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