lgbt http://kbia.org en Student claims Missouri college denied readmission because he is gay http://kbia.org/post/student-claims-missouri-college-denied-readmission-because-he-gay <p>An honors-caliber college student says he was denied readmission to a Baptist school in Hannibal, Mo., because he's gay.</p><p>Twenty-year-old Chase Martinson of suburban St. Louis spent his first two years at Hannibal-LaGrange University. He temporarily withdrew in October due to illness but hoped to return in the fall.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:51:45 +0000 Associated Press 49996 at http://kbia.org Student claims Missouri college denied readmission because he is gay Talking Politics: Missouri mulls LGBT changes http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-missouri-mulls-lgbt-changes <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Last week, it was hard to miss the huge news coming out </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">of Columbia.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:46:43 +0000 Kate Grumke 48375 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: Missouri mulls LGBT changes Anti-discrimination LGBT bill introduced again in Mo. House, Senate http://kbia.org/post/anti-discrimination-lgbt-bill-introduced-again-mo-house-senate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Only a day after Michael Sam’s announcement that he is gay, the wheels were already turning in the state capitol.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:31:19 +0000 Josey Herrera 48370 at http://kbia.org Anti-discrimination LGBT bill introduced again in Mo. House, Senate Former MU football player comes out as gay, may be NFL's first openly gay player http://kbia.org/post/former-mu-football-player-comes-out-gay-may-be-nfls-first-openly-gay-player <p>Former Missouri Tigers football player Michael Sam publicly came out as gay Sunday in interviews with <a href="http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/10429030/michael-sam-missouri-tigers-says-gay">ESPN</a>, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/sports/michael-sam-college-football-star-says-he-is-gay-ahead-of-nfl-draft.html">The New York Times</a> and <a href="http://www.outsports.com/2014/2/9/5395570/michael-sam-gay-nfl-draft-missouri-coming-out">Outsports</a>.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:04:58 +0000 Casey Morell 47917 at http://kbia.org Former MU football player comes out as gay, may be NFL's first openly gay player Business Beat: Missouri's best cities for LGBT; water efficiency http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-missouris-best-cities-lgbt-water-efficiency <p>Our neighbors in St. Louis and Kansas City are two of 25 cities in the U.S. to get a perfect score on the 2013 Municipal Equality Index, or MEI. Columbia and Jefferson City fell further down the list. The MEI is conducted by a national organization working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. The study looks at equality issues including nondiscrimination policies in cities and states.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:20:00 +0000 Kristofor Husted 44774 at http://kbia.org Missouri cities score well in LGBT study http://kbia.org/post/missouri-cities-score-well-lgbt-study <p></p><p>St. Louis and Kansas City are two of 25 cities to get a perfect score on the 2013 Municipal Equality Index. The MEI is conducted by the Human Rights Campaign, which works for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.</p><p>The MEI is the nation’s only rating system of LGBT inclusion. The study looked at 291 cities across the nation, including five in Missouri, rating each city with a score of one through 100. Cathryn Oakley is the author of the index. She said she is very impressed with Missouri</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:57:00 +0000 Andrew Kauffman 44771 at http://kbia.org Missouri cities score well in LGBT study Columbia City Council changes definition of family for zoning purposes http://kbia.org/post/columbia-city-council-changes-definition-family-zoning-purposes <p>The Columbia City Council Monday changed the definition of a family in the city code to include domestic partnerships.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:13:52 +0000 Kate Grumke 44739 at http://kbia.org Columbia City Council changes definition of family for zoning purposes Fighting for LGBT job and housing rights in two different ways http://kbia.org/post/fighting-lgbt-job-and-housing-rights-two-different-ways <p>In November we told you about the debate in the Missouri legislature over including sexual orientation and gender identity in the Human Rights act. It would offer protection to make sure LGBT aren’t discriminated for housing and employment discrimination. There are two groups trying to achieve the same goal in two different ways. One organization is trying to get the state legislature to change policy, while another wants to leave the decision to voters on the ballot in 2014. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:18:49 +0000 Alexandra Olgin 31790 at http://kbia.org Fighting for LGBT job and housing rights in two different ways LGBT rights activists rally at the statehouse http://kbia.org/post/lgbt-rights-activists-rally-statehouse <p>Dozens of people rallied at the Missouri Capitol today for what a gay and lesbian rights group has promoted as "Equality Day."</p><p>The gathering coincided with the second day of U.S. Supreme Court hearings into the Defense of Marriage Act and related issues. Several Democratic lawmakers attended the event.</p><p>Claire Cook is a regional field organizer for <a href="http://promoonline.org/" target="_blank">PROMO</a>, the LGBT advocacy group that organized the Jefferson City rally. She said her group wants to bring awareness both to the community and to legislators.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:41:58 +0000 jenn cooper 31099 at http://kbia.org LGBT rights activists rally at the statehouse Mo. Supreme Court Considering The Link Between Benefits And Marriage http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-considering-link-between-benefits-and-marriage Should certain state benefits be limited only to married couples, even though that could discriminate against gays and lesbians in Missouri?