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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 […]

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, […]

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’ […]

HIV Transmission -> What We Know and Why Missouri Is Getting It Wrong

Originally posted on LGBT Health Link By: Andrew Shaughnessy http://blog.lgbthealthlink.org/2015/04/14/hiv-transmission-what-we-know-why-states-are-getting-it-wrong/ AIDS.gov states that certain body fluids from an HIV-positive person can transmit HIV. The body fluids mentioned are: Blood Semen (cum) Pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum) Recital fluids Vaginal fluids Breast milk Nowhere on this list does it mention saliva. Missouri laws criminalizes behaviors that the CDC regards […]

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 […]