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Gay bar in rural Missouri hell bent on beating the odds

| Sunday, August 3, 2014
Norma Jean's owner, Jamie Gore poses with "Marilyn."
French Village, Mo., is a unique setting for a gay bar. The hour drive down Interstate 55 from St. Louis is a scenic trek – exiting on Highway Y, one must pass through the pastoral green and farmland along the hill-crowned blacktop to the entrance of Goose Creek Lake to reach their destination. Norma Jean’s opened its doors on Friday, July 18, 2014. It was a labor of love...

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Former St. Louis cop gets one year probation for harassing LGBT couple

| Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Jeffrey Leveque
SAINT LOUIS — A one-time St. Louis police officer will spend a year on supervised probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge for harassing and intimidating an LGBT couple. Jeffrey Michael Leveque, 45, was charged with felony harassment in January after police said he and another man parked outside the home of Meg Hensley, 27, and her transgender ...

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Michael Sam signed to four-year contract with St. Louis Rams

| Friday, June 13, 2014
St. Louis Rams rookie defensive end Michael Sam stretches during the team's NFL football rookie camp Friday, May 16, 2014, in St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS -- Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, has been signed to a four-year, $2.65 million contract with St. Louis Rams. Fox Sports reports that the Rams announced on Thursday afternoon that they had signed all 11 of their picks from last month’s draft.

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Roman Catholic priest risks priesthood, comes out as gay in book

| Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Rev. Gary Meier
ST. LOUIS — A Roman Catholic priest in St. Louis has written a book about his life as a gay priest, a move that could risk his priesthood.

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STL Today: ‘Would you allow your kids to play with the kids of gay couples?’

| Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Img: Jamie McGonnigal,
After posting a story regarding the census reports from the St. Louis area, finding that many gay and lesbian couples were raising children there, STLToday has posed the question: “Would you allow your kids to play with the kids of gay couples?”

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Victims of attack say they were targeted because they’re gay

| Monday, November 30, 2009
St. Louis Police are investigating an attack early Saturday outside a nightclub, and while police say it's too soon to tell whether this will be categorized as a hate crime, the victims believe they were targeted because they're gay, reports KSDK-TV. Jacob Piwowarczyk says, "I...

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