Chris Andoe
Chris Andoe is a St. Louis based writer and seasoned activist. After meeting John Aravosis at a Chicago “StopDrLaura.com” protest in 2000, Chris was inspired to organize his own major demonstrations in St. Louis, his adopted hometown, which drew national attention. Since then, his activism has revolved around LGBT, affordable housing, and mass transit issues. While living in San Francisco, Andoe made headlines taking on the amorphous hacker group Anonymous for publishing nude photos of a Bay Area Rapid Transit spokesperson, saying “Puritanical shame-based tactics have no place in the capital of sexual liberation”, and he extensively covered the city’s jarring gentrification, from mass evictions to the nudity ban. Back in St. Louis Andoe’s hosted public events on the subway and elsewhere as “The Emperor,” and writes the Tales from the Emperor column for Vital Voice Magazine. Always in the fray, Andoe’s been interviewed by NPR, CBS, and has been quoted from CNN to The St. Louis Post Dispatch. His upcoming book of short stories, Delusions of Grandeur, is expected out early next year. Twitter: @EmperorAndoe

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Born out of Pain: St. Louis artists respond to Ferguson

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As the smoke clears I see the passing of the old guard, and the rise of a much more dynamic St. Louis.
Protesters face off with police officers in Ferguson, Missouri the night the grand jury chose not to indict Officer Wilson for Michael Brown's death.

BREAKING: Grand jury refuses to indict Officer Wilson

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Chris Andoe is on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, reporting live as the grand jury prepares to announce.
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He moved to NYC, and became Airbnb’s bitch

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Chris Andoe loved using Airbnb, and couldn’t understand why the neighbors were so snippy, until he moved to NYC.
GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann in Google Glasses (source: Luke Russert via Twitter)

San Francisco in the golden age of ‘Glassholes’

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Chris Andoe, who recently moved from SF to NYC, laments the Google Glass(holes) who have ruined his former home.
Nothing says "woo those soccer moms" like having Charlie Manson's younger brother lookalike be the rallying cry for your party. (Phil Robertson photo by A&E)

Jesusland to gorge itself in support of Duck Dynasty

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Nothing woos soccer moms and millennials like making Charlie Manson’s younger brother your party’s new posterboy.
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It’s time for a somber national discussion about [insert latest shooting tragedy here]

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Another mass-murder in America by gunfire. It’s time for candlelight vigils & other meaningless gestures.
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Mary Cheney grows a pair on gay marriage – or not

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Mary Cheney gave anti-gay Romney $2500. Backbones don’t suddenly develop at 45, when they were non-existent at 44.
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Don’t understand the GOP shutdown strategy? Think “gambling addict”

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If you want to understand the GOP strategy behind the shutdown and debt default, think of a really bad gambler.
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Our Chris Andoe, on the death of his dog Sophie

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“We’d make our end of life decision when she no longer enjoyed the things she loved, that day was yesterday.
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A hot gay mess in St. Louis

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Chris Andoe takes a queer look at a gay old town: St. Louis.
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