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Advocates Protest Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills in Missouri Legislature

They rallied against the rash of anti-LGBTQ+ bills being introduced by Missouri Republicans.

Missouri Leads Nation in Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation in 2023, Says ACLU

Cruelty toward queer and trans people is one of the features employed by GOP lawmakers and not a bug of their legislation.

Dem Senate Hopeful Mocks Josh Hawley Over Porn Comments in Campaign Ad

The Missouri Democrat's new campaign ad questions why Sen. Josh Hawley talks so much about porn.

Dem Challenger Calls Sen. Hawley's Obsession With Masculinity Creepy

This Marine combat veteran and LGBTQ+ ally thinks Sen. Josh Hawley's obsession with masculinity is weird.

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Newly Named LGBTQ+Commission Chair Congratulated on Grindr, Goes Viral

Justice Horn says he's just a gay public servant being himself, which includes using Grindr.

Amber McLaughlin Is First Transgender Person Executed in U.S.

Amber McLaughlin's attorneys asked that her sentence be commuted, but the Republican governor of Missouri said no.

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First U.S. Execution of a Transgender Woman Set in Missouri

Amber McLaughlin, 49, is scheduled to be executed in January.

No Jail Time for Two Cops Who Assaulted Black Trans Woman on Video

The officers received suspended sentences and unsupervised probation.

Two Trans Soldiers to Retire With Rare Distrinction

Army Staff Sgt. Alleria Stanley and Sgt. First Class Kinzie Maxfield, both trans women, transitioned on active duty and will retire with full benefits after being honorably discharged. 

7 Times GOP Sen. Josh Hawley Has Been the Worst

Let’s take a look at some of the anti-LGBTQ+ Republican Sen. Josh Hawley's worst hot takes.

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley Seems to Think There's Only One Gender

The anti-LGBTQ+ Missouri Republican abandoned gender as a construct and, instead of the gender binary, embraced the unary.

Librarians in Missouri Could Face Jail Over Sexually Explicit Books

The Missouri Library Association argued the law violates educational and intellectual freedom. 

Missourians Protest Removal of Pride Flags From School

The school's principal had directed some teachers to remove the flags, saying they violated district policy.

Kandii Redd, Award-Winning Trans Performer, Killed in Kansas City

Redd was stabbed to death, and police are still seeking a suspect.

Dem Missouri Senate Candidate Flubs Trans Rights Position

Trudy Busch Valentine, running in the Democratic primary for Missouri's open U.S. Senate seat, has had difficulty articulating her position on transgender rights.

Gay Missouri Teen Shot 8 Times by Man Because of His Sexuality

Malachi Robinson pleaded guilty to shooting the teenage victim after misleading him into thinking they would have sex.

Gay Missouri Candidate's Campaign Sign Defaced with Antigay Slur

Justice Horn, a gay Democratic candidate for local government in Kansas City, Mo., discovered a large campaign sign with the word "fag" scrawled on it.

Campaign Seeks to Support LGBTQ+ Rights in Red States

The United We Stand initiative, from Unilever, Rana Reeves, and Tourmaline, looks to support LGBTQ+ rights groups in areas with lackluster queer rights records.

LGBTQ+ Safe Space Stickers Banned by School District

The decision has garnered criticism from parents and LGBTQ+ rights advocates. 

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Watch Gay Lawmaker Confront GOP Colleague Over Anti-Trans Bill

"You may win this today, but you're going to lose," out Missouri state Rep. Ian Mackey told his Republican colleagues.