In Missouri, You Can Be Fired for Being Gay

PROMO and Progress Missouri today launched, an informative microsite and story collection project to raise awareness of inadequate legal protections against discrimination for LGBT Missourians.

"Right now in Missouri, you can be fired, be evicted from your apartment or be kicked out of a restaurant just because you are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender)," said AJ Bockelman, Executive Director of PROMO.  "That's just wrong. But we are very encouraged by the growing bipartisan support for simple updates to state law that would fix this injustice." highlights the more than 55 sponsors and co-sponsors of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act in the General Assembly, including leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties.

A new video of Rep. Anne Zerr (R-St. Charles) outlining her support for the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA) is prominently featured on the site.  


Missourians are encouraged to write their legislators directly on the site, and are also able to submit their own personal videos or images for publishing.

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