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Susan Smith-Harmon

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   DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Civil Rights Division has ruled in favor of a transgender 6-year-old child who was barred from using the girls' bathroom at Eagleside Elementary School in Fountain.

   The Denver Post reports that the New York-based Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund said Sunday it would a hold a news conference Monday to explain the decision affecting Coy Mathis.

   The fund filed the complaint on behalf of Kathryn and Jeremy Mathis, claiming that Coy has been discriminated against.

   Kathryn Mathis said in a statement that the family is "thrilled that Coy can return to school and put this behind her."

   The Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 told Coy's parents in December that the first-grader would not be able to continue to use the girls' restroom after the holiday break.

St. Louis bakery not part of Twinkies comeback

Monday, 24 June 2013 01:37 Published in Local News

   Twinkies snack cakes may be back on store shelves next month, but the bakery jobs that left St. Louis when Hostess closed up shop here aren't coming back.  

   Metropoulos & Company, and Apollo Global Management bought Hostess cakes earlier this year for $410 million.  Both companies are known for buying troubled brands and then selling them for a profit.  

   Since the sale, Hostess headquarters have been moved from Texas to Kansas City, Missouri and production has been consolidated from 11 bakery plants to four.  The plant in St. Louis was eliminated. 

PrideFest 2013 to make history in St. Louis

Friday, 21 June 2013 04:38 Published in Around Town

   The 34th annual PrideFest in St. Louis will make history next weekend when U.S. military personnel officially participate.  

   The parade and festival, which began 30 years ago in Forest Park, has moved to downtown St. Louis near Soldier's Memorial.  

   Both city and county police will have a booth at the festival.  And the military liaison for the LGBT Center of St. Louis will have uniformed service men and women walking in Sunday's parade.  They'll also lay a wreath at Soldier's Memorial, to remember those lost before "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was lifted.  

   Pridefest 2013 will be Saturday and Sunday, June 29th and 30th.

   More information about the parade and festival can be found at the Pride St. Louis website.

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