St. Louis is a major city in the US with about 2.6 million residents. Greater St. Louis has celebrated Pride for 30 years, and is among the largest in the nation.
Belleville, is an eastern suburb located about 30km from downtown St. Louis, and will celebrate its 2nd annual event in 2009.
Funded by community organizations, and the Center for Economic & Social Justice (http://jobsandjustice.org/ ), this year we have 60 unique vendors that represent local LGBTQ businesses and non profit organizations.
Pictured above is the festival's head line act is Lea DeLaria (born May 23, 1958 at Belleville, Illinois) is a US comedian and jazz musician.
An extremely prominent figure in the world of lesbian stand-up comedy, she is noted for her raunchy persona and inflammatory, irreverent political commentary, which have proven controversial inside and outside the gay and lesbian community. Some of her comedy releases include Bulldyke in a China Shop and Box Lunch. She has also written a humorous book entitled Lea's Book of Rules for the World.
Click here to listen to the chat with Colby Kulthe of Belleville Pride.
Please visit http://www.bellevillepride.com/