Tag Archives: LGBT

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 […]

Queering Healthcare at 2016 Creating Change

It is a great privilege as an LGBT advocate to be accepted by the National LGBTQ Task Force for our proposal on ‘Queering Health care in the Heartland – A Roadmap for Creating LGBT Welcoming Health Spaces in Missouri’  during the 2016 Creating Change conference.  Our presentation was 1 of 945 proposals vying for a […]

A New Era of LGBT Health Protections

Originally published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch Over the past several months, advances in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health have ushered in a new era of change, thanks to the Obama Administration. In Healthy People 2020, a blueprint for improving the health of the Nation over the next decade, the Administration acknowledged […]

Missouri’s lack of protection for LGBT people creates problems without easy solutions

Originally posted on STLPublicRadio.org By: Durrie Bouscaren Sometimes, state and federal law are in conflict. Rules for the protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is one example. Even though the federal government prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity on many counts, Missouri state law does not include those […]

HHS Advances Health Equity and Protections for LGBT Americans

By: Andrew Shaughnessy Originally posted on http://www.PROMOonline.org Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new rules to advance health equity and reduce disparities in health care for transgender people.  The proposed rule, Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities—which specifically bans discrimination based on gender identity and sex stereotyping—will protect the most vulnerable […]