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Kansas City's ex-LGBTQ Commission chair Justice Horn opens up about why he resigned (exclusive)

Justice Horn spoke to The Advocate exclusively about his decision to quit his job and move to a quieter area.

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker goes on transphobic, sexist rant during graduation speech

The kicker spoke at Benedictine College and told women to stay in their place while calling LGBTQ+ people ‘deadly sins.’

Don't be 'weak and gay,' Missouri Republican candidate says in campaign video

Secretary of state hopeful Valentina Gomez was already infamous for a video showing her burning LGBTQ-themed books.

Black trans woman Kita Bee killed in hit-and-run in Kansas City

She is being remembered as “very bold in her personality,” and her death has traumatized the local LGBTQ+ community.

Over 20 Republican-led states are challenging Biden admin's LGBTQ-inclusive Title IX rule

The Department of Education says sex discrimination includes anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination. More than 20 Republican attorney generals disagree.

These 4 states don't allow pregnant women to get a divorce

Three states have laws that prevent a divorce from being finalized if the woman is pregnant, and one state has no law, but mandates it anyway.

Walmart will close all of its health care clinics; most are in rural areas

The closures may leave a gap in health care access, particularly for lower-income patients without insurance who relied on the centers.

Missouri Attorney General can obtain information on Planned Parenthood's trans health care, court rules

Ruling in Bailey’s favor, Stelzer said the AG’s office has “broad investigative powers” and that Bailey has the right to obtain any documents that aren’t protected by the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

These 9 states have the chance to protect abortion this election — Here's what you can do

Constitutional amendments to protect abortion are on the ballot in 4 states, and 5 other states still need your signature.

Watch: 'Creepy' conservative influencer mocked for filming in all-gender restroom at Kansas City airport

A far-right media personality with Turning Point USA revealed that the only danger in a public bathroom is a right-wing extremist with a camera.

Conservative school board candidates handed humiliating loss in St. Louis area

Out of 13 candidates endorsed by local right-wing radio talk show host Marc Cox, zero won their races this week.

Foul-mouthed homophobic Republican legislator wants seat in Missouri state Senate

Chuck Basye called his opponent an antigay slur, suggested his detractors get anally intimate with a dildo, and posted a photo of a dog's rear as a President Joe Biden ad.

He killed a man 26 years ago in Missouri. His husband secretly worked with investigators to get a confession

This month, Timothy Stephenson pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Olivia Rodrigo gives away free Plan B at Missouri show, calls for 'funding abortion'

Olivia Rodrigo gave away free boxes of Julie emergency contraception also known as Plan B — at her recent show in St. Louis, Mo., where abortion is a felony.

Missouri Republicans want to force teachers to register as sex offenders for supporting trans students

Missouri's House Bill 2885 would send teachers who use students' chosen names and pronouns to prison for up to five years.

As Missouri lawmakers continue attacking LGBTQ+ rights, one city is taking a stand against hate

The Columbia City Council voted 6-1 on Monday night to declare the city an LGBTQ+ safe haven.

Justice Samuel Alito wishes homophobia was acceptable

The conservative Supreme Court justice thought jurors who were dismissed for their antigay religious beliefs were treated unfairly.

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.