It’s an honor to be invited to speakĀ 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 […]

Hands down, I fully — 100% — endorse that every college bound young adult or adult consider a philosophy degree. Yes, I would have to admit that I was a bit skeptical (can you even imagine what my parents thought?!) about my job prospects as an 18 yr old in getting such a degree. But, what […]

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 […]

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, […]

Tears began streaming down my face as I listened to leadership in the Missouri Senate abruptly end a record 37-hour filibuster of Senate Joint Resolution 39 (SJR39) more than three weeks ago. As I sat in my office chair, I recall my heart filling with dismay, my body with anxiety, and my mind thankful for […]