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Monday, April 27, 2015

Support MTUG. and Trans Visability

When i was 15 years old and came out as a lesbian my mother said " I am going to take you to this festival in forest park, so you can meet your people" being in community in the late 80 was vital to my survival and feeling part of our movement. When i came out as a transgender man in my early 30' s in the mid 2000 i was at a loss on where to meet my people. This is not to say that there has not been many trans folks at pride throughout the years we just may not have been as visible or organized as some of our L and G and maybe B family. We feel like it is now our turn.
MTUG wants to march in the Pride parade this year not as an add on to some of our fantastic allys or as an addition to group but as our own powerful movement. MTUG is ready to take up some space. We need your support. The generous folks at Left Bank Books have already stepped up with a donation of $150 to support us but we need more to make this a reality. $ponsorship will allow us to pay the entry fee, purchase umbrellas and hopefully some fun MTUG swag to spread the word! If you support us with this drive to march in Pride 2015 You will help provide the space for all of us to gather in the shadow of the arch and show St Louis Trans are here and we are a proud valuable part of the community. Message us if you would like to support! --Sayer JohnsonPresident MTUG

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sherrill Wayland of SAGE Metro St. Louis Receives Top Honor

Congrats Sherrill Wayland, no the rest of the nation knows an advocate we have appreciated for a long time! Thanks for all you do.
Major congrats to Sherrill Wayland, Executive Director of SAGE Metro St. Louis for being awarded the 2015 Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for her outstanding contribution in service to older adults! Great work Sherrill, you deserve it!

Equality Illinois Advocacy Day - April 15th

LGBT Advocacy Day

Equality Illinois Event Pending LegislationMarch 26, 2015
LGBT Advocacy Day E-mail GraphicEquality Illinois is holding our annual LGBT Advocacy Day onWednesday, April 15 at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.
It’ll be a great opportunity to talk to lawmakers about legislation that affects the LGBT community. Our agenda includes strengthening hate crimes legislation, protecting LGBT youth from ineffective and dangerous conversion therapy, and saving important funding for public services in the state budget.
Registration for a bus ticket from the Chicago area includes admission for one round trip to Springfield, lunch, and registration to the LGBT Advocacy Day.  Or you can drive on your own from anywhere in the state and participate in our program when you arrive. Share your plans on social media with #LGBTadvocacy.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Call for Vendor Enrollment! 8th Annual Festival Season

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It gives us great pleasure to announce that Chance Baker was voted in and he has excepted the position of Vice President of MEPSI. His past leadership on the Board and enthusiasm for this community is exactly what our organization needs. Congrats Chance. We are so happy and excited for this new chapter.
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  • Tristen Lennox The more things change the more they don't change at all. congrats chance and all of the yesteryear leaders.
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  • Sarah Gray Congratulations Chance! 
    He is an exceptionally awesome leader and organizer. He will certainly be an asset to this organization.

MetroEast NEWS~EVENTS: All Things In The Fullness of Time

MetroEast NEWS~EVENTS: All Things In The Fullness of Time: By: Colby Kluthe  -Metro East NEWS "All things in the fullness of time."  Its a phrase that I have probably said a hundred ...

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Governor Rauner makes commitment to Illinois LGBT citizens

Breaking News: Governor Bruce Rauner holds first meeting with LGBT leaders, commits to strict enforcement of non-discrimination laws and appoints liaison to LGBT community.

CHICAGO – In the first of its kind meeting with LGBT leaders, Gov. Bruce Rauner today committed his administration to strict enforcement of non-discrimination laws and suggested an openness to new initiatives to protect Illinoisans who experience unequal treatment.
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