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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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Washington University to Host Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference

Conference begins Friday, March 3rd 1 PM start-Saturday March 4th  4 PM finish The purpose of the conference is to explore efforts to protect and preserve the progress made by the LGBTQ community, gathering students, faculty, practitioners, community members and experts in the collective effort at Washington University. The conference is FREE and also has […]

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Missouri Leaders Call on Sens. McCaskill and Blunt to Reject Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Missouri leaders have called on Sens. McCaskill and Blunt to reject Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. Neil Gorsuch poses a unique threat to women’s equality and has made clear that he’ll put the interests of the wealthy and powerful above the rights of ordinary Americans. He would also endanger the […]

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Nurses Unions Respond to President Trump’s Draft Executive Order on Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom

Proposed EO Would Discriminate Against LGBTQ Individuals and Women A leaked version of President Trump’s executive order entitled, “Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom,” revealed broad provisions, which would allow religious healthcare providers to refuse to treat LGBTQ individuals and women if it is in conflict with their beliefs.  In response, the New […]

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GLSEN Responds to Religious Exemptions Executive Order

GLSEN’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, released the following statement in response to the public release of a sweeping executive order on religious exemptions that would allow discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) people. “This executive order does not increase freedom of religion; rather, it creates a license to discriminate against […]

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