Sometimes we need to retreat. In the interest of self-care and self-preservation, sometimes we need to stay home, get lost in a book, or let Netflix take us away.
This is not the time to stay home. We must find the resilience in ourselves to show up. We must send the message that we’re not going anywhere. We must come out for LGBT Missourians. You are invited to join us for PROMO’s annual Equality Day on Tuesday, February 20th (scroll below to register). This is an opportunity to visit the Missouri Capitol to speak with your legislators about LGBT policy issues.
In this uncertain time, it is all the more important for supporters like you to join us. For the 20th consecutive year, the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) has been proposed. If passed, MONA would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the Missouri Human Rights Act, extending protections in housing, employment, and public accommodations.
This year, however, we face the risk of our trans siblings being left behind. Rep. Mike Stephens has introduced a version of MONA that only includes sexual orientation, leaving gender identity out entirely. This glaring omission of a part of our community—our family—is unacceptable, and we need your voice included in the chorus.
Moreover, our youth need us right now. For the first time, the Youth Mental Health Preservation Act has been introduced. Sponsored by Rep. Tracy McCreery, the passage of this bill would ban licensed professionals from administering so-called “conversion therapy.”
Our trans family needs us. Our youth needs us. We need us. Register now below and come out for LGBT Missourians.