Tag Archives: Steph Perkins

Sen. Ed Emery testifies on his bill SB 98 Feb. 21, 2017.

‘Bathroom bill,’ SB98, brings out crowd in committee

‘Bathroom bill,’ SB98, brings out crowd in committee

Legislation would require transgender students to use restroom of sex on birth certificate JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last year, a Senate bill purporting to support religious liberty to prevent vendors from providing services for same-sex weddings became arguably the most infamous piece of legislation in the state after a 39-hour filibuster and a contentious House


Michael Sam and LGBT community lobby against SJR 39 on Equality Day

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —  LGBT activists and allies rallied in the capitol Wednesday morning for their annual Equality Day as a House committee is expected to move forward with SJR 39 Wednesday night. While in the past the lobby day has focused on any number of issues affecting the community, this year it focused exclusively

PROMO sticks with Perkins as executive director

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One of Missouri’s most influential advocates for the LGBT community has decided to remove the interim from the title of their acting executive director. Steph Perkins will become the permanent ED of PROMO as of Wednesday, Feb. 24. Before he became the interim director, a role in which he has served for

Executive Director Bockelman to step down from PROMO

ST. LOUIS – A.J. Bockelman announced Tuesday that he would step down from his role as the executive director of PROMO, effective Oct. 16. Bockelman has served in that capacity for the LGBT rights organization for eight years and has overseen numerous pro-LGBT policy changes including the formation of a coalition of over 1,000 Missouri businesses that support the Missouri