Tag Archives: advocacy

Healthcare-Providers Do Have Biases Toward LGB Patients, Study Finds

In the first study that looks at a variety of healthcare providers and their implicit attitudes towards lesbian women and gay men, researchers found there is widespread implicit bias toward lesbian women and gay men. The study, “Health care providers’ implicit and explicit attitudes toward lesbian women and gay men,” published in the American Journal […]

Missouri Governor Nixon Supporting Marriage Equality!

Originally posted on PROMOonline.org By: Andrew Shaughnessy Manager of Public Policy, PROMO Today is a day that LGBT Missourians can celebrate! In a bold statement in the Jackson County Court House yesterday, Governor Jay Nixon announced Executive Order 15-04, which outlined his plans for the implementation of marriage equality (Obergefell v. Hodges) in the state […]

Hot Springs, AR Passes LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections in Wake of Statewide Ban!

Originally posted at OzarkFirst.com A nondiscrimination ordinance to support the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community passes in Hot Springs, AR Tuesday night. Hundreds of people gathered both inside and outside city hall here awaiting city councils vote. It passed with only one vote against coming from Mayor Ruth Carney.  Before the meeting, groups both […]

Celebrating Two More Years of LGBT Health Work!

Originally posted at http://www.PROMOonline.org Picture by Katie Stuckenschneider By: Andrew Shaughnessy, Manager of Public Policy 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 […]

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’ […]