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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’ […]

States Rolling Back LGBT Local Protections Should Be Ashamed!

By: Andrew Shaughnessy @AndrewShag Several State legislatures are taking aim at local LGBT nondiscrimination protections this legislative session. Texas, Arkansas, West Virginia, etc. have all introduced (some have passed!) legislation that would roll back local ordinances within a State that protects LGBT people from discrimination. Ultimately, banning localities from passing nondiscrimination protections for its local LGBT citizens. Missouri […]