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Missouri Marijuana Legalization Initiative Ready for Immediate Signature Collection

The Missouri Marijuana Legalization Movement (MMLM) has been working diligently to put together an initiative petition for 100 percent legalization of cannabis in Missouri. The Secretary of State has approved a petition for circulation that will put that question in front of the voters of Missouri on Nov. 8, 2018. MMLM currently has over 67,000 […]

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Bathroom Bill Debate Has Earned Texas $216 Million In Bad Publicity in 2017

*UPDATE* Since May 22, coverage on this topic has increased by more than 1,300 articles and an additional $8.81 million in media value. A review of press coverage shows that the Texas “bathroom bill” debate generated $216 million in publicity for the state of Texas in the period from Jan. 10, 2016, to May 22, […]

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President Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Sharply Cut HIV and Chronic Disease Prevention, Eliminate Important HIV Care Programs

This week, President Trump released a proposed budget that, if enacted, would sharply reduce spending for healthcare and disease prevention. The proposed budget would cut Medicaid by $800 billion over 10 years. It would also cut the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) by 20 percent over the next two years. One in three American children […]

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Rett Syndrome Strollathon Raises $45k

The International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF), now known as Rettsyndrome.org, recently held its 10th annual St. Louis Strollathon and raised $45,000. All proceeds benefit Rett Syndrome research. This year, the Strollathon had 400 participants, which included 18 families of girls and women with Rett syndrome. More than $600,000 total has been raised from the past […]

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LGB-Focused Resources Help Stressed Teens Cope

“It gets better.” These three words have become a pop-culture mantra for struggling young people in the gay and lesbian community. Yet, simply imaging a better future — however well-intentioned the idea — is not the best coping strategy for teens dealing with stress related to their sexual orientation, and, in some cases, it may […]

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St. Louis Rabbanical Association Condemns State Rep. Rick Brattin’s Claim About Human Beings and Homosexuality

The St. Louis Rabbinical Association condemns the statement by Missouri State Representative Rick Brattin on the floor of the Missouri House of Representatives that “there is a distinction between being a human being and being homosexual.”  We are especially appalled that he would declare that “the tenets of religion, of the Bible, of the Qur’an, […]

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HRC Names Dedicated Advocates to Lead Communications, Outreach and Public Education

HRC Names Chris Sgro as Communications Director; Alejandro Avilés as Director of Outreach and Engagement; and Ashland Johnson as Director of Public Education and Research Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, named Chris Sgro as Communications Director; Alejandro Avilés as the Director […]

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Vital VOICE Renews Pride Partnership with Here Media’s OUT and Advocate Magazines

Vital VOICE announced their media partnership with Here Media for National Pride Month coverage. The partnership will allow The Advocate and OUT Magazine to feature Vital VOICE Magazine’s coverage of St. Louis ,St. Charles, Kansas City & Metro East Illinois’ Pride festivals. “Vital VOICE is so excited to be showcasing some of the great Pride festivals […]

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