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Transgiving 2022 in Missouri

For our trans families and their loved ones, there are safe places you can come together to celebrate this holiday. If you’re looking for plans, we recommend checking out these events: Metro Trans Umbrella Group, in St. Louis, is joining forces with Pinwheels, Transparent St. Louis, and PROMO to provide a Thanksgiving lunch beginning at…

ACTION ALERT: Protect Marriage Equality Now!

Your voice is urgently needed The Respect for Marriage Act, a bill protecting the tens of thousands of married same-sex and interracial couples in the United States, could be voted on as soon as tomorrow. Our chance to enshrine a person’s freedom to marry within federal law is on the line, which is why we need you to call Senator…

Two Transgender U.S. Army Members Retire with Rare Distinction

Two Active-Duty Soldiers at Fort Leonard Wood Are Set to Retire with Rare Distinction Alleria Stanley and Kinzie Maxfield are two transgender soldiers who have fully transitioned while on active duty and will be honorably discharged after completing their 20-year service  ST. LOUIS (Nov. 11, 2022) — United States Army Sergeant First Class Kinzie Maxfield…

Missouri Election 2022: Voting ID and Rules Information

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8! When you head to the polls, we want you to be the most prepared you can be armed with information about what you need to cast your vote and where you can turn to if you run into any issues. Take a look at the information from our friends…

Welcoming PROMO’s New Executive Director

During the legislative session, the work comes fast and furious. The past two weeks have been no exception, as the PROMO team and LGBTQ+ advocates across Missouri mobilized against SB 781 and HB’s 2724, 2461 & 2197 – bills banning transgender young people from participating in sports.  At a time when our community’s rights (and…

Yes to Expand Medicaid

With a Yes on Amendment 2, we can improve health care for Missourians. On Tuesday, August 4, Missouri voters will decide whether more than 200,000 of our fellow residents will qualify for Medicaid. We at PROMO strongly encourage a Yes on 2 to expand Medicaid. For too many years, our state legislature and governor have…

Honor Them With Action

We began pride month by acknowledging the Stonewall Inn riots, led by Black and brown trans women, who fought back against rampant police brutality in the name of equality. Once again, people have taken to the streets in response to yet another police murder of a Black man, George Floyd, and the violence that continues…

Protest Safety Tips

Many in our community are out in the streets working for justice, and others are wondering how to start. It’s important to be safe –– which means understanding the level of risk you are willing to put yourself through before you even leave your home. The Movement for Black Lives has suggestions we would like to…