• TRANSformational: Tassandra Crush to Throw Out First Pitch at Cards' Pride Night

    TRANSformational: Tassandra Crush to Throw Out First Pitch at Cards' Pride Night

        The St. Louis Cardinals may have struck out with LGBTQ fans by featuring Lance Berkman at their annual "Christian Day" in July, but the team is stepping up to the plate for the first official "Pride Night" at Busch Stadium on Friday, Aug. 25th featuring an historic ceremonial first pitch by transgender entertainer Tassandra Crush.
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Vincent Price's Daughter Confirms Father's Bisexuality

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In her book, "Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography," Victoria Price explored the many facets of her famous father. The Hollywood legend, who died in 1993, enjoyed a career on stage and screen that spanned some 60 years and the urbane actor remains the preeminent horror icon of our time.

Michelle Visage: An Audience with the Grand Dame

Who doesn’t love Michelle Visage (…well…except Violet Chachki...)? And how can you not? She’s the legendary grand dame of RuPaul’s Drag Race, finalist (and last American standing!) for series 15 of Celebrity Big Brother, author of her own book - "The Diva Rules", and 1/3 of ‘90s girl group Seduction.And as if ALL that wasn’t enough, she will be gracing the Show-Me state as emcee of the RuPaul’s Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons Extravaganza Tour on June 7 and 8 in St. Louis and Kansas City, along with a cast that includes Drag Race favorites BenDeLaCreme, Katya and Manila Luzon.


I recently got a chance to chat and reconnect with Michelle where we talked the BOTS tour, season 8 of Drag Race, Celebrity Big Brother and more!

Michael Sam on SJR39:

There's been one frustrating delay after another in the House Emerging Issues Committee on deciding the fate of Senate Joint Resolution 39. The bill would ask voters to amend Missouri’s constitution to protect certain individuals and businesses who cite religious beliefs to deny service to same-sex couples.

Ginger Minj: There's No Shutting Her Up!

Ginger Minj sashayed onto the set of RuPaul's Drag Race season 7 with an oversized mouth to match her oversized talent, and in the process, became the first "big girl" to place in the top three on the celebrated reality show.

Davey Duzit: Out Aussie Rapper Does it His Way

Davey Duzit may not be a household name in the LGBT community, but the out Melbourne, Australia based rapper/songwriter is paving his own path down under despite a still homophobic industry and a small but growing queer fan base.

Violet Chachki: Gender Queer. New School. Old School.

Violet Chachki has been called a lot of things since her season: skinniest waist in Drag Race history, bitchy, unpolished, overly confident. But the Atlanta native has proved all her critics wrong by rising to the top and being crowned the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 7. Since her coronation, Chachki has released her own EP, Gagged, been featured in the pages of Vogue Italia and is now joining the RuPaul’s Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons-Extravaganza Tour this year, which makes its Missouri stops in St. Louis and Kansas City this June.

Karmin: Independent and Loving Pride St. Louis

The breakthrough pop/hip-hop duo Karmin, comprised of recently married Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan are excited to be hitting the Bud Light Entertainment Stage at St. Louis PrideFest on Sunday, June 26 at 4 p.m. #Boom caught up with the duo via telephone to talk Pride, their new music, and more...

Shawn Hook Loves What St. Louis PrideFest Stands For

Canadian native Shawn Hook has enjoyed great success as a musician at home, and earlier this year released “Sound of Your Heart,” in the U.S. The song, already platinum in Canada, received a huge response and Hook’s following is now international.


#Boom recently got to chat with Hook ahead of his St. Louis PrideFest debut on the Bud Light Main Stage on Sunday, June 26 at 5 p.m.

Havana Brown is Pride St. Louis Bound

Havana Brown is an Australian DJ, singer, songwriter and producer. Wildly popular “down under,” Brown has had the opportunity to perform alongside legends like Britney Spears and Lady Gaga. And with the U.S. release of “We Run the Night (Feat. Pitbull),” which sold over 2.5 million copies world-wide, Havana Brown took America by storm.

Longshotz Redux:  Starry, Starry Night

This is a column about a diva. We don’t have enough diva’s anymore, not in the bigger-than-a-story kind of way. Today’s crop of names like Mariah and Beyonce and Rihanna and Khardashian are only minor specks in the firmament of divas, hardly worth our interest. Only the unfortunately named Lady Gaga has anything resembling the star-power of divas past. There is no one today like a Barbra, or a Bette, or a Mae, or a Chita, or even, a Cher. Or, a Liza. Liza is where this column begins.

Chuck Atteberry had Sex (Inc.) and Flier

The St. Louis community lost a treasure this week with the passing of Chuck Atteberry, 69. He was the longtime owner of Heads Ultd. in Clayton, lone survivor of the famed comedy drag trio, "Sex, Inc." -  and celebrated former co-owner of Miss Gay Missouri America. In 2010, I had the honor to interview Chuck and his protégé and friend Daniel Flier to talk "sex", drag and more. This is republished with permission from Vital VOICE: 

Trans Country Crooner Jaimie Wilson Strumming His Way to Success

NEW YORK, NY – For twenty-one year old Jaimie Wilson, nothing beats the feeling of rambling along in his custom Jeep Wrangler 4X4, headed for a gig to perform his beloved country music in his adopted home state of Florida. Shirtless, tanned, fit, and blonde haired, he looks like most every other young man his age who is entering adulthood trying to figure out where his path will take him.

Meet the 2017 St. Louis PrideFest Headliners

St. Louis' 38th annual LGBTQIA+ PrideFest will be held June 23-25 downtown at Soldier's Memorial.

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Vincent Price's Daughter Confirms Father's Bisexuality Michelle Visage: An Audience with the Grand Dame Michael Sam on SJR39: Ginger Minj: There's No Shutting Her Up! Davey Duzit: Out Aussie Rapper Does it His Way Violet Chachki: Gender Queer. New School. Old School. Karmin: Independent and Loving Pride St. Louis Shawn Hook Loves What St. Louis PrideFest Stands For Havana Brown is Pride St. Louis Bound Longshotz Redux:  Starry, Starry Night Chuck Atteberry had Sex (Inc.) and Flier Trans Country Crooner Jaimie Wilson Strumming His Way to Success Meet the 2017 St. Louis PrideFest Headliners

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