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St. Louis observes Transgender Day of Remembrance; Caitlyn Jenner attends

Monday, November 23, 2015
Immediately following the dedication was a candlelight march through the Grove LGBT gayborhood led by Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC).
The evening saw the dedication of the first-in-the-nation Transgender Memorial Garden in the Grove neighborhood and a subsequent candlelight march. ...

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St. Louis Transgender Memorial Garden to be unveiled

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The first transgender memorial garden in the United States will be located at the corner of Vandeventer and Hunt in St. Louis’ Grove neighborhood.
What's believed to be the first transgender memorial garden in the US will be located in St. Louis’ Grove neighborhood. ...

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Three school board members resign after transgender student debate

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Lila Perry
Superintendent Aaron Cornman refused to link the resignations to recent unrest over transgender student Lila Perry. ...

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We were here: The gay rub of history comes to St. Louis

Sunday, August 23, 2015
A team of volunteers from across the globe have put black crayon to paper to record signs, tombstones, cenotaphs, plaques and monuments to draw attention to the LGBT events and individuals under-represented or under-appreciated within history.
The Gay Rub is a collaborative project showcasing a collection of over 100 rubbings from important markers of LGBT history. ...

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HIV-positive St. Louis County man accused of deliberately exposing people (UPDATED)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Robert Smith apparently met with an undercover detective and sought to have sex, denying that he was HIV-positive.
Police claim Robert Smith used Craigslist and other social media to contact "potential victims." ...

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Jurors recommend 30-year prison term for man convicted of infecting another with HIV

Friday, May 15, 2015
Michael L. Johnson
A jury in Missouri deliberated about two hours before recommending the prison term for former Lindenwood University student Michael L. Johnson. ...

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St. Louis Archdiocese opposes hospital group’s benefits for same-sex spouses

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Echoing concerns voiced last week by the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, the Archdiocese of St. Louis is also criticizing a Catholic-based hospital group’s plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of employees. ...

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Same-sex couples begin marrying in Kansas City, Missouri

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Vernon Scoville, officiates during Robert Gann, left, and John Kenny Rodricks, right, wedding at the Jackson County Courthouse Legislative Chambers, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. Scoville is retired associate circuit judge for Jackson County. Same-sex marriages began occurring Friday in the Kansas City area after a federal judge declared that Missouri's ban on gay marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- More than a dozen same-sex couples were married Friday in the Kansas City area after a federal judge declared that Missouri's ban on gay marriage violates the U.S. Constitution. The decision, which follows a similar one ...

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Many Missouri counties not granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Thursday, November 6, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Many local officials across Missouri were declining to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday, saying a court ruling invalidating the state's gay marriage ban applies only to St. Louis. ...

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Judge in St. Louis rules Missouri same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
April Dawn Breeden, left, places a ring on the finger of her long-time partner Crystal Peairs, right, as they are married by Rev. Katie Hotze-Wilton, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at City Hall in St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- A judge in St. Louis on Wednesday ruled that Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, setting off a rush among some same-sex couples to apply for marriage licenses. ...

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