<p>That's one of the questions the Missouri Supreme Court will be considering after hearing arguments today in the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/partner-late-trooper-takes-benefits-fight-supreme-court">case of Kelly Glossip</a>, whose partner, Cpl. Dennis Englehard, was killed in the line of duty as a state trooper.<p>Glossip sued in 2010 after he was denied Englehard's survivor benefits. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:21:59 +0000 editor 29631 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court Considering The Link Between Benefits And Marriage Mo. Supreme Court to hear 2 prominent court cases http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-hear-2-prominent-court-cases <p>The state Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments this week in cases involving school transfers and survivor's benefits for the gay partner of a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper.</p><p>Both cases are to be argued before the high court Wednesday.</p><p>Cpl. Dennis Engelhard was killed in 2009 while investigating a Christmas Day accident on Interstate 44 southwest of St. Louis. His partner sued for survivor's benefits, but their 15-year relationship is not recognized by the state.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:57:44 +0000 Associated Press 29428 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court to hear 2 prominent court cases House reprentative pushes for new school bullying policies http://kbia.org/post/house-reprentative-pushes-new-school-bullying-policies <p>A Missouri House Representative is pushing for new school bullying policies. Representative Sue Allen’s House Bill 134 was heard at a public hearing this morning by the Committee for Elementary and Secondary Education. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:44:12 +0000 Tyler Greever 28531 at http://kbia.org House reprentative pushes for new school bullying policies Truman State adds to non-discrimination policy http://kbia.org/post/truman-state-adds-non-discrimination-policy <p>The Truman State Board of Governors voted to add sexual orientation to their non-discrimination policy on Saturday. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 20:54:09 +0000 Maoling Xiong 25430 at http://kbia.org Truman State adds to non-discrimination policy Battle continues over LGBT protection in Missouri's Human Rights Act http://kbia.org/post/battle-continues-over-lgbt-protection-missouris-human-rights-act <p>The current human rights act in Missouri says, to discriminate against any person because of “race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, or familial status” is illegal, but it doesn’t cover gender identity and sexual orientation. It’s not just in Missouri, right now 29 states have no protections for sexual orientation and 34 have no discrimination protections for transgender individuals.</p><p>Aaron Malin is the co-founder of Missourians for Equality, an organization that is attempting to take the issue of employment and housing discrimination of LGBT members to a ballot in 2014. The proposal would be an amendment to the current legal definition of discrimination in Missouri. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:54:52 +0000 Alexandra Olgin 25103 at http://kbia.org Battle continues over LGBT protection in Missouri's Human Rights Act Numerous health problems disproportionately impact LGBT Missourians http://kbia.org/post/numerous-health-problems-disproportionately-impact-lgbt-missourians <p>A wealth of factors are leading to poorer health outcomes within Missouri’s LGBT community.</p><p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 22662 at http://kbia.org Numerous health problems disproportionately impact LGBT Missourians By the Numbers: How LGBT Missourians experience the world [INFORGRAPHIC] http://kbia.org/post/numbers-how-lgbt-missourians-experience-world-inforgraphic <p>LGBT&nbsp;Missourians&nbsp;are disproportionately impacted by various health problems according to the Missouri Foundation for Health’s August 2012 “<a href="http://www.mffh.org/mm/files/LGBTHealthEquityReport.pdf">Responding to&nbsp;LGBT&nbsp;Health Disparities</a>” report. These statistics paint a picture of how&nbsp;LGBT&nbsp;Missourians&nbsp;experience the world.</p><p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Lukas Udstuen & Charles Minshew 22669 at http://kbia.org By the Numbers: How LGBT Missourians experience the world [INFORGRAPHIC] Newscast for August 28, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-august-28-2012-0 <p>Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>The University of Missouri Press will remain open</li><li>Report says LGBT Missourians tend to be less healthy, have less access to care</li><li>Cole County judge strikes down language in Mo. health care measure</li><li>Lawsuit challenges Mo. on cellphone tracking</li></ul> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:47:09 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 20193 at http://kbia.org Report: LGBT Missourians tend to be less healthy, have less access to care http://kbia.org/post/report-lgbt-missourians-tend-be-less-healthy-have-less-access-care <p>A new study finds Missouri’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has poorer health outcomes and less access to healthcare than the general population.</p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:41:36 +0000 Jacob McCleland 20186 at http://kbia.org Report: LGBT Missourians tend to be less healthy, have less access to care MU Medical School focuses on LGBT health http://kbia.org/post/mu-medical-school-focuses-lgbt-health <p>Health for the LGBT, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender population is expected to become a focus of the MU Medical School. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 15:17:21 +0000 Jamie Crockett 16888 at http://kbia.org MU Medical School focuses on LGBT health Smoking in the LGBT community http://kbia.org/post/smoking-lgbt-community <p>Missouri has one of the highest smoking rates in the nation -- at 21 percent, it&#39;s double the rate in states like Utah and California. But some segments of the population smoke even more. In this week&#39;s Health &amp; Wealth update, I talk with MU researchers who have found that the smoking rate among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Missourians is much higher than in the population at large.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 17:47:19 +0000 Jacob Fenston 6442 at http://kbia.org Smoking in the LGBT community