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.