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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 […]

City’s Committing Civil Disobedience Against Anti-LGBT Laws Rock

In States that have passed laws restricting municipalities/localities or cities from passing basic nondiscrimination protections for the LGBT community are seeing city’s commit civil disobedience. Civil disobedience is a term used when there is an active refusal to obey certain laws, demands, or commands of a government — or in this case, State government. Cities […]

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 […]

What are Missouri Health Advocates Doing for Transgender Health?

Originally posted by PROMOonline.org By: Andrew Shaughnessy http://promoonline.org/news/what-is-promo-doing-for-transgender-health.html As an advocate, I am often times asked questions about the work that I do.  At the 2014 Transgender Spectrum Conference on the campus of the University of Missouri – St. Louis I was asked, “What are we doing for transgender health in Missouri?”  With a smile, I […]