Category LGBT

Joining the Board of Directors of DOORWAYS

Yesterday, I received incredible news from Opal Jones, President and CEO that the Board of Directors of DOORWAYS unanimously voted me in for a three-year term starting Sept. 2019 – 2022. Joining the Board provides me with an exciting opportunity to give back to the St. Louis region and to work toward a mission dear […]

Finding Insurance Coverage for Transgender Affirming Care: A Primer for Care Providers

It’s an honor to be invited to speak at the 2nd Annual Trans Health Inclusion Conference sponsored by Children’s Mercy Hospital, Truman Medical Center, KC Care Clinic, MATEC, UMKC, & the UMKC LGBTQIA Health Alliance, which will take place June 15th, 2017 at UMKC’s Student Union. I look forward to having the opportunity to be in […]

Proud and Strong – We are LGBT

The health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people is stronger today than in any point in our history. Today, we are able to express our love for one another in a ways that we were unable too. We have ensured that our community is accessing resources that they need in order to live […]

Breathe! SJR 39 is Defeated

The health of LGBT Missourians is stronger today than in any point in our history. In the wake of the defeat of SJR39, which would add LGBT discrimination into the state constitution by way of a public vote, LGBT Missourians are waking up to a new Missouri. The voices of so many business leaders, advocates, […]

LGBT Health and the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act

Yesterday, the Progress and Development committee of the Missouri Senate opened its 2 p.m. hearing with SB 653 or the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA). Through the strong leadership of Senator Joseph Keaveny, we were thrilled to have an early hearing on this important bill. Please, find below the testimony that I had given on behalf […]