Monthly Archives: March 2015

What are Missouri Health Advocates Doing for Transgender Health?

Originally posted by By: Andrew Shaughnessy 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 […]

Causes to Support – Mastering the Met for My Aunt Judy

This weekend in St. Louis, I will join Team Breakout Fitness and climb 40 floors of the tallest building in St. Louis, Metropolitan Square to make a difference in the fight for healthy lungs and clean air. Having lost my dear Aunt Judy last year to lung cancer, I will be doing this climb in her honor.  By participating […]

The health of LGBT Missourians: A growing problem with solutions

I‘m thrilled to be returning to my alma mater to present The health of LGBT Missourians: A growing problem with solutions at this year’s Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference. On the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri the conference will be held on March 25-27th, 2015. This year’s theme focuses on broadening the community with best practices showcased […]

Missouri Expert Says Rural Hospitals Next in LGBT Equality

Originally posted by KBIA, Mid-Missouri Public Radio By: Hope Kirwan The Healthcare Equality Index is a national bench marking tool that ranks hospitals based on whether their policies and practices include equal treatment for the LGBT community. Missouri’s standing in this index jumped from 37th  in the nation to 6th in just one year. I spoke […]

Two Major Healthcare Systems in Missouri Extend LGBT Welcoming Policies and Benefits

Originally posted by Springfield, MO News-Leader By: Thomas Gounley, News-Leader By the end of this spring, the two largest employers in the Springfield metropolitan area — with more than 16,000 employees locally — will have extended benefits to same-sex spouses. Legally-married same-sex couples have been able to enroll for benefits at Springfield-based nonprofit health system […]