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St. Louis Transgender Memorial Garden to be unveiled

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The first transgender memorial garden in the United States will be located at the corner of Vandeventer and Hunt in St. Louis’ Grove neighborhood.
What's believed to be the first transgender memorial garden in the US will be located in St. Louis’ Grove neighborhood. ...

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Three school board members resign after transgender student debate

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Lila Perry
Superintendent Aaron Cornman refused to link the resignations to recent unrest over transgender student Lila Perry. ...

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Missouri facility : No lesbian wedding for you

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Crystal Bergen and Jessica Brockman
"We were really bummed out about it because it was really the perfect place." ...

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Conservative MO lawmaker: Child abuse made me gay

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
"I have overcome," said governor hopeful Sam Dixon in a statement. "And will not allow evil to win.”
Dixon claims child abuse led him to doubt his sexuality as a teen and live as a homosexual for five years. ...

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Missouri “Courage Scholarship” raises $12K in 12 Days for LGBT, ally students

Monday, July 27, 2015
The donations and support will fund two annual Courage Scholarships that will acknowledge, affirm, and reward the courage of a graduating senior from Salem High School, and a graduating senior from another part of Missouri.
The scholarship has raised 1K for each month the Missouri county voted to mourn traditional marriage -- receiving donations from across the country and as far away as Brazil. ...

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HIV-positive St. Louis County man accused of deliberately exposing people (UPDATED)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Robert Smith apparently met with an undercover detective and sought to have sex, denying that he was HIV-positive.
Police claim Robert Smith used Craigslist and other social media to contact "potential victims." ...

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Salem, Mo. Native Counters Anti-Gay Flag Vote with LGBT Scholarship

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Jacob Wilson, a 2004 graduate of Salem High School, thought of the idea of a scholarship for Dent County teens after reading the news reports last night.
In reaction to the Dent County Commission's decision to fly flags "below half-staff in "mourning" over the legalization of gay marriage, Jacob Wilson created a $1,000 "Courage Scholarship" to be granted to a graduating high school senior who "has demonstrated ...

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Dent County Commission votes to ‘mourn’ same-sex marriage

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Dent County Commissioner Gary Larson said the Supreme Court's decision is "just one step backward."
The commission plans to lower the flags below half-staff on the 26th of each month for a year, running from July to June. ...

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Same-sex marriage ruling raises issues for Kansas, Missouri

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback
Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the nation, Kansas and Missouri legislators face debates next year over religious objections proposals and expanding their state's anti-discrimination laws to protect gays and lesbians. ...

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2 Missouri judges stop marrying after gay marriage legalized

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Dent County Commissioner Gary Larson said the Supreme Court's decision is "just one step backward."
Associate circuit judges Larry Winfrey and Steve Jackson of the southern Missouri county of Laclede say they won't be marrying anyone. ...

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