lgbtq http://kbia.org en Same-Sex Unions Pose Challenge To Hospitals http://kbia.org/post/same-sex-unions-pose-challenge-hospitals <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Some local hospitals have revised their policies to make them more LGBT friendly. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:11:27 +0000 editor 56646 at http://kbia.org Same-Sex Unions Pose Challenge To Hospitals Views Preview: Covering gay pride at Fort Leonard Wood http://kbia.org/post/views-preview-covering-gay-pride-fort-leonard-wood <p>On Monday, the first-ever gay pride event was held on post at Fort Leonard Wood. Command Sgt. Major Teresa King spoke at a luncheon about her journey coming out and living openly as a gay soldier in the U.S. Army.</p><p>Some would say that this is news. It's not that long ago that such an event on an military post would have been illegal. Others say there are diversity events held all the time celebrating one group or another, and it deserved no more coverage than those do.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:23:00 +0000 Amy Simons 55478 at http://kbia.org Views Preview: Covering gay pride at Fort Leonard Wood Hannibal-LaGrange denies openly gay student's re-admittance http://kbia.org/post/hannibal-lagrange-denies-openly-gay-students-re-admittance <p>A Hannibal-LaGrange University student has been refused re-admittance after coming out as gay on Facebook.</p><p>Twenty-year-old Chase Martinson was studying nursing at the private Baptist college before temporarily withdrawing in October last year for health reasons.</p><p>Martinson was originally invited to study at Hannibal-LaGrange on a volleyball scholarship and had been offered a place in the college’s honors program this March.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:31:12 +0000 Rikki-Lee Burley 50180 at http://kbia.org Hannibal-LaGrange denies openly gay student's re-admittance Exam: Davis talks diversity training, Loftin completes first two weeks as chancellor http://kbia.org/post/exam-davis-talks-diversity-training-loftin-completes-first-two-weeks-chancellor <p>Former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam came out as gay earlier this month. He came out to his teammates last August—that season, he also became the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, and helped lead the Tigers to a 12-2 record. Now, Sam could be the first openly gay player in the NFL.</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:34:36 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 48352 at http://kbia.org Exam: Davis talks diversity training, Loftin completes first two weeks as chancellor Former NFL player talks diversity training for athletes http://kbia.org/post/former-nfl-player-talks-diversity-training-athletes <p>When former University of Missouri football player Michael Sam came out as gay earlier this month, his story received national attention because he might become the NFL’s first openly gay player.</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:06:04 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 48348 at http://kbia.org MU works toward inclusive LGBTQ approach http://kbia.org/post/mu-works-toward-inclusive-lgbtq-approach <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After the news broke Sunday evening that Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam is gay, Sports Illustrated published an article with the opinions of several anonymous NFL executives who said his decision to come out might hurt his NFL prospects. One said he doesn’t think football is ready for a gay player, and another said having a gay player in the locker room would be a big distraction.</span></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:08:20 +0000 Margaux Henquinet 48074 at http://kbia.org MU works toward inclusive LGBTQ approach 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 MU homecoming candidate challenges gender norms http://kbia.org/post/mu-homecoming-candidate-challenges-gender-norms <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the first time in the University of Missouri's history, a student who self-identifies as gender-queer is on homecoming court. Josie Herrera is running for </span>Mizzou's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> homecoming king, and is also a member of a sorority.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:56:04 +0000 Kate Grumke 42731 at http://kbia.org MU homecoming candidate challenges gender norms AUDIO: Kirksville mayor changes vote, anti-discrimination ordinance passes http://kbia.org/post/audio-kirksville-mayor-changes-vote-anti-discrimination-ordinance-passes <p>The Kirksville City Council voted 3-2 Monday night to pass an ordinance that adds sexual orientation to its anti-discrimination policy. A similar ordinance failed <a href="http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-council-rejects-anti-discrimination-ordinance">on an earlier attempt in July</a>, being shot down 3-2.</p><p>The deciding vote was Kirksville Mayor Richard Detweiler. He voted against the measure in July, and for it Monday night. Detweiler says it was a very difficult process that, looking back, he would have handled differently from the beginning.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:07:06 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 39126 at http://kbia.org AUDIO: Kirksville mayor changes vote, anti-discrimination ordinance passes VIDEO: Interfaith worship at PrideFest celebrates sexuality, faith and light http://kbia.org/post/video-interfaith-worship-pridefest-celebrates-sexuality-faith-and-light <p><span style="color: rgb(95, 108, 116); font-family: Arial, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(236, 241, 244);">Community members gathered in Flat Branch Park on Sunday for an interfaith worship service as part of MidMissouri PrideFest, which celebrates the LGBTQ community. The theme of the worship service was "let your light shine." Check out the highlights in this video from our local media partner, <a href="http://columbiafavs.com/" target="_blank">Columbia Faith &amp; Values.</a></span></p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 23:42:06 +0000 Kellie Moore 39025 at http://kbia.org VIDEO: Interfaith worship at PrideFest celebrates sexuality, faith and light