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GLSEN to DeVos: Protect Crucial LGBTQ Youth Protections from Department of Education Cuts

In a recent interview with a Michigan radio program, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos telegraphed her intentions to cut what she deems “unnecessary” Department of Education programs, saying: “I can’t tell you today what is being done [at the Department of Education] that’s unnecessary. But I can guarantee that there are things that the department has […]

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Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design is Awarded Grant by Monsanto Fund

Grant supports ARTSMARTS Community Outreach Program Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design’s ARTSMARTS Program will get a little more help thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund. ArtSmarts gives kids a chance to experience the joy and achievement of artistic creation. Each year, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design brings more […]

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With Trump ‘Under Fire for Lax Security Practices,’ Missouri Republicans Stay Silent

MDP Chair: Will Trump start selling admission to nat’l security meetings at Mar-a-Lago? With President Donald Trump under increasing criticism for lax security practices that are threatening to jeopardize American security, Missouri’s Republican officeholders have so far remained silent. “Missouri’s Republican officeholders had a lot to say about the email server belonging to a former Presidential candidate,” […]

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Missouri Nondiscrimination Act Introduced In the House & Senate for the 19th Year in a Row

For the 19th year in a row the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) has been filed in the Missouri House and  Senate. This legislation was first introduced by Steve McLuckie in 1998. MONA would add sexual orientation and gender identity to Missouri’s Human Rights Act, which currently prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations for […]

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Operation Food Search Launches Campaign’s Public Phase Non-Profit Organization Nears Goal

Operation Food Search (OFS), a hunger relief organization that provides food to the area’s hungry, recently announced the public phase of its food insecurity campaign, “The Campaign to End Childhood Hunger in the St. Louis Region.”  OFS has already raised $6,388,000 of its $7 million capital campaign goal, leaving only $612,000 remaining.  The funds will […]

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GLSEN Statement on Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos’ nomination for Secretary of Education, despite hundreds of thousands of calls, emails and letters from parents, students and advocates for inclusive public education asking Senators to vote no. GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, issued the following statement in response. “During her confirmation hearing, DeVos refused […]

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Join PROMO For Equality Day 2017

PROMO’s annual Equality Day at the Capitol in Jefferson City is on Tuesday, February 14th. Please join us this year, as we want you to stand alongside your fellow activists to tell the Missouri Legislature, “Show Me Love!” Together let’s say on Valentine’s Day,  #ShowMeLove! The registration fee for Equality Day is $5 per person.* If […]

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Gay Men’s Health Crisis: Reaffirming Their Commitment to National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The following is a statement from GMHC CEO Kelsey Louie on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which falls on February 7 of every year. NBHAAD was first observed in 1999 and focuses on the promotion of HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment in black communities. The 2017 theme is “I am My Brother’s and […]

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