In a state that is most famous recently for Todd Akin’s rape comments and for putting a bust of Rush Limbaugh in the state capital, St. Louis, MO has a small progressive glimmer of hope. Pride St. Louis, Inc., a very large LGBT group, announced yesterday that due to the growth of their annual Pride Fest event they will be moving to downtown St. Louis from the smaller Tower Grove Park location where they celebrated for years. According to Pride St. Louis’ website, more than 100,000 people attended 2012’s Pride Fest.
The event, occurring June 29th-30th, attracts visitors from around the area, and according to Pride St. Louis, around the world. The move to downtown St. Louis should increase exposure for Pride Fest beyond the smaller and less notable south St. Louis city location of Tower Grove Park.