Legislative Update: April 13, 2022
By the Rev. Dr. Teresa Mithen Danieley
Priest Associate, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, St. Louis
and Champions Organizer for Missouri Jobs with Justice
Thank you to our Missouri Bishops - the Rt. Rev. Deon Johnson (Diocese of Missouri) and the Rt. Rev. Diane Bruce (Diocese of West Missouri) - and the entire House of Bishops for issuing a Resolution in opposition to the anti-trans kids bills sweeping the nation, including here in Missouri. As we walk toward the cross with Jesus this week, I wonder what He would think of all of these actions to discriminate against trans kids. I imagine these children among those Jesus gathered to Himself - the most marginalized, the most vulnerable, prone to suicide without support and love from the adults around them. May we protect trans kids, in Jesus' name. Blessings to you this Holy Week & always. Teresa+
2. Call your MSHSAA representative and tell them you want their regulations to reflect positively on transgender youth participating in school sports. These school leaders know that this legislation is in search of a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist. Remind them how powerful their voice and perspective is in supporting Missouri's transgender youth.