Tag Archives: LGBT

More Missouri hospitals LGBT-friendly

Originally posted in the KC Star: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article34246524.html By: Alan Bavley New rules have just been proposed by the federal government to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by hospitals, insurance plans and health programs nationwide. Missouri already is well ahead of the curve on this one. For a state not known as […]

Fulton State Hospital’s non-discrimination policy includes gender identity

Originally posted by http://www.STLPublicRadio.org By: Marshall Griffin http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fulton-state-hospitals-non-discrimination-policy-includes-gender-identification Missouri’s only state-run mental hospital has updated its non-discrimination practices to include gender identity. That’s despite the fact that Missouri’s legal definition of discrimination does not include or protect sexual orientation or sexual identity. Marty Martin-Forman is chief operating officer for Fulton State Hospital. She says their […]

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 […]