Missouri

As advocates rally, anti-LGBT legislation advances in Missouri legislature

Spearheaded by Senator Bob Onder, SJR 39 asks voters to amend Missouri's state constitution to enshrine LGBT discrimination by prohibiting the state from imposing penalties on individuals and religious entities who refuse to participate in same-sex couple's marriage ceremonies due to "sincerely held religious beliefs."

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Snapshots: Dear Prudence, Trans healthcare, Big Brother Big Sister, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.

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Commentary and organizing to stand with the people of Ferguson, Missouri

Since the shooting of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager from Ferguson, Missouri, we've seen a fair amount of commentary about the community and racism in America. GLAAD has been lifting up black LGBT leaders who have been speaking out.

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Will Michael Sam make the NFL cut? #SamFans are watching

Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, had three sacks in preseason games, but now faces a crucial test. It's the week that the NFL finalizes their rosters, and #SamFans are watching to see if Sam will stay with the Rams, be picked up from another team, or be cut completely from the NFL.

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Ferguson shows how much work is left to do in the United States

Last week, GLAAD shared with you some of the ways in which you could stand in solidarity with the family of Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson, Missouri. As the story continues to unfold, it brings to light instances of violence and harassment experienced by people of color, as well those who are LGBT, all around the country.

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How you can stand with Michael Brown's family and the people of Ferguson

GLAAD calls on its members and followers to continue to stand in support of Michael and against violence and victimization by those in authority. We've identified a few ways you can do that.

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GLAAD stands with Michael Brown's family, against violence

Noting that "the LGBT community cannot be silent at this moment," GLAAD has joined sixteen other LGBT organizations issuing a letter to stand with the family of Michael Brown, the African-American teenager who was fatally shot by the police in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Local Missouri paper resists, then relents covering local Pride events

Yesterday, the Pulaski County Daily News caused a local stir when responding to a local's inquiry about a Pride Luncheon at Ft. Leonard Wood, a U.S. Army base in southern Missouri. The response was a rant from the paper's owner and one of the journalists, Darrell Maurina.

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