Friday, February 13, 2009

They Call Me Troy

I will be introducing Reverend Troy Perry at this event.

If you are able to attend, please do so!!

Have a great weekend!

-Nick Dunne

LGBTQ Alliance President

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What's going on in the Community...

The LGBT Center of St. Louis presents Ian M. Koller of FISHMAS

Ian Koller is the oldest of four children, hailing from southern Illinois. Imagination and creativity guided him through most of his early life and followed through to adulthood. He enjoys dabbling in many artistic mediums, but his favorite is polymer clays. Ian is a self-taught, self-representing artist and prefers whimsical over realistic creations. He has mastered his craft in polymer clays over the last 12 years.

The FISHMAS phenomenon began as a happy accident. FISHMAS are vibrantly colored beautiful creations where fish characters are created from ornaments. Since sculpting the first fish ornament, Ian has created hundreds more for family, friends, and coworkers. FISHMAS are sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. And Ian certainly loves to make people smile.

Ian lives with his partner in Belleville, Illinois.

For more information, visit this link:

Monday, February 09, 2009

Register Your Love

"I recently received an invitation on Facebook for an event called "Register Your Love." Below is a copy/paste description of the event. If this pertains to you, I highly suggest you take part in this:

On Thursday February 12th, 2009 will Join The Impact with "Freedom To Marry." This event urges same-sex couples living in St. Louis City and County to visit their local Marriage License counters to obtain a marriage license for same-sex couples. We are encouraging couples to bring their family, friends, and to even video tape the City and County denying marriage licenses to loving committed adults in our state.

On the very same day, we are promoting "REGISTER YOUR LOVE." The City of Saint Louis grants same-sex couples a Domestic Partnership License. Unfortunately, very few couples obtain these certificates and we feel that must change in 2009.

We know these certificates are not real Marriage Licenses, but at the same time we need to show the City of St. Louis (and Missouri) that we count and that these Domestic Partnerships need to become full fledged legal Marriage Licenses.

We only ask you to register your love by obtaining a Domestic Partnership License on Thursday February 12th, 2009.

St. Louis City Domestic Partnership Registration

The Office of the City Register can take registrations of domestic partnerships.

To qualify as domestic partners, the couple must fulfill the following requirements:
1. Be eighteen years of age or older
2. Not be married or related by blood to the other in a manner that would bar marriage in the State of Missouri.
3. Have a close and committed personal relationship
4. Live together and have been continuously living together.
5. Live in the City of St. Louis
6. Be each other's sole domestic partner and have not terminated another domestic partnership in the last six months

Procedure:Bring Proof of joint residency. Fill out application "Declaration of Domestic Parternship" in person. Both persons must be present.

Fee: $10.00"

Like I said, if this pertains to you, I highly encourage taking part!!

LGBTQ Alliance President

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Potential Co-Sponsors?

Drag Ball's quite an expensive show to put on. Especially with the big ideas we have for this year.

We've been searching for co-sponsors for the event, and here's who we had so far:

*I <3> Makeup (they're on board)
*Audio Engineering Society--to do our sound (they're on board)
*Dance Club (no response yet)
*Campus Activities (we don't know for sure...)

I've also contacted Marie E., a freshman art student to do our human-animal things. Last semester she was searching for "human canvasses" for an art project she was doing. It inspired me to create caged "animals" out of volunteers.

Wouldn't that be cool to walk in and see a tiger-lady or an elephant-man? I don't know how it will turn out, but I just cross my fingers and hope it will be as avant-garde as possible. Like this:

(of course, with clothing of some sort on...this is open to the public)

***And on the subject of co-sponsors, we are still searching for other co-sponsors for the Diversity Lock-In, which is set for February 27. If anybody's interested, e-mail us at

We have a meeting tonight! Hopefully I'll see you there! Tonight, 9:30 p.m., University Center Presentation Room!!

LGBTQ Alliance President

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What a drag! (no pun intended)

So we tried getting a reservation in Winnie-Moore so we could show "Jumping the Broom" sometime next month....

No luck at all.

That's the bad part about reserving the stage spaces on this campus. If you don't get them ahead of time, there's no possible way you can get one. Especially if you're an organization (like us) that has a restricted schedule because its executive board and advisor are super busy!

Oh well...Darryl Stephens will have to wait... *le sigh*

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Quick Update

We've finally got our first draft of the 13th Annual Drag Ball Flyer!!
Carly's pretty good, eh?

Thursday, January 22, 2009

First Meeting of the Semester

Today we had our first meeting of the semester.

We really had a lot to cover today, and we actually stayed until the lights in the University Center went out!

We first had a presentation from two men, John and James, from a new gay- and bi-men's organization in St. Louis called Rustin's Place. They sought our help in funding a feature film that would be shown on Webster's Campus if we were able to fund them. The film is titled "Jumping the Broom," and is sort of a precursor to the LGBT hit TV show "Noah's Arc." Although it only lasted two seasons on network LOGO, it was still very popular.

Darryl Stephens, who played the lead role on the show, is due to come to St. Louis along with the movie, much to our surprise. Getting to meet him would be a BLAST!

The exec board, Andrea (our faculty advisor), and the Rustin's Place guys negotiated after the initial meeting, with no definite conclusion. I'll be sure to mention that later.

We also discussed some unique advertising ideas for our Diversity Lock-In, which will be on February 27 this year, right after Vagina Monologues lets out. Our final conclusion came to handing out puzzle pieces to people challenging them to "find where they fit in." I hope all goes well with it.

We also discussed funding a movie hosted by the Multicultural Studies Committee. The movie is titled "They Call Me Troy." It's about a homosexual religious leader named Troy who struggles in a religious world that puts down people like himself. Here is a trailer:

Troy Perry will be coming to speak after the movie, as well! How exciting is that?!

Our next meeting will be February 5, which means we get a week off! Woohoo!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Drag Ball

Anybody remember Drag Ball from last year?

Our theme was "Hollywood," a theme decided by a small group of about ten people at our first meeting of the Spring Semster. Ideas flew around, and eventually we had our concept.
We managed to make a Hollywood-sign replica (much thanks to our former ECC, Kelsey) and hung it up on the back curtain. Miraculously, it stayed up the whole show.

After hours of setup and rushing to get last minute things prepared, the show finally came together.

For all you Webster Journal readers, you'll remember this picture, taken by Journal Photographer Colin Dabbs, of former Resident Assistant Matt Grant performing under the name "Mimi Amore." He gave quite an epic performance, and most certainly didn't look like himself in that cute little pink dress he had on.

Well, ladies and gents and everyone in between, we're at it again.

Our decided theme this year is "Circus." Yes, we understand that, coincidentally, Britney Spears just released a new album under the same title in December of last year. That was not our inspiration. Rather, we sought the classic Barnum & Bailey-type of circus theme, with that sort of dark twist.

More updates to come! Have a wonderful night!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

First post

Webster LGBTQ Alliance is Webster University's only student organization catered toward the support, education, and rights of Webster's vibrant LGBTQ population, and the allies who support them. Through events, meetings, and educational programs, LGBTQ Alliance is a vital part of the make-up of Webster's diversity.

Our officers for Spring 2009 are:

Nick D.: President
Justin R.: Vice President
Eva E.: Secretary
Lydia S.: Treasurer
Carly P.: Communications Coordinator

This semester is soon to bring us a big run for our money! We have many exciting events planned, including Drag Ball! Stay up-to-date with us as we begin on our journey into the Spring Semester.