks and help plan Awareness week, National Coming Out Day Party and other events you all came up with at the first GBM.

Friday Sept. 26th-Saturday Sept. 27th: PROMO's Missouri Equality Conference in Kansas City
We have a great opportunity for you to attend PROMO's (a nonprofit LGBT advocacy group for MO) day long conference of training and workshops on topics pertaining to LGBT activism. Pride will pay your transportation, registration and hotel costs! Check out more info at We'll leave campus Friday evening and come back Saturday evening. If you'd like to attend respond to this e-mail by the end of Tuesday with your name and the earliest time you could leave on Friday the 26th.
This is really great if you'd like to become a better LGBT activist and bond with other Pride members.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Pride Announces it's First General Body Meeting (GBM)

(click on title to follow link to facebook event for GBM)

Pride exec would like to say welcome to the class of 2012 and welcome back to everyone else! The year is already off to a fast start. Here is a schedule of our upcoming events:

September 10 - First General Body Meeting of the Year
8 p.m.- 9 p.m. in Ursa's (location subject to change, but we'll keep you updated)
At our first GBM we will be discussing our upcoming events and forming committees to plan them, including Awareness week. Also, FREE FOOD, fun, and meeting new people. And of course Allies are encouraged to come!

September 11 - Campus Y Advocacy Fair
11 a.m.— 2:30 p.m., DUC
Come check out the Pride table where we will have gender non-conforming face paint, history about Pride Alliance and the opportunity to join petitions in order to make MO and the nation better for LGBTQIA people.

September 12 – Pride Suite Party!
3 p.m.— 4:30 p.m., Women's Building
Check out our suite and help us eat more food. Come see our library (including DVDS you can check-out for FREE) and hang out space.

September 15 - Judy Shepherd Speaks
7 p.m., Webster University
We'll be organizing a group of cars to go and see this amazing lady speak. Please come to the GBM to sign-up to go so that we can get a head count, or e-mail us.

Sept. 23rd - Public Service Fair (LGBT Advocacy Open House, 6-7pm, DUC 2nd Floor Formal Lounge)

Septmeber 21st--Safezones Open Ally Workshop
*Want to become a Safe Zones Educator?*
There will be an informational meeting about the application process and training involved on Thursday, September 18 at 7pm in the Pride Suite (located on the third floor of the Women’s Building). RSVP at

September 27 – Missouri Equality Conference by PROMO
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. in Kansas City
We will be organizing a van load of people to attend a day long set of training and workshops designed to educate and empower activists working on LGBT issues in MO.

October 6-10 – Awareness Week
(Join our Planning Committee today!)
Pride annually organizes a week of education and fun programming to raise awareness on the WashU campus about issues facing the LGBTQIA community.

October 10 – WU Coming Out Day!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

April Pride Alliance Events

Hey everyone!

We hope you that you enjoyed Margaret Cho's performance last Thursday. Pride has a lot of other great programs coming up for the month of April.

1. This week's Pride General Body Meeting

1. Friday, 4/4: Pride Alliance General Body Meeting. 3PM, Pride Suite (Women's Building Room 300).
We'll be screening the Academy Award winning film "Boys Don't Cry" and discussing themes from the movie, including violence against GLBTQIA people.

2. Friday, 4/10: The GLBTQIA BBQ. 11 AM - 1 PM Bowles Plaza (outside Mallinkrodt)
As part of Celebrations weekend, Pride presents its annual BBQ. Eat FREE FOOD, meet prospective students, and buy a Pride T-shirt if you don't have one yet.

3. Saturday, 4/11: Gayla 2008. 9 PM -12 AM, Kemper Art Museum
GAYLA, our annual semi-formal will be in the Mildred Lane Kemper this year! Admission is FREE with a Wash U ID, $5 general admission. It's one of the biggest parties of the year. Bring your friends, bring your friends' friends, and maybe even a friend's friend of a friend. Basically, if you miss this, you will cry. A lot.

And coming up later...
Friday, 4/18: St Louis Outing to the Central West End
Sunday, 4/20: Keshet's Inclusive Seder
Thursday, 4/24: Day of Silence

Basically, this month is packed. Get excited.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

GBM and Upcoming Med School Panel

It's almost Friday. Hang in there! And when you're finished with classes come hang out with us in the Pride Suite. We will be having a genral body meeting TOMORROW at 3pm in the Pride Suite (3rd floor Women's Building). The meeting is drag and gender issue thremed, and we will be showing "Some Like it Hot." We hope to see you all there.

Also, thanks to everyone who came out for the drag show. It was a success and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Next week there is an event on LGBT mental health in the WU Med School. If you are interested in attending, here are the details:
What: LGBT Mental Health Awareness Panel
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals are at high risk for suicide, depression, substance abuse, partner abuse, and eating disorders. We hope to understand more regarding the etiology of these conditions and how we can provide better care to our future patients.
When: Thurs., 2/28 12-1pm
Where: Farrell Learning & Technology Center, Connell Auditorium, Med School Campus

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sex Week Events

This week is sex week on campus ( Pride Alliance will be tabling this week in Mallinckrodt everyday from 11-1 for the Drag Show this Saturday, so buy your tickets in advance! We sold out last year. There will be several events you might be interested in attending this week as well:

TUESDAY, Feb.12, 2008
Every Which Way: Beyond Monosexuality
6:30 - 8pm
Friedman Lounge (in Wohl)
Panel discussion on sexuality, sexual orientation, & intimate partner relationships sponsored by Safe Zones.

SATURDAY, Feb.16, 2008
2nd Annual Drag Show!!!
8 - 10:30pm
The Gargoyle (in Mallinckrodt)
6445 Forsyth Blvd.

Also, thanks to everyone who came to the Pride suite warming party on Friday. The suite will be open regularly from now on, so we hope you stop by! If you didn't get your Pride t-shirts at the party, they will be on sale at the Drag Show this Saturday.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Pride Suite Warming Party

The Pride Alliance suite (Room 300 in the Women's Building) has been completely refurbished, with new paint and furniture! We are throwing a suite warming party this Friday to celebrate. If you've always been curious about the Pride suite, or just want to hang out with the exec board officers, we'd love to have you. There will also be a Pointessaurus pizza and a movie!

What: The NEW Pride Suite Warming Party
When: Friday, Feb. 8th from 3pm-whenever
Where: Room 300, Women's Building

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Mara Keisling Speech and Safe Zones Open Ally Workshop

There are two events coming up early this week you might be interested in:

1. Guest Speaker: Mara Keisling, Exec. Director of National Center for Transgender Equality
MONDAY, Jan. 28, 7pm McMillan Cafe
Hosted by PROMO, this is the launch of the Gender Identity Project. This will
be the first in a series of Town Hall Meetings focusing on Transgender
issues and the importance of trans issues and trans-inclusion to LGBT

2.Safe Zones Open Ally Workshop!
TUESDAY, January 29th, 7PM in the Dardick Seminar Room
LGBTQIA? What do all those letters mean, anyway? Find out at the first
Safe Zones workshop of the year! Safe Zones is an organization dedicated
to educating the campus community on LGBTQIA issues. Individuals who
complete training will receive a placard that identifies them as a safe

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Pride General Body Meeting

Just a reminder that there is a Pride Alliance general body meeting tonight at 8:30pm at Ursa's Fireside. There will root beer floats to make and we will be discussing upcoming events like the Drag Show. We hope to see you all there!