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Legislative Update: Health Care, Higher Ed, and DEI Professionals, We Need You!

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DEI is Under Attack This Week We’re incredibly grateful to the community members and fellow Missourians who joined us last Monday to testify against HB 1518 (Hudson) in the House Special Committee on Government Accountability. The bill claims to prohibit colleges and universities from “discriminating” against student organizations based upon their belief systems. In actuality,…

Legislative Update: Education is a Target This Week

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Multiple Upcoming Hearings The Freedom Caucus ended a 16-hour filibuster Tuesday morning meant to pressure their fellow Republicans into prioritizing legislation that would increase the threshold of signatures needed for Missourians to create laws themselves through the ballot initiative process. Their filibuster, time consumingly spent reading offensive books, ended in a deal to hear this…

Legislative Update: Republican In-Fighting Helps and Complicates Things

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Things Were Messy This Week This last week has made one thing clear: there are now three parties in the Missouri Senate — Democrats, Republicans, and the Freedom Caucus. The Freedom Caucus is primarily responsible for holding up the Senate’s ability to function since week one, and the rest of the chamber is frankly getting…

Legislative Update: Tell Senate Committee Members to Vote No on SB738

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We Showed Up in Power Last Wednesday was a long day — a two-hour hearing in the Senate for one anti-LGBTQ+ bill and an overlapping nine-an-a-half-hour hearing in the House for seven bills. How did Missourians show up? Over 700 people signed our petition, more than 600 people sent messages to the House committee members,…

Legislative Update: 9 Anti-LGBTQ Bills in One Day (And Some Positive Bills)

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Missouri’s Legislature Continues to Prioritize Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills Just over a week ago, Missouri’s Legislative Session began. This year is the 2nd Regular Session for the 102nd General Assembly, meaning you already know the legislators in both chambers from last year. The session started in chaos, as can be predicted in Missouri, and leadership spent most…

Transgiving + Community Celebrations

Whether you’re trans, queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or an ally, you deserve to be surrounded by folx in a warm and welcoming space. Transgiving is a wonderful way to reconnect in community after a hard year and we’ve got a list of events happening across the state. What other events are happening people should know…

Trans Day of Remembrance 2023

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Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is more than a solemn observance — it’s a call to action for all of us. Across Missouri, communities are coming together in diverse and meaningful ways from reflective vigils to educational forums to vibrant community events. Each gathering, in its own unique way, honors the memory of trans lives lost…

June Missouri Events

Important Missouri Events to Know “Nothing For Us, Without Us” A KC Trans Community Town Hall Wednesday, June 7 from 4-7 p.m. at Bruce Watkins Center The Kansas City Trans Community Town Hall, sponsored by the City of Kansas City and organized by Transformations, is an event open to all with a focus on creating a…

Elliot: The Importance of Celebrating Yourself

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Elliot: The Importance of Celebrating Yourself A couple years after I started hormone replacement treatment and went to college, someone told me that, upon meeting me and becoming my friend, I helped them realize that they can both be transgender and live an “average” life. They said that this influenced them to begin their own…