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St. Louis’ Trans Community Comes Together for Third Annual Telethon

St. Louis’ Trans Community Comes Together for Third Annual Telethon

For the third consecutive year the Metro Trans Umbrella Group (MTUG) is ready to launch their annual live telethon. On December 7 and 8, volunteers from the St. Louis, Missouri transgender community and their allies will once again come together to produce their biggest yearly fundraiser. For 24 consecutive hours, the trans-expansive community will highlight […]

Study Finds In-humane Cyber-abuse of Transgender People Rampant

Study Finds In-humane Cyber-abuse of Transgender People Rampant

Eight transphobic posts are shared online every minute in the UK and US, a new report has found. A recent report analyzed 10 million social media and online posts in the US and UK over three and a half years uncovered 1.5 million transphobic posts. The report by global anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label and […]

Southern Minnesota Man Could Be State’s First Openly Transgender Senator

Southern Minnesota Man Could Be State’s First Openly Transgender Senator

In a campaign kick off and fundraiser on October 29 Davin Sokup, a carpenter from Northfield, announced his plan to flip the District 20 Senate seat. Sokup intends to run against Sen. Rich Draheim for control of the Senate District that includes parts of Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Rice, and Scott counties. Incumbent Draheim, of […]

Trans Community Returns Historic Grand Marshal Honor in St. Louis PrideFest Parade

Trans Community Returns Historic Grand Marshal Honor in St. Louis PrideFest Parade

Uniformed Police will be seen in the 2019 St. Louis Pride Parade at the expense of transgender participation. Today during the St. Louis Public Radio St. Louis On the Air broadcast, Sayer Johnson, the Executive Director of Metro Trans Umbrella Group in St. Louis, Missouri formally expressed the organization’s desire to step down as Grand […]

St. Louis Mayor reverses decision honoring Stonewall, uniformed police will march in parade

St. Louis Mayor reverses decision honoring Stonewall, uniformed police will march in parade

In a press conference held at City Hall yesterday, St. Louis, Missouri Mayor Lyda Krewson took to the podium flanked by members of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the Pride St. Louis Board of Directors. Mayor Krewson announced that she did not believe that a previously announced decision to ask that members of […]

Pride St. Louis 2019 excludes uniformed officers from Parade

Pride St. Louis 2019 excludes uniformed officers from Parade

Pride St. Louis Marches On The Right Side of History In 2019 PrideFest Parade St. Louis, Missouri is a rich and vibrant city. Diversity is alive and well and knows no boundaries here – that is until you try to show support for one of the most historically marginalized and discriminated against communities. Today that […]

Pride St. Louis’ 2019 Parade Grand Marshal Is Something New: a Community

Pride St. Louis’ 2019 Parade Grand Marshal Is Something New: a Community

For the first time in Pride St. Louis history, a community, rather than an individual, has been chosen as the 2019 parade grand marshal: the Metro Trans Umbrella Group (MTUG) and the St. Louis metro transgender and non-binary community. The 2019 MasterCard Grand Pride Parade takes place June 30 at noon. The unprecedented grand marshal […]

AfterEllen’s Tristan Fox Trashing Trans Masculinity is Pure Hate

AfterEllen’s Tristan Fox Trashing Trans Masculinity is Pure Hate

Wake Up And Smell The Hate Imagine my surprise to click on a link that led me to a story about a Starbucks filled with Trans masculine and gender non-conforming individuals – my kind of people. I imagined a place where on likely almost every day, everyone is welcome. Acceptance wafts through the air leaving […]

Visibility and Voice Find Community at Transcending the Spectrum 6

Visibility and Voice Find Community at Transcending the Spectrum 6

Over 50 visual artists and more than two dozen performers and performance artists converged on Mad Art Gallery for Transcending the Spectrum 6, an annual art exhibit, performance event, and fundraiser for the Metro Trans Umbrella Group (MTUG). The one night only event held on Saturday, April 13, gave visibility and voice of the St. […]

Jazz Jennings Ready For Harvard and Season 6 of I Am Jazz

Jazz Jennings Ready For Harvard and Season 6 of I Am Jazz

Jazz Jennings, transgender star of TLC’s I Am Jazz, announced that she has been accepted by both Harvard University and Pomona College and shared her excitement and acceptance letters via her Instagram Stories. Some fans took to social media as well with claims that gender and her show were the reasons that Jazz had been […]

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