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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 […]

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, […]

My Love for Running

By: Andrew Shaughnessy @AndrewShag Running has been a major part of my life for several years now. My love for running started after 8th grade track. Getting suckered into doing cross country rather than football by friends, had been a pivotal turning point in my life as a young adult growing up in a small […]

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 […]