June Lunch and Learn – The State of LGBTQ+ Rights in Missouri with Senator Greg Razer
June 15, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
When: Thursday, June 15 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM CT
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, in commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising. In past years, it felt to many like equality and inclusion for the LGBTQ+ community became a non-issue, but if this year’s Missouri legislative session taught us anything, this is not the case. Members of the Senate made it their mission to target trans youth (at the expense of other important legislation) and passed two extremely harmful bills targeting trans children and their families.
In honor of Pride Month, we are excited to welcome Senator Greg Razer, who is the only openly gay member of the Missouri State Senate. As a once-suicidal teen struggling with his sexuality growing up in southern Missouri’s cotton country, Razer especially feels a kinship with transgender youth who are targeted in our state. He spent the entire session standing up for these kids and worked relentlessly to try and stall these bills. We are excited to hear from him what we can do as community volunteers to support trans youth and how we can plan for future legislative attacks against the LGBTQ+ community.
Prior to his election to the legislature, Razer was a field organizer for PROMO, the state’s major LGBTQ+ advocacy organization, and worked on the campaign staff of Senator Claire McCaskill.
Please click here to register for the June Lunch and Learn. Questions? Email Jen Bernstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314.993.5181