PROMO Fund and SAGE Metro St. Louis are thrilled to announce that we’ve been awarded a two years contract through the Missouri Foundation for Health to continue the work of the LGBT health access team. The LGBT health access team is a joint effort that seeks to decrease health disparities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Missourians through improving access to health and social services. Through LGBT welcoming policy changes and education on LGBT disparities and issues, this collaboration has proven itself successful.
In the third century BCE, a Greek general named Pyrrhus fought to conquer and maintain rule over various territories around the Adriatic Sea. Over time, though, his battles became increasingly expensive and devastating. In response to congratulations for winning one such costly victory, he is reported to have said: "If we are victorious in one more battle, we shall be utterly ruined."
On April 7, 2015, Springfield residents voted to repeal the nondiscrimination ordinance which was made law by the Springfield City Council in October of 2014. This comprehensive nondiscrimination ordinance added sexual orientation and gender identity to the existing nondiscrimination ordinance and protected against discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations.
Over the last few days since the internet erupted around all things RFRA and Indiana, we have had a lot of calls to the PROMO office asking about Missouri. So I want to clarify a few things...
These 12 Cape Girardeau Businesses oppose LGBT discrimination, click to see who they are.
As an advocate, I am often times asked questions about the work that I do. At the 2014 Transgender Spectrum Conference on the campus of the University of Missouri – St. Louis I was asked, “What are we doing for transgender health in Missouri?” With a smile, I was happy to report some great news.