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PROMO Is Hiring Manager of Public Policy

PROMO is hiring a Manager of Public Policy: PROMO is Missouri’s statewide organization advocating for LGBTQ equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing, and community education. Through both a 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(3), PROMO works to educate all Missourians about the importance of LGBTQ equality and to gain equal protection under the law for all…

2018 Pride Hero: The Cooper County LGBTQ Alliance

Our community is one built on the experiences and bravery of those before us — the heroes both sung and unsung. In June much of the world celebrates Pride. Pride means many things to different people. A declaration of their authentic selves. A testament of allyship and support. A month-long celebration to commemorate the persistence…

Celebrate Steph’s 10 Year Anniversary with PROMO!

This is a very special message for you from PROMO’s Elizabeth Fuchs, Karis Agnew, and Mark Utterback. This week marks Steph’s ten year anniversary at PROMO. He has a hard time bragging on how awesome that is and what that means to PROMO’s ability to win, so let us do that for him. Please show…

FAQ: PROMO is Adding the Q!

What does the Q in LGBTQ stand for? “Queer” or “Questioning.” Generally, PROMO will use the Q to refer to “Queer.” Starting this Pride month, PROMO will begin to use the acronym LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) when referring to our events, in our mission, and when we are collectively referring to our…

How to Interact Effectively With LGBT Clients, Employees, and Communities

Did you know PROMO has been training organizations, businesses, hospitals, and nonprofits in LGBT cultural competency for nearly five years? The PROMO and SAGE of PROMO Fund cultural competency trainings help professionals develop the skills to interact effectively with LGBT clients, employees, and communities. With more people outwardly identifying as LGBT, organizations of all kinds…

Why I Am Asking You to #StandWithJake

Everyone has heard of Westboro Baptist Church based out of Topeka, Kansas, right? Well if you have not, I will not be linking to their website because it is so disgusting. Just imagine the most hateful things and, boom, there you have it. The first time I saw them I was at a Ralph Nader…

Why Come Out for Equality Day in Two Weeks

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…

Three Reasons the Super Bowl Coca-Cola Ad Including Nonbinary People Matters

Coca-Cola did it again, they managed to help educate people softly in a Super Bowl ad. Watch the ad for Coca-Cola’s inclusion of nonbinary and gender nonconforming people. “There is a Coke for he, for she, and her, and me, and them.” What is nonbinary? Nonbinary, also referred to as “gender queer” or “gender nonconforming”,…

Top 12 PROMO Moments of 2017

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…