What a year! Check out the top 12 moments of 2017.
1. Defeated anti-transgender bathroom bill SB 98
2. The Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) is debated on the House floor for the first time in history.
3. 9 anti-LGBT bills defeated in 2017, and 7 fewer bills filed than in 2016.
4. The launch of our new website in August of 2017, which includes multiple ways for people to take action during legislative session and all year round.
5. The second transgender medical center for youth opens in Missouri, in St. Louis.
6. 4 Hands Brewery creates the first LGBT Pride cans in Missouri, and part of the proceeds benefited PROMO.
7. Three Missouri cities receive an MEI score of 100 for the first time in Missouri history.
8. PROMO’s ShowMe YOU tour is launched. PROMO visited with communities in more than 35 cities across the state in 2017.
9. PROMO team led more than 50 trainings, including the Newsroom at St. Louis Public Radio.
10. PROMO moved into a new office!
11. Pro-equality proclamations were signed by mayors in Washington, MO for Pride Month and St. Peters, MO for Transgender Day of Remembrance.
12. Springfield News-Leader addresses “deadnaming” and misgendering after the heartbreaking murder of Ally Steinfeld.