Content Filed Under: Missouri

All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Show Me State.


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St. Joseph Becomes 15th Missouri City to Enact Comprehensive LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

By Shane Stahl • September 12, 2018, 3:21 pm The community joins Kansas City, Ferguson, and Columbia among others to offer such protections to LGBTQ people.
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Local Steps Forward: Big Moves for LGBTQ Protections in Cities, Counties, School Districts and More

By Shane Stahl • July 20, 2018, 10:03 am LGBTQ nondiscrimination news at the local level for the months of June and July.
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Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • June 2, 2018, 4:44 pm A look at the Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session – and how everything that happened this year builds momentum toward future gains and fuels the LGBTQ movement for the months and years to come.
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Missouri House Committee Votes to Advance LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • May 18, 2018, 2:22 pm On May 16, 2018, the General Laws Committee of the Missouri Legislature voted to advance the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA,) HB 2100 and HB 3160, legislation that would extend nondiscrimination protections in employment, housing, and public accommodations for LGBTQ people in Missouri.
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This Week in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination: Advances in TN & NH as OK & KS Discrimination Looms

By Shane Stahl • April 27, 2018, 1:48 pm Positive momentum in NH and TN this week, while bad bills continue in KS and OK.
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Social Worker in Missouri on LGBTQ Protections: “We’re Talking About the Right to Exist in the World”

April 4, 2018, 2:16 pm Kelly Storck, a licensed clinical social worker in Missouri, talks about her practice, where she works with largely transgender and gender variant clients, and how that led her to write The Gender Identity Workbook, the first ever book for children up to the age of 13 dealing with gender issues.
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Nearly 50 Businesses Urge the 8th Circuit to Rule Against Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

By Adam Polaski • March 14, 2018, 4:00 pm The legal brief, which features voices like AirBnB, Morgan Stanley, Dropbox, PayPal, Viacom, and Microsoft, is submitted in Horton v. Midwest Geriatric Management.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Legal Action in Florida and Missouri, Virginia Moves Forward, and #TransBillNH Picks Up Steam

By Shane Stahl • January 26, 2018, 3:46 pm A roundup of all the news regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination for the week of January 21.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Legislative Sessions Begin in Many States, with LGBTQ Advancement on the Horizon

By Shane Stahl • January 6, 2018, 1:31 pm With the 2018 legislative session already underway, it’s essential to keep track of all relevant LGBTQ and non-discrimination bills, legislation, and executive actions happening across the country at the state level.
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Missouri Legislators Introduce 4 Anti-LGBTQ BIlls for 2018 Session

By Shane Stahl • January 5, 2018, 2:01 pm The state of Missouri’s legislative session has begun this week, and already, four blatantly anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced for consideration.
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Missouri Court of Appeals Takes Big Step Forward on Anti-LGBTQ Employment Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • October 25, 2017, 3:42 pm A ruling this week from a panel of judges on the Missouri Court of Appeals marks a significant step forward for the fight for laws and policies prohibiting employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Sister of Man Who Faced Employment Discrimination Continues Her Brother’s Legal Challenge After His Death

August 29, 2017, 4:50 pm Melissa Zarda's brother Don was a committed worker and a talented skydiver – but when he openly discussed his sexual orientation, he was fired. He sued, but in the middle of his lawsuit he tragically passed away – and now Melissa is carrying the case forward in what could be a landmark ruling.
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Conservative Mom in Missouri Shares Her Hopes and Dreams for Her Transgender Daughter

March 13, 2017, 6:55 pm The cover of National Geographic may be the highest-profile experience Avery Jackson and her mom have undertaken so far, but the family is not new to speaking out about what it means to be transgender and why our laws must protect transgender people from discrimination.
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Transgender Veteran in Missouri Fights for a World Free of Discrimination

February 3, 2017, 1:00 pm Fighting against discrimination isn't just an ideal that Cathy cares about – it's something to which she has an extreme personal connection. "As a trans person, I've been denied employment, I've been denied health care, I've been dragged out of bathrooms and beaten up. I've definitely had my fair share of discrimination," she said.
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Catholics Call for Greater LGBT Inclusion Within the Church

October 19, 2016, 1:41 pm This year Freedom for All Americans is proud to be working with Believe Out Loud. As part of our partnership, we have compiled this round-up below of nearly a dozen Catholics from across the country calling for greater inclusion of LGBT people in the Church.