Tag Archives: Missouri

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 […]

Working to Improve Health care Access for Missourians

In continuing my professional goal to help improve health care access for all Missourians, I’ve recently accepted a position with the Missouri Foundation for Health as a Health Policy Officer. This position will support the Missouri Foundation for Health’s policy portfolio, specifically with it’s¬†expanding coverage mission, which aims to meet the goal of reaching¬†less than […]

LGBT Health and the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act

Yesterday, the Progress and Development committee of the Missouri Senate opened its 2 p.m. hearing with SB 653 or the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA). Through the strong leadership of Senator Joseph Keaveny, we were thrilled to have an early hearing on this important bill. Please, find below the testimony that I had given on behalf […]

Missouri Marriage Licenses Recognized by Social Security Administration

By: Andrew Shaughnessy Originally posted on PROMOOnline.org Last week, the Social Security Administration (SSA) confirmed that the agency is directing all Missouri offices to recognize valid Missouri marriage licenses from same-sex couples as proof of documentation for name changes. Guidance issued by the SSA clarifies that all same-sex couples, including those who received a valid […]

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 […]