Monthly Archives: April 2015

2014 Missouri Ranked #6 in the Nation on Hospital leaders in LGBT Healthcare

Originally posted on PROMOonline.org By: Andrew Shaughnessy, Manager of Public Policy 2014 had proven to be a monumental year for LGBT Missourians. Those monumental steps have been the recognition of out-of-state marriages by the State of Missouri, and the leadership of nearly 19 Missouri hospitals, who have been designated as “Leaders of LGBT Healthcare” by […]

City’s Committing Civil Disobedience Against Anti-LGBT Laws Rock

In States that have passed laws restricting municipalities/localities or cities from passing basic nondiscrimination protections for the LGBT community are seeing city’s commit civil disobedience. Civil disobedience is a term used when there is an active refusal to obey certain laws, demands, or commands of a government — or in this case, State government. Cities […]

Causes to Support – Ferguson Twilight Run, May 16th!

It is time for another Ferguson Twilight 5k Run!! On May 16, 2015, I’ll be joining fellow runners for my 3rd Ferguson Twilight Run. Having had the opportunity to get involved with the Ferguson Twilight Run through my work with PROMO, I’m thrilled to be personally supporting the 5K again this year. My friend Dwayne James, […]

My Love for Running

By: Andrew Shaughnessy @AndrewShag Running has been a major part of my life for several years now. My love for running started after 8th grade track. Getting suckered into doing cross country rather than football by friends, had been a pivotal turning point in my life as a young adult growing up in a small […]

The Reality of Being a Gay Patient in Missouri

By: Andrew Shaughnessy @AndrewShag It’s hard to describe what it feels like to be admitted into a hospital as a gay man in Missouri. As an advocate for the community, I understand my legal rights and am equipped with the tools I need when I walk into a hospital. Though as a patient, a ‘normal’ […]