Hundreds gathered outside the Missouri Capitol in March to protest anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.

Judge Temporarily Blocks Missouri Gender-Affirming Care Restrictions

By Monica Obradovic The Missouri attorney general’s restrictions on transgender health care will not go into effect today as planned. Circuit Court Judge Ellen Ribaudo granted a temporary restraining order to prevent the restrictions from going into effect until a lawsuit against the rules is adjudicated. The temporary restraining order expires May 15.  The restrictions

Protesters gathered in Jefferson City to protest trans rights last month. | REUBEN HEMMER

Metro Trans Umbrella Group: Missouri AG Leads Misguided Attack on Trans Rights

On April 13, 2023, the Missouri attorney general issued an emergency order effectively barring access to gender-affirming care for transgender individuals in our state. This stunning and profoundly concerning decision undermines the well-being of a vulnerable population and sets a dangerous precedent in allowing the state to intervene in personal medical decisions. Gender-affirming care is

Female impersonator Stanley Rogers, Bonnie Blake, and Cat Schmidt donation one of her drag king outfits to the St. Louis LGBT History Project. | Courtesy Steven Brawley

A History of St. Louis’ Drag Scene

St. Louis’ LGBTQ+ ancestral family tree includes countless drag performers and gender nonconforming individuals. Currently, St. Louis lays claim to having the world’s oldest performing drag queen – John Chaney, who performs at the age of 94 as Bonnie Blake, a St. Louis legend. Chaney and others have paved the way to advance LGBTQ+ rights

‘We Have to Fight’: Incarcerated Transgender Missourians Are Latest Target of Missouri Lawmakers

Jessica Hicklin may be best known as the trans woman who took the state of Missouri to court over access to gender-affirming care while incarcerated, with a successful ruling in 2018. Now five years later, as Missouri state legislators are sponsoring an array of bills targeting transgender health care, she describes this as a dark