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Missouri Republican candidate burns LGBTQ+ books with flamethrower and posts the video online (exclusive)

Valentina Gomez is facing growing backlash for an incendiary stunt against LGBTQ+ books. Queer rights groups are calling her out.

Headaches continue for St. Louis gay bar after cops crashed SUV into building

After months of wrangling, the city of St. Louis first warned the building owners where the bar resides of the property’s condemnation before backing off.

Missouri Republicans add trans bathroom ban to 'parents' rights' education bill

"It is a statewide issue that your biological sex matches which locker room and which restroom you're going into," said Republican Sen. Nick Schroer.

New video from St. Louis police crash into gay bar shows aggressive officer, raises questions

The police officer threatened a bystander with arrest after handcuffing the bar’s owner for raising his voice.

A father emotionally defends his transgender son against Missouri lawmakers

"It's actually surprisingly easy to be a parent to a trans kid," Rabbi Daniel Bogard told Missouri legislators. "The only hard part we have experienced is you all."

Kansas City media misgender trans murder victim springing LGBTQ+ advocates to action

After public outcry, local news outlets corrected the story, highlighting the importance of accurate reporting about transgender victims of crime.

Black transgender woman Amber Minor killed in Missouri on Christmas Eve

Minor was shot to death in Raytown, near Kansas City.

Missouri Republicans pivot from attacking LGBTQ+ lives to focus on childcare and education issues

The state’s top Republican leaders have announced that LGBTQ+ issues will no longer be at the forefront of their legislative agenda as the state’s annual legislative session reconvenes.

St. Louis Gay Bar Owner's Attorney Alleges Police Misconduct in Crash & Arrest Incident

Javad Khazaeli spoke out on behalf of his clients, detailing allegations of police aggression and the community’s response following a controversial arrest at popular gay bar Bar:PM.

Police Officers Crash Their SUV Into St. Louis Gay Bar, Then They Arrest the Bar Owner

A late-night collision involving a police vehicle and a popular LGBTQ+ bar in south St. Louis sparks controversy.

Media Matters Sues Far-Right Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

In a pivotal legal battle over free speech, Media Matters confronts Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in federal court, alleging unconstitutional retaliation in response to their reporting on social media platform X.

LGBTQ+ History Month’s Founder Urges Unity Over Division

Rodney Wilson, the educator who envisioned LGBTQ+ History Month, delves into evolving inclusivity, tackling exclusionary trends, and the dire need for continuous education amid a changing political landscape.

Missouri Judge Will Be Replaced in Transgender Health Care Case

The plaintiffs had sought to replace Steven Ohmer, and he agreed to step aside..

Transgender Youth Face Hurdles Getting Gender-Affirming Care Even When It's Legal

Legal battles and provider concerns can complicate access to gender-affirming care.

Victory for Students: LGBTQ+ Resource Center Reopens at Missouri University

Amid a surge of student activism, Southeast Missouri State University reverses a decision to close the center.

Missouri Transgender Girl Wins Homecoming Queen and the Right Loses It

Tristan Young’s crowning as homecoming queen at a Missouri high school sparks an outpouring of support and ignites a fierce battle in the war of words online.

Missouri Republican Vows to Burn 'Woke Pornographic Books' If Elected Governor

State Sen. Bill Eigel said he didn't burn books but instead empty boxes in a recent video, however.

Washington University Transgender Center Stops Prescribing Medications to Minor Patients

A new Missouri law allows current patients to continue receiving care, but a provision of that statute makes prescribing those medications “untenable.”

Missouri Local GOP Chair Tried to Block Gay Pastor’s Library Board Reappointment

He gave the nonpartisan town council and mayor an ultimatum to exclude the gay pastor.

Missouri Agency Deletes LGBTQ+ Resources From State Website

It’s just the latest move to erase the experiences of LGBTQ+ people from public life.