To End HIV, We Need to Start with Ending LGBTQIA Stigma
In very few words, Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito broadsided LGBTQIA rights, yet again.
They contend that the Supreme Court wrongly arrived at their decision in the hallmark LGBTQIA ruling in our country’s history, Obergefell v. Hodges. Make no mistake, this is the first salvo in the latest chapter of a never-ending assault on LGBTQIA rights—fueled by biases, LGBTQIA stigma, and prejudice toward the community.
Amidst this attack, and in observance of National Coming Out Day, which was on October 11, it is vital that we renew our focus on the rights and health care issues of more than 180,000 Missourians who are members of the LGBTQIA community.
Our Commitment to Ending LGBTQIA Stigma and Promoting Equity
To ensure our LGBTQIA friends, family members, coworkers, and neighbors can achieve equality, it’s critical that we eliminate barriers to full participation in our communities in all their forms. More than 50 years after Stonewall, the rights of LGBTQIA individuals are still under attack. We all need to act as individuals, organizations, and governments to secure the rights that our LGBTQIA family members and friends rely on for their very lives.